Sadler named as Assistant Coach

Leicestershire CCC is delighted to announce that John Sadler has been named as Assistant Coach to new Head Coach Paul Nixon. 

The 35-year-old initially rejoined Leicestershire as Second XI Coach last winter before taking charge of first team affairs alongside Graeme Welch for the final three matches of the 2017 season.

Sadler and Nixon played in the same Foxes side for five seasons between 2003 and 2007 and will now join forces as part of a new-look coaching team.

Like Nixon, Sadler played in Leicestershire’s very first T20 game in 2003 and was a key member of the Foxes squad that reached Finals Day for the first four seasons of the competition. Sadler also made 52 first-class appearances, scoring 2,630 runs at an average of 34.15, including a highest score of 145.

Sadler said: "This is an exciting new role for me and I can’t wait to get stuck into it alongside Nico [Paul Nixon], who is somebody I know very well from my playing days at the club. I learnt a lot during my first year here and I am looking forward to working with Nico to prepare for the 2018 season."

Leicestershire CCC Chief Executive Wasim Khan MBE said: "John gained a lot of experience in his first season here as Second XI Coach and also with the First XI at various stages. John will now assist Paul with the First XI while continuing to work with the club’s young batsmen, and we wish him well in his new role."