Meet Our Coaches

At Tiddington we are very proud of our coaching team..

Alan Maule – Senior Head Coach

Alan is a ECB Level 2.5 Coach and has played senior cricket for Tiddington for many years, following in his father’s footsteps. Having retired from playing, he has taken an active part in coaching at the Club, both with the youth players and as 1st XI senior coach.

Cally Evans – Junior Head Coach

Cally is a UKCC Level 2 Coach and like many has come through our youth system, and now plays for our 3rd XI. On the field he is quiet and unassuming, a tidy off-spin bowler and outstanding fielder, but he is a man transformed when coaching, noisy and enthusiastic.

Neil Pickup – Head of Youth Cricket

Neil is a ECB Level 2.5 Coach and recently moved locally and has become more involved with Tiddington. He has been supportive of Tiddington’s youth system over the years and he is now actively involved in coaching and development.

Will Goodman – ECB Level 2.5 Coach

Will started as a junior at Tiddington – longer ago than he can remember – and progressed through our youth system into our senior teams. As well as keeping wicket and scoring plenty of runs in the top order, he took over as Club Captain last season.

Lucy Gladdy – ECB Level 2.5 Coach

Lucy started her youth career at Tiddington at the age of 11, coming along with her father, Paul, who was coaching our youth at the time. Her progress with the ball was impressive, and having been nominated for Oxfordshire trials, she has gone on to play at all ages through to the County Women’s team.

Ellie Noble – UKCC Level 2 Coach

Charley’s twin sister, Ellie has also come through our youth academy and played for Oxfordshire at all age groups, along with the Oxfordshire Women’s team. She opens the bowling for our 2nd XI on a Saturday, and takes regular wickets.

Charley Noble – ECB Level 2 Coach

Charley, having both played and helped out for many years through our youth system, achieved her Level 2 qualification the summer of 2017. She played regularly for the Wheatley Park school teams and has played County Cricket through the age groups and is currently in the Oxfordshire Women’s squad.

Matt Weeks – UKCC Level 2 Coach

Matt has been with us for a while now, initially as a Level 1 Coach, but has taken his Level 2 award over the winter. Matt, a teacher at Lord Williams’ School in Thame, plays regularly for our 2nd and 3rd XI teams, and will be taking a lead with the Under 13 squad this year.

Nick Edmondson – UKCC Level 2 Coach

Nick, our Club President, has been with Tiddington for many years playing in all senior teams and is in charge of our home ground at Albury View, making the big decision on a typical summer match day: is it dry enough to play? Nick was part of the team that played at Lord’s in the Village Cup Final and is very keen on triathlons.

Ed Stapley – UKCC Level 2 Coach

Ed is in his second season as a coach with us. He has two girls who are keen on cricket, both playing in the Oxfordshire County set up. Ed enjoyed his season last year, helping to run our junior sides, and is now involved with coaching the Oxfordshire County Girls U13 squad.

Emma Boswell – UKCC Level 2 Coach

Emma has played, and captained, cricket during her time with the Royal Navy. Following her retirement from the Navy, she has renewed her love of the game by coaching youngsters. She was a Director of Women’s and Girls’ Cricket for Oxfordshire Cricket, as well as coach for the Oxfordshire Women’s team. Emma is also one of our All Stars activators.

Andrew Cashman – UKCC Level 2 Coach

Andrew is another player to have come through our junior academy, and is now vice captain and one of the senior batsmen in the 3rd XI. Andrew is a teacher, and that roles precludes him helping during the week, but is a regular at our Summer Academy week.

Lesley Pykett – UKCC Level 1 Coach – All Stars Activator

Lesley is the Club Welfare Officer and a Level 1 coach and umpire, she is First Aid trained and has a Safeguarding certificate. She is also the Deputy Welfare Officer for Oxfordshire Cricket, as well as providing the County with the same kind of admin support that keeps TCC running she assists with the All Stars cricket delivery, she is also involved in running the ever-popular bar.

Anton Saverimuttu – ECB Foundation Level 1 Coach

Anton has recently passed his ECB Foundation Level 1 Coach and is also First Aid trained and has a Safeguarding certificate. Anton is also an umpire for the ECB ACO.

Robert Richardson – ECB Foundation Level 1

Rob has just completed his ECB Foundation Level 1 course, he is part of the coaching team on a Friday evening with the youngsters. When not coaching he is behind trying to keep this website up to date.

Lina Budde-Manning – All Stars Activator

Lina is our Club Secretary, and has begun playing cricket herself with Thame Ladies. On a Saturday, she can be found scoring the match for the 2nd XI, whilst she is a trained All Stars Activator, helping to run the All Stars programme. Lina has completed her First Aid and Safeguarding courses.

Ray Manning – All Stars Activator – Club Umpire

Ray has played in all our teams and has now turned his hand to umpiring for the Club, standing in the Cherwell League every weekend. He is also an activator for our All Stars programme, imparting his skills back to the youngsters.

Chris Groves – Coach Support Worker

Chris also finished the Coach Support Worker course last Spring and has two boys in our academy, he regularly helps in youth training on a Friday and has helped run a team last year. He is our link with our second ground at Great Haseley, home of our 3rd XI.

Michelle Richardson – Coach Support Worker

Michelle also completed the Coach Support Worker course last year and is now taking a scoring course she has also been known to play in the occasional ladies game. Michelle and Rob’s son, Elliott, is a very keen cricketer, so their support is most welcome.

