ICM are proud to welcome England International off spinning sensation, John Emburey

John Emburey

In the era before Shane Warne when spin bowling was on its uppers, John Emburey was perhaps the best offspinner in the world.  He was tall with a classically looping action, and capable of getting huge amounts of bounce and away-drift. He improvised more in his batting, in which he managed to score runs while infuriating bowlers by ignoring both footwork and backlift. Always a willing talker and theorist, he was an excellent senior pro and now a great coach.

At the end of his playing career he left Middlesex and was player-coach and then coach at Northants from 1996 to 1998. In 2001 he signed to coach Berkshire with the intention of emigrating to Australia at the end of the summer, but on the eve of the season he was appointed as Middlesex’s third coach in as many seasons, taking over from old team-mate Mike Gatting.  Emburey remarkably had been shortlisted for the India coaching vacancy alongwith the South African Graham Ford. Shortly after Ford turned down the offer, Emburey followed suit. He parted company with Middlesex the following year, and was appointed as coach of the Ahmedabad Rockets, one of the two new teams in the unofficial Indian Cricket League.

To have a player coach with so much international playing and also international coaching experience, the ICM cricketers would relish and learn heaps from this England legend.

Teams : England International/ Middlesex & Northamptonshire Test matches: 64 Test wickets: 147

ODI Matches: 61

ODI Wickets: 76

First class matches: 513

First class wickets: 1608