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Head Coach Jon Lewis leaves Durham County Cricket Club after 22 years

Jon Lewis Photo: PA

Durham County Cricket Club has announced Head Coach Jon Lewis has decided to leave the club after 22 years.

The news follows a review of operations by the new Director of Cricket Marcus North and Chief Executive Tim Bostock.

Mr Lewis joined Durham from Essex in 1997 and was appointed as captain in 2000, featuring in 146 first-class matches before retiring in 2006. His haul of 7,854 first-class runs remains the third-highest for the county.

Upon retirement he moved straight onto the coaching staff and development youth players including Ben Stokes, Mark Wood, Mark Stoneman and Keaton Jennings as second XI coach.

He was installed as first team coach midway through the 2013 season and went on to steer Durham to their third Championship title before being given the job on a permanent basis. Jon won the Royal London One-Day Cup a year later and led the Durham Jets to their first T20 Blast Finals Day at Edgbaston in 2016.

Durham County Cricket Club, CEO, Tim Bostock said: “We wish Jon all the very best in the future and every success in his next career move.

“I would like to thank him for his hard work, dedication and outstanding commitment to Durham, Jon will always be welcome back here at Emirates Riverside.”