Leatherdale has devoted his long career to just one county having made his Worcestershire debut in 1988 and he enjoyed a benefit year in 2003.
He joined Worcestershire in 1987 and was a key player in the trophy-winning teams of the late 1980's and early 1990's.
During the 2005 season he passed 10,000 first class runs and 5,000 one-day runs and also took 315 wickets in both forms of the game, including figures of 5-10 against Australia in 1997.
From the start of the 2004 season he was only contracted as a one-day player, having been named as the county’s One-Day Player of the Year the previous season.
As a one-day specialist, he featured heavily in the 2003 and 2004 Cheltenham & Gloucester Trophy campaigns that both ended in heartbreaking defeats against Gloucestershire in the showpiece final.
During the 2005 season he combined his playing duties with a commercial role and announced his retirement in December to take on the job of commercial director.