WORCESTERSHIRE have been promoted to Division One of the County Championship after picking up the necessary two points required from their season finale at Yorkshire.

The Pears needed just two points from their clash at Headingley and Josh Baker was the man to get the all-important run on day two to pick up their second batting point as they hit 300 runs in their first innings.

Captain Brett D'Oliveira completed his century moments before their promotion was confirmed on a memorable morning for the county.

It means Worcestershire return to the top-flight of county cricket after a five year absence, having last appeared in the competition back in 2018.

On their achievement, CEO Ashley Giles said: "I’m incredibly proud of Alan Richardson and his coaching staff, the senior players and the whole squad on achieving promotion to Division One. 

“This is a huge achievement for the club, and it is a testament to the hard work and dedication of everyone involved.

“Alan has done a fantastic job since becoming Head Coach in November 2022. He has created a positive and supportive environment and has gotten the best out of every player. 

“The senior players have also played a vital role, leading by example and setting high standards.

“This is a very special moment for the club, and I would like to thank everyone who has supported us along the way. 

“We are now looking forward to competing in Division One next season.”

Worcestershire were eventually bowled out for 389 in their first innings before play was ended due to rain with the hosts 24 without loss in their reply.