Featured News | 4th February 2014
Pick Appointed As Full-Time Bowling Coach
Nottinghamshire have appointed Andy Pick as full-time Bowling Coach in a move that finalises a new coaching structure at Trent Bridge.
Pick spent 15 years as a professional with Nottinghamshire and.has held prestigious coaching roles with Canada, USA, England Under 19s and the ICC.
“This is a job that I really wanted and Nottinghamshire is the county I wanted to work with ahead of any other.” Andy Pick.
“I felt that we needed a full-time bowling coach on board and we’ve been through an extensive recruitment process that has culminated in Andy Pick’s appointment,” said Nottinghamshire Director of Cricket Mick Newell.
“He’s a vey highly qualified coach with international experience and he knows the setup at Trent Bridge.
“He’ll have broad responsibility to work with players at all stages of their development with a particular focus on the professional squad and the Academy.”
Pick, who has continued to reside in Nottingham throughout his time away from county cricket, relished the opportunity to re-settle in his hometown after a decade on the road.
“This is a job that I really wanted and Nottinghamshire is the county I wanted to work with ahead of any other,” said Pick.
“I’ve always kept an eye on results here and I know most of the guys from some part-time coaching I’ve done in recent years but I’m looking forward to getting into it full-time.”
Director of Cricket Mick Newell has also installed Paul Franks as Second Eleven Captain as the long-serving all-rounder continues to work towards the prestigious ECB level four coaching qualification.
“I enjoyed the role I had last year with an element of coaching on top of my playing commitments which was a great way to cut my teeth,” said Franks.
“I still have a desire to play and to maintain the standards I’ve set for myself throughout my career but I’ve also got an eye on a future in coaching.
“When I set out to get things in place for a future in coaching I set myself a target to become a better coach than I was a player. I feel that there were certain aspects of my playing career where I didn’t reach my potential and I want to help others to fulfil their own potential.
“There’s a lot of work to do to get to that position but hopefully this will give me a route to achieve that over the next couple of years.
“My responsibility is to add value to the group and to equip them to play in the first team.”
Franks played alongside Pick with the duo at opposite ends of their playing careers and hopes that the addition of another long-serving ex-player will compliment the existing setup.
“Andy Pick was fantastic for me when I was a young bowler,” said Franks.
“I joined the staff in 1996 when he was coming towards the end of his career and he offered tremendous support to the younger players.
“He’ll come back with fresh ideas which the players will respond well to and it will be great to hook up with him again.”