Berry steps down as South Australia coach

Berry's time with South Australia has come to an end

Berry’s time with South Australia has come to an end

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Darren Berry has resigned as South Australia’s head coach after taking a leave of absence for personal reasons.

During his four-year tenure, Berry led South Australia to victory in the 2010-11 Big Bash tournament and the 2011-12 one-day competition.

However, South Australia have struggled in the Sheffield Shield during all but one of Berry’s years in charge.

Berry has also stepped down as head coach of the Adelaide Strikers. However, it is understood that Yorkshire coach Jason Gillespie may be named as Berry’s successor.

“An amicable separation has been reached in the best interests for all concerned; I accept that the SACA are heading in a new direction and wish the association every success in the future,” Berry said. “It has been a privilege over the last four years to have had the opportunity provided to me by the SACA and for that I am grateful.”

South Australian Cricket Association (SACA) chief executive Keith Bradshaw added: “While SACA and its bboard recognise the strong performance by the Strikers this summer, our results across the past three seasons in all formats have not been at the standard expected of our elite teams.

“I want to recognise the contribution Darren has made in his time here; both parties have agreed though that now is the time to look for a new direction.”

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