Chris Silverwood Appointed England Men’s Head Coach


The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have today announced that former Essex Head Coach, Chris Silverwood, has been appointed the new England Men’s Head Coach.

Chris joined the Essex coaching staff in 2010, developing the likes of Tymal Mills, Reece Topley and Tom Westley, who have all since represented the full England team. During his time at Essex, Chris worked closely with the Club’s Academy and Performance Programme to oversee player development, which included the significant progression of current First Team players Jamie Porter, Dan Lawrence and Sam Cook.

Chris stepped up to become Head Coach in December 2015. He led the team to consecutive Specsavers County Championship titles, winning Division Two in 2016 and Division One in 2017, securing the Club’s first Championship title in 25 years.

Essex County Cricket Club Chairman, John Faragher, said: “The Club congratulates Chris on his appointment as the England Men’s Head Coach, this is a great honour for him and his family.

“In his time with Essex County Cricket Club, his outstanding leadership and interpersonal skills were a major factor in taking our cricket to the next level.

“Hopefully Chris can carry on this success with England and everyone at the Club would like wish him the best of luck in his new role.”