Ed Pollock has re-joined Worcestershire CCC and is looking to impress across all formats.

Pollock, who came through the Worcestershire Academy, signed a two-year contract which will keep him at the club until the end of the 2023 season.

Having spent six years at Warwickshire, Pollock is making the jump from Bears to Pears and the top-order batsmen will have his sights set on an opening position with club legend Daryl Mitchell announcing his imminent retirement earlier this week.

Pollock is recognised as one of the premier white-ball batsmen with a strike rate of nearly 161 in the Vitality Blast, however, he is now looking to develop his red-ball game.

The 26-year-old said: “I’ve always had that desire to want to improve and play and, whilst I’ve really enjoyed my time at Warwickshire, there has been no real opportunity to play red-ball cricket.

“I want to play all formats of cricket. I really do feel my best years are ahead of me.

“Red ball cricket is at the forefront of my mind. I’ve always believed in my red ball ability. I played a few first-class games when I was at Durham University, and I never felt out of my depth.”

On returning to Worcestershire he added: “It really is exciting for me to go full circle. I found some pictures the other day of when I was in the Under-10s at Worcestershire, and Josh Tongue was playing as a seven-year-old.

“It brought back memories of when I was a kid, of coming down after school and watching T20 games at New Road.

“Now I am able to come back and be that person who is out there playing and hopefully winning games for Worcestershire.

“It feels like a good time to come back to Worcestershire and put together everything I’ve learnt here as a youngster and these last few years at Warwickshire.”

Initially an off-spinner, Pollock was converted to a batsman with the help of current Cricket Steering Group chairman Paul Pridgeon.

Pridgeon said: “We have agreed terms with Ed and are delighted to announce that he has signed a two-year contract until the end of the 2023 season.

“We feel it is a good signing. He will play all formats, and he is a dangerous white-ball cricketer, and I feel we need a power player at the top of the order in white-ball cricket.

“A point worth making is that in every white ball game we’ve lost this year, we have failed to hit as many fours and sixes as the opposition.

“This is a way of addressing it, and Ed will excite our members and supporters when in full flow.”

On Pollock’s desire to play more red-ball cricket Pridgeon said: “We also feel as a club, and the coaching group feel, that he has got a lot more to offer in red-ball cricket if given opportunities.

“He can bat anywhere. He plays the quick bowlers reasonably well. It might be he plays in a more modified way at the top of the order if he plays red-ball cricket.

“But he is also a dangerous batter to come in down the order as well.