The Hundred 2022 – Welsh Fire appoint Mark Alleyne as men’s assistant coach

Mark Alleyne, the former England and Gloucestershire allrounder, will join Welsh Fire as an assistant coach ahead of their upcoming men’s Hundred season.

Alleyne, who represented England in 10 one-day internationals and captained Gloucestershire to nine one-day trophies in seven years, joins head coach Gary Kirsten and fellow assistants Matt Maynard and Jason Kerr to form Welsh Fire’s men’s coaching team.

Alleyne works as a Test scout for the ECB and is Assistant Director of Sport at Marlborough College. He travelled with the England men’s T20I squad as a support coach during their recent tour of the Caribbean.

“I’m delighted to be joining Welsh Fire and have the opportunity to work with Gary Kirsten and his coaching team,” Alleyne said.

“It’s exciting to be able to work closely with elite players and hopefully I can use my experience to add extra value to what they do and help create a winning formula for Welsh Fire.

“I loved watching The Hundred last year and it’s exciting to get involved in a competition that captured the imagination of fans and brought new audiences to cricket.”

Mark Wallace, Welsh fire team manager, said: “Mark was one of the most forward-thinking and progressive players of his generation and is a great addition to the Welsh Fire coaching staff.

“He is full of enthusiasm and knowing Mark he will bring plenty of new ideas to the table that will help take Welsh Fire to the next level.”

Welsh Fire men’s side finished last year’s inaugural season in seventh place out of eight teams. They begin their 2022 campaign against defending champions Southern Brave at the Ageas Bowl in the opening match of the new season on August 3. They will then host Oval Invincibles on August 7. The women’s side get their season underway on August 13 in a double-header with Birmingham Phoenix at Sophia Gardens.

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