Steve Kirby: MCC appoint ex-Yorkshire and Somerset bowler head coach
Former pace bowler Steve Kirby has been named as the new head coach of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).
The 39-year-old former Yorkshire, Gloucestershire and Somerset player replaces Mark Alleyne, who left his role after seven years in October 2015.
Kirby retired in 2014 because of injury, ending a career which included 572 wickets in 167 first-class matches.
He began his career as a youngster at Leicestershire before making his first-class debut with Yorkshire in 2001.
"Lord's has always been a special place for me and I'm truly thankful and honoured to be given this opportunity with MCC," Kirby said.
Head of cricket John Stephenson added: "Steve's passion for the role and for MCC shone through and this was a key reason why we decided to appoint him."
MCC beat Yorkshire by four wickets in the Champion County match last month.