Houghton heads to Derbyshire

Derbyshire, who have recruited former Zimbabwe batsman, Dave Houghton, welcomed the ex-cricketer on board saying he will add value to the team because of his experience and knowledge of the game.

Last week, the 54-year-old Houghton returned to Derbyshire for a second spell as batting coach.

“David is a premium world-class batting coach,” head coach, Karl Krikken, said.

“His knowledge and experience will be of great benefit to all of our batsmen, as it has been to players in the international set-up during periods of coaching with the English Cricket Board. Clearly David's vast experience and success in the game will be a major asset to the whole club, and in particular our batsmen.”

The experienced Houghton was first offered the role of director of cricket at Derbyshire in 2003, having enhanced his reputation as a capable leader during a spell as coach with Worcestershire in the mid-1990s. He quit his post with Derbyshire in July 2007.

Houghton played 22 Tests and 63 one-day internationals for his country, was their first Test captain and holds the record for their highest Test score with 266 against Sri Lanka in 1994. He also represented them at hockey, as a goalkeeper.

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