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Mark Jeffrey Gronow Davis

Date of Birth: October 10, 1971 Birthplace: Port Elizabeth, Cape Province Coaching Role: Head Coach First Class Debut for Sussex: Sussex v Nottinghamshire at Hove, May 9-12, 2001 List A Debut for Sussex: Worcestershire v Sussex at Kidderminster, April 29th, 2001 Cricket Info: View info

The ECB has recently announced that Sussex’s Professional Cricket Manager Mark Robinson has been appointed as the new England Women’s Head Coach.

Following an ongoing review of the professional cricket coaching structure, Sussex Cricket can confirm that Mark Davis will become the county’s new Head Coach.

Sussex’s Chief Executive Zac Toumazi said, “The news has mixed emotions for us as a club. We are sorry to see Mark Robinson leave us as he has been a loyal servant to Sussex Cricket. I am sure he will be a fantastic asset at the ECB.

“Following an ongoing review of our professional cricket structure, we are delighted to announce that Mark Davis will assume the role of Head Coach. This is a fantastic opportunity for Mark and chance for him to work closely with our newly-appointed captain Luke Wright.”

Davis made his Sussex debut in 2001 and took 188 wickets with his off-spin and made over 2000 runs across all three formats. He was appointed Second Team Coach in 2005 and has since been involved in continuing the Sussex tradition of bringing through homegrown players.

Davis said of his appointment, “I’m very excited and honoured to be taking over as the new Head Coach at Sussex, and continuing the work that Peter Moores initially began, and that Mark Robinson continued so brilliantly. I’d like to thank Mark for everything and wish him well for his future role.

“We will be working hard to continue with the values that Sussex stands for and to ensure that the county competes at the forefront of English cricket.

“We have a fantastic squad which has a good mix of youth and experience and we have some exciting challenges ahead. I am looking forward to working alongside our new captain Luke Wright.”

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