Worcestershire CCC have signed promising left-arm seamer Ben Gibbon on a two-year contract.

The 21-year-old has played two four-day fixtures for the Worcestershire Seconds; a friendly against Leicestershire at Stourport-on-Severn and the Second Eleven Championship match versus Yorkshire at Scarborough.

Gibbon has signed a contract with the club until the end of the 2023 season and becomes Worcestershire’s third new signing after Australian batsman Matthew Wade and former Warwickshire player Ed Pollock.

This summer, Chester-born Gibbon has been playing National Counties Championship cricket for Cheshire and was voted their Bowler Of The Year.

He returned 5-43 and scored 44 in his most recent appearance for Cheshire against Wiltshire at Alderley Edge.

Gibbon is now ready for the professional game and is excited by the opportunity at New Road.

"I’m delighted to sign for Worcestershire," said the new singing.

"I’ve been looking to sign a contract for a long time, and I’m delighted that the hard work has paid off.

"I’ve always wanted to be a professional cricketer for quite a few years, and I’ve had a good season, and I’m happy to be able to sign a first professional contract.

"I’m looking forward to joining up for the winter training this winter and working hard and having a good season next year."

The bowler appreciates just because he has been given a contract, it does not mean he is guaranteed first-team cricket and is willing to earn the right.

"Obviously, I will probably start in the Seconds, try and do well, get my head down, and contribute to winning games for Worcestershire, whether it be first team or second team," he added.

"Hopefully, the opportunity is there over the next two years. I’ve got to work hard as I possibly can and keep taking wickets.

"I’ve been earning a living working on construction sites doing the building work. It is hard graft, and I’m happy not to have to do it anymore.

"Every time I was at work, I was thinking ‘I’d much rather be a professional cricketer’. That was always my aim, and I want to make the most of this opportunity."