Surrey Stars have appointed Richard Bedbrook as head coach for their inaugural Women’s Cricket Super League campaign this summer.
Bedbrook, who will also continue in his current role as Surrey’s academy coach, will be assisted by Jeremy Greaves.
Former Wiltshire captain Bedbrook is also involved in the coaching structure of England women’s Performance squad and will work alongside the Surrey’s director of women’s cricket, Ebony Rainford-Brent.
Greaves currently coaches Surrey Women in the Royal London County Cup, and will also retain his present role.
Bedbrook said: “The Women’s Cricket Super League is a really exciting development for cricket in England and it’s great to be involved from the very beginning.
“Surrey already have a very strong commitment to women’s cricket and this WCSL team will be the next extension of that, giving players from throughout the club’s system – and further afield – an opportunity to showcase their abilities to a wider audience.”
Former England opener Rainford-Brent added: “Richard is an excellent coach, knows the Surrey system inside out, and has great experience of working with both male and female cricketers at an elite level.
“I’m really looking forward to working with him at plotting a course to Finals Day!
“I’d also like to welcome Jeremy to our WCSL coaching team.
“The work he has been doing, and will continue to do, with the women’s county squad is excellent and he will ensure the WCSL team is constantly connected with our existing women’s squad.
Surrey Stars start their WCSL campaign against Southern Vipers at the Ageas Bowl on July 31, and will host Yorkshire Diamonds at the Kia Oval and Lancashire Thunder at Guildford either side of a trip to Western Storm, before finishing their campaign at Loughborough Lightning on August 12.