Alfonso Thomas joins Millfield coaching staff

Alfonso Thomas
Alfonso Thomas has joined the coaching staff at Millfield School
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Recently retired fast bowler Alfonso Thomas has swapped Taunton's County Ground for nearby Millfield School by joining the coaching team to work primarily with young fast bowlers.

Thomas called time on his career, the last eight years of which he spent with Somerset, taking more than 550 wickets, at the end of the 2015 season.

Thomas played a single Twenty20 International for South Africa before going on to become an experienced campaigner in Twenty20 cricket leagues around the world, playing in Australia, Bangladesh, India and South Africa as well as England with Somerset, Sussex and Warwickshire.

He joins an outstanding team at Millfield, led by Mark Garaway, which includes three ECB Level IV coaches - the highest level of coaching qualification in world cricket.

More than 200 boys and girls are involved in Millfield's 2015-16 cricket programme which is delivered by a range of one-to-one coaching, group sessions, activitiy programmes, lunchtime coaching and both indoor and outdoor fixtures.

51 boys and girls have represented their county, region or country in the last 12 months including five internationals while the Under-15 boys are the reigning National T20 champions.

"Alfonso brings vast expertise, experience and skill into our already excellent coaching team," Garaway said.

"Our pupils will benefit immensely from his bowling expertise and as a team, we can't wait to work with him, learn from him and welcome him into our cricketing community."

Thomas added; "I'm really excited about joining the coaching structure at Millfield and look forward to sharing my skills and experience to help develop the next generation of cricketers at the school."

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