Matthew Maynard resigns from Easterns Titans franchise
Posted by: Cricket South Africa on Friday, 5 April 2013

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The Chairman of the Easterns Titans Board, Vincent Sinovich, announced today that the coach of the Nashua Titans, Matthew Maynard, will not be renewing his contract at the end of the season after two years at the helm.  


Maynard joined the Nashua Titans at the start of the 2011/2012 season and successfully led them to two trophies in their first season, winning both the four-day and T20 trophies. This season he had led the team to the semi-final of the Momentum One-Day Cup, semi-final of the Champions League and has led them to the final of the RAM SLAM T20 for the second successive year.

“It is a big loss for the franchise,” commented Sinovich.  “Matthew has provided great leadership to all the players within our structures. I truly appreciate the loyalty and dedication he has demonstrated throughout his time with the franchise. There has been uncertainty for a while if Matthew would continue but we had always hoped that we could convince him to stay.  The Nashua Titans family wishes him and his family well.”

Sinovich said a timeline for naming a replacement has not yet been determined.

 “I am most appreciative of the opportunity I have been given at the Nashua Titans for the past two seasons and am very proud of my contributions to the team’s success that we have enjoyed.   Winning the SuperSport Series and the coveted T20 Challenge in my first season here and now leading the team to another final on Sunday is a testament to that. I can also hold my head high knowing that our shelves are stocked with talent for next year’s squad and beyond.  I would like to thank the players for their continued excellence in practice and preparation. We have a very special squad.” said Maynard.

“I leave for personal reasons.  I want to thank Vincent, Andy (O’Connor) and the Board, including the late CEO, Elise Lombard, for giving me the opportunity to be a part of this wonderful team and family,” said Maynard. 

“I also want to thank all the Nashua Titans fans for their support during my time here. May your support for the team and SuperSport Park, continue.  I will always be part of the Northerns family,” concluded Maynard.

Jacques Faul, CEO of Easterns Titans, said: "Matt has made a massive contribution to the franchise and achieved much success with the team. We extend our gratitude to him for his service and take this opportunity to wish him and his family the very best for the future.”



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