Derbyshire appoint John Sadler as head coach for rest of season

John Sadler will take over as Head Coach until the end of the season
John Sadler will take over as Head Coach until the end of the season
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Derbyshire have moved quickly to appoint John Sadler as Head Coach for the rest of the season and he replaces Graeme Welch, who resigned earlier this month.

Sadler has been part of the coaching staff at Derbyshire - one of the clubs he represented during his playing career - since 2014.

After Welch announced his resignation earlier in the month, Sadler will now oversee all coaching matters at the club until the end of the season.

"We are in the fortunate position to have John already here at the Club. He has worked with all the players and staff over the last two years and is highly respected in the game," Derbyshire chairman Chris Grant said.

"As well as his coaching team and team captains, John will also be able to draw on the advice of the Club's Cricket Advisory Director, Kevin Dean and President, Kim Barnett.

"The focus now is to ensure that the team continues to perform in this busy period of cricket. We have started well in both the NatWest T20 Blast and Royal London One-Day Cup competitions and we are returning to four-day cricket next week.

"The Board will fully support John and his team as we continue to push for success on the field."

Derbyshire currently sit third in the North Group of the NatWest T20 Blast, top of the North Group in the Royal London One-Day Cup and are eighth out of nine in Division Two of the Specsavers County Championship.

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