England cricketer bowled over by Norfolk pupils’ passion for sport

Mal Loye.

Mal Loye. - Credit: Archant

A former England cricket internationalist has joined the coaching staff at Gresham's School in Holt.

Mal Loye arrives at the school with a playing career that has seen him play at both national and county level.

He played a significant part in Lancashire's County Championship Division Two title winning season in 2005 and was the county's leading run-scorer with 1,198.

The ECB Level 4 Coach, who manages a successful coaching consultancy business, will be responsible for the delivery of Gresham's cricket programme for nine to 18-year-olds, providing coaching in both the Prep and Senior Schools.

Steve Adams, Gresham's School's Sports Development Director, said: 'Mal's appointment is great news for Gresham's and for our keen cricketers and demonstrates the School's commitment to achieving sporting excellence. His vast coaching and playing experience will be great for their development and they are all looking forward to a fantastic season ahead.'

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Mal's recent roles have included: Bangladesh High Performance Coach (2015), Natal (South Africa) Batting Coach (2013-14) and manages a successful coaching consultancy business. Mal also fulfills media commitments with BBC Radio commentary.

He replaces former Gresham's cricket coach, Mark Sorell, who has recently been appointed as Director of Cricket for Northern Capital Territories in Australia.

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Mal added: 'I can't wait to get started at Gresham's and to share my passion for cricket with the pupils to help them reach their full potential. I've been bowled over by their enthusiasm for the game; working with committed young players who are keen to make the most of coaching opportunities is an exciting prospect!'

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