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Name - Andrew McDonald
Role - Head Coach
Sponsor - The Bookies Offers
Date and Place of Birth - June 5, 1981, Victoria
Playing Career - Leicestershire
First Class Career - 2001-2015
One Day Career - 2001-2015
Former Leicestershire all-rounder Andrew McDonald was named as Head Coach of the Club in November 2014 following a coaching restructure. A popular figure at Grace Road in his playing days, McDonald helped the team lift the Friends Life T20 Trophy in 2011.
McDonald is an extremely talented cricketer who knows how to win games. The 33-year-old averages a shade under 40 with the bat and under 29 with the ball in first-class cricket, scoring 4,825 runs and taking 201 wickets.
McDonald’s one-day record is also impressive, and he was tremendous for the Foxes in 2011. Whatever McDonald touched tended to turn to gold, whether it be with bat, ball, in the field or making an inspired change when captain.
The all-rounder averaged 58.30 for Leicestershire in T20 cricket, which is truly remarkable given the nature of the game, and his innings of 96* at Yorkshire in 2011 was one of the best knocks in the Foxes proud T20 history. McDonald scored at pace but stroked the ball around Headingley rather than smashing the cover off it. He was cruelly denied a century given the game was reduced to 19 overs per side.
An enthusiastic, personable character with a strong will to win, McDonald is the ideal man to take charge of Leicestershire CCC and everyone at Grace Road wishes him well in his new role.