Kevin Shine Joins Nottinghamshire Coaching Staff

Kevin Shine Joins Nottinghamshire Coaching Staff
Kevin Shine Joins Nottinghamshire Coaching Staff
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Kevin Shine has joined Nottinghamshire as an Assistant Coach after ending a 14-year stint as the ECB’s Lead Fast Bowling Coach.

The 50-year-old helped secure four Ashes victories, a World T20 triumph in 2010, a rise to the top of the Test rankings in 2011 and the World Cup triumph of 2019 during his time with the national side.

He enjoyed spells in county cricket as Head Coach and Academy Director at Somerset prior to his move into the national setup, and he is motivated to bring the lessons he learned with England back to the domestic scene.

“When the opportunity came up it was a no brainer for me,” said Shine.

“I’m really looking forward to working with Pete (Moores, Head Coach) again. He is one of the best coaches in the game and a person I have huge respect for.

“I love coaching, so to be able to support and work with coaches of the calibre of Mooresy, Franksy (Paul Franks), Ant Botha, Andy Pick and Matt Wood, who I know from working at Somerset, is amazing.

“I have spent the last 14 years trying to develop international cricketers and to put a bit of what I have learnt back into county cricket is really exciting.”

The Berkshire-born coach’s appointment sees Andy Pick take up a new role to signpost emerging talent for the first team.

Pick will use his expertise alongside Elite Pathway Manager Matt Wood and Second XI Coach Ant Botha in Nottinghamshire’s age group and development programme.

“On the back of last season, we know we’ve got to get better,” said Nottinghamshire Head Coach Peter Moores.

“Our coaching is part of that and – with Kevin becoming available – we saw an opportunity to shake things up in a way we believe will help us improve.

“He’s coming from 14 years in an elite environment with England, where he’s worked within various coaching regimes and with a whole host of different players.

“His track record is there for all to see in the current crop of international bowlers available to England, and it’s fantastic that we can now tap into that experience at Notts.

“Equally exciting is the opportunity for our young cricketers to work with a coach of the calibre of Andy Pick.

“Andy will have a specific focus on developing our bowling talent, whilst also being perfectly placed to help inform our recruitment.

“The depth of his experience across senior and youth levels is second to none, so it feels like a real step forward for us.”

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