Under 13s are coached and managed by Phil Carpenter and Dan Beckell.
“I became involved in Oakley Cricket Club a few years ago due to my son and more recently my youngest daughter taking up the sport. I am a Level 2 ECB coach and enjoying coaching the u13’s and u15’s.
I’ve been interested in Cricket for a long time now and managed to get to play for Essex u16’s for a few games many years ago but haven’t played competitively for many years now.
My philosophy for coaching is all aimed at creating a platform for everyone to have fun enjoying cricket and to enable them to be able to achieve the level that they want.”
“I have been a member of Oakely cricket club for almost 30 years and I am ECB children’s level 2 coach. I started as a colt and played through all the age groups and into the men’s Sunday friendly team and Saturday league team, both of which I have captained.
It gives me great pleasure to see my son and daughter both playing for the club and enjoying their cricket and to see them developing strong friendships with all ages.
I think it is important that this wonderful club continues to thrive and the key to this is through a strong and friendly colts section.
I have been keen to give something back to a club which has been such an important part of my life and, as such, have become involved in coaching the under 13’s and 15’s.
My philosophy is that the game should be played with fun and respect. Also, with hard work, everyone can improve.”