Trent Bridge return for Read

26 December 2017 03:45:34 EST

Ex-England wicketkeeper Chris Read will return to Nottinghamshire next season in a coaching capacity.

Read, club captain until he retired earlier this year, will work on a part-time basis.

The 39-year-old took a back seat in last season's NatWest Blast, providing coaching support instead of playing as the Outlaws claimed their maiden Twenty20 crown.

"I have agreed with the club I will do a number of days when I can, which will be in the holidays of my teaching role at Uppingham School," said Read.

"The Easter holidays coincides with pre-season and the start of the first County Championship game and then latterly there's also during the summer holiday period.

"Hopefully, although I'm coming and going, I will be able to have a little bit of an impact as a fresh set of eyes."

Nottinghamshire coach Peter Moores said: "To be able to tap into Chris' knowledge as a captain and player, as well as his specialist skills which he can use to can support our wicketkeepers, makes him the perfect fit for our coaching team.

"He is already a Level 4 coach, having completed that qualification while he was still playing, and fitted in brilliantly with the rest of the coaching team when he did some work with us last year.

"Everyone enjoyed having Chris around, and we'll be delighted to welcome him back as and when it fits with him and us."

Nottinghamshire returned to Division One at the first time of asking in Read's final season of 10 as captain.

Meanwhile, Australia are 125/1 to beat England in the Ashes series 5-0.

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