Last Updated: 07/12/18 11:11am
Jon Lewis has ended a 22-year spell at Durham after deciding to leave his role as head coach.
Lewis has opted to pursue a new challenge, following a review of cricket operations by new director of cricket Marcus North and chief executive Tim Bostock.
Having joined Durham from Essex in 1997, Lewis was made captain in 2000.
He is Durham’s third-highest run scorer, having made 7,854 runs in 146 first-class matches for the club, before retiring 12 years ago.
Lewis was immediately installed onto the Durham coaching staff and stepped in as head coach in 2013, following illness to Geoff Cook – going on to lead the side to the County Championship title.
He was then given the job on a permanent basis and guided Durham to Royal London One-Day Cup glory in 2014.
Bostock said: “We wish Jon all the very best in the future and every success in his next career move.
“I would like to thank him for his hard work, dedication and outstanding commitment to Durham.
“Jon will always be welcome back here at Emirates Riverside.”