The former WA cricketer and Bowling Coach of the WA Women’s team (2017 to 2020) will re-join the organisation after spending two years as Senior Assistant Coach of the England Women’s team.

The 41-year-old also worked closely with England’s bowlers and developed systems that will allow future generations of female English bowlers to flourish.

MacDonald expressed excitement at the prospect of mentoring one of Australia’s most talented attacks.

“I’m really keen to get stuck in,” he said.

“WA cricket has a wonderful culture of success and I’m delighted to be given the opportunity to help add to that culture.

“As much as I’ve loved my time here and learned a lot in international cricket with the England Women’s team, it’s time to come home.

“I’m really excited by what I’ve seen of the WA quicks, especially the airspeed of some of the emerging young talent.

“It looks like it’s almost a return to the WA of old, where there’s a production line of talented young players coming through the ranks, but also some of the senior bowlers I have worked with in the past.

“Hopefully we can draw on that talent and achieve sustained success at WA Cricket.”

General Manager - High Performance Kade Harvey said;

"Tim’s character and style will provide an excellent transition from the outstanding work done previously by Matt Mason.

“Not only will his skills and experience be invaluable to our bowling group, but he will also be looking at the next generation coming through the pathway system.

“We look forward to Tim working closely with our players and the High Performance team during what is an exciting time in WA Cricket.”

MacDonald replaces Matt Mason in the role, after Mason departed at the end of the 2021-22 season to take up an opportunity with Warwickshire County Cricket Club.