BATTER Jack Haynes has become the latest Worcestershire player to head for the New Road exit after sealing a move to Nottinghamshire.
The 22-year-old will join teammates Josh Tongue and Dillon Pennington and former Pear Joe Clarke at Trent Bridge at the conclusion of the 2023 campaign after signing a three-year deal.
He becomes the fourth departure in three weeks from New Road with pace bowler Pat Brown agreeing a move to Derbyshire. It’s thought there will be at least one further departure announced before the end of the campaign.
22-year-old Haynes, an academy product, who made his first-class debut for Worcestershire against the Australian touring side in 2019, had previously made his debut in the list A format during the previous summer against West Indies A.
His development at Worcestershire has earned him representation at the international level, having played for England Under 19’s and featuring in England Lions’ tour of Sri Lanka last winter.
“The decision to leave my home club has been a very difficult one for me,” Haynes said.
“I leave behind a host of special memories from playing on the boundary as a young boy, coming up through the age groups, to taking the field now with guys I grew up with.
“I’d like to thank everyone at New Road who has supported me along the way – teammates, coaches, and supporters. I’ve loved playing for Worcestershire, and it will always be a special place for me and my family.
“I send my best wishes to everyone at the club for 2024 and beyond.”
Worcestershire’s Chief Executive Officer Ashley Giles added: “It is always disappointing to see a player nurtured by our own pathway and academy leave the club.
“We would like to take this opportunity to wish Jack every success in the future.”