New Zealand cricket July 4, 2008

Reeve named coach of Central Districts

Cricinfo staff

Dermot Reeve, the former England allrounder, has been named coach of New Zealand state side Central Districts.

Reeve played 29 ODIs and three Tests, but was best-known as one of county cricket's most successful captains when he led Warwickshire to consistent silverware during the 1990s. He finished his career at Somerset, where he took on the director of cricket role, before moving into TV commentary.

"We are excited about having a coach of the experience and standard of Dermot join the Central Stags," Blair Furlong, the Central Districts chief executive said. "It is a fantastic opportunity for the Stags and our up and coming players to be exposed to someone of his Dermot's ability."

Reeve emigrated to New Zealand in 2006 and takes over the role vacated by former England batsman Graham Barlow.