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Joe Skinner – Cricket Development Manager

Joe heads up the Cornwall 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 Associations 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 strategy, management, club support and community engagement. Joe is a Level 3 cricket coach and a coach tutor. Joe has over the years coaches in schools former Development Officer in Gloucestershire, managed and coached junior age groups in Gloucestershire and Cornwall.

Telephone: 07785 722251

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 – Performance Development 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 working with the CSCA and Coaches Association in appointing the coaches and managers for the Age group squads and managing the quality f this. Chris also has responsibility for the EPP, Junior Academies 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 CCB in March 2016. Chris is a Level 3 cricket coach who is working towards his Level 4, one of two in Cornwall. Chris played cricket for Somerset County Cricket as well as represented Cornwall in Minor County Cricket. Chris has many years experience of working in schools, he started of as a community coach but has developed into an excellent all round coach which allows him to be an excellent coach tutor.

Telephone: 07980 768228

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 CSCA, CCCC and First Class Counties
  • Coach Development and Education
  • Teacher Training and Development

Michelle Kent – Project Manager

Michelle heads up the various development projects that are run within Cornwall such as Women’s Softball, the Golf Day and Schools Competitions. Michelle also manages the huge database of people involved in cricket, and communications for the player pathway.  Michelle is also involved in being a Club Support Officer responsible for supporting clubs in achieving Clubmark Accreditation on an annual basis.

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. Michelle is heavily involved in Mount Ambrose CC as an All Stars and Women’s Softball lead.

Telephone: 07500 044321

Main areas of responsibility are:

  • Women’s Softball Cricket
  • 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

Craig Williams – Junior Club and Schools Development Officer

Craig heads up Cornwall’s Chance to Shine and All Stars Cricket programmes across the whole of the county. Craig is responsible for setting the Strategy and delivering for both key engagement programmes with a focus on delivering in the schools and clubs in the West of the county.

Craig is also responsible for delivering table cricket opportunities for people with disabilities holiday camps and is also a Clubmark support Officer for West clubs.

Craig has been employed by Cornwall Cricket since 2016, he is a Children’s cricket Coach (Level 2), an All Stars Cricket Activator as well as experience in delivering at elite youth level. Craig is involved in running Redruth Junior section, so has a good understanding of club management, volunteers and Clubmark.

Telephone: 07792 734876

Main areas of responsibility:

  •  Strategic lead for All Stars Cricket programme, deliver in Schools and manage clubs
  • Strategic lead for Chance to Shine Schools programme, deliver in schools
  • Manage the workforce delivering Chance to Shine
  • Disability Development – Table Cricket
  • Clubmark Support Officer

Mustafa Shaikh – Cricket Centre Manager / All Stars Cricket Champion (East)

Mustafa (Starts on the 1st August 2018) has joined our team and will be responsible for the Cornwall Cricket Centre, all bookings and activity within the facility such as indoor cricket leagues and holiday camps. Mustafa will also be responsible for the All Stars Cricket programme in the East of the County supporting the ECBs key junior growth programme. Mustafa will also have the responsibility for delivering the strategy for Disability Cricket.

Mustafa is an excellent addition to Cornwall Cricket, he has years of experience of working in schools. He has been a Head teacher in past employment. Mustafa has been a county age group coach for Somerset County as well as a former stint in Cornwall. Mustafa is a level 3 cricket coach with a raft of experience in all age and ability groups.

Telephone: 07429 720027

Main areas of responsibility:

  • Cricket Centre management
  • All Stars Cricket East Champion
  • Chance to Shine School delivery
  • Manage Holiday camps
  • Disability strategic lead and delivery

Tom Harris – Cricket Centre Duty Manager

Tom from St Stephen joined the team at the beginning of November to oversea the use of the Cornwall Cricket Centre. Tom is a Level 2 Children’s Cricket Coach and is currently studying at Truro College.

I am sure Tom will make you feel welcome and support your needs when you use the centre.