Former England batsman returns to club where he forged memorable career
Jonathan Trott has returned to Warwickshire as a batting consultant for the men’s squad.
Trott, who retired in 2018 with a haul of 18,662 first-class runs and more than 12,000 more in List A and T20 cricket, performed a similar role for England all through their winter tour of the subcontinent, before Marcus Trescothick’s appointment as the full-time batting coach towards the end of the India leg.
He’s going to now bring his experience, including 52 Test caps between 2009 and 2015, back to the county game in toughen of Warwickshire’s coaching team of Mark Robinson, Graeme Welch, Tony Frost and Ian Westwood. He performed a similar role for Kent all through the Royal London One-Day Cup in 2019.
“It means a immense amount to me to go back to Warwickshire, in this new role as a consultant,” said Trott. “There’s a large number of talented players in the squad, some of whom I realize polite from my time inside the playing ranks. I’m very excited to have this possibility and to optimistically supporting the Bears on our journey to fitting a team that consistently challenges for trophies again.”
Paul Farbrace, Director of Cricket at Warwickshire CCC, said: “Jonathan knows precisely what it takes to win trophies with Warwickshire and England. He’s going to be a great toughen and mentor to the players and he could play a remarkable role in developing several members of the squad.
“Since finishing his playing career at Edgbaston in 2018, Jonathan has also gone absent and built a strong coaching portfolio, which has included county cricket with Kent and home and in another country series with England. We’re more than happy to have him back with the Bears.”