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Phil DeFreitas joins Swindon Cricket Club as head coach.

Phil DeFreitas (middle) Credit: Swindon Cricket Club

Former England cricketer Phil DeFreitas has been announced as the head coach of Swindon Cricket Club for the next 3 years.

As head coach, Phil will work with the existing team of English Cricket Board qualified coaches to help players of all ages and abilities.

The 50-year-old, nicknamed Daffy, played 44 test matches and 103 one day internationals during his professional career.

DeFreitas has the honour of being the 100th player in test cricket to take 100 wickets.

Rover's manager Darrell Clarke "lost no sleep" over Matty Taylor transfer

Bristol Rovers manager Darrell Clarke has said that he "lost no sleep" over Matty Taylor's Deadline Day transfer to local rivals Bristol City.

City signed Taylor, who scored 67 goals for Rovers, after triggering a release clause in his contract.

Clarke said that the transfer was "expected." He would have liked to seen a bidding war over the 26 year old, but confirmed there were only "one Championship club" interested in Taylor.

Various reports questioned how Bristol City came to know of Taylor's £300,000 release clause, a part of his contract which is not supposed to be public knowledge.

However, The Football League has told ITV News that they haven't launched a formal investigation into the transfer. This because no complaint has been made by Bristol Rovers in relation to the deal.

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