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Such named ECB National Lead Spin Bowling Coach

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The England and Wales Cricket Board today announced the appointment of Peter Such as National Lead Spin Bowling coach with immediate effect.

The former England and Essex off-spin bowler has been operating as ECB Spin Bowling Coach on a part-time basis for the past three years, but will now become the National Lead based at the National Cricket Performance Centre at Loughborough.

Peter Such

Former England and Essex off-spin bowler Peter Such has been operating as ECB Spin Bowling Coach on a part-time basis for the past three years

The lead role will be responsible for coaching players selected for England Lions and England Performance Programme (EPP) squads as well as overseeing the progress of spin bowlers within the England Development Programme. At a domestic level the role will look to develop spin bowling amongst the county circuit, encouraging the development and use of spin bowling at all levels.

David Parsons, ECB Performance Director, said: "We are delighted to appoint Peter Such as National Lead Spin Bowling Coach. Peter is a Level 4 Coach and has been responsible for establishing and overseeing, in partnership with the Brian Johnston Memorial Trust, the work of our specialist spin coaches within County Academies and Emerging Player Programmes.

"Peter has also been in charge of the delivery of our Level 4 Spin module as well as coaching EPP and Lions spin bowlers including Danny Briggs, Scott Borthwick and Simon Kerrigan. His monitoring and identification of talented spin bowlers in first-class cricket is highly respected and he's played a major role in sending our leading young spinners to Sri Lanka to play first-class cricket to improve their games."

Hugh Morris, Managing Director - England Cricket, said: "Peter's appointment is due recognition for the significant contribution he has made to our spin programmes and also re-emphasises the importance we place on developing a pool of talented spinners who can challenge for places in the England team in the future. Peter will be working across a number of our cricket development programmes to progress the art of spin bowling from playground to Test arena."