Essex Cricket have announced that their new head coach will be Anthony McGrath.
He'll step up to replace fellow Yorkshireman Chris Silverwood, who is to join the England coaching staff.
McGrath moved to the Club in 2016, to work alongside former teammate Silverwood, and improved the team's batting prowess.
The 42-year-old will move up from his position as Assistant Head Coach, where he supported Chris and the team to two trophies in two campaigns.
McGrath was unanimously agreed as the natural successor to Silverwood and he is delighted with the trust shown in him by the Club.
McGrath says the foundations are already there to build on the success of the last two years and he believes Essex can stay one of the most successful counties.
The Club and Anthony McGrath will now continue the search for an Assistant Head Coach with an appointment being made in due course.