Presentation made to Andy Northcote

August 17, 2023

A PRESENTATION was made to Andy Northcote to mark his services to Suffolk Cricket.

Northcote, who leaves his role as Suffolk Cricket Performance Lead at the end of this month, was presented with a montage of photographs from his time with Suffolk Cricket.

The presentation was made during Suffolk’s three-day fixture versus Norfolk at Horsford CC which ended on Tuesday.

Northcote, who is standing down due to family commitments, spent his last day as Suffolk head coach on the field as 12th man as Suffolk won by 13 runs.

He is pictured above (second left) with (left to right) Suffolk Secretary Toby Pound, Suffolk President Tony Warrington and Suffolk Chair Andrew Squire.

Northcote said: “I’ve been truly blessed to have worked for Suffolk Cricket for the past eight years in a number of roles. Whilst I hope I’ve made a positive impact on everyone involved and the performance branch of the game in general across Suffolk, I leave having worked alongside and with some very special people.

“At the risk of leaving some people out, former Chair Norman Atkins, Secretary Toby Pound, Chair Andrew Squire, Media Manager Nick Garnham, Senior Cricket Development Officer Andrew Blanchard and former 1st XI captain Adam Mansfield and current captain Jack Beaumont have all left a mark on me that will live long in my memory.

“I’m one lucky man to have had these seven people by my side, some I can call the greatest of colleagues and others I can call lifelong friends.”

Northcote was initially appointed as Suffolk head coach in 2016, but his role was expanded two years later to that of Cricket Performance Lead, covering the men’s, ladies’ and Suffolk Young Cricketers age group sides.

The 40-year-old, who will be joining Framlingham College Prep School as Head of PE & Games from the start of September, is to attempt a Guinness World Record next week.

He is aiming to bat continuously for 52 hours as the final leg of his 481 challenge – four challenges across eight months by one person to raise money for Suffolk MIND.

Northcote will spend the next few days making his final preparations ahead of starting his challenge at 10am on Tuesday, August 22nd.



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