Nosworthy is new Somerset chief
Somerset have appointed South African coach Dave Nosworthy as their new director of cricket.
The 44-year-old, who has led both South Africa and New Zealand’s A teams, replaces Brian Rose after the 62-year-old stepped down from the role following last season.
Nosworthy has never previously coached in England and is due to take up the post in February.
“I am absolutely delighted to be coming to Somerset along with my family,” he said. “The club has a proud tradition, is currently in great shape, and is clearly an exciting place to be.”
Nosworthy quit his most recent appointment at the Highveld Lions in June and had been shortlisted for the New Zealand job. The chairman of Somerset’s cricket committee, Vic Marks, revealed Nosworthy’s appointment had been a unanimous decision.
“We interviewed candidates from all over the world, those with exceptional playing backgrounds and international coaching experience, but there was no doubt that Dave Nosworthy was the outstanding candidate and the panel were unanimous in their decision,” he said.
“The director of cricket’s role is a very broad one requiring excellent cricketing knowledge and experience, combined with strong leadership and communication skills - Dave demonstrated all of these during the extensive selection process and he is undoubtedly the right man to take the club forward.”