Warwickshire have appointed Stuart Barnes as their new bowling coach following Matt Mason’s late-season departure to join the England Women.
The former England and Ireland Lions manager, 52, also coached the Bangladesh national team.
Barnes, based in Kent, has also been part of the backroom team with Gloucestershire, Somerset and more recently Surrey.
He has previously worked with three Bears bowlers, pacemen Chris Woakes, Liam Norwell and Craig Miles.
Barnes worked with Woakes during a Lions of England tour of the West Indies, and with Norwell and Miles when they were with Gloucestershire.
He has already started working in the inside net at Edgbaston but will join the team full-time in January.
Warwickshire, which still does not have a cricket manager after the departure of Paul Farbrace for Sussex, are currently in the hands of first-team coach Mark Robinson.
“There were other potential candidates with great resumes,” Robinson said. “But Stuart, with his wealth of experience and expertise, stood out. We are lucky to have someone of his caliber in the short term.
“He is a coach with strong national and international experience. He is a great addition to our coaching staff and I am confident our bowlers will benefit from his leadership.”
Australian Mason’s departure was announced on October 17 when the former Worcestershire pacemaker landed the job of fast bowling coach with the England women’s national team.