Parsons appointed spin coach
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have announced that David Parsons, who currently coaches the England Under 15 team, has been appointed as its new Spin Bowling Coach.
His role will be to develop a spin-bowling strategy for all levels of the game with support from The Lord's Taverners.
Parsons, who is a Level 4 qualified ECB Coach, and will be Assistant Coach to National Academy Director Peter Moores on England A's forthcoming tour of West Indies, has recently overseen the spin-bowling programme at the National Cricket Centre at Loughborough.
ECB Deputy Chief Executive, Hugh Morris, said: "Following the successful implementation of our fast-bowling programme under the leadership of Troy Cooley, the creation of this post is designed to identify and develop spin bowlers at all levels.
"We are immensely grateful to the Lord's Taverners for supporting this initiative.
"David has worked closely with Terry Jenner in the recent past as well as visiting the World Cricket Academy in Mumbai with Peter Moores before Christmas, and his role will be to implement a spin-bowling programme which will draw on the expertise of both past and present spin bowlers."
Mark Williams, Chief Executive of The Lord's Taverners, said: "For the past three years The Lord's Taverners has been funding a programme with the ECB to send coaches overseas to research coaching methods in other countries so that young people learning the game here will have access to the latest techniques.
"Last winter we sent three coaches to India. At present, three are in Sri Lanka, paying particular emphasis to the coaching of spin bowling. We welcome the appointment of David Parsons and look forward to working with him on similar initiatives in the future."