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Andy Moles      

Full name Andrew James Moles

Born February 12, 1961, Solihull, Warwickshire

Current age 55 years 165 days

Major teams Griqualand West, Warwickshire

Nickname Molar

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Other Coach

Height 5 ft 10 in

Education Finham Park Comprehensive; Henley College of Further Education; Butts College of Further Education

Andrew James Moles
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 230 416 40 15305 230* 40.70 29 89 146 0
List A 185 177 8 4733 127 28.00 2 35 50 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 230 3396 1882 40 3/21 47.05 3.32 84.9 0 0
List A 185 962 834 12 2/24 2/24 69.50 5.20 80.1 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1986 - 1997
List A span 1986 - 1997

Andy Moles was a stocky, unspectacular opening batsman who made the most of his abilities through hard work and determination. In 12 seasons with Warwickshire he scored 13,316 runs at 38.59, an excellent record, although his limited strokeplay and perceived immobility in the field meant that he never came close to an international call-up. His record in South African domestic cricket was even better, and in three seasons with Griqualand West in the late 1980s he scored 1989 runs at 64.16. After retiring he moved straight into coaching, returning to Griqualand West and in 2003 was appointed coach of Kenya. But the internal shambles and mismanagement within the board took its toll and in January 2005 he took over as Scotland coach. But after guiding them to the ICC Trophy, he fell out with some leading players and the board appeared to back them rather than him, making his position untenable and he quit. His globetrotting continued as he was then appointed to coach Northern Districts and that led to him replacing John Bracewell as the New Zealand coach in 2008. But within a year Moles had walked away, again against a backdrop of player unease.
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Jan 27, 2015

Coach Andy Moles talks to Afghanistan's players, Kabul, January 27, 2015

Coach Andy Moles talks to Afghanistan's players

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Oct 22, 2014

Afghanistan coach Andy Moles talks to Dawlat Zadran, Western Australia XI v Afghanistan, Perth, September 22, 2014

Afghanistan coach Andy Moles talks to Dawlat Zadran

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Sep 1, 2009

Selection meeting - Andy Moles and Daniel Vettori in discussion, Colombo, September 1, 2009

Selection meeting - Andy Moles and Daniel Vettori in discussion


Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Youth Test: England U19 v S Lanka U19 at Cambridge - Jul 26-29
England U19 352/4 (96 ov)
North Group: Leics v Lancashire at Leicester - Jul 26
Leics won by 131 runs
South Group: Somerset v Middlesex at Taunton - Jul 26
Somerset won by 4 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
North Group: Warwickshire v Northants at Birmingham - Jul 26
Warwickshire won by 8 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)
South Group: Essex v Glamorgan at Chelmsford - Jul 26
Essex won by 4 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
South Group: Hampshire v Kent at Southampton - Jul 26
Kent won by 5 wickets (with 39 balls remaining)
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