Adam Griffith

Adam Richard Griffith (born 11 February 1978) is a former Australian cricket player and Australian bowling coach. He was appointed as the cricket coach for Tasmania for the 2017-2018 season. He played first-class cricket for Tasmania and also had a spell at Leicestershire. He played his club cricket for South Launceston Cricket Club & North Hobart Cricket Club.

Adam Griffith
Personal information
Full nameAdam Richard Griffith
Born (1978-02-11) 11 February 1978 (age 42)
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm fast
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2002–2011Tasmania
2006Leicestershire County Cricket Club
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 50 54 12
Runs scored 691 88 7
Batting average 12.33 6.76 3.50
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 47 33 6
Balls bowled 10,630 2,798 261
Wickets 169 63 19
Bowling average 34.31 35.01 15.21
5 wickets in innings 7 0 0
10 wickets in match 1 0 0
Best bowling 7/54 4/36 3/14
Catches/stumpings 6/0 9/0 0/0
Source: Cricinfo, 7 January 2012

Playing careerEdit

Griffith represented his native state of Tasmania between 2002 and 2010, and was a member of Tasmania's first-ever Sheffield Shield winning team in 2006–07. He took 158 first-class wickets for Tasmania; at the time of his retirement he was the fifth-highest wicket taker in the state's history. He also represented Australia A in limited overs cricket and had a spell playing in England for Leicestershire. As his career became increasingly affected by injuries, he retired in May 2011 at the age of 33.

Coaching careerEdit

In 2011 Adam immediately moved into coaching, first as the bowling coach for the Western Warriors, working under Mickey Arthur.[1] When Arthur was appointed the coach of Australia, Griffith was promoted to the role of Western Australia's assistant coach.[2]

Griffith was named the Australian bowling coach on 15 April 2016. After working with Justin Langer at the Western Warriors and Perth Scorchers, he was chosen after Craig McDermott stepped down after the World 20.

On 27 April 2017 Griffith was appointed head coach of Tasmania.[3]

On September 19 2019 he was appointed as bowling coach for Royal Challengers Bangalore

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Adam Griffith retires from Tasmania". ESPNcricinfo. 18 May 2011. Retrieved 7 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Retravision Warriors Coaching Staff". www.waca.com.au. Archived from the original on 17 November 2011. Retrieved 7 January 2012.
  3. ^ Cameron, Louis. "Griffith appointed as Tasmania coach". cricket.com.au. Cricket Australia. Retrieved 7 August 2017.

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