Giles joins club side Nuneaton for charity

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Former England spinner Ashley Giles is in line to make a return to the middle, after seven years of retirement, when he joins Warwickshire club side Nuneaton for up to 10 matches this season.

Former England spinner Ashley Giles is in line to make a return to the middle, after seven years of retirement, when he joins Warwickshire club side Nuneaton for up to 10 matches this season.

Giles has donated his time to the Premier Division side after they donated a substantial amount of money to the Brain Tumour Charity. Giles' wife has survived that affliction twice, so the cause is close to his heart.

Captain Russell Rice said in the Nuneaton News: "Everyone is buzzing. Of course it's great for us, but it's great for cricket in general. We are really hoping he'll play 10 games for us. That's the intention.

"He's coming to nets next week so I'm sure we'll have a few more down than normal! We are trying to move forwards and we know Ashley isn't coming for a jolly.

"He wants to win and he wants to help pass on his experience to all of us. He's had an incredible career and I'm sure he can still play, he's a month younger than me after all!

"We are really grateful to him for playing. We've got a lot of kids here. We get 100 down to junior training every week so for them to play for the same club as a former England player and coach is great."

Giles retired from all cricket in 2007, and from England in 2006. He then coached Warwickshire until 2012, before moving to the England set up. He was the interim head coach earlier this year, before being replaced by Peter Moores.

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