Blewett quits Australia job to take provincial coaching role

ADELAIDE, Australia — Former test batsman Greg Blewett has quit as Australia's fielding coach to take up a role in his native South Australia.

Blewett, who had been the national fielding coach since late 2014, is returning to Adelaide to be South Australia's under-19 coach.

The 45-year-old Blewett will also be an assistant coach with the state's Redbacks limited-overs squad and with the Adelaide Strikers, the Twenty20 franchise, South Australian cricket official announced Thursday.

Cricket Australia said former Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin would replace Blewett in the national setup.

Blewett was a right-handed batsman and handy backup bowler who played 46 tests for Australia, scoring 2,552 runs with four centuries and a top score of 214. He also took 14 test wickets

Haddin played 66 tests for Australia, taking 262 catches. He also played 126 one-day internationals and 34 T20 internationals before retiring in 2015.

Related News

Troubled year in power for Coe confronting critics, Russia

Aug 10, 2016

Entrusted with cleaning up a sport mired in sleaze and doping deceptions has proved far trickier for Sebastian Coe than the pursuit of gold on the track

Coe not sure if fans will pack stadium for Olympic track

Aug 10, 2016

Even away from doping, there's little good news for track and field right now

Rugby couple put respect in front and center in Olympics

Aug 10, 2016

Isadora Cerullo has become a celebrity around Rio, more for what happened on the sidelines of the Olympic rugby stadium than for her performances on the pitch

You may also like these

Prince Fielder emotional as he ends career after surgeries

Aug 11, 2016

Prince Fielder says it will be tough not be able to play again after having to walk away from the game because of health issues after two cervical fusions in his neck

Top of the charts: Anthony now top scorer in US history

Aug 11, 2016

Carmelo Anthony scored 31 points and became the leading scorer in U.S. Olympic history in Wednesday night's tough win over Australia

UK police investigate claim Wimbledon player was poisoned

Aug 11, 2016

Detectives are investigating allegations that a British player at the Wimbledon tennis tournament was poisoned, after she fell ill with a bacterial infection that can be spread through rat urine, London's Metropolitan Police said Thursday

Sport Solid is a dynamic sports news network that reports daily news updates 24/7. We speculate and publish news about the Premier League, World Cup, Formula 1, cricket, Super League, rugby union, tennis, boxing, and more.

Contact us: sales@sportsolid.com

Formula One Cricket Rugby League Rugby Union Tennis Boxing Press