New role for Griff

Somerset County Cricket Club’s Performance Analyst, Andrew Griffiths is set to take up a new role early next year.

The University of Bath Graduate, who joined Somerset from Nottinghamshire after the 2016 season, is set to become a full-time bowling coach on the Somerset Player Pathway.

Andrew is no stranger to the Somerset young players, having worked on the County Age Group Programme for the last four years.

“It’s a really exciting opportunity for me,” he said. “Alongside my analyst role, for the past two years I’ve worked with the Club’s young fast bowlers on the Academy, Emerging Player Programme and the Potential Somerset Player Programme as well as having frequent contact with all of our County Age Group squads. Fortunately for me this position has arisen which will allow me to fulfill that role on a permanent basis.”

“It means moving away from the professional staff from an analyst point of view, but I’ve taken a lot of learnings from that environment. I have a good understanding of the attributes that we are looking for in our young players, not only from a skill perspective, but also in terms of their work ethic. To be able to take that knowledge and implement it throughout the Pathway is a really exciting opportunity.”

“I have a high level of awareness of the players in our Pathway and I’ll be looking to strengthen our already excellent ties with Devon and Cornwall. Our new relationship with Dorset is also an exciting partnership that I’m looking forward to being part of.”

Academy Director, Steve Snell said: “He’s somebody who has worked diligently to develop himself across our Pathway in conjunction with his job as the Club’s Performance Analyst. This position is just reward for the investment that he has made in himself and in the Club. I know that he will have a big impact across the whole pathway.

“He’s already built an excellent rapport with the young bowlers, and his attention to detail when it comes to helping them to develop is outstanding. I’m really excited that he’s coming on board on a full-time basis.”

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