It was a little over 21 years ago, December 1996, that Chris Silverwood made his debut for England in a Test Match against Zimbabwe at Bulawayo, going on to play six Tests and seven one-day internationals in all.

Now, he has returned to international cricket as his country’s new bowling coach.

Silverwood’s career took him from Yorkshire to Middlesex as a player, and his coaching career has rocketed with Essex during the last couple of years.

He took over permanently from Paul Grayson as head coach at Chelmsford in late 2015 and won promotion to Division One of the County Championship in his first season. In his second season, he won county cricket’s ultimate prize, the Division One title.

He agreed to take over as England bowling coach in early November, replacing Ottis Gibson.

That paved the way for Anthony McGrath to take over the top job at Chelmsford having been assistant for the two years.

Never mind Made in Essex, this is all a bit Made in Yorkshire.

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