Worcestershire CCC is delighted to announce that Ross Whiteley has joined the County for the remainder of the 2013 season, and an additional three seasons.
The 24 year old all-rounder has parted company with Derbyshire CCC by mutual consent. Whiteley made his First Class debut for Derbyshire CCC in 2008 and the left-hander has since appeared for Derbyshire CCC in 31 First Class matches. He played an integral role during the 2012 season when the Club was crowned LV= County Championship Division Two Champions. Stand-out performances include his First Class career best of an unbeaten 130 against Kent in September 2011.
In October 2012, Whiteley represented England in the annual Hong Kong Sixes tournament and spent the remainder of the 2012-2013 off-season playing Grade Cricket in Adelaide. Across his 10 matches for Prospect, he scored 637 runs at an average of 57.91. Whiteley finished the season as the second highest run scorer in Grade Cricket in the Adelaide District.
Director of Cricket Steve Rhodes commented "Ross has served his cricket apprenticeship and, although opportunities at Derbyshire this season have been limited, he arrives ready to compete for a first team place. He has all round skills with bat and ball and a desire to progress his career to the highest standard. We all look forward to welcoming Ross to New Road as his presence adds depth and quality to our squad."