South African agrees three-year deal July 26, 2005

Canterbury appoint Nosworthy as coach

Cricinfo staff

Dave Nosworthy has been appointed coach of Canterbury for the next three seasons starting in September.

Nosworthy has coached the Northern Titans, one of South Africa's six first-class sides, for the last five years, but they decided not to extend his contract at the end of the 2004-05 season. In addition, he has coached the national Under-19 and A teams.

"Dave comes highly recommended and impressed the interview panel with his thoroughness of preparation. I'm confident he will do an excellent job," Richard Reid, Canterbury's CEO, told New Zealand Cricket.

Nosworthy, who beat eight other applicants, takes over from Michael Sharpe.