Chairman, Alan Moore commented, “For several years we have been searching for the right person to lead our new cricket development plan and it is great news that Tony has accepted this challenge. We have a solid foundation already in place with our cricket partners at The Cricket Asylum and G&R Coaching. Working together with Tony we feel that the club is building something quite unique in the area and we hope that we can continue to develop local cricketers both young and old. This should create a sustainable model for the future of Thongsbridge Cricket Club.”
Tony brings many years of cricket experience. Having started his cricket career with Essex U13 he continued through to the U21 squad before going to Loughborough University where he studied PE and Sports Science, playing 4 years for the University 1st XI, 3 of these as captain.
He played for ten years in the Essex League for Colchester and East Essex and completed his National Cricket Association Coaching Award in 1983.
Tony then played at Kirkburton Cricket Club from 1984 to 1997 in the Huddersfield League Premier Division. He scored over 10,000 runs and captained the club to Sykes Cup success. The team also won the Huddersfield League T20 competition for three consecutive years, as well as the Yorkshire final of the National knockout competition.
His organisational skills were used during the World Student Games in Sheffield from January 1990 to July 1991, where he managed the Volleyball volunteer programme which included the recruitment, selection, training and monitoring of over 300 people in sport centre venues in the North of England.
“We welcome Tony and his family to the club and look forward to utilising Tony’s experience and knowledge to continue the ongoing development at the club.”, said Alan Moore.
Updated 15:33 - 24 Sep 2017 by Tom Kemp