Warwickshire County Cricket Club has announced that Director of Cricket, Dougie Brown is to leave the Club by mutual consent.

Dougie Brown said: “The club has a very proud history of challenging for silverware and despite winning the Royal London One-Day Cup this season, failure to qualify for the NatWest T20 Blast quarter finals and narrowly avoiding relegation from Division One of the Specsavers County Championship on the last day of the season is not where the club should be. It is, therefore, the right time for me to agree to step down from my role as Director of Cricket.

“I wish the club and the players all the very best in 2017 and thank everyone for a fantastic journey over the past 27 years.”

Neil Snowball, Chief Executive of Warwickshire CCC, said: “Dougie is a true Bear, having served the club with great distinction for many years as a player, coach and Director of Cricket.

“On behalf of the players, members and supporters, I would like to thank him for everything that he has contributed to Warwickshire CCC and wish him the very best for the future.”