Monday 4 February 2008 

John Emburey Leaves Middlesex Post

John Emburey has left Middlesex to continue his career in coaching, the club has announced. Emburey, who played 125 times for England will depart was Director of Cricket.

Vinny Codrington, Chief Executive at Middlesex explained, "John’s role as Director of Cricket was becoming more administrative, taking him away from the area of the game where his strengths lay. After lengthy discussions with the club, and a full review of our cricket structure, it was mutually agreed that John pursue his ambitions in coaching.

"He leaves behind a strong coaching team, led by Toby Radford, and a squad under Ed Smith more than capable of competing for all four domestic competitions. The club’s cricket structure has a solid base for an exciting future and we are very grateful to John for this.

"John was open and honest throughout as he always is, and I’m certain we will see plenty of him in the summer and in the future."

Emburey himself commented, "I’ve really enjoyed my time here, but I want to continue my career in a direct coaching role. I believe I leave the club in great shape and look forward to the club’s success in the future."