(Photo) Joe Leach to stand down as Worcestershire captain after five years

Joe Leach

Ollie Phillips

Joe Leach is to stand down as club captain of Worcestershire County Cricket Club after five years in the role, as per a statement on the club's website. Leach will continue to turn out for his county purely within a playing role, having guided his team to promotion in the County Championship in 2017 and the semi-finals of the Royal London Cup after assuming the captaincy in 2016. The seaming all-rounder will play his final game as captain in the Championship's curtain-closing round of fixtures, with Worcestershire taking on Leicestershire at New Road in Division Three from Tuesday.