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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Former Kent Director of Cricket Paul Farbrace joins Yorkshire as second team coach

Paul Farbraceby Mirza Iqbal Baig
Kent’s former director of cricket, Paul Farbrace, has been confirmed as the new second-team coach at Yorkshire.
Farbrace resigned in September after two difficult years with Kent which saw the club relegated from LV= County Championship Division One, followed by a second-bottom finish in Division Two last season.
The 44-year-old has now taken up a role in a new-look Yorkshire coaching set-up which includes the appointment of former Australian fast bowler Jason Gillespie as first-team coach.
Farbrace (pictured) will also work with the county’s wicketkeepers as part of his role with the club’s second-team.
He said: "It’s a great move for me. I know a lot about Yorkshire cricket, a lot about the players and I know there’s a lot of history and tradition associated with the club, so for me it’s an absolutely fantastic move.
"I’m excited by the club in so many ways. It doesn’t matter whether you’re coaching the first-team or second team – it’s coaching cricketers and that’s what I enjoy most and I’m really looking forward to getting started now."
Yorkshire’s director of cricket, Martyn Moxon, said: "Someone from outside of Yorkshire is always a good thing I think. He’ll give a different perspective on things and Paul has vast experience of coaching at all levels and has coached at Academy, second XI and first XI level and with Sri Lanka.
"His wicketkeeping skills are something we haven’t had a lot of in recent times, so Paul brings the whole package and he’s a good guy as well so I’m sure he will be a good addition to the staff and hopefully the players will thrive under him."
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