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

U15s Coach

Steve Barksfield is EWHCC's U15s coach. 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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Tom Atkins

U13s Coach

Tom is East Hendred born and bred spent many an hour at the sports club playing football and cricket in his youth! In 2022 he will become the 3rd XI Vice Captain supporting his brother Dan who leads the team.  With Tom's son Alfie a rising star in the junior and senior cricket sections there is no option for Tom but to share his passion for cricket and lead the coaching for the U13s.  Tom will be supported by veteran Duncan Francis who has coached the juniors for many season!

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Duncan Francis

U13s Manager

After many years coaching our junior section, Duncan is taking on the role of manager for the U13s supporting Tom as he leads the coaching. Duncan will still very much be part of the junior (and senior) sections but with some additional personal commitments he can't promise to be at as many training sessions or matches but is always contactable!  The club is very dear to Duncan - as he is to us all - so he will be on the ground as often as he can!