Pothas handed Lord's role

11 March 2019 10:20:07 EST

Middlesex have made the former Hampshire wicketkeeper-batsman Nic Pothas their assistant coach to Stuart Law.

The 45-year-old resumes his working relationship with the Australian after a stint as his number two for West Indies. Pothas had been interim head coach for the Windies immediately after Law was appointed by Middlesex, 7/1 to win the County Championship Divisin 2 title in 2019, but quit in December.

"Nic arrives at Middlesex with an outstanding reputation as a coach and, from what I have so far seen, he thoroughly deserves it," said the club's managing director of cricket Angus Fraser.

"Stuart Law was always keen to link up again with Nic and, when he became available, we moved quickly. Nic's energy, desire and commitment is huge and he and Stuart complement each other extremely well.

"Stuart, Nic and Alan Coleman give Middlesex a coaching team to be extremely proud of. Their presence has already provided and produced great energy, skill and enthusiasm to our cricket."

Pothas, who played three one-day internationals for South Africa before signing as a Kolpak player with Hampshire in 2002, said: "It is a great honour to be joining arguably the most prestigious club in England, steeped in history and success.

"I'm looking forward to joining a great group of players and staff in bringing success to Middlesex and their supporters as well as renewing a working relationship with Stuart Law, with whom I share an aligned philosophy to improving players and environments.

"It goes without saying that having Lord's as your home is like being a kid at Christmas again."

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