KYLE Hogg has re-joined Lancashire as Girls’ County Age Group Performance Manager.

The Oldham-based seamer, currently attached to Uppermill Cricket Club, will oversee the girls’ county age group programme, tasked with producing the next line of talent into the regional North West set-up.

Hogg took more than 400 wickets in all formats for the Red Rose before a back injury forced him to retire back in 2014, aged just 31.

The now 37-year-old wrote his name into Emirates Old Trafford folklore in 2011 taking 50 wickets as Lancashire claimed their first County Championship title for 77 years.

Regional performance director of women’s cricket David Thorley said: “We are delighted to have somebody with Kyle’s connections to the club and coaching qualities on board.

“It’s an exciting time for women’s and girls’ cricket and Kyle is well placed to design, lead and deliver on the Lancashire girls’ pathway."

Hogg added: “I’m thrilled to be back working at Emirates Old Trafford and would like to thank David and Paul for the opportunity.

“This is a really exciting era for women’s and girls’ cricket, and I am looking forward to being able to play a part in the development of the next generation of cricketers in Lancashire.”

Hogg has previously worked for SJM Concerts.