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Brian Rose steps down as Somerset Director of Cricket
6:10pm Tuesday 4th September 2012 in Taunton
BRIAN Rose is to leave Somerset County Cricket Club by mutual conset at the end of the season, it has been announced.
Rose, who has been at the club since 2004, will leave his Director of Cricket post following the final match of this season.
Club chairman Andy Nash said: "Brian has uniquely served the Club with great distinction as a player, captain and latterly as the Director of Cricket.
"He remains the Club's most successful Captain winning five trophies, and since 2004 has transformed the performance of the First Team taking them from the bottom of the second division to one of the most consistent and competitive sides in all three competitions."
Rose said: "I have had immense pride in overseeing the development of Somerset cricket over the last eight seasons as Director of Cricket.
"Our progress in that time from the age groups through to the First Team has been outstanding with teams competing at the highest levels across the board.
"The cricket played by our teams has been highly attractive to watch and is reflected by the fantastic support from Members and supporters.
"I also take a lot of pride in the development of the talented young cricketers that are now representing England, England Lions and England U19s."
For a full statement from the club, click here .
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