Published: 14th October, 2013
Surrey CCC are pleased to announce the appointment of Graham Ford as its new Head Coach.
Ford, 52, will join the club in February and work alongside Alec Stewart – who will continue serving on the Club board with the new title as Director of Cricket – and Club Captain Graeme Smith, who is due to return to Surrey ahead of the 2014 season.
A widely respected coach in both the domestic and International scene, Ford – who has signed a three year deal at the Kia Oval – has enjoyed successful spells coaching Natal, South Africa, Kent and Sri Lanka.
Most recently, he has led Sri Lanka to the final of the last ICC World Twenty20 and secured a recent One Day series win over South Africa.
Speaking this week, Graham Ford said: “I am delighted to once again be involved in English cricketing system. I have, for a long while, been an admirer of Surrey CCC and see it as a great privilege to be actively involved in such a fine club. I look forward to the exciting times ahead!”
Alec Stewart, Director of Cricket, concluded: “This is an outstanding appointment. Graham is someone who is well respected throughout the cricketing world and has a reputation of improving individual and team performances – I am looking forward to working with him.”