Lymington Cricket Club is pleased to announce the appointment of Morgan Rushbrook as player/coach for the 2008 season. The 24 year old, who holds a degree in Sports Coaching from the University of Wales Institute Cardiff (UWIC)- and has gone on to undertake a Masters Degree in Coaching Science at UWIC - is currently coaching for the Cricket Board of Wales. He will be charged with assisting the development of both senior and junior players at Lymington, on his return from University.
An ECB Level Three coach For one so young, Morgan boasts an impressive CV, having played for the MCC Young Cricketers, Hampshire Second XI, Herefordshire in the Minor Counties Championship and Cardiff/Glamorgan UCCE, for whom he captained in 2006. Morgan has also toured South Africa and Sri Lanka with the MCC; played grade cricket in Perth, Australia where he was a member of the West Australian Development Squads from 1998-2001 and selected for inclusion at the Dennis Lillee Bowling Academy. Back in England, Morgan previously played Southern Premier League Division 1 cricket with South Wilts and the Hampshire Academy.
Having come up initially throughthe Hampshire junior cricket system, and then the West Australian junior systemwhere he captained two premiership winning sides at U15 and U17 level in the highly competitive WACA Junior District Cricket Championship, Morgan therefore already possesses a valuable insight into the development needs of young cricketers. His appointment builds upon the Lymingtons well-established commitment to junior cricket.
Morgan joined Lymington midway through last season, and soon made an impact with several important innings including a match-winning 82 against Trojans. A serious ankle injury meant that Lymington have yet to see Morgans pace bowling. Hopefully, that will be remedied this summer. With a highly rated Australian also in the pipeline, Lymington are highly confident of bettering last seasons fourth place finish.
Morgan replaces Dave Gelling, who retired at the end of last season after six years as First XI coach. The popular Mancunion has been invited to assist the development of coaches at Totton & Eling, but still hopes to pop along to the Sports Ground for a beer or two during the season.
Morgan will be available for one-to-one coaching at the Sports Ground during the summer and can be contacted on 01590 671563 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org