Stephen Titchard gets Lancashire womens' Cricket Super League role

Stephen Titchard
Stephen Titchard played more than 100 first class games for Lancashire and Derbyshire

Lancashire Cricket Board have named former batsman Stephen Titchard as head coach for their 2016 Women's Cricket Super League campaign.

Titchard, 48, spent eight years at Old Trafford before moving to Derbyshire in 1999 and is currently Lancashire's performance manager.

The Red Rose have also named former bowler Gary Keedy, who retired last season, as spin coach.

Former Derbyshire player and coach Karl Krikken is wicketkeeping coach.

Leading the operation as general manager is Bobby Cross, the brother of England and LCB Thunder seamer Kate Cross, while women and girls' cricket development officer Jenny Barden will work as assistant coach.

The tournament, consisting of six teams, will be played in a Twenty20 format this season, before adding a 50-over competition in the future.

The group stage of the 2016 competition will run from 30 July to 14 August, with the top four teams qualifying for a finals day.

Full list of appointments

General manager: Bobby Cross

Head coach: Stephen Titchard

Assistant coach: Jenny Barden

Spin bowling coach: Gary Keedy

Fielding coach: Chris Chambers

Wicketkeeping coach: Karl Krikken

Strength & conditioning coach: Cristina Carr

Performance analyst: Chris Highton

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