Mark Halse, who has stood down as Alphington coach but is continuing as a player

ALPHINGTON are looking for a new player-coach to take them into what they hope will be a promotion season ahead in the C Division East.

All-rounder Mark Halse has been player-coach at the Chronicles since 2016, since when the club has regularly featured in the promotion race without actually getting over the line.

Halse is continuing as a player this season, which is good news for the club as he clocked nearly 500 league runs last season and bagged 41 wickets – 10 more than anyone else in the division.

Halse has recently become a father and, with a wedding on the horizon, does not have the time to devote to coaching.

Will Pring, the Alphington secretary, said the search was now on for someone to take on the coaching role.

“We are looking for a senior player, ideally with experience of Premier or A Division cricket to take a key role with on-field affairs,” said Pring.

“There is the potential for leadership for a suitable candidate.”

The remuneration package will be discussed on application.

Applications should be sent to give Pring a call on 07855161301.