Russell Cobb lands coaching role at Loughborough MCC University

Former Leicestershire batsman Russell Cobb has been appointed as the new head coach at Loughborough MCC University.

Cobb has 20 years' experience as a youth coach and recently worked as high performance coach at Leicestershire .

"I am looking forward to working with talented athletes and guiding them along their University cricketing pathway," said Cobb.

The 51-year-old succeeds former coach Graham Dilley, who died in October 2011 following a short illness.

He added: "My aim is to continue and develop the good work of Graham Dilley.

"It is a great honour to be appointed. I have seen for myself how the University's cricket programme has developed greatly over the last few years since becoming part of the MCC Universities scheme."

MCC head of cricket John Stephenson said: "I am absolutely delighted with his appointment, and wish him every success in the role."

Cobb made 122 first-class appearances during a nine-year career at Leicestershire, scoring 4,388 runs.