Coaching team confirmed for La Manga
Cricket Scotland have confirmed the coaching and support team for the men’s upcoming training camp in La Manga.
Acting Head Coach Toby Bailey and High-Performance Manager Simon Smith will be joined by national lead spin coach Andy Tennant, and former Scotland captain and Hall of Famer Gordon Drummond will lead the pace bowling group.
Lead physio Mairi Macphail and Performance Coordinator Jonathan Newell complete the core staff.
The camp will focus on four key priorities agreed by the coaches and players, these being the development of power hitting, batting against spin, bowling skills, and leadership.
“Our warm-weather base in Spain will be the ideal place for us to bring into focus these areas which we know will be hugely important to our success going forward,” said Bailey.
To add value in these areas the group will welcome power hitting guru Julian Wood, Gloucestershire CCC coach Owen Dawkins, evergreen Kent all-rounder Darren Stevens, and leadership consultant Louise Finlayson.
Finlayson comes into the senior national programme having worked with the Performance Academy during 2018.
Captain Kyle Coetzer added, “2018 was a landmark year for this team, and we are desperate to take things to the next level in 2019 and beyond. It will be a busy camp and we’re all excited to get started on this next stage of our journey.”
The camp will run from 10 to 16 November.