Lancashire appoints Graham Onions as full-time bowling coach

The ex-Durham and English fast bowler Graham Onions has been appointed as the bowling coach of Lancashire county club. Onions will be joining with immediate effect to help Lancashire during the 2021-22 English domestic season. The former English bowler retired from cricket last summer due to medical reasons.

Onions made his England debut in 2009 and played his last international game in 2012. The former fast bowler has played nine Test matches for England, picking up 32 wickets at a healthy average of 29.90. Onions enjoyed a remarkable county career. He played 192 first-class matches since his debut in 2004. The English bowler ended with 723 wickets during his domestic career.

Lancashire’s Director of Cricket, Paul Allott said, “Graham is a universally popular and respected figure within the game. His talent on the field was undoubted, but we were all incredibly impressed with the impact he had in a coaching capacity during the shortened 2020 season.”

Onions is affiliated as a level-four instructor by the England and Wales Cricket Board. At Lancashire, he was already worked in the coaching capacity with youth teams. He will now work with the senior set-up that includes Glen Chapple as head coach and Mark Chilton as the assistant head coach. The club has also regularly known for using professionals in their respective expertise, like Carl Crowe has been with Lancashire for last couple of seasons as spin-bowling consultant.

Speaking about his latest role, Onions said, “I am thrilled to get the opportunity to stay at Lancashire and work with one of the most talented bowling attacks in county cricket. There is no shortage of talent coming through the Academy pathway (at Lancashire). I have been lucky to see that first hand in my coaching role over the last three years.”

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