Former Zimbabwe Test cricketer and batting coach of England County Middlesex will be joining Head of Cricket at Derbyshire from the next season.
Former Zimbabwe Test cricketer and batting coach of England County Middlesex will be joining Head of Cricket at Derbyshire from the next season.

Former Zimbabwe Test cricketer and batting coach of England County side Middlesex Dave Houghton will be joining Head of Cricket at Derbyshire from the next season.

Houghton has previously worked with Derbyshire in coaching roles twice and will now take the responsibility for all cricket management.

“David came to me a week ago to tell me that he’d been offered the position of Head of Cricket at Derbyshire and that he’d like to take up the opportunity,” said Middlesex’s Managing Director of Cricket Angus Fraser.

“I have really enjoyed my time at Middlesex and I’m very grateful for their understanding,” said Houghton, adding, “It has been a difficult decision, but the opportunity to take up the Head of Cricket role at Derbyshire was not one I wanted to miss.

“I’ve had four outstanding years here at Lord’s, working with excellent players in a terrific facility and I feel very blessed to have had the opportunity to work at Middlesex and at Lord’s,” he added