Derbyshire’s Wayne Madsen to work with Cricket Scotland Players

Derbyshire batsman Wayne Madsen
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Derbyshire batsman Wayne Madsen will spend three days in Edinburgh working with Scotland’s home-based players, as the winter programme gets underway.

Durban-born Madsen, who joined the county in 2009 and captained the side between 2012 and 2016, recently signed a three-year extension after another bumper season with the bat. He has also recently completed his ECB Level 4 coaching qualification.

The 34-year-old is regarded as one of the best players of spin in the county game, and his visit will be the first of a series from guest coaches as acting Head Coach Toby Bailey and High-Performance Manager Simon Smith take charge of the programme and set about targeting priority areas to take the national side forward.

Speaking of his opportunity to work with Scotland’s players, Madsen said “I am really excited to be working with such a talented group of players. The game in Scotland has made huge strides on the back of the National Team’s success in recent years and having played with Calum and Safy at Derbyshire, I’ve seen first-hand the skill, passion and desire that this group of players have. I look forward to adding my experience to the National and Performance Squads and assisting the players to improve and achieve their full potential.”

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