Warwickshire County Cricket Club has promoted Tony Frost to a new dedicated role as Batting Coach, whilst Ian Westwood steps up from Development Coach to Second XI Coach.

It’s great for the squad that we can appoint Frosty as a dedicated Batting Coach.

Jim Troughton

Frost, who spent 15 years as a wicket-keeper batsman with the Bears before initially moving into a role on the ground staff, has been part of the Cricket Management Team since 2013 where he has combined the roles of Second Team Coach and Batting Coach. However, the restructure will see him focus on the batting unit and travel to fixtures with the Men’s First Team squad.

Jim Troughton, First Team Coach, said: “It’s great for the squad that we can appoint Frosty as a dedicated Batting Coach, given that he has invested a huge amount of time supporting the batsmen outside of his work with the Second XI.

“He’s a true Bear who is widely respected around the county game, but also within the England set-up, having supported Trevor Bayliss and Paul Farbrace in their work with the batsmen in several men’s internationals at Edgbaston.”

Former Bears captain Westwood enjoyed a 15-year playing with the Bears before retiring in 2017, having won two County Championship titles. He soon moved into the Cricket Management Team in a new role as Development Coach to support young players in the transition to the senior ranks.

“Our men’s Second XI is playing a key role in developing our Academy members for the demands of the professional game,” added Troughton.

“Westy has made a great impression is his first two years in the Cricket Management Team by helping transition the next crop of talent from our EPP and Academy into the professional set up. It’s right that he now builds on his development brief and experience of coaching by leading the Second XI.”