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Paul Farbrace

Paul Farbrace (born 7 July 1967, Ash-next-Sandwich, Kent) is a former English first-class cricketer, and is currently a cricket coach.

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Check out how Paul Farbrace and Andy Flower have been preparing their South squad ahead of the series:. https:/…
The former Kent batsman will take the place of assistant coach Paul Farbrace, who will be on a break
I love Paul Farbrace's attitude to cricket. Forever the optimist.
.praises coach Paul Farbrace for helping him rediscover batting form:…
England's Paul Farbrace and Ottis Gibson to face off in the inaugural North v South series in the UAE.
Ottis Gibson and Paul Farbrace to coach the North and South teams in the UAE next March
Here are tips for the job: Paul Farbrace, Peter Moores, Richard Dawson & wildcard Andy Flower
- Please don't forget Paul Farbrace in England's transition. He was in charge prior to Bayliss!
Strong words by Paul Farbrace. Agree with him?. Read : .
England's depth growing ahead of major tournaments
Paul Farbrace believes England have up to 21 players good enough to play at any time in the ODI side
Paul Farbrace, England's assistant coach, believes there are now more than 20 players who could be selected at any...
England coach denies Joe Root needs a rest: Star man needs even more time batting: JOE ROOT does not need a r...
Sky Sports: Farbrace: Hales deserves praise: Paul Farbrace hopes people do not ignore Alex Hales' part in Eng...
Paul Farbrace says England must correct mistakes quickly ahead of Saturday's World Twenty20 match with Sri Lan...
I'm sure Paul Farbrace will be earning his fee today!
Paul Farbrace was in talkative mood as he looked back on England's white-ball year since their awful 2015 World Cup
Farbrace credits Morgan as catalyst for England's ODI transformation
'They don't know how good they can be' - Paul Farbrace on England's new approach to white-ball cricket
Nice interview with Paul Farbrace by on England's white-ball revival
Paul Farbrace credits captain Eoin Morgan with being the catalyst for England's one-day transformation ahead of…
BBC Sport - World Twenty20 2016: Stuart Broad & Paul Farbrace on how to win
Luck & homework - how to win World T20: World T20 winners Stuart Broad and Paul Farbrace on what England have to do to lift the troph...
Notts batsmen encouraged by captain Cook: ... England have drawn (with Paul Farbrace in temporary c...
Paul Farbrace salutes spirit of Eoin Morgan as England face Australia in ODI decider
As interim coach, Paul Farbrace has helped lay the foundations of success for a talented young England team
Eoin Morgan has been outstanding and there is no reason he can't return to Test team, says Paul Farbrace
And Smith, formerly of Kent twos and a man Paul Farbrace once tried to persuade to throw in his lot with England, retires to a warm ovation
I told Paul Farbrace I bat and bowled a bit, and think I got away with it.
Ben Stokes praises the influence of stand-in coach Paul Farbrace on the England team, who bring in Jonny Bairstow to cover Jos Buttler.
Interim coach Paul Farbrace as his assistant. The two had success together coaching Sri Lanka and Paul has done a good job vs NZ! (2/2)
I wonder if Paul Farbrace knows anything about football given how he's put our cricket ODI team on the front foot. Were Woy & Gareth watchin
Just listening to phone in on the under twenty ones football. Sounds like they need a couple of sessions with Paul Farbrace!
Paul Farbrace has said there is no reason why Eoin Morgan can’t return to the Test team following his performances in England’s
Paul the Under 21s should have picked Farbrace as manager play with a no fear policy
What a breath of fresh air Paul Farbrace has been to
Cricket fans, is Paul Farbrace part of Trevor Bayliss coaching set up or will he leave when Bayliss starts?
Paul Farbrace: Trevor Bayliss will benefit from new feelgood factor
Paul Farbrace: Eoin Morgan capable of return to test team
nobody has mentioned Paul Farbrace. Does he deserve some credit?
is it just me or does Paul Farbrace look like Mike Ashley's brother?:-)
I cannot begin to explain just what u and paul farbrace have done to our game.such exciting times ahead. Seeing guys so excited and
Well played England. Don't underestimate the contribution Paul Farbrace has made to this turn around.
“What a brilliant tour the have given us. II hope Paul Farbrace gets recognition for his impact on the players
“England win by 56 runs. Terrific all round performance by this confident group of players.” Take a bow Paul Farbrace !
Not that I have anything against Trevor Bayliss but it makes you wonder if we should have just hired Paul Farbrace!
