I am the Leeds/Bradford UCCE Head Coach and Head of Cricket at University of Leeds in the UK and an ECB Level 4 Coach as well as South African Level 3 Coach. Leeds/Bradford UCCE is one of the UCCE Schools of Cricketing Excellence around the UK, in which men and women come to university to study and have the opportunity to play cricket and pursue a cricket career, whilst studying.
I am a former First Class cricketer from South Africa having played for Border, Eastern Province, North West, SA Country Districts, SA President’s XI and MCC. I was Head Coach of North West Dragons in South Africa before moving over to Scotland permanently with my wife, Dee, my son, Hayden and daughter, Georgia in 2004 to take up a job with the Highland Perthshire Sports Trust. I soon became involved with Scottish Cricket, becoming the Assistant Coach to Scotland U19’s at the World Cup 2006 (Sri Lanka), Assistant Coach to the Scotland National team at the World Cup in 2007 (West Indies) and then to Holland at the T20 World Cup 2009 (London). We then moved to Wetherby in 2009 where a began my current role at the university. In 2015, I spent time with the Sydney Sixer’s at the Big Bash as part of my Coach Development. In 2021, I was Welsh Fire Ladies Assistant Coach in The Hundred. With regards to my personnel cricket, I have been a playing member of the MCC for 30 years, and also a playing member of the Royal Household Cricket Club in Windsor.
I am excited to take up this new role as the New Farnley First Team coach, and hope that I can continue the good work the former coaches, Paul Hutchinson and Ian Fisher have done over the last handful of years, and go from strength to strength as a team.