Claude Henderson: Leicestershire title ex-player as first director of cricket

Claude Henderson is considered one of 4 gamers to have gained the English T20 3 times

Leicestershire have appointed Claude Henderson because the county’s first director of cricket.

The 49-year-old South African will work intently with head coach Paul Nixon, considered one of his previous Leicestershire team-mates.

They may type what the membership name a “cricket pillar”, together with head of academy Alastair Maiden and second XI coach Dips Patel.

“Claude is a superb addition, bringing appreciable worldwide expertise,” mentioned chief government Sean Jarvis.

“To not point out his competitors successful historical past at Leicestershire.

“He’ll add additional depth to the ‘cricket pillar’ to proceed with our work to progress and develop.”

Henderson, who gained seven Check caps for South Africa and performed in 4 one-day internationals, made 3,213 runs in 127 first-class appearances for Leicestershire, taking 343 wickets.

He additionally claimed 128 scalps in Listing A cricket and 69 in T20, at an economic system fee of 6.92, to assist the Foxes to develop into the one aspect to have gained the trophy 3 times, in 2004, 2006 and 2011.

Henderson is considered one of solely 4 gamers to have gained the English T20 title 3 times – together with two former Foxes team-mates, Nixon and Darren Stevens (twice with Kent), and Australian Dan Christian (as soon as with Hampshire and twice with Notts).

Talking about his appointment, Henderson mentioned: “I’m excited to be again at Leicestershire County Cricket Membership – it’s a place that holds loads of fond recollections for myself.

“It’s nice to see what Paul Nixon has already put in place on the membership,” he mentioned. “If we maintain creating cricketers and perceive what it takes to win video games of cricket then we’re stepping into the correct route.”

Leicestershire completed fifth of their six-team group within the first half of the County Championship season, then fourth in Division Three following the mid-season break up.

The Foxes completed sixth of their group within the T20 Blast and fourth of their One-Day Cup group, narrowly lacking out on a spot within the knockout levels.

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