Worcestershire director of cricket Steve Rhodes tells BBC Hereford & Worcester that Alan Richardson's boots will be hard to fill.
The 38-year-old paceman has finished his playing career by opting to return to his former county Warwickshire as bowling coach.
"Fill Alan Richardson's boots? They're too big," said Rhodes. "But, collectively, they can.
"We can't get away from the fact that we've lost our best bowler. But this means a door's open for someone else."