Nel leaves his coaching post at Essex

Assistant Head Coach and Bowling Coach, Andre Nel has left his post with Essex County Cricket Club

Nel linked up with Essex in 2019 following spells with Easterns, the South African National Cricket Academy and Phantoms, helping the club to a series of silverware, including the County Championship, Vitality Blast and Bob Willis Trophy.

Speaking to, the 44-year-old explained: “I’ve absolutely loved my three years back at Chelmsford and I’m grateful for the support myself and the team have received during this time.

“I’m leaving with some fantastic memories that will stay with me forever. The success we experienced in 2019 will always be special to me, whilst I’m also really proud of our accomplishments with the Bob Willis Trophy and Division Two title in 2020 and 2021, respectively.

“I’d like to thank the Club for the opportunity to come back, the other coaches and players for their relentless hard work and the Members and fans for their unrivalled loyal support.”

Meanwhile, Essex Head Coach, Anthony McGrath, added: “Andre has been a great asset to the Club over the last three years and has helped us achieve some great things.

“His knowledge and skillset have been extremely beneficial to our bowlers, whilst I have no doubt he will go on to experience more success as a Coach elsewhere.

“He will be missed but his departure allows the Club and me to re-examine our coaching structure and move forward with a strong appointment for next season.”


Brian Jeeves

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