Relegated Avendale Cricket Club hiring new head coach after return to Wynberg Cricket Club

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Avendale Cricket Club are searching for a new head coach ahead of the 2019-20 Western Province Cricket Association season.

Former head coach Marcus Oliphant has returned to Wynberg Cricket Club, who will compete in the 2019-20 WPCA first division D.

“It was an absolute privilege to work with Avendale, but the time is right for me to return to Wynberg and attempt to help them get back into the first division C,” Oliphant told Club Cricket SA.

“I wish Avendale all the best. They are a solid bunch of guys and I trust they are in for a good season ahead. Wynberg are also full of good players and people – and it’ll be great to be with them again as well.”

Avendale Cricket Club occupied 10th position at the end of 2018-19’s 12-team first division A. They won seven and lost 15 matches – and have since been relegated to the first division B.

“The Avendale Cricket Club executive committee is considering the position of a head coach/player coach that will be responsible for mainly the first XI. The incumbent will be responsible to coach the ACC first XI,” read a statement from the club.

“The initial period is from August 2019 to the end of March 2020. This contract may be considered for an extension. Applicants must have a good command of English. Working in a team, interacting successfully at all levels and having the ability to work effectively under pressure is a prerequisite.”

  • Download the full job specifications, stipulated by Avendale Cricket Club, here.

Avendale Cricket Club have also lost batsman Shane Dixon and seamer Jody Lawrence to Wynberg Cricket Club and Durbanville Cricket Club, respectively.

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