Yorkshire have named former player Paul Grayson as their new specialist batting coach for the forthcoming season.
The 47-year-old was chosen from a list of seven candidates and will relinquish his role as head coach of Kia Super League side Yorkshire Diamonds as well as his post at Durham University.
The White Rose have struggled with the bat over the past couple of seasons and Grayson will add his support to first-team coach Andrew Gale and his assistant Rich Pyrah.
“This is the perfect role for me,” Grayson said. “I feel I specialise in batting along with a bit of spin bowling.
“I’m delighted to be back, it’s a role I feel I can fulfil really well and I’m looking forward to working with a group of talented players.”