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Nosworthy succeeds Rose at Somerset
By Richard Latham
Somerset have appointed Dave Nosworthy to succeed Brian Rose as their new director of cricket. The 44-year-old South African has been given a three-year contract and is expected to start work at the club in February.
Somerset chairman Andy Nash said: “We are delighted that Dave has agreed to join us and build on the outstanding work of Brian Rose. I know that all of our members and supporters will give him every assistance in settling in and preparing the club for the commencement of the 2013 season and beyond.”
Nosworthy himself said: “I am absolutely delighted to be coming to Somerset, along with my family. The club has a proud tradition, is currently in great shape, and is clearly an exciting place to be.
“I am really looking forward to the challenges of building on the current strengths of the club and the great work done by the many that have passed before me.”
Vic Marks, chairman of the Somerset’s cricket committee, said: “We interviewed candidates from all over the world, with exceptional playing backgrounds and international coaching experience. But there was no doubt that Dave Nosworthy was the outstanding candidate and the panel were unanimous in their decision. He is undoubtedly the right man to take the club forward.”
Nosworthy’s previous first-class management and coaching roles, spanning more than 13 years, include working with the South African Titans, the Highveld Lions. He has also been involved with the South Africa A and Under-19 teams, as well as New Zealand A and Canterbury Wizards teams.
Nosworthy, born in Johannesburg on Christmas Day in 1967, first made his name playing first-class cricket for the South African Border and Northern Transvaal teams as a top order batsman.
In 2005 he was appointed as the head coach of the South African National Academy, before leaving for New Zealand in September of that year.
Over the last four seasons Noswothy has led the South African Emerging Players team to Australia, and has had coaching roles in both the Indian Premier League and Sri Lankan Premier League.
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