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Former skipper to continues link with Nottinghamshire

Chris Read has confirmed he will return to the club in 2018 in a part-time coaching role.

Read, 39, retired from professional cricket after 2017’s County Championship season, after 20 years on the playing staff at Trent Bridge, 10 of those as captain. 

Read - who claimed a club-record 983 first-class dismissals and scored 15,103 runs, said:

“I have agreed with the Club I will do a number of days when I can, which will be in the holidays of my teaching role at Uppingham School,” said Read, capped 52 times across all formats by England.

“The Easter holidays coincides with pre-season and the start of the first Championship game and then latterly there’s also during the summer holiday period.

“Hopefully, although I’m coming and going, I will be able to have a little bit of an impact as a fresh set of eyes.”

Head coach Peter Moores added:

“To be able to tap into Chris’ knowledge as a captain and player, as well as his specialist skills which he can use to can support our wicketkeepers, makes him the perfect fit for our coaching team.

“He is already a Level 4 coach, having completed that qualification while he was still playing, and fitted in brilliantly with the rest of the coaching team when he did some work with us last year.

“Everyone enjoyed having Chris around, and we’ll be delighted to welcome him back as and when it fits with him and us.”

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