Craig White has been a 'wonderful servant' to YCCC
— 2 November 2011
Martyn Moxon has described Craig White as a wonderful servant to Yorkshire CCC after the former captain and all-rounder left the Club after 21-years at Headingley Carnegie. Craig is now targeting a career as an international umpire after deciding not to re-apply for his position as 1st Team coach. Everyone at the Club he has served with such distinction wishes him well in the future.
(PHOTO: Craig White drives as a player – a great White Rose man on and off the pitch)
Craig told the Yorkshire Post: “It was my choice completely not to reapply for the job and I am leaving Yorkshire on friendly terms. A lot of people, when they leave clubs, do so all bitter and twisted but that most certainly is not the case with me. When I found out that the coaches were having to reapply for their positions it just brought a few things into focus from my point of view. It gave me time to reflect and think about the future and what I want to be doing with my life in 10 years’ time. As much as I love working with the players and the cricketing aspects, there are some parts of coaching I don’t enjoy. All I wanted was to be outside working with the players, but that’s only part of a coach’s job.”
He added, “It’s sad to leave, but I’ve so many happy memories. There have been some great times and I’ve made some terrific friends along the way. Yorkshire cricket has been my life and winning the Championship and a one-day final at Lord’s were obvious highlights. If you told me I’d have been involved at the club for so long when I first came to Yorkshire as a teenager, I wouldn’t have believed it.”
Craig White played 221 first-class games for the county, scoring 10,376 runs at 34.01 and taking 276 wickets at 27.71. He also played 30 Tests and 51 One-Day Internationals for England between 1994 and 2003.
Martyn Moxon said: “Craig has been a wonderful servant to Yorkshire over a long period of time. He’s been very committed and passionate about Yorkshire cricket and was certainly a tremendous help to me in the two years in which he was my assistant. Craig has decided he needs to go in a different direction and I can fully understand where he’s coming from. I totally respect his wishes and would like to wish him all the very best for the future.”