Cricket: Gilbert quits as Surrey coach

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David Gilbert, the Australian coach who has steered Surrey to the AXA Life League and Benson and Hedges Cup, is to leave the county at the end of next month. The 36-year-old former Australia paceman, who has decided not to renew his contract when it expires, wants to pursue a career in cricket administration, almost certainly in England.

Kent will be without their two leading fast bowlers when they face Surrey in the final round of the County Championship today at Canterbury. Dean Headley and Martin McCague are both out with back problems.

However, Kent, who trail the Championship leaders, Glamorgan, by a point, are not the only team with injury problems. Surrey's Chris Lewis, who has made progress after a hip injury, faces a fitness test but, if he fails, Ben Hollioake and Joey Benjamin will share the new ball. By contrast to Surrey and Kent, Glamorgan are at full strength against Somerset at Taunton.

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