Meet the coaches

Cricket

Stephen Cole

Stephen Cole

Head Coach

My name is Stephen Cole and I am a level 2 ECB coach from Northern CC.

Northern is my club and I have played here all my life. I started in the junior teams and now currently play in the first team.

I am now also the clubs head coach. My role is to plan, organise and deliver all the coaching for every junior side and organise and progress our senior sides. I have plenty of help from the many great coaches and volunteers from our great club.

I have spent the last four years delivering cricket lessons in primary schools. It’s very rewarding seeing the development and enjoyment in young children learning a new sport for the first time in many cases. My primary school delivery and my junior coaching have really developed me as a coach.

I was very fortunate growing up to have represented my county, Lancashire, for 9 years. I loved every second wearing the red rose and if I could provide opportunities for children to enjoy the game as much as myself, then that would be perfect!!!!

Chris Laker

Chris Laker

Lead Support Coach

My name is Chris Laker and I support the coaching and delivery of junior programmes at Northern Cricket Club.

At Northern, the players are at the heart of the environment, and we tailor all programmes based on their needs. Basics and fundamentals of the game are trained from beginner to first team cricket, and the simplicity of what we do allows us to be precise. Most importantly, we strive to develop a life-long love of the game for our players to take with them throughout their journeys on our Northern player pathway. Not only do we look at cricket technique, but also physical capabilities such as balance, speed, agility and aerobic work for a long term athletic development and healthy lifestyle for all players.

I play for the Northern First team and currently a part of the Lancashire County Age Group coaching team, where I have the opportunity to adopt the Lancashire way and instil the themes for our Northern Juniors to work with.

We look forward to working with you on our junior pathway.

Paul Wills

Paul Wills

Coach: u9 Boys & Girls

ECB Level 2 Coach

Matt Gee

Matt Gee

Coach: u13 Vikings, Northern Ninjas, Disability Cricket

ECB Level 2 Coach

Paul Finnegan

Paul Finnegan

Coach: u11 Lions & u13 Vikings, u13 Knights

Support Coach

Steve Hunter

Steve Hunter

Coach: u11 Tigers

ECB Level 1 Coach

Mike Long

Mike Long

Coach: u11 Tigers

ECB Level 1 Coach 

Andrew Sinker

Andrew Sinker

Coach: u9s Boys, u13 Knights

ECB Level 2 Coach

Martin McEwan

Martin McEwan

Coach: u13 Knights

ECB Level 2 Coach

Nick Doggett

Nick Doggett

Coach: u15

Support Coach

Ali Browne

Ali Browne

Coach: u15

Support Coach 

Nic Reeves

Nic Reeves

Coach: u11 Girls & Northern Ninjas Captain

ECB Level 1 Coach

Jo Browne

Jo Browne

Coach: u11 Girls & Northern Ninjas

ECB Level 1 Coach

Anthony Coyne

Anthony Coyne

Support Coach

Support Coach 

Jo Hodkinson

Jo Hodkinson

Support Coach

ECB Level 1 Coach

 

James Cole

James Cole

Support Coach

ECB Level 3 Coach