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Cricket news - Paul Grayson appointed as Yorkshire's batting coach

Grayson was appointed ahead of former England international players Jonathan Trott and Mike Yardy.

Former Essex head coach, Paul Grayson, was appointed Yorkshire's batting coach. Grayson, who has been coaching at Durham University and the Yorkshire-diamonds KSL team has been since leaving Essex in 2015 will be appointed before the former England international player Jonathan Trott and Mike Yardy, the Cricbuzz understand also interviewed for the role.

Grayson's task is the cooperation with the Academy and the second XI batsman as well as with the first-team squad, support of Director of Cricket Martyn Moxon and Head Coach Andrew Gale. Given Grayson's work with the Durham University students in the last three years, where Yorkshire's new signing Fraine worked under him, as well as his experience of county cricket, it seems, he is well suited to the role.

The 47-year-old, who lives in the vicinity, add some experience to a relatively inexperienced coaching group. Gale moved straight from playing on the head coach role last season with the bowling coach Richard Pyrah only retired from first-class cricket in 2015, and Yorkshire, the results in Gale's first season in charge has been mixed.

A reconstruction of the team took place to change the profile, the ageing of the group. Several high-profile departures, such as those by Plunkett, Jack Brooks and Liam, before the arrival of the younger players in leg-spinner Josh Poysden, fast-bowler Matt Pillans and top-order batsman Fraine. England Test players Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow, new contracts are signed.

Grayson, a former Yorkshire player with Moxon, will hope for more consistency from a talented, but inconsistent, Yorkshire batting line-up has already for a number of seasons since they last won the championship in the year 2015.

Only two batsman averaging more than 40 red-ball cricket in the last year and one of Grayson's tasks will be even more by the likes of Jack Leaning and Adam Lyth, two experienced batsman, endured hard years last term. There is also a group of promising young players such as Fraine, Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Harry Brooks, expected to kick in red-ball cricket.

Although Grayson's time in Essex, where he was also a player who ended up unhappy, he played an important role in the development of England internationals Ravi Bopara, Tom Westley and Reece Topley.

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