End of an era as Craig White leaves Yorkshire

Leeds, Headingley, 25th April 1990''Craig White photocall.
Leeds, Headingley, 25th April 1990''Craig White photocall.

FORMER Yorkshire and Scarborough player and coach Craig White has ended his 22-year stint at the club.

Speaking to The Scarborough Evening News, the 41-year-old announced he wouldn’t be re-applying for a coaching job with the Tykes following a re-structuring of Martyn Moxon’s staff.

Yorkshire v Sussex at the Cricket Festival,Craig White Officiates. picture Richard Ponter  113332e

Yorkshire v Sussex at the Cricket Festival,Craig White Officiates. picture Richard Ponter 113332e

White admitted it was a difficult call to make.

He said: “I just decided not to re-apply for my job at Yorkshire.

“It was obviously a difficult decision for me and I weighed it up for some time now, but I came to the conclusion that I wanted a change and decided that I’d like to take some time out of the game for a while.

“It was tough but I have to look at it as a positive decision and remember all the great times I had at Yorkshire.

“A lot of people leave their clubs bitter and twisted but I’m leaving on a positive note.”

White will now look to forge a career as an umpire after admitting his desire to start an umpires course.

He added: “I’m going to look into starting an umpire’s course. They take about three to four years so it won’t be an immediate change.

“But it’s something I’ve wanted to do for some time and wanted to do after I finished playing.

“But I was offered the coach’s job at Warwickshire and ended up staying at Yorkshire in a coaching role.

“I haven’t done much umpiring apart from at Scarborough this year, but it’s something I’ve wanted to do for a while now.”

White added that he will take a break from the game until the new year, when he will consider starting one-on-one coaching sessions in Scarborough.

He added: “One-on-one coaching sessions are an option I’m thinking about starting up and I’ll be looking for a venue in Scarborough in the new year.”