The search will now begin for his replacement, with an appointment expected in good time before the start of the 2019 season. The new Head Coach’s first job will be to find talented players to complete the MCC Young Cricketers squad for 2019 and plan for the summer ahead.
Kirby joined MCC in April 2016 and has taken the Young Cricketers programme from strength to strength. Thirteen players have signed county contracts during his tenure, and he has been instrumental in developing the Club’s South Asian Engagement strategy.
MCC Assistant Secretary (Cricket) John Stephenson said, “The MCC Young Cricketers have thrived under Steve Kirby’s excellent leadership, delivering great results. No-one can fault the passion and commitment which Steve brought to his role and we wish him well for the future.”
Steve Kirby said, “I am very grateful to MCC for giving me the opportunity to develop my coaching career at Lord’s. It has been an amazing place to work.”
A job advert for the role of Head Coach will be posted on MCC’s website at www.lords.org/jobs in due course.
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