David Capel, the former Northamptonshire and England allrounder who became the county's head coach, has undergone surgery for a brain tumour.

A statement from Northamptonshire said the surgery was successful and Capel is now recovering at home.

"David Capel has asked Northamptonshire County Cricket Club to pass on his grateful thanks to all those supporters and former colleagues who have sent their good wishes and messages of support during his illness," the club said. "Everyone connected to the club wishes David a full and speedy recovery."

Capel spent a combined 33 years involved with Northamptonshire, holding the head coach role from 2006 until 2012. He was also assistant coach of the England Women's team between 2013 and 2015 before briefly taking up the same position with Bangladesh.

During his playing career he made 15 Test and 23 ODI appearances between 1987 and 1990, often entrusted with the unenviable task of filling Ian Botham's shoes. In first-class cricket he scored over 12,000 runs and took almost 550 wickets.