ECB turn to Such
Former England off-spinner Peter Such has been named as the England and Wales Cricket Board's new national spin coach.
The 48-year-old, who played 11 Tests between 1993 and 1999, claiming 37 wickets, has already been used as a consultant on a part-time basis but will now take charge of coaching at the National Cricket Performance Centre at Loughborough. The former Essex star, who took 849 first-class wickets, will work with the England Lions squad and those on the England Performance Programme, with former Pakistan leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed continuing his role with the senior side. David Parsons, ECB performance director, was pleased with the appointment and hopes that Such can aid the development of even more young spinners throughout the country. "We are delighted to appoint Peter Such as national lead spin bowling coach," he said. "Peter has also been in charge of the delivery of our Level 4 Spin module as well as coaching EPP and Lions spin bowlers including Danny Briggs, Scott Borthwick and Simon Kerrigan. "His monitoring and identification of talented spin bowlers in first-class cricket is highly respected and he's played a major role in sending our leading young spinners to Sri Lanka to play first-class cricket to improve their games."