Graeme Welch

English cricketer and coach

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Graeme Welch
Personal information
Full name
Graeme Welch
Born (1972-03-21) 21 March 1972 (age 52)
Durham, England
Height 5 ft 11.5 in (1.82 m)
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right arm medium
Domestic team information
Years Team
1994–2000 Warwickshire
1997/98 Wellington
2001–2006 Derbyshire
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 171 224 24
Runs scored 5,075 2,582 152
Batting average 22.86 19.86 9.50
100s/50s 2/21 0/8 0/0
Top score 115* 82 20
Balls bowled 28,450 9,600 401
Wickets 477 197 11
Bowling average 31.51 35.57 55.72
5 wickets in innings 17 3 0
10 wickets in match 1 0 0
Best bowling 6/30 6/31 3/31
Catches/stumpings 73/– 32/– 3/–
Source: CricketArchive, 8 September 2009

Graeme Welch (born 21 March 1972) is a former English cricket player and coach born in Durham. He played for two county teams, Derbyshire and Warwickshire.

Graeme Welch was appointed captain of Derbyshire for the 2006 season following the departure of Luke Sutton to Lancashire. In his Derbyshire career he has taken 50 wickets each season except one where he was injured for most of it, therefore it shows why he has taken 685 wickets at all top cricket levels and has also shown promise with the bat, scoring 7089 runs at all professional levels. When he played for Warwickshire he was part of the famous team including Shaun Pollock, Brian Lara and Dermot Reeve. He left Warwickshire at the end of the 2000 season, and joined Derbyshire for the 2001 campaign. Following six years of service for Derbyshire, Welsh was awarded a benefit year in 2007. However, in June 2007, he was forced to retire from the game due to injury.[1]

Welch joined Essex as their bowling coach for 2008.[2] He left Essex in 2010, to take up the same position at Warwickshire under Ashley Giles.[3] He rejoined Derbyshire as elite performance director in January 2014, and resigned from the role in June 2016.[4] From there, he spent a short spell as assistant coach at Leicestershire,[5] before retaking his former position at Warwickshire in 2018, shortly after the return of Giles as Sport Director.[6]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ “Welch joins Essex coaching staff”. BBC Sport. 14 December 2007. Retrieved 16 December 2007.
  3. ^ “Warwickshire: Graeme Welch returns to Edgbaston as Bears bowling coach”. BBC Sport. 3 November 2017. Retrieved 25 September 2018.
  4. ^ “Graeme Welch: Derbyshire elite performance director resigns”. BBC Sport. 3 June 2016. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  5. ^ “Graeme Welch: Ex-Derbyshire performance director named Leicestershire assistant”. BBC Sport. 5 September 2017. Retrieved 25 September 2018.
  6. ^ “Warwickshire: Graeme Welch returns to Edgbaston as Bears bowling coach”. BBC Sport. 3 November 2017. Retrieved 25 September 2018.
Sporting positions
Preceded by

Derbyshire cricket captains
2006
Succeeded by

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