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Somerset have appointed former wicketkeeper Steve Snell as their second XI coach and academy director.
Despite playing for Gloucestershire for most of his career, Snell did represent Somerset for a short period in 2011 since Craig Kieswetter and Jos Buttler were unavailable at the time. However, he did go on to play at Taunton for the 2012 county season as well.
“The opportunity to continue the rich tradition of developing exciting and entertaining cricketers through the Somerset Academy and on to successfully representing the Somerset first team is a challenge I am immensely looking forward to,” Snell said. “The Somerset Academy is held in high esteem around the country and I am well aware of the outstanding work by past and present coaches involved with the county’s development programmes. I am thrilled at the prospect of playing a major role in the future success of Somerset.”
Somerset’s director of cricket, Matthew Maynard, added: “This is a key role within the Somerset cricketing structure and we are delighted to have been able to appoint Steve, who has played for the county and knows the set-up at the County Ground. Steve is a high-quality coach and he will bring additional experience, enthusiasm and expertise to the team here at the County Ground.”