Dizzy Gillespie to coach Yorkshire

November 15, 2011
Jason Gillespie

by Allansteel

Yorkshire have appointed the former Australian fast bowler Jason Gillespie as their new first-team coach. Gillespie will work alongside director of professional cricket Martyn Moxon.

Part of Gillespie’s role within the county is to mentor and develop Yorkshire’s young bowlers as well as provide assistance to Moxon on all cricket matters.

The position for Gillespie was opened by Craig White, who left the coaching staff at Yorkshire because he wanted to pursue his ambition of becoming an international umpire.

Gillespie has close links with Yorkshire, as he represented them as an overseas player in 2006 and 2007 before retiring from all cricket in 2008.

Gillespie himself was a very fine cricketer, who played for Australia in 71 Test matches. In this time Gillespie took 259 wickets at an average of 26.13. His opening partnership with Glenn Mcgrath was feared worldwide.

One thing that Gillespie will always be remembered for was the incredible double century he scored in a Test match in 2006 in Chittagong against Bangladesh. It was a world record feet for a night-watchman as Gillespie finished 201 not out. When Gillespie signs an autograph it is signed ‘Dizzy 201’.

Yorkshire will be desperate to bounce back into division one of the county championship after being relegated in 2010 and they hope Gillespie can be a key part of this success.

Chris Murtagh 15/11/2011

One Comment to “Dizzy Gillespie to coach Yorkshire”

  1. Pat
    November 15th, 2011 @ 11:49 am

    Dizzy got some serious stick in 2005 when Michael Vaughen was creaming him everywhere. He’s a true gent though and always had a laugh with the crowd. I hope he does well

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