Coaches

All the HSCC coaches are ECB qualified to UKCC Level 1, Level 2 or Level 3 , hold First Aid certificates and are DBS cleared.

Brian Berthoud – Head Coach

A Surrey Level 3 coach with 15 years coaching experience.  He was a coach with the Surrey U11 squad for two years whilst developing his coaching skills for high performance players, and now regularly works with high achieving players in 1:1 and group sessions as well as coaching on the Surrey Performance programme in both the summer and the winter.  He is a long term member of the successful Surrey Development coaching scheme, coaching on courses and in schools through the Chance to Shine projects, becoming the course lead at the Ewell Castle Pride of Lions course in 2018.

Brian was in charge of boys’ sports at St Hilary’s school in Godalming and has previously been a Teaching Assistant at The Wey House Special School as well as delivering sports in various other schools.  As well as coaching at HSCC Brian also coaches out of the Parkside School Cricket Academy in Cobham.

Brian has been coaching at many clubs and joined HSCC in 2010 becoming Head Coach a year later. He attempts to coach as many of the juniors at the club, including the beginners, as possible in order to help monitor and shape their development.  Over a 5 year programme he took on the Captaincy of each of the 3rd, 2nd & 1st XI in that order, with a group of Juniors making the majority of the team, as part of building our player pathway.  As Head Coach, he is passionate about helping our players fulfil their potential, his enthusiasm and energy in his pursuit of this is endless!

Becks Jones – Girls & Ladies Lead

Becks started playing cricket at the age of 8 for Shepperton Cricket Club, moving on to play for Surrey at U11.  She continued to play at this level until the age of 20 with her career highlight being scoring 79 runs and taking five wickets in a one day cricket match- Surrey v Buckinghamshire.  She returned to the Surrey wider squad in the winter of 2017/2018 season, her main skill being a batter in the squad. Playing at club level she plays both ladies and men’s cricket – her focus is as an opening batter in both leagues; as well as a seam bowler , with an important role in the field being a highly motivating member of the team.

As a coach she has coached at Shepperton Cricket Club.   She has also coached in the private school sector, running boys cricket In PE and games lessons. Most recently she has been approached by Surrey University to coach their developing ladies team and has taken on a variety of clients for 1-1 coaching.

A Level 2 coach who inspires girls, boys and ladies to play the game and we are delighted to welcome her to HSCC to be our girls and ladies lead coach.

Chris Smith – Development Coach

Chris has been coaching for nearly 27 years, having started at Teddington CC where he played as a teenager, and now holds many coaching qualifications.  A Surrey Lead Coach for their Development Programme, running the Feltonfleet school Pride of Lions venue, he was a permanent coach and selector with the Surrey U11 team for over 10 years.  During this time, he worked with many of the current Surrey 1st team players and a number of England stars when they were 11!  He still coaches on the Surrey Performance Programme, and was in the final short list of 3 for the Surrey Coach of the Year in 2011.

Having been a member of the England Schools Strategic Development Group Chris’ emphasis is always development of players, coaches, schools and clubs. As a qualified teacher he is well used to working to develop cricket within schools, including organising county and national competitions as well as running various representative teams for leagues, schools and chance to shine.  He continues to coach and advise cricket at Feltonfleet School.

As an ECB Coach Education Tutor Chris is one of a few in the country who trains and assesses coaches and he continues to shape the delivery in cricket in schools and clubs across the county.  His role at HSCC has been varied but as Development Officer he aims to strive for continued improvement of the club’s coaching and cricket provision.

Ollie Hairs

Having played for Scotland Ollie made the logical transition into coaching.  He is a Level 2 coach with much experience in various clubs and schools, including coaching at Cranmore School.  We were delighted to welcome Ollie to the club in 2018 where he has been both coaching and playing our 1st XI.  A larger than life character you will often see Ollie coaching in the nets and is keen to help players develop, often taking 1:1 sessions.

