Bracewell joins South Perth as head coach
FORMER New Zealand Test cricket representative Brendon Bracewell has been appointed head coach of the South Perth Cricket Club for seasons 2015-16 and 2016-17.
Since his retirement from first-class cricket in 1990, Bracewell has been a cricket coaching professional, running his own academy based in Napier, New Zealand.
His most recent role was head coach of Gosnells Cricket Club, where he guided the club to a maiden WACA First Grade grand final appearance in 2014-15.
Bracewell was one of four brothers who played first-class cricket, and as a right-arm fast bowler, was picked to tour England in 1978 as an 18-year-old on the strength of three first-class matches.
He made an immediate impression in his debut at The Oval where he removed Graham Gooch and Mike Brearley in his opening burst, and finished the three-Test series with nine wickets.
But injuries took their toll, and he played only three more Tests over the next seven years before retiring early.
His last hurrah came when surprisingly selected to tour Australia in 1989-90.
The club has also appointed Dirk Bevilaqua as director of cricket for season 201516.