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Former Head of Cricket appointed Serbian National Cricket Coach

Date Posted: Thursday 25 February 2021

Congratulations to our Former Head of Cricket, Richard Black, who has recently been appointed as the High-Performance Director and National Team Coach for the Serbian National Cricket Team.

Richard will be overseeing their high-performance programme and leading the national team’s preparations for international cricket matches and tournaments. This will start with the European leg of the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers in July.

Cricket is still a relatively new sport in Serbia, with the game only starting to be played around 2007. Currently, there are around 150 players, who are split across eight teams. The majority of cricket is played in Belgrade, and there are two clubs based in the North of Serbia. Over the next few years, Richard is hoping to build on the standard of cricket and develop the professional game.

Richard was recently interviewed on the BBC Sounds Podcast “Tailenders” about this exciting opportunity. You can listen to him from around 38 minutes in.

Richard worked at Ashford School as Head of Cricket from 2016-2018, where he was responsible for many achievements. He then moved on to the Royal Grammar School in Guildford.

Richard is a Level 3 Performance Coach and has previously worked within county cricket, both in Kent and Oxfordshire, as well as at an international level in the Netherlands.

We wish Richard the best of luck in his new role! We’re looking forward to seeing his successes and how Serbian Cricket develops in the years to come.