Chapple takes over as the Red Rose chief

Glen Chapple

Glen Chapple

First published in Sport

EARBY’S finest son Glen Chapple has been handed the responsibility of coaching Lancashire for the remainder of the County Championship season after Peter Moores left for the England job.

Chapple, the current first team skipper at Emirates Old Trafford, is a top class coach and will get his chance to stake a claim for the role on a full-time basis.

He will be assisted by Gary Yates.

Cricket director, Mike Watkinson, said: “It is crucial that we minimise the disruption to the cricket department while we are in the middle of an important run of matches.

“Therefore we need to ensure that we have continuity and provide support, leadership and resources to help us achieve our aims and objectives.

“In his position as captain, Glen will have responsibility for the first team squad. Gary Yates will support Glen and spend the vast majority of his time around the first team squad.

“The club is actively looking to have an additional coaching resource in place as soon as possible, whose primary role will be working with the Second XI along with other coaching duties.”

John Stanworth will take charge of the seconds in the interim.

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Chapple will lead Lancashire for the first time tomorrow when they travel to Northamptonshire for a four-day game.

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