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Dave Houghton to join Derbyshire as Head of Cricket

Middlesex Cricket can today announce that Batting Coach Dave Houghton is set to leave to the club at the end of the season to take up the role of Head of Cricket at Derbyshire.

Houghton re-joins Derbyshire, having twice previously worked in coaching roles at the 3aaa County Ground. He will have overall responsibility for all cricket management.

On Houghton’s departure, Middlesex’s Managing Director of Cricket Angus Fraser commented:

“David came to me a week ago to tell me that he’d been offered the position of Head of Cricket at Derbyshire and that he’d like to take up the opportunity.

“David’s home is in Derby, he does a lot of travelling, and this opportunity is a promotion for him - with these factors in mind I was more than happy for him to take up the position.

“David is a top man who will be sorely missed, and he has done an enormous amount of good work with the players at the club. He leaves us on very good terms, is thankful for “the happiest four years he’s had coaching” and all of us at Middlesex Cricket wish him the very best of luck in this new challenge.”

Houghton himself commented:

“I have really enjoyed my time at Middlesex and I’m very grateful for their understanding.

“It has been a difficult decision, but the opportunity to take up the Head of Cricket role at Derbyshire was not one I wanted to miss.

“I’ve had four outstanding years here at Lord’s, working with excellent players in a terrific facility and I feel very blessed to have had the opportunity to work at Middlesex and at Lord’s.

“One of my lasting memories was being a part of the team that won the 2016 County Championship title."

The appointment of a batting coach to replace Houghton will take place once Middlesex Cricket has appointed a Head Coach.

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