Cumbrian cricket legend Paul Nixon has added coaching success in the USA to his long list of accolades.

The former England wicketkeeper is celebrating victory in the US Masters T10 with his team Texas Chargers.

Nixon was head coach of the team of veteran players who overcame New York Warriors in a dramatic final.

After the teams were tied at the end of their respective ten-over innings, Texas won the one-over eliminator to take the inaugural title.

It saw Nixon, from Langwathby, victorious after he linked up with the American team who were one of six sides taking part in the Florida tournament.

The 52-year-old could call on players such as West Indies paceman Fidel Edwards, Sri Lanka batsman Upul Tharanga, ex-England wicketkeeper Phil Mustard and evergreen Kent all-rounder Darren Stevens in the Texas side.

Sohail Tanvirโ€™s bowling restricted New York to 13 in the one-over shootout, Texas having posted 15 from their six balls.

New York had reached 92/6 from their ten-over innings before they reined Texas in to 92 all out despite Nixonโ€™s side being 82/4 and needing 11 runs from their final two overs to win.

Texas had finished third in the table before defeating Morrisville Unity and California Knights in eliminators to reach the final.

"What a spectacular UST10 tournament, thanks to everyone who made it possible and Texas Chargersย for creating history," Nixon said.

The triumph in America is the latest trophy in Nixonโ€™s coaching career, after he enjoyed previous successes in the Caribbean Premier League with Jamaica Tallawahs.

As a player he enjoyed a glittering career with County Championship, one-day and T20 titles with Leicestershire and Kent, also playing for England in the 2007 World Cup.

He was until recently head coach of Leicestershire before leaving the club after five-and-a-half years.

He was placed on gardening leave in June before a โ€œmutual agreementโ€ for his exit was announced in July.