Cricket News By TODAYLIVESCORE.INFO - Middlesex part ways with head coach Stuart Law. The decision to relieve Law of his duties early was taken after an extensive review of the club's first XI performances over the last three seasons.
The decision to relieve Law of his duties early was taken after an extensive review of the club's first XI performances over the last three seasons.
Middlesex have confirmed that they have parted ways with head coach Stuart Law with one year still remaining on his contract that he signed in January 2019. Alan Coleman has been handed the reins as interim head coach to oversee the squad's return to training in November.
The decision to relieve Law of his duties early was taken after an extensive review of the club's first XI performances over the last three seasons was conducted by the club's cricket committee.
“We would like to thank Stuart for his efforts across three seasons as Head Coach of Middlesex. His passion and dedication to the role have and never will be questioned. It is always sad when committed people leave the Club and things do not work out as all parties would have hoped, and Stuart leaves Middlesex with our thanks and best wishes,” club CEO Andrew Cornish said on Wednesday (October 27).
Middlesex won just three of their 14 county games in 2019 – the first season under Law. In 2021, they had to fight it out in Division 3 of the county championship. Middlesex made it to the quarterfinal of the T20 Blast in 2019, but have struggled in the competition since, finishing second from bottom last year. In the 50-over competition too, the quarterfinal finish in 2019 was their best under Law, as they managed just two wins in eight fixtures this year – finishing second-last.
“Our on-field performances have not been up to the standards we require. The review and the outcomes resulting from it have not been taken lightly, and the Cricket Committee will be actively involved in the search for a replacement Head Coach.
“I give my assurance to all members and supporters that we have ambitions to be a Club that is competitive in all competitions, and with the talented young home-grown side that has been developed here at Middlesex, I have no doubts that this can be achieved.”