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Aftab to open his innings with Berkshire women

Former Berkshire and England batsman takes over as coach

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CRICKET: Aftab Habib has been appointed as the new head coach of the Berkshire county women's team.

The former Test player replaces Nick Denning, who has taken up the role of head coach of the new Hampshire-based Women’s Cricket Super League team, in which Berkshire is one of the participating partners.

Reading-born Habib, 44, made two Test appearances for England in 1999, while also playing County Cricket for Essex, Middlesex and Leicestershire.

He went on to coach the Hong Kong national team as well as a number of clubs in the Berkshire area and was previously women's and girls' development officer for Buckinghamshire.

He will be assisted by former Berkshire women’s players Emma Boswell and Hannah Burr.

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