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I just hope England/Bayliss see this and keep Farbrace at the forefront. Breath of fresh air. "England's Lehmann".
Full credit to Paul Farbrace and Ottis Gibson for their ODi & T20 results. Brilliant! 👏
So pleased for Paul Farbrace. Top bloke with endless enthusiasm. Learnt a lot from him when I worked with him.
Big fan of Paul Farbrace. Maybe he should have got the main job. Please lets keep hold of him.
Paul Farbrace has breathed a fresh of breath air into this England team
Great job Paul Farbrace has done - well done England, and well done NZ. A lesson in how to play the game in the right spirit.
Class performance again from England!Got to love this new attacking approach.Got to give Paul Farbrace massive credit too!New Era
Paul Farbrace take a bow my son, fantastic white ball cricket. Big up to NZ, it takes two to T20
Is Paul Farbrace the Jonas Bjorkman of cricket? England playing terrific white-ball cricket under him
Bom I'm liking this new England cricket team, credit must go to Paul Farbrace, worked wonders
Important that we remember how good a job Paul Farbrace has done
Wonderful, England. What a transformation. Many congrats in particular to Paul Farbrace for all he has achieved over the last few weeks
Also, Why have we got this Aussie coach in, we should have just given it to Paul Farbrace!
Hope Paul Farbrace has a role under Trevor Bayliss, he's done an amazing job
Can we give the job to Paul Farbrace and tell Trevor Bayliss maybe next time, he's been breath of fresh air
Paul Farbrace seems like a legend let's hope his partnership with TB brings plenty of success!!!
"Is that Swann" since when has Graeme Swann looked like Paul Farbrace😂😂
How relaxed and honest was Paul Farbrace, really refreshing and hope he stays around
Paul Farbrace: "Trevor Bayliss is a shrewd bloke; he doesn't say a lot but when he does it counts."
A shame for England's ODI side that Paul Farbrace, the coach behind this brilliant transformation will now have to step aside
CRICKET: Former coach Paul Farbrace oversaw a first win of the summer for England - they beat New Zealand by 124 runs at Lord's
Some happy people in Eng cricket tonight Cook Root Stokes but none more so than Paul Farbrace for moving Ben to 6
.captain Alastair Cook & coach Paul Farbrace head to the nets on day four
Paul Farbrace has brought football back to England's pre-Test warm-up. That hasn't been seen since Owais Shah scathed down Joe Denly
Paul Farbrace ready to step up if England are bold and name a different one-day side as they move on from Worl...
"The amount of data & team meetings I had with Sri Lanka is far more I've had with England" - Paul Farbrace
Paul Downton described Peter Moores and Paul Farbrace as a 'very good Clough and Taylor.' Laurel and Hardy,…
Sri Lanka name former captain Marvan Atapattu as their interim head coach following the resignation of Paul Farbrace.
Alastair Cook backed by Paul Farbrace to stay on as England captain
coach Paul Farbrace says the England dressing room is behind captain Alastair Cook and wants him to succeed.
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If I was Angelo Mathews, I'd shove Alastair Cook's "crossed line" up his *** then tell him to ask Paul Farbrace for help getting it out.
Farbrace crucial for England - Morgan: England assistant coach Paul Farbrace's knowledge of Sri Lanka could be...
For the Sri Lankans Tuesday at The Oval will be a shock to the system. There will be some weighty absentees and this is not a reference to Paul Farbrace's decision to give up his position
Sri Lanka news Chris Adams to work with Sri Lanka : Former Surrey coach Chris Adams has been appointed as a consultant for Sri Lanka for their upcoming tour of England. SLC had conducted a search for a coach with English experience since losing Paul Farbrace's services last week, and have settled on Adams, who played 331 first-class matches, scoring 48 hundreds, in addition to his five Tests and five ODIs. The appointment was made on the recommendation of a three-man panel comprising chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya, head of coaching Jerome Jayaratne and chairman of the cricket committee Ranjit Fernando - the same trio that had also recommended Marvan Atapattu be appointed interim coach. Both the consultant and interim coach appointments were rubber-stamped by the SLC executive committee on Monday, an official release said. Ruwan Kalpage's interim role as assistant coach was also confirmed until the end of South Africa's July tour of Sri Lanka. Adams had become Surrey coach in 2008, but a poor start to th ...
