September 18, 2002

Paul Terry accepts first XI manager position at Hampshire

Former Hampshire and England opening batsman Paul Terry has been unveiled as the county's new first XI manager, following the sacking of Jimmy Cook midway through last season.

Terry, who struck in excess of 25,000 runs and hit 50 centuries during his 18-year career with Hampshire, has been brought into a new position, but will have a hands on role with the team during the season.

Capped by England twice, Terry enjoyed an excellent career with the county and is excited about returning. "Hampshire have played a big part in my cricketing like and I'm looking forward to the next step in the journey," he said.

Paul Terry
Paul Terry
"Led by the ambition of the Chairman, Rod Bransgrove, Hampshire are looking to go places and with some of the changes that will be in place by next season, I am confident we will have a team ready to challenge again for honours."

The opener, who left Hampshire seven years ago, has maintained links with the club through his highly successful coaching company in Perth, with many players going to him in the winter months and also coaches at nearby Canford School in Dorset during the summer.

This winter will be no different, as many of, not only Hampshire's but players from all across the English counties, will be travelling to learn under Terry's wing.