County news March 8, 2007

Moxon appointed Yorkshire chief

Cricinfo staff

Martyn Moxon has been confirmed as Yorkshire's new director of cricket. Moxon, the former Yorkshire captain, resigned as head coach of Durham last week prompting speculation he could be heading south.

He already has experience in a directorial role at Yorkshire, having been their director of coaching until 2001. "When the opportunity came up to join Yorkshire I jumped at it," he said - although that was not the case three years ago when, it was reported, the county tried to lure him away from Durham. But this time things are different: "I cannot wait to get started in my new role."

These are exciting times at Headingley, with this announcement the latest to follow Darren Gough's return to the county, as captain, and the news that Anthony McGrath resolved his differences and decided to stay.

And Yorkshire made a further announcement today: their academy director, Ian Dews, will become the director of cricket operations.