Beginning his career at Worcestershire, Moores establish himself as a young and talented wicketkeeper. After moving to Sussex in 1985, he won his County Cap and was made the captain by 1977. After scoring 7 first-class centuries, hitting eight List A fifties and achieving over 800 dismissals, he retired from playing in order to focus on his coaching career.
He began his coaching career with Sussex, here he saw victory in the second division of the Championship in 2001 and also the first Championship title win for Sussex in their 164-year history in 2003. Success followed him when he moved to coach Lancashire, he won them their first title since 1934 and took them to finals day of the Twenty20.
Throughout his coaching career, Moores was also selected to be the coach of the England team, leading them through all three formats of the game. His ability to engage every individual teammate, simplify the game and maximise potential meant he was called up twice to coach the international team. He saw them through many tournaments as well as the 2015 World Cup where they won games against Scotland and Afghanistan.
Moores believes in helping the players to understand the game, he claims that the players need to know the basics in order to reach their highest performance. He also cares for his player's mentality as well as their skill, a unique coaching technique that has proven successful by the likes of Brian Clough in football.
He is currently coaching at Trent Bridge, leading the Nottinghamshire team back to the top flight after their promotion from the second tier. He has since completed the ‘white ball double’ by winning both the Royal London One-Day Cup and the NatWest T20 Blast.