Reny Seenath

Reny has a lot of experience of coaching cricket and was a force to reckon with from his playing days as a youngster in the Islands of Trinidad & Tobago.  He has the passion and the drive to help cricketers who wants to better themselves and he is willing to share his wealth of experience to make a difference to our players within the club.
Reny has been part of the coaching team for the last 5+ years and his desire to make cricketers better has given some of our cricketers the confidence to go onto better things and improve on their performances throughout their time at the club.
Often regarded as a tough task master with a strong and firm voice but at the end of the day, everyone knows he has their best interest at heart.

Adam Berthoud

Adam has over 30 years’ experience of coaching cricket.  A Level 2 coach he had helped thousands of young players at clubs and schools in Surrey and has also been a part of the Chance to Shine Programme delivering cricket in local schools.
Adam has coached at the club for the last 5 years and has unrivalled patience when coaching. He is often to be seen helping the younger players learn how to play cricket and his enthusiasm is boundless.

Jason Turner

An orthodox opening batsman and “deceptively straight” bowler through school in South Africa he made the trip to the UK as an overseas player in the Cherwell League.  He came for a summer and ended up staying for 3 years.  “Playing in that league provided me with an experience I would not have been able to replicate in SA as all the clubs took advantage of the 2 overseas players per team meaning I got to play in the UK against guys from all over the globe.  What started out as a volunteer role coaching once a week quickly became several roles at 3 clubs and a school coaching 5 days a weeks which I have thoroughly enjoyed.”
Jason also adds coaching for Surrey to his list of coaching commitments this winter and we are delighted to have him coaching at HSCC.  He is a firm believer of games over technique for juniors.  No matter the discipline there are games to develop, test and prepare young cricketers.

Tim Ozanne

Tim started playing cricket at HSCC aged 7!  Now 20 and Secretary of Warwick University Cricket club and returns to the club in the summer to play for our top teams and coach wherever we need him to. Having been a Level 1 coach for 2 years, Tim completed his Level 2 training with Chris in early 2016 and has been a popular member of our coaching team, ever since.  He is a regular coach for Surrey on their holiday courses and his experience playing and training in the Surrey District Programme, whilst growing up, has been invaluable in helping him develop his coaching.  He had been assisting in winter training with Surrey’s West District where he has also helped for a number of winters.

In addition to these professional coaches there are several parents who are also qualified coaches who all give generously of their time to assist with various age groups.

Steve Isaac – U15 coach

Steve first played for Horsley on Twinns Field aged 10!  Having played 1st XI cricket at HSCC for many years and more recently for Surrey over 50s Steve is a quality cricketer.  He has three boys,  Ben, Frankie and Seb and through helping them with their cricket decided to formalise the coaching he had been giving by undertaking his Level 2. This he did a number of years ago and has since been running not only what is now the U15 age group but was Junior Chairman for 2 years and then Chairman of Cricket in 2018 shaping the player pathway for the Juniors.
Steve is always thinking about cricket, coaching, how to help the boys and new ways of coaching.  His enthusiasm is infectious.  He believes cricket should be available for all and that playing at a cricket should be fun, challenging at times and an opportunity to make lasting friendships in a local team which is more than the sum of its parts.  He certainly sets by example playing in a number of our adult teams as needed as well as for Surrey over 50s.

Chris Hanson

As Head Physiotherapist for Fulham FC for 8 years Chris spends almost all of his time in the professional sports environment.  As a former GB International Gymnast, becoming British Pommel Horse Champion in 1998, he is used to performing to an exceptional standard!  No surprise that after a short time of helping with his son Jack’s age group at the club he wanted to do more and undertook the training to become a Level 2 coach.  As a coach he generally works with what will be the U15 squad this season as well as managing many of their games, but does also assist with his other son, Ben’s, age group.  Chris has also been coaching on the Winter training programme and is a calm encouraging face to all those he coaches, helping them achieve their potential.  Chris has taken on a role on the main club committee for 2017 to help shape the Club’s future.