Wednesday 22


Warwickshire a 'special club' for Farbrace

14th March 2019, 16:19 by Simon Barlow

Paul Farbrace insists he could not pass on the chance to become sport director at "special club" Warwickshire.

The former England assistant coach will oversee Warwickshire's men's senior squad as well as their women's sides and development programmes after stepping down from his ECB role this month.

"This is a special club," he told BBC WM. "It's a winning environment and who wouldn't want to be part of that?"

"It would've taken something very special to pull me away from England at this time, and this is it.

"Every time I've come here (Edgbaston) with England in the past few years, it just feels like such a great place to be."

The 51-year-old says he could not pass up the chance to take himself out of "a comfort zone".

"Normally in sport, you come into a job when things have perhaps not been going so well," he added.

"This is an opportunity to come into a set up where things have. You could stay in a bit of a comfort zone as an assistant coach. With this, you're doing something different.

"You're working with teams, you're working with individuals to test your experience and see if you have what it takes to do that.

"For me, that was something that really appealed in this very wide and varied role."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Simon Barlow has a wealth of journalism experience and in-depth knowledge in a number of sports. As well as his extensive football knowledge, Simon is also well versed on cricket, tennis, American Football and cycling amongst others.

More Cricket


No question marks over England for Root

22nd May 2019, 13:03

Joe Root says England are happy to be considered the favourites ahead of the Cricket World Cup.


Vaughan tips England for glory

22nd May 2019, 00:37

Michael Vaughan says the England World Cup squad is the best he has seen and is predicting a summer of success.


Archer prepared for World Cup challenge

21st May 2019, 16:28

Jofra Archer says his relative lack of ODI experience does not worry him ahead of the World Cup after he was named in England's squad.


England hand Archer World Cup chance

21st May 2019, 10:01

Jofra Archer has been included in England's World Cup squad but Joe Denly and David Willey have missed out.


Archer backed by Cook for England World Cup squad

20th May 2019, 19:25

Jofra Archer should be in Eoin Morgan's World Cup side, according to former England captain Sir Alastair Cook.


Hampshire hope to have Vince available

20th May 2019, 15:42

Hampshire remain hopeful that James Vince will be available for Saturday's Royal London One-Day Cup Final against Somerset.

Recent Sport Headlines


Euro woe to scupper Torino's Pereyra hopes

22nd May 2019, 18:49

Torino are reportedly contemplating scraping their plans to sign Roberto Pereyra from Watford without European football on offer.

Horse Racing

Romanised set for Queen Anne outing

22nd May 2019, 18:47

Ken Condon has confirmed Romanised will be aimed at the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Crystal Palace

Palace receive Benteke interest

22nd May 2019, 18:38

Chinese Super League club Shandong Luneng Taishan have reportedly made an approach to sign Christian Benteke from Crystal Palace.

Formula 1

Leclerc targets home success

22nd May 2019, 18:30

Ferrari's Charles Leclerc is hoping to put the comforts of home to good use at this weekend’s Monaco GP.


Parker appointment 'refreshing' - Johnson

22nd May 2019, 18:27

Former striker Andrew Johnson has praised Fulham's "refreshing" decision to name Scott Parker as manager and not go for a foreign boss.


Saints show interest in Wilson

22nd May 2019, 18:25

Southampton are one of several clubs from England and abroad that have reportedly shown an interest in Liverpool's Harry Wilson.


Giro double for Ewan

22nd May 2019, 18:23

Lotto Soudal's Caleb Ewan won for the second time in this year's Giro d'Italia as he sprinted home first on Stage 11.


Getafe handed Bordalas future boost

22nd May 2019, 17:44

Coach Jose Bordalas has responded to speculation over his future by vowing to stay put at Getafe for next season.