Matt Walker, a batsman who enjoyed a 19-year career in county cricket, is returning to his aged bar Kent as partial of their new coaching setup for 2014.
Walker, who scored over 12,000 first-class runs, earnings to Canterbury to turn partner manager underneath Jimmy Adams, withdrawal Essex where he hold a same purpose for a past 3 seasons carrying finished his personification days during Chelmsford.
The change comes following a really unsatisfactory 2013 for Kent where they unsuccessful to plea in all 3 competitions. Walker is one of a series of new crew during Kent with Dan George stepping adult to turn initial organisation physiotherapist.
Other changes see Michael Najdan allocated researcher and Jon Fortescue, who formerly worked with Surrey, Hampshire and Warwickshire, apropos a club’s strength and conditioning coach.
“I am gay to be returning to my roots,” Walker said. “I can't wait to get behind to Kent and get started in assisting a bar broach some on margin success. A lapse to my home bar is something we hoped for and we aim to assistance a gifted organisation of players broach what they are able of.
“I wish to contend a outrageous appreciate we to everybody during Essex. When we came as a player, everybody has done me feel intensely welcome, for that I’m grateful. we would generally like to appreciate Paul Grayson for giving me a event as a actor and apparently as a coach. He put his faith in me as a manager and we am evermore beholden for that opportunity.”
Grayson voiced his beating during saying Walker pierce on: “It is hugely unsatisfactory to remove Matt as he is an glorious coach. He is a super bloke and we’ve enjoyed him as both a actor and also coach.
“We totally know his reasons for going. He’s going to leave us with a lot of memories and will be missed though we wish him all a best in his new career.”
Walker will be reunited with Essex when they transport to Canterbury for a County Championship compare on Saturday, Jun 7.