Yorkshire announce new coaching structure as Aussie Gillespie signs up

Press conference at Yorkshire Cricket Club.Pictured from the left are Andrew Gale, Colin Graves and Martyn Moxon...15th November 2011.... Picture by Simon Hulme
Press conference at Yorkshire Cricket Club.Pictured from the left are Andrew Gale, Colin Graves and Martyn Moxon...15th November 2011.... Picture by Simon Hulme

Former Australia pacebowler Jason Gillespie, a Yorkshire overseas player in 2006 and 2007, has been appointed as the club’s new First Team Coach.

The 36-year-old, who iscurrently coaching the Mid West Rhinos in Zimbabwe, will work closely with Director of Professional Cricket Martyn Moxon and spearheads a new coaching team which also includes Paul Farbrace as Second Team Coach.

Ian Dews, previously Director of Cricket Operations, takes the new role of Director of Cricket Development and he will be assisted by Richard Damms, who has been appointed as the new Development Manager.

Gillespie is delighted to take on the role.

He said: “I saw the job advertised and thought it would be a wonderful opportunity to further my coaching career where I had a couple of great seasons as a player.

“To be able to go back there in a coaching capacity is a fantastic opportunity.

“It’s the right time in my coaching career after being fortunate to have had two seasons with the Mid West Rhinos in Zimbabwe.

“Now the opportunity has come up to be involved in county cricket there’s no better place than Yorkshire.

“I’m really looking forward to settling in Leeds and getting stuck in.

“I’ve made this choice to go down the coaching path, and when opportunities like being Coach at Yorkshire come along, you don’t turn them down.”

Moxon added: “I’m delighted he’s joining us and he’s got experience of the Club.

“He’s an unassuming guy, but loves to share his knowledge, particularly with younger players. I’m sure he’s going to do a fantastic job.”