Cricket Tasmania would like to offer their heartfelt congratulations to former Tigers player and talent manager, Jamie Cox, on his new appointment as Marylebone Cricket Club’s Assistant Secretary (Cricket & Operations).

The former Tasmanian opening batsman will take up the position in September 2021 at Lord’s succeeding John Stephenson, who was in the position for 17 years.

The 51-year-old Tasmanian enjoyed an 18-year career in first-class cricket in both England and Australia, representing Somerset and Tasmania. He scored more than 18,500 first-class runs, as well as almost 6,000 in List A matches.

After his professional cricketing career, Cox moved into sports administration and completed a Law degree with Open University in the process.

Cox’s role will encompass the cricket departments of MCC, including the delivery of the burgeoning Out-Match programme, which sees the Club play around 500 fixtures each year, and the important overseas touring schedule. The role will also be responsible for delivery of the World Cricket committee.

He will also oversee the operations and maintenance of the world-class cricketing fixtures and facilities at Lord’s including the Indoor Cricket Centre.

Cox spoke of how excited he was to be able to step into the role.

“I am both excited and deeply honoured to be joining the MCC and continuing my journey in cricket. Having been fortunate to experience six wonderful years playing for Somerset, I have since held a close affinity for both the English game and Lord’s and I am very much looking forward to undertaking this unique leadership role at the Home of Cricket.”