Essex Cricket have confirmed Chris Silverwood will leave his position as Head Coach to take up the role as England’s Fast Bowling Coach in early 2018.
The news emerged yesterday that the man who guided the Chelmsford-based side to their first league triumph in 25 years is departing to work for the national side.
Today the coach said he was only able to accept his new role thanks to his time at Essex.
Today the club paid tribute to their coach, saying his appointment was a great honour for him.
Essex Cricket Chief Executive, Derek Bowden said: “We never could have imagined the Club’s success over the past two years but a large proportion of that has been down to Chris’s efforts on and off the field of play.
Also paying tribute to Silverwood's contribution was Ronnie Irani.