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Former Kent seamer Simon Prepare dinner appointed membership’s new director of cricket

Kent have appointed Simon Prepare dinner, the previous seamer who’s at present the membership’s bowling coach, as their new director of cricket. Prepare dinner will take over from Paul Downton firstly of October, after Downton introduced his intention to retire after years within the job.

Prepare dinner, 46, performed for Kent between 2005 and 2012, earlier than rejoining the membership’s teaching workers in 2019. In between, he served as head coach and excessive efficiency supervisor for Hong Kong.

As Kent’s lead bowling coach, he has overseen the specialist fast-bowling programme at age-group stage and with the academy. He additionally took cost of the primary XI as interim head coach for the One-Day Cup marketing campaign in 2022 – when Kent gained the competitors – and once more this 12 months, whereas Matt Walker was working with Oval Invincibles on the Hundred.

“Simon was the excellent candidate all through the very rigorous choice course of,” Kent Cricket’s chair, Simon Philip, mentioned. “He supplied a compelling and clear imaginative and prescient of how he desires the membership to maneuver ahead from the pathway to the primary XI, allied to a really sturdy view of the model of cricket that he desires the membership to play.

“His current data as participant and coach will show invaluable in delivering his imaginative and prescient. I am positive that every one members and supporters will welcome Simon to his new position.”

In the meantime, Glamorgan have introduced that Hugh Morris, the previous England managing director, will step down as chief government after ten years within the position. Morris, who was capped thrice by England, spent his complete taking part in profession with the Welsh county, later shifting to the ECB as technical director earlier than serving as chief government after which managing director. He departed within the nationwide set-up in 2013, returning to Glamorgan quickly after in a twin position as CEO and director of cricket.

Morris, 59, was identified with bowel most cancers in 2022, and mentioned “the time is true for me to spend extra time with my household, having fun with different pastimes, and specializing in my ongoing remedy”.

Richard Thompson, ECB chair, added: “Hugh has served cricket in England and Wales each on and off the sector, with extraordinary distinction. Few if any have given what Hugh has, each by way of impression in addition to dedication.

“To say he has made a distinction wouldn’t be sufficient. I do know that Hugh has been targeted on re-establishing cricket because the nationwide summer time sport in Wales and ‘making Wales proud’ of cricket’s achievements on and off the sector. Over many a long time he has made each Wales and England very proud and given greater than anybody might ever ask. He has been distinctive in each sense.”



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