Dave Houghton appointed Zimbabwe director of coaching

Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) has appointed Dave Houghton as director of coaching. Houghton will be responsible for developing and implementing training programs in all formats and levels of play at ZImbabwe, and will also organize special cricket camps. His “ultimate goal,” according to a ZC statement, will be “to help coaches get the most out of players.”

Houghton will also be the head coach of the Mountaineers on the provincial side for the 2021-22 season.


“We can consider ourselves lucky to have a gaming legend like Dave joining us in a capacity that will add greater value to our coaching setup and to the game itself,” said ZC general manager Givemore. Makoni. “He has a wealth of knowledge and skills in both coaching and administration and his passion, determination and hard work ethic will greatly boost our efforts as we aim to continue to improve and achieve success in the field. playground. “

This is not the first time Houghton has taken on the role of ZC’s coaching manager, having been brought into a similar role in 2009. He was also the head coach of the Men’s National Team in the late 90s, and was at the helm during their memorable journey to the 1999 World Cup Super Six stage in England, after memorable group stage wins over India and South Africa.

Most of Houghton’s coaching experience has come in county cricket. He resigned his post as director of Derbyshire cricket last month, after spending three years in the role. He had been the team’s cricket manager during an earlier tenure from 2004 to 2007, and was their batting coach from 2011 to 2013. He was also on the coaching staff for Worcestershire, Somerset and Middlesex.

Houghton, 64, is one of Zimbabwe’s top hitters. He captained Zimbabwe in their first test against India in 1992 and marked a century in his debut. It was the first of four he played in 22 test games, scoring 1,464 points overall with an average of 43.05. Her score of 266 against Sri Lanka in Bulawayo in 1994 remains Zimbabwe’s best individual test score.

Houghton also scored 1,530 ODI points at 26.37 and reserved his best performance for the Biggest Stage, scoring an outstanding 137 142 balls in a World Cup match against New Zealand in Hyderabad in 1987. The innings saved Zimbabwe by 104 to 7 in the business. of Iain Butchart and bring them to the brink of what would have been a sensational upheaval.

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