Former Australian wicketkeeper Ryan Campbell has taken the role of a head coach for Durham. Campbell was previously the coach of the Netherlands Cricket team for six years, including an impressive World Cup last month. Durham has signed a 3-year deal with Campbell for the position of head coach.
Campbell will replace former New Zealand all-rounder James Franklin. Durham had a disappointing 2022 county season finishing bottom three in all 3 formats.
“I am extremely honored to be appointed Durham’s Head Coach and I can’t wait to get started,”
“I will be working with some of England’s best cricketers as well as a young squad full of talent and I hope to bring an attacking, no-fear style of cricket to the club.”
“I also look forward to working with Marcus North to lead Durham to future success.”
Durham has impressive players on their team including Matt Potts, Brydon Carse, and Alex Lees. Campbell said he is keen to work with them and build a strong team going forward.
“Beating South Africa in our last Super 12 game and qualifying automatically for the next T20 World Cup was an amazing finish to what has been a wonderful six years for me with the Netherlands,”
Campbell told the Emerging Cricket podcast.
“I leave with a lot of smiles, good memories, and a lot of great friendships.”
The Director of Durham said
North, Durham’s director of cricket, said: “Following an extensive recruitment process, it became clear that Ryan was the best fit for Durham and the county.
“Ryan comes to Durham with an excellent reputation following a successful period as the Netherlands head coach. I look forward to working with him and continue to build on the foundations laid during the past 4 years with this exciting group of players.”
Durham Cricket, Chief Executive, Tim Bostock said:
“We’re delighted that Ryan has agreed to become our new Head Coach and we are hugely excited to welcome him to Durham in the new year. He joins us with a wealth of experience and knowledge, and I believe he is the perfect fit for Durham.”
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