I currently live in the Borders of Scotland although I am originally from Yorkshire. I still play Cricket for my local club side – Penicuik – and I am Youth Convenor for the club. I coach junior sides at the club and also an U15 Development Squad within the East region of Scotland. I have thoroughly enjoyed myself both playing and coaching cricket over the last 35 years and now see this as an opportunity to work with, and help, others get some of this enjoyment for themselves. This will be a an experience that I am sure I will never forget and I am sure that our team will deliver the key messages on behalf of Cricket Without Boundaries.
Many thanks to all who have sponsored me for the trip and particularly my wife (Amanda) and her best friend (Vicki) for the support given to me and for completing the Mens Health 10k to raise funds.
I’m 25 years old and currently work for M.C.C. at Lord’s where I’ve seen first-hand many different sides to the development and maintenance of cricket round the world. This Cricket Without Boundaries project has given me the opportunity to explore the development of the game in another way and to use cricket’s power of engagement and inspiration to help promote HIV/AIDS prevention methods among communities throughout Kenya. Moving to Melbourne in the New Year, I’m hoping to work on the development of the game in Asia and the pacific region.
ECB Tutor, Assessor, Field Based Trainer and Internal Verifier
EBC Level 3 Coach
Regional Representative for Staffordshire Coaches Association
Hon Chairman & Secretary and player at Penn Cricket Club where I have been a member for nearly 30 years – now play 3rd team cricket, or at least turn up for them on a Saturday.
I have been coaching for 16 years where I coach at my club and also get involved with coaching on the Player Development sessions for the County to develop gifted and talented youngsters.
After 25 years working in the city, my company gave me a year off for good behaviour and what a year its been. My passion is cricket…coaching and watching only these days as my playing days seem a lifetime ago. In fact, if I hadn’t been a taxi driver for my 2 cricket playing sons, I may have continued to play a little longer, but the joy of seeing your sons play is something not to miss. I am really excited about CWB and our Kenyan trip. It will be a great experience and one which I am sure will hold memories for us all
Having been fortunate enough to play professional cricket for 12 years at various counties but predominately Gloucestershire, I saw this trip as an amazing opportunity to put something back in to the game that has given me so much. Cricket has allowed me to travel the world, playing and coaching in NZ, Oz and India but I particularly liked South Africa, visiting seven times to date and even marrying a local. I have never been to Kenya however and so am really excited about the adventure of experiencing a new country.
Presently turning out for Herefordshire in minor counties competitions and working as a self employed coach back at my home team, Astwood Bank in Worcestershire, coaching both the senior and junior sections of the club. Life as a professional sportsman has come to an end though and its time to get one of those job things I have heard people talk about, so at the end of this trip will be starting the 9-5 shift, working in tactical sales.
I have raised money for the project through my many generous friends in and out of the cricketing world and through sponsorship for the Birmingham Half Marathon.