ALL-ROUNDER George Rhodes will depart Worcestershire at the end of the season and move to Division Two side Leicestershire on a three-year-deal.
The 25-year-old will be reunited with former Pears assistant coach Matt Mason who moved to the East Midlands in 2017 as head bowling coach.
Rhodes made his senior debut for Worcestershire in a Royal London One-Day Cup match against Yorkshire at Headingley in June 2016.
He has represented Worcestershire 46 times across all formats of the game, scoring 745 first class runs with four half-centuries.
His move ends a run of three generations of the Rhodes family taking to the field at New Road as George followed his dad and former Pears director of cricket Steve and grandfather Billy in turning out for the county.
Speaking to the Leicestershire CCC website, Rhodes said: “I have enjoyed my time at Worcestershire and thank everybody who played a role in my development.
“It’s been a tough decision to leave as a homegrown player but I feel it’s a good time to make the move to Leicestershire.”