Former Australia Women's player Alex Blackwell has been named as the coach of Lancashire Thunder, the Women's Cricket Super League team announced on Tuesday (May 1).
"I am excited to work with local up and coming cricketers, in addition to some of the world's best, as coach of Lancashire Thunder in the Kia Super League this year," Blackwell told Lancashire County's website. "After recently retiring from a 15-year international cricket career, I'm keen to get into coaching and I am thrilled to be given an opportunity to coach in one of the world's premier T20 competitions.
"My experience as captain of the inaugural Women's Big Bash League winning Sydney Thunder team, has given me great insight into what it takes to win a T20 tournament.
"I look forward to assisting each of the Lancashire Thunder squad members to enjoy the Kia Super League and reach new heights both individually and as a squad"