Pears on the lookout for new director of cricket as Pridgeon calls time on a half century of service - The Evesham Observer
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18th Aug, 2022

Pears on the lookout for new director of cricket as Pridgeon calls time on a half century of service

Rob George 27th Jul, 2022

WORCESTERSHIRE CCC are on the lookout for its first standalone Director of Cricket.

Since late 2017 parts of the role have been performed by the chair of the Cricket Steering group, initially led by Tim Curtis, then followed by Paul Pridgeon.

The successes over this period have been well documented, winning the Vitality Blast in 2018 and runners-up in 2019, as well as notable underlying improvements in red ball performances and the development of considerable talent at the club.

Paul expressed his desire to stand down as Cricket Steering Group Chair at the end of the season, and the club is hugely grateful for his considerable efforts and achievements over the last four years.

The club will fully recognise Paul’s contribution to the Pears over a 50-year period at the end of the season and Paul will continue to serve on Worcestershire’s board as vice-chair.

Applications are now invited for this new role, with the primary purpose being to develop and implement a strategy to achieve sustainable success in all formats of the game.

The successful candidate will be responsible for all coaching staff, cricket operations, Science and Medicine and the Academy.

The successful candidate will have proven experience in leadership roles within professional sport, with outstanding interpersonal, strategic planning and operational skills with the ability to build and lead diverse teams.

Worcestershire County Cricket Club Chair Fanos Hira said: “Worcestershire is a club with a proud history and a very bright future.

“This is an outstanding opportunity for someone with experience and the right qualities to help drive our club forwards.

“We are looking to develop further a vibrant, thriving, successful club that achieves success on and off the pitch”.

“We will explore every avenue in searching for the perfect fit for the role, and we invite applications from all backgrounds.

Applications close on August 30, and the club expects to make the appointment well in advance of the 2023 season.

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