Neil Doak has been appointed the new head coach at Lisburn Cricket Club.

The former Irish international will be at the helm as the Wallace Park club attempt an immediate return to the top flight after they were relegated from the Premier League earlier this summer.

Commenting on the appointment a Lisburn spokesman said: "Neil is an extremely talented coach and motivator and is hugely respected at Lisburn. He is the ideal appointment to maximise the talent at the club and we look forward to working with him.

"With so many young and up and coming players at the club looking to make their mark, there is no person better qualified than Neil to help them achieve their full potential."

Doak won 32 Irish caps between 1993 and 2000 scoring 479 runs at 26.61 with his highest score being an unbeaten 84 against Surrey.

In addition he captured 31 wickets at just 21.14 with his best display being 4 for 9 against Gibraltar.