Caring Pothas will be a game changer

THE Guernsey Cricket Board’s first director of cricket is eager to get started.

New man in charge: Nic Pothas met Lord’s Taverners officials including regional charman Tony Clayton (left) at the OGH last night before heading to the Cobo Bay for the annual meeting of the GCB. (Picture by Steve Sarre, 1289849)
New man in charge: Nic Pothas met Lord’s Taverners officials including regional charman Tony Clayton (left) at the OGH last night before heading to the Cobo Bay for the annual meeting of the GCB. (Picture by Steve Sarre, 1289849)

THE Guernsey Cricket Board’s first director of cricket is eager to get started.

‘I am looking forward to the opportunity of joining such an ambitious organisation and to using my experience, knowledge and energy to take Guernsey Cricket through the next phase of their development,’ said Pothas after meeting with local board officials.

‘Being involved in the GPL allowed me to meet some fantastic people with an infectious love for Guernsey Cricket and the island, and I cannot wait to become a part of that too.’

Mark Latter, CEO of the Guernsey Cricket Board who, along with Dave Nussbaumer and Sussex’s Keith Greenfield (the county’s cricket performance manager), conducted the search for the replacement of Andy Cornford, said of the new man: ‘The selection of Nic, ahead of the other excellent candidates on our shortlist reflects the positive energy he exudes, something which all in Guernsey cricket will benefit from.

‘It is fair to say that some momentum has been lost recently, but Nic brings drive and a steely determination that will serve us all well. '