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Essex County Cricket Club have confirmed that Mick Lewis has been appointed as their new Bowling Coach
The former Australia bowler arrives on a two-year contract He will link up with the club ahead of Essex’s pre-season trip to Abu Dhabi in March.
Currently, the 47-year-old holds a similar role with both Victoria and the Melbourne Renegades.
Speaking to www.essexcricket.org.uk, Lewis enthused: “I’m thrilled to be joining Essex and working alongside Anthony McGrath and his coaching team.
“It’s a great opportunity and a project I’m really excited about. There are some extremely talented bowlers in the squad. Simon Harmer is one of the best spinners in the world, whilst the likes of Sam Cook and Jamie Porter should be pushing for further international recognition.
“Essex have been successful in recent times and hopefully we can get back to winning ways in 2022 and bring further silverware to The Cloud County Ground.”
Meanwhile, Head Coach, Anthony McGrath, is delighted to appoint Lewis as a new member of his coaching staff and said: “It’s great news that we’ve been able to bring Mick to Chelmsford.
“Mick has both played and coached at a high level, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience with him to Essex.
“I know our bowlers are going to benefit hugely from his appointment and are looking forward to working with him, whilst I think everybody at the Club will profit from his technical and strategic understanding of the game.”
Essex Cricket Chief Executive and Interim Chair, John Stephenson added: “Mick will be a great addition to the coaching staff at the Club and we’re really pleased he’s agreed to join.
“He has a proven track record of developing young bowlers, enhancing their skills and getting them ready for international cricket.”