AJ Harris: Derbyshire academy role for former fast bowler

Derbyshire have named AJ Harris as their new academy director.

The 40-year-old former fast bowler, who will be assisted by Stephen Stubbings, previously worked with the second XI and also as a bowling coach.

He had a 17-year career at Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire, taking 451 first-class wickets, and 225 dismissals in limited-overs cricket.

Elite performance director Graeme Welch said: "Giving academy prospects the chance to work with them is massive."

He added: "The first-class and limited-overs experience they have can only be good for what is without doubt a very talented group of young cricketers.

"These appointments take us a step closer to completing our elite performance player pathway."