Jonathan Batty named Melbourne Stars new WBBL coach

Inaugural girls’s Hundred-winning coach Jonathan Batty has been appointed as the brand new coach of the Melbourne Stars for the upcoming WBBL season.
Batty, who performed county cricket for Surrey, Gloucestershire, and Northamptonshire over an almost two-decade profession, coached Oval Invincibles to the Hundred title final season.
The previous wicketkeeper-batter turns into Stars’ third WBBL coach in three seasons. Batty replaces Jarrad Loughman who had only one season accountable for Stars however stays as Victoria’s girls’s coach within the WNCL competitors. Loughnan took over from Trent Woodhill who led Stars to their first WBBL closing in 2020-21 the place they have been crushed by Sydney Thunder.

Batty heads to Melbourne with in depth expertise teaching girls’s cricket in England. He’s the present coach of each Invincibles and Surrey Girls and led the South-East Stars within the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy in 2020. He has additionally labored with England girls’s wicketkeepers and England’s Below 17s.

“I can not wait to get began, having watched the competitors from afar for a lot of years which has been a sector-leading event for ladies’s cricket globally,” Batty stated. “To be part of a crew just like the Melbourne Stars, and work with such a proficient squad who’re led by some excellent world-class gamers, was a incredible alternative that I needed to be part of. I can not wait to work with an impressive captain in Meg Lanning, I am wanting ahead to attending to Melbourne.”

Stars’ basic supervisor Blair Crouch was hopeful Batty could lead on them again to the finals after ending fifth final season.

“Our purpose each season is to play finals and we hope Jonathan can maximise the excellent expertise inside our squad,” Sofa stated. “The method to safe our Head Coach was a world search and Jonathan was the standout candidate from a really sturdy subject.”

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