John was delighted to be appointed Shropshire County Cricket Club’s Director of Cricket in the winter of 2019.
A left-handed batsman and right-arm offbreak bowler in his playing days, John enjoyed a long and successful career, representing Lancashire from 1973 to 1988.
He was captain at Old Trafford for two seasons and named man of the match when he skippered Lancashire to victory over Warwickshire in the 1984 Benson & Hedges Cup final at Lord’s.
John played 252 first-class matches, scoring 10,059 runs, with an additional 214 List A appearances delivering 3,759 runs.
He joined Shropshire in 1989 and was midway through his third season playing Minor Counties cricket when he received the opportunity to begin a coaching career with the ECB, quickly progressing to work with a number of England age group teams in both coaching and managerial roles.
John also spent four years working with Rodney Marsh and later Peter Moores with the England National Academy, dealing with players on the verge of stepping up to the senior England international team.
John played 18 Championship matches for Shropshire, scoring 1,666 runs at an impressive average of 64.07. He also took 53 Championship wickets at 25.67.