Not sure what to make of the appointments of Peter Moores, Paul Farbrace and Mike Newell to the England cricket management set up. Moores was not a great success last time, even before Pietersen knifed him (see Michael Vaughan's autobiography), but he and Newell have impeccable county cricket pedigrees. Farbrace is a rare example of an English coach who's achieved something noteworthy with a foreign international side. On balance, these are probably as good as we could have hoped for. Sorry for Ashley Giles, but given his record, had he succeeded Flower, the accusations of "jobs for the boys" would have been deafening.
Marvan Atapattu has been named Sri Lanka's head coach following the resignation of Paul Farbrace earlier this week. Ruwan Kalpage, the former Sri Lanka offspinner, has been appointed the interim assistant coach
Latest news, sport and comment from the Guardian | The Guardian // Paul Farbrace: joining England from Sri La...
Paul Farbrace: joining England from Sri Lanka is beyond my wildest dreams
Paul Farbrace confirmed as new assistant coach to Peter Moores. As a former writer for Badger we all wish Farby every success
flex their muscles once again as Paul Farbrace turns his back on Sri Lanka Cricket and is appointed England's assistant coach
Former coach of Sri Lanka, Paul Farbrace named as England's Assistant Coach.
SL in 'difficult place' after Farbrace exit: Sri Lanka have been rendered "helpless" by Paul Farbrace...
Sports Desk : Paul Farbrace, the Sri Lanka coach, has resigned with immediate effect in order to take up a role with the ECB, Sri Lanka Cricket has
Breaking: Paul Farbrace has resigned as coach of Sri Lanka, will take up a role with the ECB
England looking at Sri Lankan coach Paul Farbrace to join Peter Moores
I just read this,.,.,... is this fair,.! Well done Paul Farbrace! Paul has used Head Coach position for Sri Lanka as to get a job with another larger National Team. This tactics is used by clever employees taking a top position with smaller companies even though with the lesser payment just for their CV so that they could get a job with big companies. We can't blame Paul for that. It is usual nowadays. Wish him all the best with England. SL has a decent batting and bowling coaches at the moment along with senior players currently playing who have good cricket brain where youngsters can learn from. All they need is just some one can address the media whenever is needed particularly when the team is not doing very well. Therefore SL Cricket will not affected by Paul's move. Good Luck Paul with England.
Sri Lanka Cricket officials are to hold crisis talks today in the wake of national coach Paul Farbrace's possible departure. SLC officials said the executive committee would meet today in an emergency session, after the expected quitting of Farbrace, who is thought have to become the new deputy coac…
SLC crisis talks over Paul Farbrace's possible departure
Paul Farbrace joining Peter Moores at Official England Cricket?? the one who fired Sri Lanka to win the World T20 at Bangladesh a few weeks ago, will he stay at SL or go?
England want Paul Farbrace to join Peter Moores but demur via
Sri Lanka Cricket to hold emergency meeting in wake of Farbrace's possible exit | via
Gary Ballance's fine century underlines impact of Paul Farbrace at Yorkshire
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has expressed surprise and disappointment over the surprise move by national coach Paul Farbrace to consider taking up a coaching position with England cricket team.
Sri Lanka news Chaos threatens to engulf SL again : For almost 18 years, there was hardly a better time to be a Sri Lanka Cricket fan than the past two weeks. The WT20 party hurtled seamlessly into the Sinhala and Tamil New Year in one uninterrupted sequence of exploding firecrackers, and the nation drew deep from the taste and noise of success. But two weeks is all you get. As the head coach contemplates jumping ship, euphoria has begun to dissolve with the onset of monsoon rains, leaving behind hardier features of the Sri Lanka fan's existence: frustration and uncertainty. The full story behind Paul Farbrace's potential departure is not yet clear but, while he had been well-regarded within the team, unconfirmed tales of discontent with SLC have already begun to emerge. Before taking the job, Farbrace had spoken of an "affinity" for Sri Lanka and its players since his time as the team's assistant coach from 2007 to 2009, and perhaps he will have known that to thrive in Sri Lanka, an affinity for chaos is ...
If Paul Farbrace leaves for England, SL are in trouble, leaving so close to a major tour, and knows all about our weaknesses.
Paul Farbrace set to be named England’s assistant coach
Sri Lanka chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya has joined SLC in expressing dismay at news of head coach Paul Farbrace'...
Shame on you and Paul Farbrace.. Learn some ethics.. Or is it just Karma, for what SLC did to Geoff Marsh?? o_O
The possible departure of Paul Farbrace will cause fresh tumult for Sri Lanka, just two weeks after their World T2...
