Jon Lewis named new England Women’s head coach

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Jon Lewis was the bowling coach under Chris Silverwood throughout his tenure as England head instructor. He changes Lisa Keightley as the brand-new head coach of the England ladies’s group ahead of following year’s T20 World Cup.

Previous Gloucestershire and also England seamer Jon Lewis has actually been selected as the brand-new head coach of the England females’s team.

The 47-year-old takes over from Lisa Keightley after she stepped down from her function, having led the group because 2019 as well as returning to Australia this summer.

Lewis took greater than 1,200 gates as well as won 15 caps for England during his playing career for the Youthful Lions of Gloucestershire, Surrey, Sussex as well as England.

After retiring from the game, Lewis tackled the role of Sussex head train in 2015, followed by a job as England U19s bowling instructor.

He went on to come to be bowling trainer to former England head instructor Chris Silver, but was moved to the gamers’ lane adhering to the arrival of Brendon McCullum this summer.

England’s women go into the West Indies on a white-ball scenic tour in December to prepare for the T20 World Cup in South Africa this February.

England’s ODI and T20 teams for the Caribbean will be introduced following week and although Lewis was consulted, the option was made prior to he came to be head train.

Lewis excited for ‘new challenge’ | He has ‘excellent pedigree’

Discussing the appointment, Lewis claimed he was thrilled regarding the “new challenge”.

” It’s really exciting to be assigned as head train of the England ladies’s group. It’s a brand-new obstacle and also I can’t wait to get stuck in,” he claimed.

” Having viewed from a range over the last few years, it’s clear that there are a lot of reasons to be confident concerning the future of this group.

” We’ve brought in some young players over the last couple of years and that, paired with the boosted deepness from the regional game, is a really promising sign for the following couple of years.

England supervisor of women’s cricket Jonathan Finch added that Lewis “has an exceptional pedigree in the men’s game”.

” We laid out to find a head instructor with a selection of experience to assist lead all types of exciting players and I am thrilled about the future of Jon in this duty.

” Jon has an exceptional pedigree in the men’s game, working at different degrees of global competitors, as well as we are impressed with his point of view on the duty. We expect him signing up with and driving the future direction of this team.”

Keatley era ends after Covid influenced period

Lewis’ visit comes virtually four months after the ECB revealed that Keightley would not expand his contract and would certainly step down as head coach after the ODI series versus India in September.

Keightley led England to the semifinals of the 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup and the final of the 2022 ICC Female’s World Cup.

England additionally missed out on a medal at the Commonwealth Games, shedding to India in the semifinals and after that to New Zealand in the bronze medal match.

The Australian was named the females’s group’s very first full time women head trainer in 2019, but a big part of her time at the helm was disrupted by Covidien.

Regardless of her contract finishing in December, she claimed after the second ODI that she would leave early to provide the following trainer adequate time to leave their mark on the group prior to the 2023 World Cup.

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