Graeme Welch resigns from Derbyshire role

Derbyshire County Cricket Club 2016, Graeme Welch
Derbyshire County Cricket Club 2016, Graeme Welch
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Derbyshire County Cricket Club has confirmed Elite Performance Director Graeme Welch has offered his resignation.

A statement from the club stated Welch’s resignation has been reluctantly accepted and the board will meet shortly to discuss the way forward for the club.

In the meantime, Elite Performance Coach John Sadler will take charge of coaching affairs supported by four-day captain Billy Godleman and limited overs captain Wes Durston.

Chairman Chris Grant said: “Over the last two and a half years, we have seen a number of players develop under Graeme’s guidance. We have also seen a clear increase in the levels of professionalism and work ethic within the club.

“Whilst on-field results have been disappointing, Graeme leaves the club with stronger foundations in place. The board would like to thank Graeme for his contribution and we wish him every success in the future.”

Welch added: “I have decided to resign as Elite Performance Director. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time at the club and learned so much.

“I would particularly like to thank the chairman and board for their support over the last few years and I wish them all the best for the future.”