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Sussex manager Mark Robinson 'learnt' from England role


Sussex manager Mark Robinson says the county will benefit from his experience coaching the national Under-19's team.

England reached the quarter-finals of the World Cup after wins over India, Hong Kong and Afghanistan before they lost to West Indies.

Robinson told BBC Sussex: "I've learnt that the methods we use at Sussex work.

"I was out of my comfort zone, which is good. It's been different with no senior players and lots of different levels of experiences and maturity."

He added: "It's been a good learning curve for me to see how you deal with them and try and gel them when I'm 43 and a lot of these kids could be my children.

"Trying get them to see me as a human being and not just as a coach or a person telling them off was a challenge but we got there,"

Robinson also enjoyed his time with England assistant and Sussex team-mate Carl Hopkinson.

"It's allowed us to work closely together. That's good for his future coaching career and my future relationship with him - and for Sussex as well."

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