Kennis handed Somerset role

21 November 2017 04:31:58 EST

Somerset have recruited Greg Kennis as new assistant coach following a winter reshuffle of the backroom staff.

It comes following an extensive review carried out by the returning director of cricket Andy Hurry and recently-appointed head coach Jason Kerr.

"Over the last few weeks Jason Kerr and myself have comprehensively reviewed the coaching structure within the club with the intent of best supporting the development of our professional staff, the academy and the player pathway.

This is recognition for the outstanding work he has delivered over a number of years and the impact he has had in developing the foundation skills across our player pathway.

Andy Hurry

"As part of the review, and recognising the value that we place on developing the next generation of Somerset players, Steve Snell's responsibilities will now have a primary focus on his role as academy director and the specific development of players within the Somerset Academy.

"Within this role he will look to maintain and develop our excellent relationships with our neighbouring counties across the south west, specifically within the emerging player and age group programmes.

"This change of responsibilities will enable Steve to have a specific focus on how we best support our players of high potential."

Of Kennis, who was previously Somerset Cricket Board's head coach, Hurry said: "This is recognition for the outstanding work he has delivered over a number of years and the impact he has had in developing the foundation skills across our player pathway both within the Somerset Cricket Board and the county club."

Craig Overton is on the full Ashes tour this winter while spinners Jack Leach and Dominic Bess are with the England Lions - all three were produced by Somerset.

Meanwhile, England are 11/4 to win the first Test of the Ashes, starting in Brisbane on Thursday. Australia are 8/11 with the draw priced at 15/4.

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