BERKSWELL skipper and Bears legend Dominic Ostler has been appointed coach of Warwickshire Women.
Ostler, who spent 14 years at Edgbaston between 1990 and 2004, scored over 18,000 runs in all three formats and picked up eight winner’s medals.
The 48-year-old received his Warwickshire Cap in 1991 and a benefit year in 2000 which culminated in scoring 1,096 first-class runs at a career average of 49.81.
“I’m delighted to be returning to Edgbaston in such an exciting position,” he said.
“As a lifelong Bear, the opportunity to coach this generation of girls was a role that I could not turn down, especially as I’ve really enjoyed my experience with the U17s.
“I have been a part of some incredibly successful Warwickshire sides and working alongside Laura MacLeod, I hope to replicate that as a coach.”
Ostler will be joined by Tom Brown and the pair will start with the squad in December.
They will work with the players to equip them to be capable of finishing higher than fourth in the 50 over and T20 formats.
Ostler, who led Berkswell to their second Birmingham Premier Division crown in three years this season, has previously coached the Warwickshire Women U17s.
It is unclear at this stage if Ostler will stay on as Berkswell skipper.