Moores takes role with Notts

Published: Tuesday 30th June 2015 by The News Editor

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Peter Moores has been given a route back into county cricket as coaching consultant at Nottinghamshire – less than two months after his unceremonious sacking by England.

Moores’ second stint as coach of the national team lasted barely a year as he was dismissed from his role on May 9 following a run of disappointing results. He was previously in charge between 2007 and 2009.

But Moores, who led Sussex then Lancashire to County Championship title success, now has the opportunity to once again rebuild his reputation in county cricket.

“I feel very excited about the opportunity to work as a consultant coach at a club as prestigious as Notts,” said Moores.

Notts, who entered the latest round of championship fixtures bottom of the Division One table having won just once this season, confirmed Moores will join the backroom staff for a three-month fixed-term period.

Director of cricket Mick Newell said: “We need to improve our four-day performances quickly and Peter, with his vast experience and proven reputation as a coach, can help us do that.

“Having such a knowledgeable and respected individual on our doorstep, who is available for the rest of the season, is a fantastic opportunity for us to take.

“Peter is an excellent one-to-one coach, who will bring fresh ideas and can work with players to improve their form. It also offers our existing coaching team the opportunity to learn from him.”

Moores was given a second bite at the cherry with England after their humiliating Ashes whitewash defeat in 2013/14, but presided over a Test series loss at home to Sri Lanka last summer.

That was followed by an encouraging win over India but a disastrous World Cup, where they suffered an embarrassing group stage exit, and a Test series draw in the West Indies appeared to be the final straw.

The 52-year-old last week lamented his portrayal by the media as a number cruncher and admitted it was “pretty hard to accept” his time was up in an interview with ESPNcricinfo.

Now, though, he is able to move on in more low-key surroundings.

“I’m looking forward to adding something to the group during the business end of the season,” he said.

“Trent Bridge is a great place. I look at it as being one of the great cricket grounds in England and, living only 20 minutes down the road, I know the significance cricket has in the area.

“It will be really interesting getting up close with some of the lads, watching them play, seeing where they are at and helping them maximise their talent, because there are some very talented players there.

“The job is to help people play some good cricket, working alongside the players and the coaches to help Nottinghamshire win games. League positions look after themselves if you’re playing well.”

Published: Tuesday 30th June 2015 by The News Editor

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