Andy Moles

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Andy Moles
Personal information
Full name Andrew James Moles
Born (1961-02-12) 12 February 1961 (age 56)
Solihull, Warwickshire
Nickname Molar
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right arm fast-medium
Domestic team information
Years Team
1986-1989 Griqualand West
1986-1997 Warwickshire
Career statistics
Competition FC LA
Matches 230 185
Runs scored 15,305 4,733
Batting average 40.70 28.00
100s/50s 29/89 2/15
Top score 230* 127
Balls bowled 1,882 824
Wickets 40 12
Bowling average 47.05 69.50
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match n/a
Best bowling 3/21 2/24
Catches/stumpings 146/– 50/–
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 Afghanistan national cricket team. [1]

Playing career[edit]

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.

Coaching career[edit]

After retiring as a player, he started his coaching career at Griqualand West, staying there for five years. His first appointment as the head coach of a national team came in 2001, when he coached Hong Kong at the 2001 ICC Trophy.[2]

In 2003 he was appointed as the national coach of Kenya, but he had a turbulent time due to infighting between the Kenyan Cricket Board and players which led him to quit the job at the end of 2004.

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.

He was appointed coach of Northern Districts in New Zealand domestic cricket for the 2006-07 season and in his first season helped guide the team to the State Championship.

In November 2008, New Zealand Cricket announced that Andy Moles had been appointed to succeed John Bracewell as the New Zealand Coach.[3] He resigned from this position in October 2009 after citing differences between himself and senior members of the team.[4]

Moles had a stint as a coach at Wellingborough School in Northamptonshire.[5]

In June 2014, Moles was appointed as Batting Coach for the Afghanistan national cricket team to prepare them for Cricket World Cup 2015.[6] Later, on 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.[7]


  1. ^ "Afghanistan coach Andy Moles on the 'most dangerous job in sport'". BBC Sport. 17 February 2015. Retrieved 18 February 2015. 
  2. ^ (25 April 2001). "Road to Toronto: Latest news on all ICC Trophy First Division countries plus others" – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Black Caps install Moles as coach". 25 November 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-26. 
  4. ^ "Moles quits as New Zealand coach". BBC Sport. 24 October 2009. Archived from the original on 27 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-24. 
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  6. ^ Afghanistan appoint Moles as batting coach
  7. ^ Moles named new Afghanistan coach

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