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21st March 2022 News

James Lowe leaves Durham Cricket after 19 years of service

Durham Cricket can announce that after 19 years’ service to Durham Cricket, James Lowe will leave his role as Lead Performance Coach for Academy and Pathway cricket.

James will take up the role of Head of Academy at Yorkshire County Cricket Club ahead of the 2022 season and will be responsible for the boy’s academy in addition to working with the professional squads.

Before progressing into coaching, Lowe made 10 appearances for Durham scoring 80 on his first-class debut against Hampshire at the Rose Bowl, playing 9 first-class games and 1 List-A fixture during a 5-year spell on the Durham staff.

Upon his retirement from professional cricket James joined the Durham Cricket Board as a cricket development officer holding that role for 6 years before being promoted to Assistant Academy Coach in 2017 and then Lead Performance Coach for Pathway and Academy 3 years ago.

Throughout his time with Durham, James has coached a number of the Durham Cricket junior teams including the boy’s Under 14s, Under 15s, Girls Under 17s and Women’s Academy in addition to managing the Emerging Players Programme.

Durham Cricket Academy Director, John Windows said: “It has been a pleasure to work alongside James and this opportunity to lead an Academy is one which is fantastic for him and his development.

James has been an asset to the Durham Cricket set up since joining the club, coaching and working with some of the most talented players in the region. I wish him all the best of luck in his new role and one which I am sure he will thrive at.”

James Lowe said: “Being involved with Durham both as a player then as a coach over the last 20 years has been a great privilege.

“It is now the right time for me to take on a new challenge which I am excited about but I look forward to seeing the continued development of this group of talented young local players we have at Durham.

“ I am sure there are many future Durham and England players amongst them.

“The club is in great shape at all levels and I’m sure there are exciting times ahead. I wish everyone the best of luck.”

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