Brooks lands dream role with Gibraltar
David Kelso (CricketMedia Scotland)
THE man credited with turning Watsonians into a major Scottish cricket power has landed his dream job in the sport.
Myreside president Ross Brooks will take over as general manager of the sport's ruling body in Gibraltar at the end of the season.
And Brooks - who has worked in the finance sector in Edinburgh - admitted it will be a wrench to leave the club, who are riding high at the top of the Eastern Premiersip.
Sonians match secretary Geoff Harding said: "His departure will be a huge loss for the club - but we have to thank him for the amazing things he has done here.
"Ross has worked tirelessly to get us back on the Scottish cricket map.
"He has done a remarkable job and there is no doubt that our loss is Gibraltar's gain.
"Ross has been keen to find a post in cricket management and this is his big opportunity.
"Anyone who knows him will back him to make a quick impression."
Brooks said: "I leave the club in a fantastic position and I believe they are poised to push on and become even better.
"I will miss everyone at Myreside massively. I have made many good friends in Scottish cricket and it was a big decision to leave.
"I am looking forward to the challenge ahead of me."
Cricket Scotland chief executive Roddy Smith said: "It is great to see a Scot earning such recognition in the international cricket scene.
"We worked closely with Ross when we were making arrangements to bring Jean Symes over from South Africa to play for the Saltires and Watsonians and he really impressed me.
"I am sure he will be a success in Gibraltar and I expect it will be a launchpad to bigger things in the game."