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Riki Wessels Joins Worcestershire CCC

Riki Wessels Joins Worcestershire CCC
Riki Wessels Joins Worcestershire CCC

Nottinghamshire batsman Riki Wessels has been released from his contract to take up a three-year deal with Worcestershire.

The 32-year-old signed from Northamptonshire in 2011 and quickly became a key player for Notts in all formats.

Wessels made his final appearance for the Club during the County Championship defeat to Somerset.

“Leaving Nottinghamshire was a difficult decision to make,” said Wessels.

“I’ve spent eight years at Trent Bridge and enjoyed being part of successful teams that challenged for trophies but now is the right time for me to make a change.

“Worcestershire will provide a new challenge and I’m really looking forward to starting another chapter of my career at a Club that I have a lot of admiration for.”

Wessels became the first Outlaw to score a T20 century following his knock of 110 against Derbyshire last season and also played an important role in both white ball triumphs.

Speaking on Wessels’ departure, Director of Cricket Mick Newell wished the batsman well with his future.

“We’d like to thank Riki for his contribution to the side over the many years he’s spent here at Trent Bridge,” he said.

“However, both parties feel that now is the right time for a change and for Riki to move on.

“We wish him luck for the future.”

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