Salliann Briggs and Stephen Fleming named as Head Coaches for the Trent Rockets teams for The Hundred.
- Q&A: Briggs on young female fans and new tactics - read here
- Q&A: Fleming on a Nottingham return, tactical timeout and a family appeal - read here
FLEMING RETURNS TO NOTTINGHAM
Stephen Fleming is back at Trent Bridge. He spent three years there as a player between 2005 and 2007. And captained Nottinghamshire to the County Championship title in 2005. He is the most successful coach in Indian Premier League History. Chennai Super Kings have won three titles under his reign. He has also coached in the Big Bash League.
He is considered one of New Zealand’s best-ever batsmen. Fleming played nearly 400 matches for his country. He’s the most capped Test and One-Day International captain for New Zealand. And he scored more than 15,000 international runs. He has built a reputation as one of the most tactically astute minds in world cricket.
Fleming said: ““I am looking forward to returning to Nottingham. It was a special part of my career and it allowed me to fall back in love with the game. My memories with Nottingham and Trent Bridge are outstanding.”
Fleming is regarded as one of the most tactically astute minds in world cricket and said the knowledge of his assistant coaches, who will be announced soon, will play a central part of his preparation for the inaugural season and the Men’s Player Draft on Sunday, October 20.
Fleming said: “I’m really looking forward to working with some of the talented local coaches. You really have to be on your game from the first pick in The Draft and make sure you get players that represent what you stand for and how you want to play. Having local coaches is a massive part of that – working with our three counties - to tap into their knowledge of the players.”
BRIGGS JOINS THE HUNDRED
Salliann Briggs brings plenty of experience to the Nottingham-based team. Grimsby-born Briggs was coach of Loughborough Lightning from 2016 to 2018 and led her team to Kia Super League Finals Day for the first time in 2016. She is currently coach of the Hobart Hurricanes in the Women’s Big Bash League in Australia.
Of her appointment to the Women's Trent Rockets team, Briggs said: “It’s a great opportunity and I’m really looking forward to getting started and building the team.
“When The Hundred was first announced I was struck by how it was different from the IPL and the Big Bash. I thought it was a great idea to create something different from those tournaments, rather than attempt to compete with them.
“Since then you look at the coaches who are getting involved – and it looks as if the best players want to be involved as well – and it just feels like we’re set to be involved in a really good tournament.”