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Craig White steps down as Hampshire coach

by Wisden Staff 1 minute read

Hampshire head coach Craig White has resigned his position at the club to spend more time with his family in Yorkshire.

The former England all-rounder joined the Hampshire coaching staff in 2012, holding the positions of assistant coach and bowling coach, before becoming head coach in November 2016 following the departure of Dale Benkenstein.

The former Yorkshire and England all-rounder led the club to their first trophy in six years when they won the Royal London One-Day Cup in 2018.

“I’ve had a fantastic six years at Hampshire and I’m proud of what we’ve been able to achieve as a group in that time,” White said.

“Whilst it’s certainly been a tough decision and one that hasn’t been made lightly, spending long periods of time away from my family has become more and more difficult and I feel that now is the right time to return to be with them on a more permanent basis.

“I’d like to thank everyone at the club for their support throughout the last six years, from the players to the coaching staff, members and supporters, and I wish them the very best for the future.”

Hampshire director of cricket Giles White said: “Craig has been an integral part of the club since joining us in 2012 and his dedication in that time has been outstanding.

“We understand his decision to step down and have been aware of the difficulties of being away from his family. On behalf of the club I’d like to thank Craig for all the hard work and incredible contributions during his time here, he will be missed on both a personal and professional level. We wish him and his family well for the future.”

The club is set to begin its search for a replacement imminently.

Image: Dave Vokes Photography

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