Our Team

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    DARREN TALBOT

    Managing Director

    Darren is High Performance Manager for the Sierra Leone national teams and former Iceland National Team Head Coach. He is also CEO of the England National Cricket for the Deaf (ECAD) Charity. 

    Darren is also under 10s-12s competition lead for the Surrey Junior Cricket Championship - the largest junior league in the UK.

     

    Through his talent ID skills, over the past decade Darren has increased the number of Deaf cricketers by over 500% as well as discovering many hundreds of mainstream cricketers in Surrey, particularly from the state school system. 

    He has been coaching since 2004 and his knowledge of grassroots cricket, participation and cricket in Europe is renowned.

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    ROBIN MASLIN

    International Director

    Robin is part of the Sierra Leone High Performance team and is in the process of taking his level 3 coaching badge.

    Robin joined the team in 2010 and has overseen a number of coaching programmes in Europe including being lead talent coach for Switzerland under 11s and under 13s since 2013, which has seen him make around 50 trips to Europe over that period.

    He also works closely with other players and administrators around the world to develop cricket in Associate & Affiliate nations including the native Polish team, the Warsaw Hussars.

     

    In the UK Robin is lead Analyst on our Academies programmes from Borough Academy up to our elite regional Academies.

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    DAVE WALTER

    Operations Manager

    After a successful career in IT, Dave joined the team in Summer 2018 as Operations Manager with a primary focus on back office activities but as a Level 2 Qualified Coach and a stage 3 Qualified Umpire he will provide a useful additional pair of hands when the need arises.  Dave's passion for cricket has led him to fulfil a wide range of roles within the game over many years so be brings with him a broad range of skills and knowledge.

    Dave's main cricketing association has been with Normandy Cricket Club since 1985 where he has been 1st XI Captain, Cricket Manager and Club Chair.  He started coaching when his son started playing at the age of 10 and in addition to coaching his son's age group all the way through to senior cricket, he has coached Normandy's Academy squad and Normandy's Ladies.

    Dave spent many hours umpiring during his playing days and since he stopped playing has umpired a wide variety of cricket including for Normandy, Surrey Performance Cricket, Women and Girls Cricket and has completed two seasons on the Surrey Championship Umpires panel. 

    Off the field Dave has been Chair of the Surrey Trust League for the last six years and is an active member of both the Junior and Senior League Working Groups. 

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    ED BELGER

    Academies Head Coach

    Ed has been our Head of Cricket since 2017 and is currently working towards his level 3 qualification.

     

    He is in charge of our Top 44 Academy and is a lead coach on the Surrey Slam Schools Programme.

     

    Ed's previous experience was in his hometown of Bristol where he was junior head coach for Downend CC.

     

    He has also made two trips to Australia and New Zealand where he also coached.

     

    In Australia he worked at Camberwell Grammar School as coach for their U14s A team who went unbeaten throughout the year. He also coached at the club where he was playing, Bentleigh Cricket Club working on their Milo programme.

     

    In New Zealand he helped with the coaching adult teams at University Grange CC. 

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    JOHN MATTHEWS

    Head of Player & Coach Development

    John is the newest member of the Twenty20 coaching team, bringing a wealth of expertise, understanding and knowledge.

     

    He is an ECB Club Coach and a qualified Physical Education teacher with over 40 years experience of coaching and teaching.

    John is also a Level One umpire, a Level Two British Sign Language signer and Assistant Principal Moderator for AQA's GCSE Physical Education course.

     

    He is part of the Surrey pan disability coaching team, supporting the Deaf players, and is one of the lead coaches for the England Cricket Association for the Deaf's (ECAD) Junior Academy. 

     

    John oversees our State School Academies programmes and player & coach development.

     

    He currently plays his cricket for Englefield Green CC 

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