Brooke bring in new professional and coach

Acle v Topcroft cricket. Bowler Paul Newman and batsman Chris Handcock.; Photo: Andy Darnell; Copy:;

Acle v Topcroft cricket. Bowler Paul Newman and batsman Chris Handcock.; Photo: Andy Darnell; Copy:; For: EDP; Archant © 2009 (01603) 772434 - Credit: Archant © 2009

Brooke have added a mixture of youth and experience to their ranks ahead of the new season.

The Dipple and Conway Norfolk Alliance Premier Division champions have signed highly-rated South African batsman Wesley Coulentianos, 23, as their professional for 2017 while former Norfolk skipper Paul Newman has come on board as head coach. Brooke skipper John Habershon is excited by the appointments and feels they will have a positive impact as his side attempt to make it another memorable summer.

'We are very pleased to have secured the signing of Wesley, who replaces Mike Jones as player-coach at the club,' he said. 'He is an extremely talented young cricketer and already has seven first class hundreds to his name. I know all the first team are excited about playing alongside him as we look to repeat the success of the 2016 season.

'We are also thrilled to have Paul join us.

'When I was a young player in the Norfolk age group sides Judge's coaching had a fantastic impact on my game and I'm delighted that all the young players at Brooke will have the opportunity to benefit from working with him.'


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Newman, 58, joins Brooke from fellow Alliance club Acle.

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