Warwickshire eye Matt Mason for bowling coaching role

Mason, who is currently an assistant coach with Western Australia, enjoyed a long career as a player at Worcestershire before spending spells both there and at Leicestershire as a coach.

Matt Mason is set to be named Warwickshire’s new bowling coach.

Mason, who is currently an assistant coach with Western Australia, enjoyed a long career as a player at Worcestershire before spending spells both there and at Leicestershire as a coach.

Among the candidates he is said to have beaten for the Warwickshire role are Allan Donald, Dale Steyn, Donovan Miller and Courtney Walsh.

Warwickshire have been looking to bolster their coaching staff in the bowling department since Graeme Welch left earlier in the off-season.

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Matt Mason, left, worked with Western Australia

Welch, a hugely respected figure in the industry, moved on to become a bowling coach in Hampshire.

The county champions are reportedly close to another coaching appointment, which could take place as early as next week.

The club’s director of cricket, Paul Farbrace, recently turned down the opportunity to return to Sri Lanka to replace Mickey Arthur as head coach.

Warwickshire also remain confident that Dan Ashworth – the recruitment and recruiting expert introduced to the club in an advisory capacity last year – will be able to continue in his role despite being appointed sporting director at Newcastle United.

Ashworth recently left his job at Brighton & Hove Albion, but Warwickshire are not currently worried that any move will mean he has to give up his duties on their cricket audit committee.



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