Dale Benkenstein becomes Lancashire’s batting coach

File image: Dale Benkenstein.

Former Proteas cricketer Dale Benkenstein has joined Lancashire as a batting coach.

Benkenstein has agreed to a short-term contract with the County Championship outfit in the United Kingdom.

He has previously been Hampshire’s head coach and South Africa’s batting coach.

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“We were looking to add some additional expertise to the coaching team and Dale brings a wealth of experience to the changing room,” said Lancashire director of cricket Paul Allott.

“He is highly respected in county cricket following his time as a player at Durham and then coaching at Hampshire.

“To add that knowledge into our dressing room can only be a good thing as we look to build on our positive start to the season.”

Benkenstein played 23 ODIs from 1998 to 2002.

He recently made a rare appearance in club cricket, representing DB Academy in the KwaZulu-Natal Inland Cricket Union premier league – and struck a half-century against Masibemunye Cricket Club.

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