Former England skipper Danielle Hazell appointed as Durham’s head coach for the 2025 season

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) are set to revamp their women’s domestic structure, replacing the current regional model with the three-tiered structure from next year at the county level. “This is an exciting new chapter for Durham Cricket and the whole of the region, and I wanted to be part of it. I feel aligned with the club’s ambitions and standards to continually grow and move forward in such a pivotal moment for women’s and girls’ cricket. I knew after initial conversations, it was the right opportunity for me to return to my home club.” Former England skipper Danielle Hazell speaks about being a part of the new chapter for Durham Cricket.

Former England skipper Danielle Hazell appointed as Durham’s head coach for the 2025 season
Former England skipper Danielle Hazell appointed as Durham’s head coach for the 2025 season

A total of eight teams namely, Durham, Essex, Hampshire, Lancashire, Somerset, Nottinghamshire, Warwickshire and Surrey will be divided into three tiers from the year 2025. Durham has appointed former England skipper Danielle Hazell as the head coach of the Durham Women’s Cricket team from 2025. The former England skipper has represented her country in three Test matches, picking up two wickets and scoring 28 runs, 53 ODIs, 59 wickets and scoring 361 runs, and 85 T20Is with 85 wickets and 188 runs to her name at the international level.

She has a couple of World Cup triumphs and three Ashes victories under her belt. She has a fair amount of experience as the head coach, being at the helm for the Northern Superchargers in the Women’s Hundred since 2019, she guided her side into the final of the third edition of the Women’s Hundred in the year 2023. The Hollie Armitage led side ended up as the runners-up of the tournament courtesy of their 34 runs defeat against the Southern Brave led by skipper Anya Shrubsole in the final.

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Apart from her stint at the Women’s Hundred, she has also been the head coach of the Northern Diamonds since 2019. She has developed an excellent reputation as a head coach with the club.

(Quotes sourced from BBC Sport).

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