Graeme Welch named as new bowling coach at Warwickshire
Warwickshire have offered former bowler Graeme Welch the role of bowling coach at Edgbaston.
Medium-pacer Welch played 77 first-class matches for the Bears between 1994 and 2000, while his 12-year playing career saw him take 477 first-class wickets and 197 List A wickets.
Welch, who captained Derbyshire before his retirement through injury, has been bowling coach at Essex for the past two seasons but will join Edgbaston as soon as the paperwork has been finalised, Warwickshire have announced.
Welch said: “I am delighted to be coming back to Birmingham and am looking forward to working with Ashley Giles and Dougie Brown again. I have enjoyed my time at Essex but I am excited by this new challenge working with the Warwickshire squad.”
Ashley Giles, Warwickshire's director of cricket, added: “We are delighted that Graeme will be coming on board, it is great to have him joining our backroom staff. He has all the experience to help our bowling attack moving forward and I am sure the boys will welcome him into the dressing room.”