Phil Jaques Named New South Wales Head Coach

Published - 29 May 2018, 07:43 PM

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 29: NSW coach Phil Jaques poses during a Cricket NSW Media Opportunity at Sydney Cricket Ground on May 29, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Former Australia opener, Phil Jaques has joined New South Wales (NSW) as the head coach on Tuesday (May 29) and will take over the mantle of coaching the side from Trent Johnston.

Johnston, who joined NSW as a coach in 2015, parted ways with the state-side in March this year. Under his tenure, NSW ended up a disappointing fifth in the Sheffield Shield last season.

Jaques will be mentoring a young NSW side with the likes of Ed Cowan and Doug Bollinger retiring from the game, and Nic Maddinson missing on the new contract list.

Moreover, ten of the players from the setup are under the age of 25. NSW have also given full-time contracts to promising players like Jason Sangha, Param Uppal, Dan Fallins, Mickey Edwards and Liam Hatcher.

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The 39-year-old served two years as the head coach of Queensland before stepping down from his position in May last year due to family reasons. Jaques then took over as NSW’s assistant coach in June 2017.

Jaques, who made his first-class debut for NSW versus Queensland in March 2001, played 76 Sheffield Shield games for the state, accumulating 5581 runs.

He went on to compose 16,035 runs in first-class cricket and notched up his highest individual first-class score of 244 for Worcestershire against Essex in June 2006. The southpaw batsman also aggregated three hundred in his brief Test career.

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