Rich Pyrah and Andrew Gale have both been invited to help coach England’s Young Lions this winter.

Yorkshire’s coaching duo will be working with the seam bowlers and batsmen respectively at the ECB’s National Performance Centre in Loughborough.

The Young Lions squad, effectively the country’s Under 19s, includes White Rose trio Harry Duke, Matthew Revis and Sam Wisniewski.

Bowling coach Pyrah and head coach Gale are combining their winter training commitments at Emerald Headingley with regular trips down to the East Midlands for three or four-day camps, overseen by Young Lions head coach Jon Lewis.

“It is nice from a personal point to get recognition like this,” said Pyrah. “I’m still young as a coach and learning, but I think it’s going pretty well.

“We’ve brought some good young lads through at Yorkshire this last couple of years.

“To be asked to be involved with the Young Lions, working with I think it’s 12 seamers from all over the country, is brilliant.

“There’s not going to be a tour until maybe later in the winter, so it’s a good chance to get a hold of the lads and have some proper training time down at Loughborough.

“This is the first time I’ve properly worked with an England group.

“I’ve done quite a few consultancy days with the senior England group at Test Matches and stuff. But that’s not hands on coaching.

“So to be much more involved in training and the future planning is a great experience and really exciting.”

Pyrah turned to coaching immediately after retiring as a player in late 2015.

In a little over five years since, the former all-rounder has worked as the head coach of the Yorkshire Diamonds women, has worked as a coaching consultant in the Australian Big Bash and has developed some of the country’s most talented fast bowlers at Emerald Headingley.

“I retired pretty young as a player and went into coaching at 32,” continued Pyrah. “I’ve just turned 38 now. When I think about the experiences I’ve had, it’s quite a lot. It’s building nicely.

“I’m pleased that my experience has been across many areas and not just focused on one. It’s been a really good five years for me.

“My end goal is to be England’s bowling coach.

“Yorkshire is my number one, but hopefully I will be able to add some extra jobs like this on top of that.

“Without going into international cricket, the job I’ve got at the minute coaching Yorkshire’s bowlers is probably the best in the world.

“The next step from this job is England bowling coach. In the future, we’ll have to see.”

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