Sri Lanka's head coach Paul Farbrace has left Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) in the dark over his interest in becoming England's next assistant coach and SLC admitted today they have been unable to contact him.
How to please your employer, by Paul Farbrace .
True, Nas/Atherton could make decent advisors/selectors or similar. Paul Farbrace is a great No.2
No wonder Paul Farbrace is eager to leave Sri Lanka Cricket. Coaching staff won't get a penny extra from Sri Lanka's world t20 win
Paul Farbrace, the recently appointed Sri Lanka Cricket coach, is tipped to be appointed as assistant to Peter Moores, who has been appointed as new head coach of England team for five years by England and Wales Cricket Board, foreign media reported today
New beginning trumped by new era MT Piece by on ECB hunting Paul Farbrace.
England cricket chiefs line up Peter Moores and Paul Farbrace coaching double-act
cricket coach Paul Farbrace white vanned by David Cameroon government
Sri Lankan cricket left playing hunt the Paul Farbrace
This is really good piece by on ECB hunting Paul Farbrace. Must read:
Something farcical about Sri Lanka's cricket coach Paul Farbrace's eminent escape from a WC winning team...
Sanath cries foul as Farbrace is tipped to jump camp By S.R. Pathiravithana ( Sunday Times) Sri Lanka’s National Coach Paul Farbrace was strongly tipped to be named into the England coaching team yesterday. If so Farbrace will become new England coach Peter Moores’ second-in-command. Moores’ appointment was confirmed by England and WalesCricket Board (ECB) yesterday. But any news relating to Farbrace’s appointment did notsurface from the ECB camp. Moore was named by the ECB to replace Andy Flower who held the job till the Ashes whitewash they experienced Down Under in their last outing there. The 51-year-old who succeeded Flower and Farbrace were low-profile county wicketkeepers during their active days as players. Farbrace impressed ECB bosses enough at the interview earlier this week to be the new number two. However Farbrace who was Sri Lanka’s Assistant coach to Trevor Bayliss earlier was brought down mainly by the efforts of chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya, after incumbent batting coach Ma ...
Peter Moores has been confirmed as head coach of the England cricket team, The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced. The board's managing director Paul Downton unveiled Moores as the chief coach at the Lord's Cricket Ground. He has succeeded Andy Flower while he has also replaced Ashley Giles as the coach of the limited-overs sides. The Sri Lankan Cricket Board has expressed its disappointment with the possibility of head coach, Paul Farbrace, joining the England coaching set-up
One thing the papers seem to have missed is that the three men now in charge of English cricket, Paul Downton, Peter Moores and Paul Farbrace are all ex wicketkeepers. I've played with many keepers and though their observations are often acute, about 80% are MAD. Having said that I've met Paul Downton at a small dinner party and he seemed pretty sensible.
Seemingly Sri Lankan head coach 'Paul Farbrace' has sneaked through from SLC!
Moores' England return confirmed - Alan Gardner - April 19, 2014 Peter Moores has been confirmed as England's new head coach five years after he was sacked from the same position. He returns after being identified as the "outstanding coach of his generation" by Paul Downton, the ECB's managing director, during a three-month recruitment process to find Andy Flower's successor. There was no immediate announcement on whether Paul Farbrace, currently under contract as coach of Sri Lanka, would come in as Moores' assistant, although Downton said the ECB was in "advanced negotiations" over the role. Moores' reappointment means that Ashley Giles, England's limited-overs coach since the start of 2013 and the early favourite to succeed Flower, is out of a job. Downton said that the ECB had interviewed five candidates - Moores, Giles, *** Newell, Mark Robinson and Trevor Bayliss - and that "one person stood out". He described Moores and Alastair Cook, England's Test and ODI captain who was present at the Lord' ...
Inquiries pertaining to Mr.Paul Farbrace | Sri Lanka Cricket: Media Release SLC has receive...
The ECB will announce a new England head coach. Peter Moores, who was sacked from the role five years ago, set for a second chance at the job with Paul Farbrace, the recently appointed Sri Lanka coach, tipped to come on board as Moores' assistant.
So Peter Moores is back in the saddle for English Cricket , with Paul Farbrace, in my eyes I think this could hopefully a step forward, had 2 coaching clinics with these fellas on wicket keeping and learnt loads
Paul Farbrace jumps ship... to be named England Assistant Coach... breaks contract signed till end of 2015 with SLC
Paul Farbrace's appointment with England seems set to have to wait for another day. The former Kent coach is still employed by Sri Lanka. "With respect to his employers we’re not in a position to do that right now." says Paul Downton.
