Cumbria's ex-England wicketkeeper named Leicestershire head coach

Nixon made 20 international appearances for England Credit: PA

Former England wicketkeeper Paul Nixon, from Langwathby near Penrith, has returned to Leicestershire as head coach.

The 46-year-old, who won five trophies during his playing days with the Foxes, has succeeded Pierre de Bruyn in the role at Grace Road.

Nixon has become a successful coach since retiring from playing, leading Jamaica Tallawahs to the Caribbean Premier League title twice in three years.

Nixon, who made 20 international appearances for England, said: