Friday 2 November 2007 

Brown Appointed Derbyshire Assistant Coach

Derbyshire County Cricket Club has appointed former batsman Andrew Brown as Assistant Coach to John Morris.

The 43-year-old is beginning his fourth spell on the county’s staff having served them as a player from 1985 to 1987 then again from 1989 to 1992 before returning as Second XI Captain/Coach from 1997 to 2000.

Brown’s total of 4901 Second XI runs is more than any player in the club’s history and his finest hour in First Class cricket came in 1990 when he scored 139 against a Northamptonshire side which included Curtly Ambrose in full cry.

Head of Cricket John Morris said: “Andy has been coach of Suffolk in Minor Counties cricket for the last five years culminating in them winning the MCCA Trophy last season and I am delighted to have someone with local knowledge, bags of experience and lots of enthusiasm joining our staff.

Brown said: “It is a pleasure to be back after seven years away from the club. Working at Suffolk CCC and at Chesterfield CC has been fantastic but this is the level of the game that I want to be involved in.

“Derbyshire is a club close to my heart and as soon as I got the call from John I knew that The County Ground is where I want to be.”

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