Name: Greig Wright Role: Head of Performance & National Team Coach Oversee and coach player pathway including Academy and EPP and lead coach for the women's National Team, Academy and EPP. Coaching Qualifications: ECB Levels 1-4, ECB Tutor, Assessor & Field Based Trainer & degree in Sports Psychology. Coaching Experience: 20+ years working as a full time coach including 15 years at the Derbyshire Cricket Board as the Performance Officer. Coached two Derbyshire Premier League sides and volunteered at Sawley and Long Eaton Park and Denby CC for over 30 years. Preferred coaching area: Comfortable in all areas Cricket Idol: Adam Gilchrist as a player and John Buchanan as a coach
Name: Sally Green Role: IOMCA Community Coach Oversee and coach the IOMCA Skills Development Programme as well coaching the Academy, EPP and women's National Team. Coaching Qualifications: UKCC Level 1, UKCC Level 2, ECB Club Coach Award, ECB Advanced Coach, ECB Working in Schools & ECB Coach Development Workshops. Coaching Experience: I have been coaching for over 20 years which started at West Hallam CC starting a girl's U11 side, I then progressed to Amber Valley U13 boys and then Derbyshire girls U13, U15 and EPP and the Derbyshire boys pathway. I started the Amber Valley U13 girls side which are still running today and many of these girls are representing Derbyshire. At my last Derbyshire club Denby CC I coached the FUNdamentals group (ages 3-7). I have also delivered in schools in Derby, Nottingham, Derbyshire and on the Isle of Man and delivered numerous 1-1s for the Derbyshire Cricket Board and the IOMCA. Preferred coaching area: Bowling all ages and batting U13s and below Cricket Idol: Katherine Brunt, Mark Wood & Jimmy Anderson as players & Graham Dilley as a coach.
IOMCA Part Time Coaches
Name: Matt Ansell IOMCA Coaching Area: Coaching Qualifications: UKCC Level 1 Coaching Experience: Coaching the Cronkbourne juniors for over five years. Preferred coaching area: Bowling & fielding Cricket Idol: Jimmy Anderson
Name: Eddie Beard IOMCA Coaching Area: Women's National Team Coaching Qualifications: ICC Level 1 Coaching Experience: Have coached for over five years as part of the IOMCA holiday programme on camps and clinics as well as more recently for Peel and St Johns women's teams. Have also coached the IOM U13 squad in 2022/2023. Preferred coaching area: Batting & fielding Cricket Idol:
Name: Mike Haywood IOMCA Coaching Area: IOMCA Skills Development Programme Coaching Experience: I have helped coach the Castletown U11, U13 and U15 teams for the last five years. Going back in the past I did help coach when Derek Mark was the cricket coach at King William's College and helped him with his book 'Batting technique Fault Finding Analysis'. Preferred coaching area: Batting & fielding. Have coached the IOM U15 squad for 5 years. Cricket Idol: David Gower at his best made batting look so easy!
Name: Oliver Helfrich IOMCA Coaching Area: Coaching Experience: 6 years coaching youth cricket at Cronkbourne - U9 - U13, 2 years coaching IOM cricket U10 - U13. Favourite county team: Northants CCC / the Steelbacks Cricket Idol: Love bowling - spin - Monty Panesar, Dan Vittori, Harbajhan Singh, Muttiah Muralitharan, Sophie Ecclestone, Jim Laker and Graeme White. Favourite bat - Ben Duckett, Donald Bradman and Viv Richards. All rounders - Ben Stokes, Kapil Dev and Richard Hadley Cricket Films: “Fire in Babylon”, “I know how many runs you scored last summer” and “knocked for 6” Cricket series: “Bodyline” and “Outside Edge” Favourite Test Ground: Edgbaston Cricket Books: 'The Art of Captaincy', Mike Brearley, 'Beyond a Boundary', CLR James and 'Netherland', Joseph O'Neill Cricket songs: Cricket lovely Cricket, Prince Far I and Jiggery Pokery, Duckworth Lewis Method Cricket Bat - Hunts County and Newbery Best Test: 2005 Eng v Aus 2005 (Edgbaston) Best T20: 2016 Northants v Durham (Edgbaston)
Name: Nathan Knights IOMCA Coaching Area: Academy & EPP Strength & Conditioning coach for National Team, Academy & EPP Coaching Qualifications: UKCC Level 1 Coaching Experience: I've coached Year 7 and 8s at Ballakermeen when I was doing my GCSEs and then at Cronkbourne with the U9s, U11s, U13s and U15s for the last five years. Also deliver strength and conditioning sessions for the National Team, EPP, U17s and on the IOMCA community programme. Preferred coaching area: Batting Cricket Idol: Kevin Pietersen
Name: Ed Walker IOMCA Coaching Area: Skills Development Programme Coaching Qualifications: ICC Level 1 Coaching Experience: Coaching for three years for Crosby Cricket Club and on the IOMCA community programme in schools and camps and clinics. Coached the IOM U11s in 2022/2023. Preferred coaching area: Bowling Cricket Idol: Liam Plunkett