Senior Cricket Update
After 10 successful years under the coaching reigns of James Hibberd, 2019 presents some exciting changes to senior cricket. With some changes to management, new player recruits and strategic direction of senior cricket.
New Management, Coaching and Support Staff
Tom Morton takes over the senior head coach position with Tim Cowley as the assistant coach for all senior cricket.
Paul Draper steps into the chairman of selectors role and 1st XI manager.
Matt Anderson-Emm (4th XI), Jody Everett (3rd XI), Rob Pittman (2nd XI) continue their captaincy positions with Tom Morton taking over the 1st XI.
Steve Warner is leading on any strength & conditioning related support.
Rebecca Blake is a sport science student from Solent University completing a performance analysis internship with Game Changers Coaching. She will be supporting the 1st XI with video analysis of games and statistical data from opposition teams. All home matches will have live coverage online.
This year’s overseas cricketer, Peter Rowe, is from Melville Cricket Club in Perth. The home of former players Ryan Duffield and Sean Terry. Peter is a top order batsman who has played the last 3 seasons in the UK and is now based in Bournemouth.
Raff Hussey joins the club after a successful individual season with relegated New Milton CC. Scoring over 500 runs with 5 x 50’s. Raff has spent the winter on the Darren Lehman Academy in
Will Harries is a quick left-arm seamer who has joined from local club Shrewton CC after regularly representing Wiltshire 2nd XI last season, which included a few exciting spells down the hill at Lower Bemerton.
Vision for Senior Cricket
- To be the most supportive club in the country for young, ambitious cricketers that want to improve their game. Through providing high quality coaching at fantastic club facilities, which is met by appropriate playing opportunities.
- To be a club that continues to compete for the Southern League title every year and has the depth of players to support this with a second team that can sustain a position in Southern League Division 2.
- To take an active role in the development of at least 1 young player that goes on to play 1st class cricket.
- To be a club that can provide playing opportunities for any local person of Salisbury wishing to play regularly, regardless of their playing experience
Club Chairman, James Hayward said “We are in an exciting period for our club, there’s a huge number of people getting involved and helping to secure our future, both on and off the field which is hugely important. The senior coaching staff have been working hard to put processes in place for the new season as we strive to continue leading the way in facilities, coaching resources, professionalism and enjoyment. I would personally like to thank all those working tirelessly behind the scenes and the generous support of our sponsors and Vice Presidents”.
Senior cricket kicks off with two pre-season matches on the 13th April against Corsham CC. With our first competitive game on the 28th April in the National KO against Totton & Eling CC. Please show your support and get along to watch in what should be an exciting 2019 season.