Laura Marsh named interim head coach of Sunrisers
Laura Marsh in action. © Getty Images
Sunrisers have appointed former England international Laura Marsh as the interim head coach for the 2022 season, on Thursday (April 28). The World Cup and Ashes winner will take on the role immediately leading Sunrisers into Charlotte Edwards Cup and Rachel Heyhoe-Flint Trophy campaigns this summer.
Marsh made her international debut for England in August 2006 and won two ODI World Cups and a home T20 World Cup in 2009. After a 13-year long playing career, the off-spinner announced retirement in August 2020. She has represented England in 173 matches across formats with 217 wickets. She was also associated with the Oval Invincibles, the champions of the inaugural season of The Hundred.
Sunrisers Regional Director of Women’s Cricket, Danni Warren expressed her views on Marsh’s appointment. “We are incredibly fortunate to have been able to work with Laura to bring her into this role,” she said.
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Laura has a brilliant relationship with our players and support staff and truly embodies our Sunrisers values. I would like to personally thank Laura for embracing this opportunity and cannot wait to see her and the players showcase their talents over the summer.”
The 35-year-old will take over the coaching responsibilities for Sunrisers, who finished last in the 2021 edition of the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy. The team also struggled in the first season of the Charlotte Edwards Cup, a domestic T20 competition. Marsh will take over the coaching duties from Trevor Griffin, who was appointed as the coach in March 2021.
Marsh expressed her gratitude towards the organization in her remarks. “I am really excited to take on this role and have the opportunity to work with and develop an exciting group of players,” she said.
During the season, Marc Broom, Luke Pomfret, and Vince Wells will assist Marsh.