COACHES - JUNIORS

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Ivan Mulford

U11s Coach

Everyone knows Ivan!  Not only is he East Hendred born and bred, cricket runs through his veins like blood.  Ivan has played cricket for E&WH for many many years and regularly flits between the 1st & 2nd XI.  If he's not playing, Ivan is coaching the U11s along with Pete Beckley and if he isn't doing any of those, along with his partner in crime Pete, he is maintaining E&WH's fabulous cricket ground - which was voted best OCA ground by visiting teams.

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Peter Beckley

U11s Coach

Full of character, charm and enthusiasm, Peter encourages the U11s to deliver their very best.  He is often seen sporting several hats and pairs of glasses as well as holding an odd jumper or two as he umpires the U11 matches.  As a stalwart of the 2nd X1 we see a different side to Pistol Pete!  Competitive and driven he gives 100% of himself each game yet manages to continue to nurture and encourage the juniors who may be playing.  When he has a spare moment (read many, many hours) Pete works with Ivan to maintain the beautiful ground.  

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Steve Barksfield

U13s Coach

Steve Barksfield is EWHCC's U13s match manager. A UKCC2 ECB qualified coach which enables him to coach group sessions and have all the necessary safe guarding and welfare certification. He lives in East Hendred with his family.  His sons Reuben and Ethan have represented Oxfordshire County age group cricket each season since they were U10. Reuben is a regular 1st XI player and Ethan is in the U15s and is also training within the Oxfordshire and Sussex development pathway. He has good relationships with the Oxfordshire head of cricket and coaching staff which means we can bring a great deal of their player development coaching to the club.

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Duncan Francis

U15s Coach

Like chalk and cheese, Duncan's approach is somewhat calmer and than his brother Jon's! That said, he is no less passionate about cricket and E&WH.  Duncan has been integral to the success of the club over 35 years having played for 1st XI and 2nd XI and coached the U11s for 9 years.  He is now the Club's Umpire, Fixture Secretary and Welfare Officer and in 2021 Duncan, along with son Andrew, will lead the U15s coaching.  He is a busy man!

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Andrew Francis

U15s Coach

Andrew attended his first EWHCC game when only 3 days old.  He has been part of the EWHCC teams from the age of 8 as well as the Oxfordshire County Stream.  Now a key member of the 1st XI top scoring with the bat for the last 3 years. Andrew is now taking his level 1 and 2 coaching qualifications and continues to pass on his passion for cricket to the U15 team which he coaches.  It is largely thanks to watching the development of players like Andrew that the club now has an U15 team.