SLC has expressed surprise and disappointment "in no uncertain terms" at the news that Sri Lanka head coach Paul Farbrace may be recruited as England's new assistant coach, after the ECB confirmed their interest in Farbrace to SLc
Peter Moores is th new England coach! Paul Farbrace to be his assistant!
Peter Moores set to be named England coach for second time with Paul Farbrace as his No 2
England cricket team's new head coach is Peter Moores with current Sri Lanka coach Paul Farbrace as his assistant -
England have dumped Ashley Giles+are gonna have Peter Moores as head coach +allegedly Paul Farbrace assistant.T 20 has killed Giles hopes.
Former Kent coach Paul Farbrace is set to be announced as number two to Peter Moores for England in the morning.
Peter Moores to be New England coach with Paul Farbrace as assistant. Great choices in my opinion.
Peter Moores will take over as the new head England head coach with Paul Farbrace, the current coach of Sri Lanka, named as his assistant.
This is a long waited moment for all Sri Lankans. and we would like to express our sincere thanks to all Sri Lankan cricket players, especially to Mahela Jayawardena and Kumar Sangakkara two living legends of Sri Lankan cricket. for providing us this wonderful moment to celebrate. this victory means a lot for all true Sri Lankans. this came to us after lot of pain and after loads of disappointments. so this victory is truly special and we never going to miss this for coming few days. come soon to mother land heroes. eagerly waiting to see you guys . Stop we forget few people : Thats "Paul Farbrace" Sri Lankan team coach Marvan Atthapatthu - Batting coach, Chaminda Vaas - Bowling coach and the most effective fielding coach Ruwan Kalpage (Hats off to your effort,dedication and support)
Sri Lanka coach Paul Farbrace talks to the media on April 2, 2014, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a day ahead of his side's ICC World Twenty20 semi-final against West...
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Farbrace has England sympathy: Sri Lanka coach Paul Farbrace, the last Englishman…
: The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is reportedly considering either former South African coach Gary Kirsten or English cricket director Martyn Moxon to replace Andy Flower as Test coach, instead of Ashley Giles. The ECB would prefer one team director for all forms of the game, which had appeared to make limited-overs coach Giles red-hot favourite, although he is believed to have an uneasy relationship with England Twenty20 captain Stuart Broad and, to a lesser extent, Test captain Alastair Cook. According to the Mirror, although Giles had been heir apparent to Flower since taking over as one-day coach a year ago, however, ECB wants Kirsten even though the former India coach is reluctant to spend a lot of time away from home in South Africa. The other name in the ECB frame is Moxon, one of the most respected directors of cricket in the country with his work at Yorkshire with younger coaches Jason Gillespie and Paul Farbrace being widely noted, the report added.
: ..were Dave Parsons, assisted by a certain Andy Flower, Ash Giles & Paul Farbrace. All of whom have done quite well since.
Paul Farbrace is Sri Lanka's new coach, replacing Graham Ford on a 2-year contract. He was previously coach of Yorkshire's second XI.
Paul Farbrace has been appointed as head coach of the Sri Lanka national cricket team, and will succeed Graham Ford in January, when the South African incumbent steps down.
Paul Farbrace in running for SL coaching job: ... after he intimated a renewed interest in ...
Chappell front-runner for Lanka coach position Colombo, October 21 Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) may end up appointing former Australian captain Greg Chappell as its new chief coach. The SLC sources said the deadline for the selection had been extended until the end of this month with scales weighing highly in favour of Chappell, who was arguably the world's best batsman in the mid 70s. Chappell, of course, had a troublesome stint with India resulting in his exit after a disastrous 2007 World Cup campaign. His differences with some of the senior Indian players including former skipper Sourav Ganguly were widely reported in the media. Besides Chappell, two more Australians, Shane Duff and little known Michael O'Sullivan are among the short list of candidates. Three Indians, Venkatesh Prasad, Lalchand Rajput and Mohit Soni are also in the fray. Paul Farbrace, who has had a stint with Sri Lanka as the assistant coach and Ian Pont are the Englishmen under consideration. Grant Bradburn, the New Zealand 'A' in charge ...
Yorkshire, through Paul Farbrace's links in Sri Lanka, are hoping to have the help of Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene at their camp.
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