Former Proteas batsman Dale Benkenstein becomes Lancashire head coach

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Lancashire have appointed former Proteas batsman Dale Benkenstein head coach.

Benkenstein has previously been head coach of Gloucestershire and Hampshire.

He has also worked with the Proteas in international cricket – and the Pretoria Capitals in the SA20.

Before moving into coaching, Benkenstein played 23 ODIs for South Africa from 1998 to 2002.

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“I am honoured to have been given the opportunity to become head coach of Lancashire. It is a county with a proud history and tradition and it’s an exciting time to be joining the club,” said Benkenstein.

“Lancashire is a county that I’ve always admired for doing things the right way and has always produced teams that are resilient and difficult to beat. It is a hugely talented group of players to work with and I am really excited to be part of that and to bring my own vision to Old Trafford.

“It’s a new challenge for me personally and one which I can’t wait to get stuck into. I am looking forward to meeting the players and staff in the new year and continuing the squad’s preparations ahead of the upcoming campaign.”

His son, Luc Benkenstein, was recently named England Under-19 vice-captain.

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