Paul Farbrace

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Paul Farbrace
Personal information
Full name Paul Farbrace
Born (1967-07-07) 7 July 1967 (age 47)
Ash-next-Sandwich, Kent, England
Nickname Farby[1]
Batting style Right-hand batsman
Role Wicketkeeper
Domestic team information
Years Team
1990–1995 Middlesex
1987–1989 Kent
First-class debut 6 May 1987 Kent v Pakistanis
Last First-class 20 June 1995 Middlesex v Oxford University
List A debut 24 June 1987 Kent v Scotland
Last List A 16 July 1995 Middlesex v Warwickshire
Career statistics
Competition FC List A
Matches 40 28
Runs scored 711 160
Batting average 18.23 11.42
100s/50s 0/4 0/0
Top score 79 26*
Balls bowled 31
Wickets 1
Bowling average 64.00
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 1/64
Catches/stumpings 89/12 18/12
Source: CricketArchive, 2 December 2008

Paul Farbrace (born 7 July 1967, Ash-next-Sandwich, Kent)[1] is a former English first-class cricketer, and is currently a cricket coach.

He enjoyed considerable success as head coach of Sri Lankan Cricket Team, winning the ICC World Twenty20 2014 and Asia Cup 2014.

Playing career[edit]

Farbrace, nicknamed "Farbie",[2] was a capable wicket-keeper and right-handed batsman who represented Kent (1987–1989) and Middlesex (1990–1995) in 40 first-class matches and 28 List A matches.

His peak season in county cricket was 1991, when he played 20 first class matches, made 54 dismissals, but he only averaged 14.81 with the bat,.[3] With an overall career average of 18.23 he only made another four appearances in first-class cricket, all of which were matches against universities, rather than County Championship matches,.[4] He was replaced as wicket-keeper by longstanding Middlesex player Keith Brown, who had played as a specialist batsman while Farbrace was in the side.[5]

Coaching career[edit]

On retiring, Farbrace became a coach. He has led England's Under 19 side,[6] and the national women's team in 2000.[7] Following a spell running the Kent Academy, he was appointed as the assistant coach to Trevor Bayliss for Sri Lanka in July 2007.[8] He sustained a minor injury when the Sri Lankan team was attacked by terrorists in Lahore in March 2009.[9]

He was named first-team coach of Kent for the 2010 season on 31 July 2009.[10]

Upon leaving Canterbury, Farbrace was appointed to the role of Second XI Coach for Yorkshire County Cricket Club, prior to the start of the 2012 domestic cricket season.[1]

On 20 December 2013, he was named as the coach of Sri Lanka national cricket team. He enjoyed considerable success with Sri Lanka winning the ICC World Twenty20 2014 and Asia Cup 2014. He resigned in April 2014.[11]

Presently, he serves England Cricket Team as an assistant coach.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Paul Farbrace". 7 July 1967. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "The Home of CricketArchive". Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "The Home of CricketArchive". Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "The Home of CricketArchive". 18 March 1963. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Hamilton-Brown to lead England Under-19s | England Cricket News | ESPN Cricinfo". Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  7. ^ Fay, Stephen (26 November 2000). "England struggle in a women's world". The Independent (London). Retrieved 22 May 2010. 
  8. ^ "Farbrace named as Sri Lanka's assistant coach | England Cricket News | ESPN Cricinfo". Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  9. ^ [2][dead link]
  10. ^ "New coaching structure at Kent County Cricket Club". Kent County Cricket Club. Retrieved 31 July 2009. 
  11. ^ "Marvan Atapattu appointed head coach of Sri Lankan Cricket Team". IANS. Retrieved 25 April 2014. 

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