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Middlesex have appointed former Zimbabwe batsman Dave Houghton as their new batting coach after Mark Ramprakash was chosen to take up the same position with the England team.
Houghton has signed a two-year deal and will start working with the club when the new year commences.
Prior to this, Houghton spent one season as Somerset’s assistant and batting coach.
“I am absolutely delighted to be joining the coaching team at Middlesex,” Houghton said. “I am joining an already impressive and well-established coaching unit and look forward to working closely with both Richard Scott and Richard Johnson to contribute to the club’s desire to secure silverware in the near future.
“We have a fantastic group of talented and gifted cricketers here at Middlesex and I can’t wait to begin working with them all.”
Middlesex’s director of cricket, Angus Fraser, added: “As well as being an excellent batting coach David has a wealth of knowledge that we can tap in to. David is a real cricket man. He loves being around and talking about the game and having spent time coaching at Radlett he knows the area and what Middlesex is about.
“His coaching time will be split over the whole club. David will spend time working with players from the 1st XI, 2nd XI, Academy and youth sides.”