Sport

Lachlan Stevens steps down, but looks to bright future

Lachlan Stevens (right) being interviewed.
Lachlan Stevens (right) being interviewed. Robert Cianflone - Getty Images

THE upheaval in Western Australian cricket continued on Tuesday with coach Lachlan Stevens stepping down.

The announcement came just days after captain Marcus North relinquished his position in the wake of the Perth Scorchers' controversial trip to South Africa for the Twenty20 Champions League tournament where players were involved in a boozy night out.

Stevens, who took over the head coaching roles with the WA Warriors and Scorchers teams in November last year when Mickey Arthur was given the job as national coach, had previously been an assistant coach with the Queensland Bulls and in WA.

The 33-year-old admitted recent events had been "extremely challenging", but said he believed the WACA had laid the foundations for a bright future.

"A fresh coaching structure and new programs will ensure a greater depth of state squad going forward," he said.

Stevens acknowledged the timing of the announcement was "not ideal", but said it was "only fair for the WACA to begin the search for a permanent replacement since my future intentions have become clear".

Topics:  cricket, western australia




Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

3 easy dinner recipes your kids will love, and so will you

No Caption

THERE is a middle ground! Dinners fit for kids and adults.

How to reduce your child's risk of food allergies

ABOUT 90% of food allergies are caused by just seven foods.

5 good mental health habits for kids (and parents)

CRYING OUT FOR HELP: The demand for counselling support for children and young people is increasing.

FORMING good habits early is critical for your child's mental health.

Smack or no smack - where do you stand?

THE debate is reignited - is smacking acceptable?

Susie O'Neill: Why I stopped smacking my children

Swimming legend Susie O'Neill says she has stopped smacking her kids.

“I (smacked) because that’s what I knew growing up."

Introducing a step-parent into the family

Introducing a step-parent into the family can be stressful for the children, as well as the new parent.

THERE is no easy way to introduce a step parent into the family.

Women’s footballers with Tigers spirit

Players in the Norths Tigers open rugby league women’s side are forming a strong bond.

Female players hitting as hard as the men

Greyhound trainer brought possums to use as live bait

Michael John Chapman at Ipswich Courthouse.

Greyhound trainer escapes jail time for his role in live baiting

LETTERS: Libs have a strong record in Ipswich

Election, vote, poll booth, Voters at Newtown State School. Council Election 2016, March 19,

Maybe we're not such a Labor town after all?

Latest deals and offers

Justice Lucy McCallum

Justice Lucy McCallum

Justice Lucy McCallum says she reduced Oliver Curtis's sentence due to comments...

Perisher has 50cm of snow

Resort to open after 50cm of snow.

Smiggin Holes and Blue Cow to open after 50cm of snaow falls in Perisher valley.

Hey Mumma Exercise

Do you think kids these days need more exercise?

Do you think kids these days need more exercise?

Is this state’s cheapest house?

BARGAIN BUY: Is this North Bundaberg property the cheapest home in Queensland?

Becoming a real estate mogul is all about risk and reward

Rockhampton property in a lull, but a change is coming

Rockhampton's housing market in "pre-election mode"