|Full name||Andrew James Moles|
12 February 1961 |
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Bowling style||Right arm fast-medium|
|Domestic team information|
|Source: CricketArchive, 4 September, 2014|
Andrew James Moles (born 12 February 1961, in Solihull, Warwickshire) is a former English first-class cricketer for Warwickshire and Griqualand West. After his playing career he became a coach with his most recent international coaching position being the coach of the New Zealand national cricket team.
Moles was a gritty and determined, right-handed opening batsman. He played from 1986 until his retirement in 1997 for Warwickshire, where he scored 13,316 runs at an average of 38.59. During the late 1980s he also played domestic cricket in South Africa for Griqualand West and in three seasons managed 1,989 runs at 64.16.
After retiring as a player, he started his coaching career at Griqualand West, staying there for five years.
He took over as the coach of Scotland in January 2005 but quit the job after less than a year as a result of disagreements with some of the senior players.
In November 2008, New Zealand Cricket announced that Andy Moles had been appointed to succeed John Bracewell as the New Zealand Coach. He resigned from this position in October 2009 after citing differences between himself and senior members of the team.
In June 2014, Moles was appoint as Batting Coach for Afghanistan Cricket Team to prepare them for Cricket World Cup 2015. Later, in 3 September 2014, he was named head coach replacing Kabir Khan. His first assignment with the Afghanistan side will be on the tour to Australia and New Zealand for eight fixtures designed to prepare the side for the World Cup.
- "Black Caps install Moles as coach". 25 November 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-26.
- "Moles quits as New Zealand coach". BBC Sport. 24 October 2009. Archived from the original on 27 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-24.
- Afghanistan appoint Moles as batting coach
- Moles named new Afghanistan coach