- Peter Moores (cricketer)
Peter Moores (born 18 December 1962 in
Macclesfield) is a former English county cricketer. He played as a wicketkeeper for Worcestershire and Sussex [http://www.cricketarchive.com/Archive/Players/4/4546/4546.html] and captained Sussex in 1997. He retired from first-class cricketin 1998 and took up coaching. Moores was a successful coach of Sussex leading the county to the 2003 County Championship. Moores coached England "A" on their tour of the West Indiesin 2000-01 and the English National Cricket Academy from October 2005 to 2007. He was appointed coach of the full England team in April 2007. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/england/6573813.stm "England name Moores as new coach"] BBC Newsretrieved 18 January 2008]
Coach of England
Following the fateful Ashes 2006/7 tour of Australia, and
Cricket World Cupin the West Indies, Moores was appointed coach of the England cricket teamin April 2007 after previous coach, Duncan Fletcherresigned.
Moores was bold in his selections, bringing in relatively unknown players
Matt Prior, Ryan Sidebottomand Owais Shahfor the West Indian tour of England. Moores dropped other players who played in the Ashes tour, Chris Read, Sajid Mahmood, Geraint Jonesand Ashley Giles. Andrew Flintoff, who was captain of the tour was unable to play in the series due to injury.
England's regular captain,
Michael Vaughanwas also injured for the first Test at Lord's, so opening batsman Andrew Strausswas named temporary captain. The first Test was a draw after heavy rain, and in the second Test at Headingley Moores looked for his first victory.
Following an injury to
pace bowler Matthew Hoggard, Ryan Sidebottomwas recalled to the international arena after a lengthy gap. After Vaughan, who was playing in his first Test match for 18 months scored a century, Sidebottom picked up 4 wickets as England bowled the West Indies out for 146 ( though West Indian captain Ramnaresh Sarwanwas injured, and did not bat.) Forcing the follow on, the West Indies made 141, meaning England won by an innings and 283 runs.
Sidebottom kept his place for the third Test at Old Trafford, which England won by 60 runs, but
pace bowler Liam Plunkettwas dropped in favour of the returning Hoggard for the fourth Test at Chester-le-Street, in which England won by seven wickets.
Following the fourth Test, ahead of Moores' announcement of the
One Day Internationalsquad, overall captain Vaughan resigned as One Day captain. Paul Collingwoodof Durham was named as his successor. Moores named some surprising members in his squad, including Jonathan Trottand Dimitri Mascarenhas, who were both uncapped. World Cup players who were left out were wicket-keeper Paul Nixon, Jon Lewis, Michael Vaughan, Ed Joyceand Andrew Strauss.
Other cricket work
On 18 January 2008
David Graveneywas removed as the head national selector. Geoff Millertook the position over, heading up a four-man panel which included Moores, James Whitaker and Ashley Giles. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/england/7196029.stm "Graveney axed as England selector"] BBC Newsretrieved 18 January 2008]
* [http://www.natwestseries.com/peter_moores_exclusive.php Peter Moores Podcast & Blog] - insight from the England Coach, available on the
NatWest Seriescricket website
* [http://www.cricketarchive.com CricketArchive]
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