Meet the Professional Team

Joe Skinner

Joe Skinner

Managing Director

Joe heads up the Cricket Development team. Joe’s main roles involve setting the strategy for Cornwall Cricket, workforce management and programme development. Joe is also responsible for budget management across all Cornwall Cricket projects and programmes of work. Joe line manages all other members of the Cornwall Cricket team and is also the main point of contact for Cornwall Cricket’s Member Organisations as well as being responsible for club development and league engagement across the county.

Joe has been working for Cornwall Cricket Board since 2006 and has seen the role evolve in to what it is today, from very hands on in terms of delivery to very much a strategy, management, club support and community engagement role. Joe is a Level 3 cricket coach and a coach tutor. Joe has over the years worked as a school coaches as a former Development Officer in Gloucestershire as well as managed and coached junior age groups in both Gloucestershire and Cornwall.

Main areas of responsibility are:

  • Strategic planning
  • Budgeting and budget management
  • Sponsorship and fundraising
  • Line management of other members of the Development Team
  • Partner engagement (CSP, Local Authorities)
  • Facilities and funding guidance
  • Engagement with associations (CCL, CCT, CACG, CACO, CWCA, CACC, Cornwall CCC)
  • Club support including Adults and Junior formats
  • Human Resource
  • Payroll
Chris Hunkin

Chris Hunkin

Performance Manager

Chris heads up the Performance player pathway, from the Development sections at U10s through to the Development XI under the Cornwall County Club. Chris has responsibility for appointing the coaches and managers for the County Age Group squads and managing the quality of this. Chris also has responsibility for the EPP, Cornwall Choughs and the relationships with First Class Counties.

Chris has been working for Cornwall Cricket since 2005 as a part time Community Cricket Coach, he took on a full time role with Cornwall Cricket in March 2016. Chris is a Level 3 cricket coach who is working towards his Level 4. Chris played cricket for Somerset County Cricket as well as represented Cornwall in National County Cricket. Chris has many years experience of working in schools as a community coach but has developed into an excellent all round coach which allows him to be an excellent coach developer.

Main areas of responsibility are:

  • Strategy for the elite Player Pathway, EPP and Junior Academy
  • Strategy for the County Age Groups
  • Lead Coach for the Development XI, EPP, Junior Academy
  • Working with the Cornwall Minor County Cricket Club and First Class Counties
  • Coach Development and Education
  • Teacher Training
Michelle Kent

Michelle Kent

Administrator / Project Manager / Schools Competitions

Michelle heads up the various development projects that are run within Cornwall such as the Golf Day and Schools Competitions. Michelle also manages the huge database of people involved in cricket, and communications for the player pathway. 

Michelle has been with Cornwall Cricket since 2015 and has since completed her coach support workers qualification, and is an All Stars Activator for her club.

Main areas of responsibility are:

  • Schools Competitions linked to Chance to Shine, Kwik, Beach, Indoor
  • Player Pathway Communications
  • Special Projects – Golf Day
  • Clubmark Support Officer
  • ECB Small Grants Administrator
  • Database and Newsletter Management
  • DBS Administration
Sarah Fox

Sarah Fox

County Safeguarding Officer - Lead / Adult

Kirsty Thorp

Kirsty Thorp

Women and Girls Development Officer

Chris Anderson

Chris Anderson

School and Club Development Officer (East & Lead)

Chris’s main responsibilities are strategic lead for the counties school programme  Chance to Shine alongside the delivery of the National Programmes, All Stars and Dynamos Cricket.

Club development, their sustainability and understanding needs is also of critical focus. In general Chris will be making best efforts to develop the sport of cricket within the county. Chris has been with Cornwall Cricket since September 2020 and is a Level 2 coach at his local club Tideford CC as well as club CWO.

Main responsibilities are:

  • Strategic lead for the counties school programme 'Chance to Shine' and delivery within the East of Cornwall.
  • Strategic lead for the delivery of the National Schools programmes, All Stars and Dynamos Cricket, Clubmark with a specific focus and support for the clubs in the East of Cornwall.
  • Manage two area School and Club Development Officers across the County.
  • Influence the future growth of cricket through the development of volunteers.
  • Focus on club development and sustainability, understanding the needs of clubs in areas such as facility, participation and volunteer growth.
  • Point of contact for women & girls’ cricket for participation growth, clubs and workforce development
  • Work with and support key stakeholders to create a Youth Councils.
  • Create and implement a workforce development programme alongside the current workforce offer.
  • Create close relationships with clubs, local authorities, leagues, Chance to Shine, ECB, Community groups, other National Governing Bodies.
  • Monitoring & evaluating projects and writing of reports for funders.
David Painter

David Painter

Disability Development Officer

David has joind the Cornwall Cricket professional team in October 2021 as the Disability Development Officer. David has come from a range of educational experiences as a Head Teacher. David has also been a club chair within Wales and Cornwall.

David has extensive experience in setting up and deliveing a number of events and groups in Cornwall over the years and with his enthsiasum will help drive Cornwall Disability Cricket forwards.

David's primary role will be:

  1. To set up and deliver The Lords Taverners Super 1s programmes in the community
  2. To coordinate adn deliver The Lords Taverners Table Cricket progamme in schools
  3. Deliver competition for schools and Super 1 hubs in the winter and summer annually
  4. To work with clubs to set up ECB Disability Champion Clubs
  5. To work towards an elite coaching programme for people with talent 
Tamsin Chapman-Gunner

Tamsin Chapman-Gunner

Marketing Communications and Fundraising Officer