Middlesex Cricket is today delighted to announce that former Surrey and Sussex Head Coach, Ian Salisbury, has joined the Club in the role of Consultant Coach.
Salisbury, 52, who left his post with Sussex at the end of the 2022 season, will join Middlesex immediately, teaming up with Middlesex’s existing coaching group, alongside fellow Consultant Coach Mark Ramprakash, working with the Men’s professional playing group, under the cricket management team of First Team Coach Richard Johnson, Club Coach Rory Coutts, and Director of Cricket Alan Coleman.
As well as previously holding Head Coaches roles at two other first-class counties, Salisbury also brings international coaching experience to Middlesex, having formerly been Head Coach of England’s Physical Disability Squad and having coached within England’s Development Programme, where he worked alongside Richard Johnson.
Speaking of Salisbury’s addition to his coaching team, First Team Coach, Johnson commented:
“I have known Sals for many years, having enjoyed a hard-fought playing career against him in the county game, before then touring and rooming with him on overseas tours with England to both India and Bangladesh, and then finally getting to coach alongside him in the England Development pathway.
“I have always enjoyed a fantastic relationship with him and know just how good a coach he is. He has a vast knowledge of the game, is hugely experienced both as a player and as a coach, and he will make a fantastic addition to our coaching group at Middlesex as we look to develop and nurture the talent we have within our playing squad here.
“Bringing people of Sals's quality into the group, alongside the likes of Ramps, can only be a positive thing, and aside of everything our players will learn from him, he will also add an enormous amount of knowledge and wisdom to us as a coaching group which we can all benefit from.
“He’s a great bloke, is just the kind of character I have been looking for, and is a welcome addition to the Club. It’s not often that people of his quality come available, so when he did, I jumped at the chance to secure his services.”
Speaking of joining Middlesex as a Consultant Coach, Salisbury himself added:
“I’m delighted to have joined Middlesex‘s coaching group and it’s great to be back at Lord’s, a ground I played at in the early stages of my career as an MCC Young Cricketer, and where I made my Test debut for England.
“I’m really looking forward to working with Jono and the rest of the coaching group here at Middlesex and to the challenges that playing in Division One will bring.
“The atmosphere around the playing group is really positive, with a terrific blend of experience and youth in the squad. I’m very much looking forward to working with them all and to helping them to develop as cricketers.”