WORCESTERSHIRE bowler Joe Leach now has his sights set on head coach Alan Richardson's career tally of wickets following his 450th for the county on day three of the County Championship finale at Yorkshire.

Having secured their promotion to Division One on Tuesday morning, Worcestershire switched their attentions to ending their season in style with a victory over Yorkshire at Headingley.

And in the hosts' first innings, Leach reached the landmark of 450 wickets and is just two more away from hitting 50 for the season. 

"In the context of the week it (the milestone) is probably small fry and to get promoted is a culmination of a season of really hard work and is really satisfying," he said.

"It’s the third time I’ve been involved in a promotion season so the 450 is not necessarily the biggest thing to happen but still a nice little milestone to tick off at the end of the season.

"I’d be lying if I said I’m not extremely proud of it and the satisfaction comes from the hard work you have to put in to get the wickets.

"It is not the easiest job in professional cricket but I wouldn’t swap it for the world."

But there is no talk of sitting back and admiring his achievement. Leach is already wanting to hunt down another record and that is the 569 held by the current head coach Richardson.

"How long can I go on for? Let’s wait and see but I’m loving it and am certainly in no rush to hang up the boots," he added.

"Hopefully there are plenty more wickets and there is a certain Head Coach’s tally that is on the horizon.

"I can’t stop before that, I don’t think."