The Coaches

  • 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. 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. In addition Matt is a specialist cricket coach at Epsom College and Director of Cricket for Surrey Championship Premier side Ashtead CC. Matt has played club cricket for Mitcham, Ashford, Reigate Priory, Ashtead and current MCC playing member.

  • 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.

  • Henry Thorpe - Senior Academy Coach

    Henry has a fresh and dynamic outlook on the game epitomises that of the modern era and for someone so young, has a wealth of experience on his side having been coaching for 6 years as an ECB Level 2 coach. Henry has spent his early days as a coach working alongside Keith Medlycott and Matt Homes and has since worked as Head Coach of Maori Oxshott Cricket Club. Henry is currently undertaking a Business Management degree (BA) at the University of Manchester. Additionally he is currently Head Academy Coach at Ashtead Cricket Club as well as Head of Girls Cricket taking up this role as of January 2017. He is also a regular coach at In-Touch Cricket Academy and is a graduate of the Academy when it first started in 2008.

  • Robbie Gunn - Senior Academy Coach

    Prior to making a move up to Surrey, Robbie began his cricket playing and coaching for the Dorset County Cricket Board. He represented the Minor County side up to Dorset B and has been a Head Coach for three Districts sides.Now working and living in Surrey Robbie plays his cricket for Wimbledon CC and has the opportunity to coach in a number of environments that range from the Whigift EPP, Surrey performance to running girls cricket P.E at Thomas’s Battersea.This past summer has seen him get the opportunity to take over as Head Coach at Streatham and Malborough CC, where along with the youth committee they are looking to progress the clubs youth section. Robbie is an ECB Level 2 coach.

  • 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. Gareth is highly qualified with UKSCA Accreditation / FA Fitness Trainers Award / Register of Exercise Professionals Adv L3.

  • Tom Homes - Assistant Coach

    Tom is currently a Level 2 coach working for In-Touch Cricket and Ashtead Cricket Club. Tom has a great understanding working with younger players having come through the Surrey County age teams from u9 to u17s and was an Academy player for 2 years. He is a left arm spinner and plays for Ashtead CC 1st XI and represented Surrey 2nds throughout the 2017 season. Combining his progression as a cricketer Tom is working as a coach and also studying a Level 2 & 3 diploma in Fitness in the off season.

  • Aaron Rose - Assistant Coach

    Aaron is an ECB Level 2 coach with experience accross all age groups. He is a player and coach at Ashtead CC having represented all the age group and senior teams through to 1st XI havig joined at u8. He has also captained the development side at Ashtead. Aaron currently coaches alongside his University commitments studying Economics at The University of Kent where he also plays 1st team cricket. Aaron has coached with In-Touch since 2015 having come through the In-Touch Academy as a player.

  • Connor Caprano-Wint - Assistant Coach

    Connor is a player and coach at Ashtead Cricket club having coming through the club as a junior. He is a member of the hugely successful U19 T20 team with his leg spin bowling and also plays 2nd XI and Academy cricket. He has played Surrey County age group cricket and won the bowler of the year in 2012. He is an ECB Level 2 coach and currently studying a degree at Bournemouth Universirty. He has also come through the InTouch Academy process as a player.

  • 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 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.

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