White confident he can bring success to Hampshire

Craig White. Picture: Dave Vokes/LMI Photography
Craig White. Picture: Dave Vokes/LMI Photography
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CRAIG WHITE is confident he can get the best out of his players as he targets success after being named Hampshire’s new first team coach.

He has been promoted from the position of assistant coach.

White joined in the Hampshire staff in 2012.

He took on the head coaching responsibilities in July of this year following the departure of Dale Benkenstein.

Now the task is to ensure the first team have everything in place to perform to higher levels next summer.

White is relishing the challenge and will be aiming to bring trophies to the club in the coming seasons.

He said: ‘I’m proud and honoured to be offered the role as first team coach.

‘I want to create a relaxed and focused environment where the players are in the best frame of mind possible to apply themselves on the field and perform moving forward.

‘I’ll be doing my very best to ensure the club, its players and supporters enjoy success in the coming years.’

Hampshire director of cricket, Giles White believes Craig White is the perfect man for the role.

‘Craig has been an integral part of the coaching setup for a few years now,’ he said.

‘He has experience, a great understanding of the game and is respected by everyone here at Hampshire.

‘For all those reasons he is the ideal person to take on this important role.’

White made more than 600 domestic appearances for Yorkshire, while also representing England in 30 Test matches.