Surrey CCC Assistant Coach Richard Johnson is to leave the Club in mid-February to become First Team Coach at Middlesex County Cricket Club.
Johnson has been at the Club for three years, working with the professional squad and in particular our group of bowlers. During his time at the Club, Surrey reached the final of the Vitality Blast in 2020.
With Head Coach Vikram Solanki working on the Oval Invincibles maiden Hundred campaign, Johnson oversaw Surrey’s campaign in the 2021 One Day Cup, leading a depleted squad to a semi-final appearance.
Speaking today, Richard Johnson said: “It is with a heavy heart that I say goodbye to this great club, I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of my time here.
“I will always feel privileged to have been given the chance to coach at such a fantastic club and will cherish the great times and relationships I have built there over the years.
“I want to take this opportunity to say an especially big thank you to Alec Stewart for all the support and help he has given me over the past three years. He made my move to Surrey a very easy and comfortable experience which I will always greatly appreciate.
“I want to also thank the players for making my time there so enjoyable and memorable. Finally, it goes without saying I wish the club all the very best next season and into the future.”
Paying tribute to Johnson’s work, Surrey CCC Director of Cricket, Alec Stewart, said: “On behalf of everyone in the dressing room I’d like to thank Jono for all of his work during his time at Surrey.
“To take up the role as First Team Coach at the club he has played for and coached at previously is too good an opportunity for him to turn down.
“We wish him all the best as he takes up a new challenge and look forward to seeing him when we take on our London rivals this season.”