All our coaches have enhanced DBS checks
Qualified coaches also have First Aid and Safeguarding qualifications

Alan Maule – Senior Head Coach

Alan is a ECB Level 2.5 Coach and has played senior cricket for Tiddington for many years, following in his father’s footsteps. Having retired from playing, he has taken an active part in coaching at the Club, both with the youth players and as 1st XI senior coach.

Cally Evans – Junior Head Coach

Cally is a UKCC Level 2 Coach and like many has come through our youth system, and now plays for our 3rd XI. On the field he is quiet and unassuming, a tidy off-spin bowler and outstanding fielder, but he is a man transformed when coaching, noisy and enthusiastic.

Neil Pickup – Head of Youth Cricket

Neil is a ECB Level 2.5 Coach and recently moved locally and has become more involved with Tiddington. He has been supportive of Tiddington’s youth system over the years and he is now actively involved in coaching and development.

Will Goodman – ECB Level 2.5 Coach

Will started as a junior at Tiddington – longer ago than he can remember – and progressed through our youth system into our senior teams. As well as keeping wicket and scoring plenty of runs in the top order, he took over as Club Captain last season.

Lucy Gladdy – ECB Level 2.5 Coach

Lucy started her youth career at Tiddington at the age of 11, coming along with her father, Paul, who was coaching our youth at the time. Her progress with the ball was impressive, and having been nominated for Oxfordshire trials, she has gone on to play at all ages through to the County Women’s team.

Ellie Noble – UKCC Level 2 Coach

Charley’s twin sister, Ellie has also come through our youth academy and played for Oxfordshire at all age groups, along with the Oxfordshire Women’s team. She opens the bowling for our 2nd XI on a Saturday, and takes regular wickets.

Charley Noble – ECB Level 2 Coach

Charley, having both played and helped out for many years through our youth system, achieved her Level 2 qualification the summer of 2017. She played regularly for the Wheatley Park school teams and has played County Cricket through the age groups and is currently in the Oxfordshire Women’s squad.

Matt Weeks – UKCC Level 2 Coach

Matt has been with us for a while now, initially as a Level 1 Coach, but has taken his Level 2 award over the winter. Matt, a teacher at Lord Williams’ School in Thame, plays regularly for our 2nd and 3rd XI teams, and will be taking a lead with the Under 13 squad this year.

Nick Edmondson – UKCC Level 2 Coach

Nick, our Club President, has been with Tiddington for many years playing in all senior teams and is in charge of our home ground at Albury View, making the big decision on a typical summer match day: is it dry enough to play? Nick was part of the team that played at Lord’s in the Village Cup Final and is very keen on triathlons.

Ed Stapley – UKCC Level 2 Coach

Ed is in his second season as a coach with us. He has two girls who are keen on cricket, both playing in the Oxfordshire County set up. Ed enjoyed his season last year, helping to run our junior sides, and is now involved with coaching the Oxfordshire County Girls U13 squad.

Emma Boswell – UKCC Level 2 Coach

Emma has played, and captained, cricket during her time with the Royal Navy. Following her retirement from the Navy, she has renewed her love of the game by coaching youngsters. She was a Director of Women’s and Girls’ Cricket for Oxfordshire Cricket, as well as coach for the Oxfordshire Women’s team. Emma is also one of our All Stars activators.

Andrew Cashman – UKCC Level 2 Coach

Andrew is another player to have come through our junior academy, and is now vice captain and one of the senior batsmen in the 3rd XI. Andrew is a teacher, and that roles precludes him helping during the week, but is a regular at our Summer Academy week.

Lesley Pykett – UKCC Level 1 Coach – All Stars Activator

Lesley is the Club Welfare Officer and a Level 1 coach and umpire, she is First Aid trained and has a Safeguarding certificate. She is also the Deputy Welfare Officer for Oxfordshire Cricket, as well as providing the County with the same kind of admin support that keeps TCC running she assists with the All Stars cricket delivery, she is also involved in running the ever-popular bar.

Anton Saverimuttu – ECB Foundation Level 1 Coach

Anton has recently passed his ECB Foundation Level 1 Coach and is also First Aid trained and has a Safeguarding certificate. Anton is also an umpire for the ECB ACO.

Robert Richardson – ECB Foundation Level 1

Rob has just completed his ECB Foundation Level 1 course, he is part of the coaching team on a Friday evening with the youngsters. When not coaching he is behind trying to keep this website up to date.

Lina Budde-Manning – All Stars Activator

Lina is our Club Secretary, and has begun playing cricket herself with Thame Ladies. On a Saturday, she can be found scoring the match for the 2nd XI, whilst she is a trained All Stars Activator, helping to run the All Stars programme. Lina has completed her First Aid and Safeguarding courses.

Ray Manning – All Stars Activator – Club Umpire

Ray has played in all our teams and has now turned his hand to umpiring for the Club, standing in the Cherwell League every weekend. He is also an activator for our All Stars programme, imparting his skills back to the youngsters.

Michelle Richardson – Coach Support Worker

Michelle also completed the Coach Support Worker course last year and is now taking a scoring course she has also been known to play in the occasional ladies game. Michelle and Rob’s son, Elliott, is a very keen cricketer, so their support is most welcome.

Chris Groves – Coach Support Worker

Chris also finished the Coach Support Worker course last Spring and has two boys in our academy, he regularly helps in youth training on a Friday and has helped run a team last year. He is our link with our second ground at Great Haseley, home of our 3rd XI.

All our coaches have enhanced DBS checks
Qualified coaches also have First Aid and Safeguarding qualifications