Still going strong. Bobby was examiner when I went through the cricket
coaching exams. A great guy that simply oozes cricket wisdom.
Named as coach for Irish north west cricket union for the forthcoming
inter-pro series of games.
In the olden days the inter-pros were FC games, this new series is an
attempt to return to an timed match FC competition in Ireland.
" The North West will fancy their chances with former Indian Test
player Rao at the helm. The 58-year-old, who was recently awarded an
MBE, is one of the top coaches in the country, having fulfilled a
variety of roles at all levels in the North West and for Ireland over
the past 20 years.
A classy middle-order batsman and leg-spinner, Rao played for India
four times, averaged over 40 in first-class cricket, and skippered
Hyderabad to the Ranji Trophy in 1987. Rao joined Strabane as an
overseas professional in 1980 and stayed in the north west of Ireland,
also playing for Sion Mills, Eglinton and St Johnston. He represented
his adopted country six times in the mid-90's, before becoming
assistant to Mike Hendrick, the first full-time Ireland coach."