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Brown leaves Warwickshire by mutual consent

Dougie Brown has left Warwickshire after 27 years at Edgbaston.
Dougie Brown has left Warwickshire after 27 years at Edgbaston.

DOUGIE Brown has stepped down as Warwickshire’s director of cricket by mutual consent.

The 46-year-old leaves Edgbaston after 27 years’ service to the club, as both player and coach.

Under Brown’s leadership, the Bears won two trophies, the T20 Blast in 2014 and the One-Day Cup last month, but they only avoided relegation in their final Championship game.

Brown said: “Failure to qualify for the NatWest T20 Blast quarter-finals and narrowly avoiding relegation is not where the club should be. It is, therefore, the right time for me to agree to step down from my role.

“I wish the club and the players all the very best in 2017 and thank everyone for a fantastic journey over the past 27 years.”

Warwickshire chief executive Neil Snowball said: "Dougie is a true Bear, having served the club with great distinction for many years as a player, coach and director of cricket.

"On behalf of the players, members and supporters, I would like to thank him for everything he has contributed to Warwickshire CCC and wish him the very best for the future."

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