All-rounder Josh Cobb has signed a white ball contract with Worcestershire.

The seasoned cricketer committed to the 2024 Vitality Blast and Metro Bank One Day Cup, greatly bolstering the Rapids squad for the summer in a drive to bring a trophy to New Road.

Cobb boasts two player of the match awards in Vitality Blast finals, won during his time with Leicestershire Foxes in 2011 and Northamptonshire Steelbacks in 2016.


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Worcestershire CEO Ashley Giles could not speak highly enough of the 33-year-old all-rounder.

Mr Giles said: "Josh’s experience and skills align perfectly with our plans for the upcoming season.

"He’s a highly experienced white ball cricketer, who’s tasted regular success.

"He will fit into the dressing room well and will really add to the group."

Cobb’s career started with Leicestershire, following his father Russell's footsteps.

His dynamic performance in the 2011 Vitality Blast final against Somerset was instrumental to his team’s victory.

Cobb later moved to Northamptonshire in 2015, and distinguished himself in the following year’s T20 final, scoring a memorable 80 off 48 balls.

Cobb also led the Welsh Fire in The Hundred, and had numerous spells playing in the Bangladesh Premier League.

Having nearly 300 white ball appearances to his credit, Cobb has scored over 7,000 runs and taken more than 100 wickets.

Cobb said: "I am thrilled to be joining Worcestershire for 2024.

"The club has always been a well-drilled white ball unit, and I hope to bring my ‘A’ game to New Road and assist in challenging for trophies.

"I would like to thank Ashley Giles for giving me this exciting fresh opportunity to once again do what I love - play exciting cricket and win trophies."

Boosting the Rapids team, Cobb will re-unite new signee and fellow all-rounder Tom Taylor, once his comrade at Northamptonshire.

The team has also re-contracted Pakistan leg spinner, Usama Mir, for the 2024 Vitality Blast.

With New Zealand pacer Nathan Smith also on board for all County Championship, Vitality Blast and Metro Bank One Day cup fixtures, Worcestershire is poised for a compelling season.