GARY Sansome and Paul Jeacock will return to Bicester & North Oxford as coaches next season.

The duo, who are amongst the club’s leading run scorers and wicket takers respectively, will start their roles in January.

Sansome and Jeacock were announced as coaches at Bicester’s annual general meeting.

It was also confirmed Ryan Moore would remain as first team captain.

The batsman said: “Gary and Paul have played a big part in the club’s history, and we’re absolutely delighted to welcome them back.

“Gary is one of the most qualified coaches in the county and Paul has more than 500 Cherwell League and Home Counties Premier League wickets to his name, so together they bring a wealth of experience back to the club with them.”

Phil Mist remains the club’s chairman, while Matt Collins was confirmed as president.

Dan Murphy has been elected second team captain, with Martin Randall staying on as third team skipper.

Secretary Wes Kernaghan, Youth Co-Ordinator Mark Townsend, membership secretary Martin Moore and groundsman Graham Savin were granted life membership.

Winter practice nets start at the Cooper School on Wednesday, January 17, at 8pm.

The session will then move to a regular Thursday slot from January 25.

Weekly junior nets begin on Sunday, January 14.