2020 Season Coaching Update

With the new season getting ever closer, we have been working hard behind the scenes to ensure we have the very best coaching team in place for when we go outdoors on the 28th April. We thought it would be helpful to share an update with you on who will be coaching your children this summer. 
Aims and Objectives

The objective of our coaching team is to help our members be the very best cricketer they can be, irrespective of current ability or where they currently are on their cricketing journey. We do not select certain members or age groups to work with specific coaches, in fact, we aim to ensure our qualified coaches are spread throughout all age and ability groups. 

Meet the team!

Each age group is led be an experienced ECB level 2 coach who in turn is aided by other level 2 coaches and support coaches. For 2020 we have a number of new coaches joining the existing team and the return of an old club stalwart, Tim Meakin. Full biographies of each coach can be found on the CCCC website.

https://cityofcambridgecc.co.uk/officials-and-coaches/

Our senior coaching team is set out below:

U15’s Section (Sunday morning training)

  • Lead Coach – Tim Meakin (ECB Level 2)
  • Assistant Coach – Zaheer Hussain (ECB Level 2 equivalent – Cambridge CC 1st XI – Australian Grade Cricketer)
  • Support Coach – Alec Armstrong (ECB Level 2 – Cambridge CC  3rd XI)

U13’s Section (Sunday morning training) 

  • Lead Coach – Jake Lawrence (ECB Level 2 – Cambridge CC 1st XI and Club Captain)
  • Assistant Coach – Daminda ‘DK’ Ranaweera (ECB Level 2 – Cambridge CC 1st XI –  Sri Lankan County Cricketer)
  • Assistant Coach – Jonny Kent (ECB Level 2 – Cambridge CC 3rd XI Captain)

U11’s Section (Sunday morning training) 

  • Lead Coach – Joe Uttridge (ECB Level 3 – CCCC Director of Cricket)
  • Assistant Coach – Raj Singh (ECB Level 2 – Cambridge CC 1st XI)
  • Assistant Coach – Matt Holt (ECB Level 2)
  • Support Coach – Sachin Bhatnagar
  • Support Coach – Raj Banagee

Girl’s Section (Saturday morning training) 

  • Lead Coach – Steve Taylor (ECB Level 2 – U13 Cambs CCC Girls Coach, Cambridge University Ladies 1st XI Coach)
  • Assistant Coach – Barry Pretorius

U9’s/U10’s (Sunday morning training) 

  • Lead Coach – Steve Taylor (ECB Level 2 – U13 Cambs CCC Girls Coach, Cambridge University Ladies 1st XI Coach)
  • Assistant Coach – Richard Snell (ECB Level 2)
  • Support Coach – Saj Wimalaratne
  • Support Coach – Sumit Shah

Our partner club, Cambridge CC, also has strong connections with Cambridge University Cricket, with a number of the  University 1st, 2nd and 3rd XI players making regular appearances for the club. This year some of the Cambridge University players will be supporting our senior coaches on a Sunday morning, providing even more depth to the coaching support team. 

If you have any questions on the above then please contact either Jonny Kent (Chairman) or Joe Uttridge (Director of Cricket) on coaching@cityofcambridgecc.co.uk