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Martin Watts - Secretary
Also a founder member of the Bucks Board, Martin is a member of Beaconsfield CC and is the organiser of the Board’s Senior and Junior Cup competitions which he has run for 20 years. He comes from a cricketing family; learnt his cricket in the Weald of Kent as a big turn off spinner with "glue like hands" at first slip (his quote!); gets a real kick from seeing Colts he brought through at Beaconsfield now playing active roles at the Club. Martin Watts
Stuart Beck - Finance Director and CEO
As his job titles suggest, Stuart is a very busy man. In addition to the financial management of the Board’s activities, Stuart is responsible for the day to day management of the Board’s operational staff. In addition to his Director’s duties, Stuart also finds time to manage the Boys’ County U17 and U16 sides and umpire in the Cherwell League. Stuart Beck
Mark Fenton - Director Youth Cricket
Mark has primary responsibility for our representative programme. Mark, who is also Chairman of the Bucks Schools Cricket Association, is responsible for the Board’s overall policy and strategy for boys’ and girls’ representative cricket. This includes overseeing all age group managers and coaches and ensuring that the Board provides the best possible development opportunities for promising young cricketers in Buckinghamshire. Mark Fenton
Graham Rance
Graham has played, coached and been involved in local cricket all his life. He is a Banker and the current Treasurer of Chesham CC. Graham has gone through the Bucks age groups, reaching the full county side, and with two sons following in his footsteps, is fully committed to continuing to develop junior cricket at all levels in Bucks Graham Rance
Robin Carr
Robin Carr is Chairman of the Mid-Bucks League, Vice Chairman of Ley Hill CC and a qualified umpire. He says his work as a TV Producer and Director and the organisational skills required to produce, direct and stage manage are perfect qualities for organising the sometimes chaotic situations cricket presents! Robin Carr
Keith Dale
Keith Dale has been a mainstay at Aylesbury Town CC and was largely responsible for resurrecting the club after it fell into the doldrums a few years back. Keith has particular responsibility for the Board’s disability cricket programme and, with wide experience of the NHS and health issues, is ideally suited for this task. Keith Dale

BCB Staff

Richard Hudson – Head Coach
Rich is an ECB Level 3 Coach and is on the ECB Level 4 Course which is a two and half year process from start to finish. He has a Master’s degree in Sports Psychology from Staffordshire University, as well as a BSc in Psychology from the University of Reading. Rich leads the coaching on the Emerging Players Programme (boys & girls), the Boys U15s and the Skill Sets programme, as well as managing and supporting the coaching across the Player Pathway. He currently plays for Old Northamptonians in the Northants Premier League, having previously represented Cirencester in Gloucestershire and Mentone in Melbourne, Australia. He joined BCB in December 2012 from Northants Cricket where he coached right across their Player Pathway in Schools and from Development and County age groups through to their Academy and Emerging Players Programme. Rich Hudson
Clifton Simms – Cricket Development Officer
Clifton has certainly made his mark since joining BCB– he is now a familiar sight to many clubs and schools all over the county and has a fund of knowledge about coaching, bursaries and funding as well as a wealth of contacts. He has been responsible for a massive growth in the numbers and effectiveness of BCB’s development programmes, in particular ‘Chance to Shine’, since joining us in 2012. He is happy to act as a point of contact within BCB to support potential applications and enquiries. Clifton Simms
Andy Ward – Performance and Cricket Development Coach
Andy joined BCB in May 2013 having assisted with the winter development of the 2012 under 16/17 squad and took on both squads for the 2012 summer season. Andy is strongly committed to improving and developing players for Bucks and sees his appointment with BCB as a big step forward in his plans to continue his coaching development. He now plays club cricket in the North of the county for Great Brickhill CC. Andy Ward
Richard Burden – Cricket Administrator
Richard Burden had been our Webmaster for some years and agreed to assume responsibility for the substantial admin support required following the reorganisation of BCB’s activities in mid-2012. Richard, who has two sons in the representative programme, was already very familiar with the challenges of running the programme and what coaches, managers, players and parents need. He has developed our results reporting system, the online nomination system for the Representative squads and online registration for coach education and other courses.
Sam Moss – Women’s Coach
Sam joined BCB at the beginning of 2013 having achieved the ECB Level 3 Coaching Award in August 2012 and has wide playing experience to back up this qualification. After representing Essex Schools at U15, U17 and U19 levels he played in the Essex Premier League before representing both the RAF and Combined Services, and holds the record for the RAF team's highest opening stand (an unbeaten 248 against Bedfordshire). Sam also coached the RAF 1st XI which won the Inter Service T20 at Lords in 2011 and 2012. Sam Moss
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