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Last Updated: Thursday, 16 June, 2005, 14:36 GMT 15:36 UK
Rose takes new role at Taunton
Somerset have appointed former England Test batsman Brian Rose as their new Director of Cricket.

He will work alongside first team coach Mark Garaway but will also have the task of identifying young talent by developing links with schools.

Rose, who won nine Test caps, scored more than 13,000 first-class runs during an 18 year playing career.

He was captain of the Somerset side which won five one-day trophies between 1979 and 1983.

The highlight of his England career was the 1980 home series against West Indies when he scored 243 runs at an average of 48.

Somerset decided to shake up their management structure following the retirement of long-serving chief executive Peter Anderson, who will be replaced by Richard Gould.

Club chairman Giles Clarke said that because of the ECB's Performance Related Fees scheme, it had become very clear they must "invest heavily" in bringing on young players.

He told the club's website: "We have the whole of the south west of England to draw upon and the club recognises the first and second team coaches do not have the time to spend working on this."


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