Middlesex Cricket secures Pothas as Law's number two
Middlesex Cricket is today delighted to announce that Nic Pothas has joined the club as Assistant Coach.
Pothas, 45, will join Middlesex immediately as Stuart Law’s deputy, having previously worked with the club’s Head Coach at West Indies Cricket.
Since retiring from playing in 2011 Pothas has worked as Director of Cricket for the Guernsey Cricket Board, as both specialist fielding coach and interim Head Coach with the Sri Lankan national side, and most recently, alongside Law in the Caribbean as West Indies fielding coach before being appointed interim Head Coach following Law’s own departure to Middlesex late last year.
Pothas had an exceptional record as a player - scoring over 11,000 runs at an average of over 40 in the first-class game. He also played an important role in a successful era of white-ball cricket for Hampshire, in which they won two One-Day Cup trophies at Lord’s in 2005 and 2009 and the T20 Cup in 2010.
Speaking of the appointment of Pothas, Angus Fraser, Middlesex Cricket’s Managing Director of Cricket commented…
“Stuart Law was always keen to link up again with Nic and when he became available, we moved quickly. Nic's energy, desire and commitment is huge and he and Stuart complement each other extremely well.
“Stuart, Nic and Alan Coleman give Middlesex Cricket a coaching team to be extremely proud of. Their presence has already provided and produced great energy, skill and enthusiasm to our cricket."
On joining Middlesex, Pothas himself said…
“It is a great honour to be joining arguably the most prestigious club in England, steeped in history and success.
“I’m looking forward to joining a great group of players and staff in bringing success to Middlesex Cricket and their supporters as well as renewing a working relationship with Stuart Law, with whom I share an aligned philosophy to improving players and environments.
“It goes without saying that having Lords as your home is like being a kid at Christmas again.”