Matt Homes - Founder & Head Coach
Matt primarily has a photographic background having worked for the sports photo agency Allsport Photographic from 1984 as a Picture Editor and Library Manager. Within the role Matt was fortunate enough to follow the England Ashes tour of Australia 90/91 and World Cup 1992 in a capacity of picture editor/technician, wiring images back for National newspapers in the UK. With a great passion for cricket this gave Matt working closely alongside England cricketers, an insight into the daily routine of an international cricketer. After various roles within Sales at Getty Images Matt is currently developing and growing the In-Touch Cricket Academy as an ECB Level 3 coach. Matt has played club cricket for Mitcham, Ashford, Reigate Priory, Ashtead and current MCC playing member.
Ben Scott - Wkt/Batting / Strength & Conditioning Coach / Elite programme
Ben is a high quality keeper / batsman who has played for Worcestershire CCC for the last three seasons. Having progressed through the Middlesex Colts Age groups with spells at both Middlesex and Surrey, Ben can relate as a coach the qualities and commitment required to make it as a pro cricketer. He claimed his first century against Northamptonshire and made 50 dismissals in 2005, ensuring Middlesex avoided relegation. Ben is believed to be one of the best skilled glovemen known for standing up to the stumps to seam bowlers and innovative batsman winning Twenty20 Cup in 2008 followed up by an appearance in the Stanford Series in the West Indies. Additionally Scotty was selected for the England Lions tour of New Zealand in February 2009 and is a great role model to any young cricketer.
Keith Medlycott - Specialist EliteCoach
As a player "Medders" took 357 first-class wickets, mainly for Surrey, and also scored 3684 runs at 25.94, including a debut century against Cambridge University in 1984. He toured the West Indies with England in 1989-90, without playing in a Test, and went with England A to Sri Lanka the following winter. He retired from first-class cricket at the end of1991 moving into a coaching career in South Africa with Northerns but returned to Surrey as coach in 1997, helping them to win three County Championship titles and four one-day trophies. He left The Oval at the end of 2003 and in October 2004 he started as the ICC's high-performance manager for umpires. Medders currently works as a Cricket professional at Reeds School in Surrey.
Aqib Sindhu – Senior Academy Coach
Aqib has played almost all his club cricket for Spencer joining as a 14 year old and is still turning his arm over for Spencer CC 2nd XI. Over the years he has played with and against some of Surrey's upcoming prospects, Rory Burns, Arun Harinath and George Edwards to name a few. ECB Level 2 coaching qualifications were gained in 2009 and since then Aqib has been involved in coaching for Spencer CC as well as Outer District u10s and U13s. Aqib is involved in the u10 and u13 In-Touch performance programmes and regularly running the Friday night drop in sessions.
Brian Berthoud – Senior Academy Coach
Brian has worked for many years for Surrey County Cricket Club where he excelled in a number of roles, including 121 coaching, surrey development courses, district and county programmes for young players of all abilities. Brian has had a wide range of cricketing experience in both Trinidad and England. He is currently the head coach at Horsley & Send Cricket Club helping to develop their youth section. An ECB Level 3 qualified coach Brian will bring his skills working with the other coaches in the academy to create one of the best academies in the South of England.
Gareth Davies - Strength & Conditioning Coach / Elite programme
Gareth graduated from Southbank University with a BSc (Hons) in Sports and Exercise Science in 2001. During his studies he worked as a fitness consultant for YMCA and Holmes Place Health Clubs. Upon graduation Gareth went to work in the USA as Director of Soccer Camps for Challenger Sports having responsibility for the running of camps across nine states of America. Upon his return Gareth worked at David Lloyd Health and Fitness Club as an Advanced Level 3 Personal Trainer and began to specialize in the area of sport specific strength and conditioning working with several semi professional football clubs as well as many professional players on a one to one basis. In 2005 Gareth went to work as a sport scientist for Charlton Athletic football club working with mainly U16 players many of which are playing Premier League today. In 2008 Gareth began working for Chelsea Football Club with responsibility for strength and conditioning for ladies academy, reserves and 1st teams. Such a role has brought success to the club with the academy being National Champions in 2010, the reserves League Champions in 2011 and the 1st team part of the Women’s Super League. Gareth is highly qualified with UKSCA Accreditation / FA Fitness Trainers Award / Register of Exercise Professionals Adv L3.
Kieron Vorster - Strength and Conditioning Consultant
Kieron has a background in Tennis where he was most recently the CEO for The David Lloyd Tennis Academy where his roles include the structure/strategy for the Academy, recruitment of the best coaches in Tennis, running of the day to day operation and management of staff within the Academy. An ex Tennis professional Kieron is a highly qualified strength and conditioning coach (Registry of Exercise Professionals Advanced Instructor Level 3) who has previously worked as a personal fitness coach for both Tim Henman and Wayne Ferreira, as well as a stint as the Head of Strength and Conditioning for the Lawn Tennis Association. Kieron is a UKCC Level 2 cricket qualified coach and currently working in Doha for the Qatar Tennis Federation.
Graham Foster - Assistant Coach
The elder statesman of the In-Touch Coaching team Graham comes from career as an Administrator and Sales Rep, within the building industry. Graham's early experiences of cricket were to visit to the Oval to watch the likes of Surrey greats Surridge, May, Lock & Laker etc. An allrounder in a playing capacity Graham played for the Adventurers wandering side, who's President was Alf Gover. He is a great believer in upholding the strong traditions and spirit of the game. In 1973 he lived a cricketing dream representing the Affiliated Clubs XI versus the Cricket Conference London XI at the Oval. In recent years Graham's passion for the game has been re-stimulated through his two grandson's involvement in the game and has supported the In-Touch Coaching programme ever since where he has also gained the UKCC1 qualification. The Academy currently utilises Graham's vast experiences in life and cricket to help nurture young cricketers.
John Fry - Senior Academy Coach
John is a prolific batsman with over 18,000 1st XI runs scored in the Surrey Championship with Dulwich, Mitcham, Sutton and currentlyPurley. Additionally John has represented Surrey 2nd XI, the Club Cricket Conference on tours to Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, plus two seasons playing A grade cricket in South Africa / Capetown and two seasons in Australia playing in New South Wales. John is a Senior Cricket Coaching Certificate holder from the previous National Cricket Association however recently attained the ECB Level 3 coach status. Currently John is Head Coach at Sutton CC and leads district programmes for Surrey CCC.