Chairman: Sri Sriharan

contact Sri on: 07802 294072

sri I still remember the bright spring Saturday morning in 2005, when I took my son to the only club in the area that would accept a 7 year old to sample the game of cricket. Coming from a country with extreme passion for the game, I could not stop myself helping out – laying out plastic cones as boundary markers, making refreshments etc. Two years later after having completed the required coaching qualifications, I ended up looking after one of the youth teams and continue to do so to date. Taking over the reins from Paul Roberts who held the Chairman’s post for the last 12 years is daunting. I will however, endeavour to carry on the good work done by him and the committee to ensure that the club upholds our values as a friendly and family orientated village cricket club promoting the game to the youth and providing a friendly but competitive playing experience for the adults.

Secretary: Helen Foulds

contact Helen on: 07540 959822

 

 

Hello, I’m Helen Foulds, mum to Felix (joining U8s this season), Nate (Allstar) and future All Stars/forces of chaos Harriet and Beatrix.
I have been a keen cricket fan since childhood and captained Bristol University ladies in the past so it’s nice to be able to support the club that my children attend now.
The club has a lovely welcoming atmosphere and it’s focus on developing players is something to be proud of so I’m happy to help!.

Treasurer: Andre Ousthuizen

Contact Andre on 07423 524731

Having been involved with Action Cricket in South Africa as a Junior coach between 2009 and 2012 at both club and Provincial level we found with our move across to the UK in mid 2012 that despite the poor weather, the nearest indoor Action Cricket arena was in London. We thus decided to pursue cricket outdoors with Grayshott Cricket Club. My wife volunteered my services in the latter half of 2013 for the vacant Treasurer role as I have a finance background and had been Treasurer back in South Africa for both a School PA and local Sailing Club. Grayshott is a very active club with many volunteers, always looking to improve coaching and facilities, keeping the committee and the treasury very occupied.

Youth Manager: Graham Sampson

Email Graham or contact him on: 07826 523227

I have been associated with Grayshott for over 30 years now and having played cricket for the majority of those years and getting so much enjoyment from the game I wanted to put something back into the game. I have been Youth Manager at Grayshott for 15 years now along with a few other roles!  Although I am a qualified coach I spend most of time undertaking the administration associated with running a youth section engaging with parents to get involved, allowing our excellent coaching team to focus on coaching.  The club is a really friendly one and I have met so many of my friends through the club. What is most satisfying is seeing a six year old progress through the junior ranks into adult cricket at the club.

Club Captain: Rob Smith

contact Rob on: 07957 819557

  I am very honoured to be Club Captain of Grayshott CC, a club with great warmth and a family atmosphere combined with ambition and commitment. From a young age cricket has always played a significant role in my life. I have played most of my club cricket in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire and, having recently moved to Grayshott, my family and I are delighted to be involved in the club. I look forward to supporting existing club members and I am readily available for those who may need advice or assistance. Equally, I am pleased to hear from members who have suggestions for how we can look to move the club forwards. If you are new to the area or considering a change of club, please do not hesitate to contact me – Grayshott Cricket Club has a great deal to offer!

Club Welfare Officer: Sam Rance

contact Sam on: 07962 319358

Hi, I’m Sam Howard mum of Rory (U8) and future allstar Robyn. Rory’s been attending all stars for the last two years and I was keen to support the club. My husband and I have both played cricket and there might even be evidence of my time as ladies captain for Grayshott.
Grayshott creates an amazing club for all ages and there is no other team that I would see my own children playing for, I am keen to ensure all children and young adults enjoy the start of their cricket career!”

Grounds Manager: Paul Roberts

Email contact Paul on: tel:01428 289597.

officials-paulr 25 years ago I brought my son to the club and have been here ever since! I got invlolved helping out with the juniors, progressing to playing for the 2nd XI and then helping to set up the new 3rd and 4th XI`s. After being club captain for a few years, I became club chairman which has been a very enjoyable role and I eventually stepped aside in January 2017 after 12 years (far too long some may say!). For the past 8 years or so I have also looked after our main square and ground at Grayshott and now also oversee our lovely new second ground at Broxhead Common. Sitting on the roller in the sunshine is one task I really enjoy!

Club Development Manager: Duncan Willows

contact Duncan on: 07766 682211.

I have been associated with Grayshott Cricket Club for at least 8 years seeing both my sons play. I have had the privilege of working alongside some more experienced coaches and finally going through to level 2 coaching courses myself. More recently I have been involved in leading the All Stars cricket for 4-8 year olds which has been a brand new experience! I have also enjoyed supporting Graham with some of the schools work involving taster sessions for All Stars and girls cricket.

Sportsfield Committee Representative: Phil Coleshill

contact Phil on: 07889 130437.

Having played adult cricket and coached youth cricketers at Grayshott for many years, I am now privileged to be President and Club Captain of our fabulous Club. Whilst we have achieved many successes in the past, we still have many ambitions for the Club, both on and off the field. I will assist in achieving these in any way that I can, and will be pleased to hear from any member who may need advice or assistance, or has suggestions as to how we may improve any aspect of the Club’s operation. Although friends tell me I’m very competitive by nature, I strongly believe that cricket should always be played in it’s uniquely fair spirit, and fun and enjoyment are the most important goals. I am married to Kathy, have 2 sons Ollie, 23 and Will, 21, and live in Grayshott.

1st XI Captain: Nathan Phillimore

contact Nathan on: 07468 594747

This is my second stint as 1st eleven captain, and I believe I am in a much better position to lead the team, being more mature and having more experience playing in our league.

Having played for Grayshott since I was just 12, this will be my 13th season, and the 7th in the 1st team.  I am looking forward to competing for 1st place in the I’Anson League this season.

2nd XI Captain: Neil Sampson

contact Neil on: 07554 420642

Grayshott Cricket club is a special place. Humble, friendly and welcoming people with 3 teams to cater for all abilities. With arguably the best cricket tea in the land, it’s a fantastic way to spend a Saturday in the summer months. As the captain of the 2nd team in 2020, I aim to provide a team culture that strikes a healthy balance between playing competitive cricket whilst ensuring everyone who plays contributes and enjoys playing as part of a team. As the glue between the 1sts and 3rds, we aim to ensure any transitions between teams is smooth, ensuring all players are encouraged and supported to reach their fullest potential.
Look forward to seeing you at Winter nets.

3rd XI Captain: Scott Clarke

contact Scott on: 07790 016469

A few years ago, I was looking for a local cricket club with great ethics to allow my son to develop as a young cricketer.  I found Grayshott Cricket club to be both friendly and encouraging, offering fantastic coaching and support.  The club also encouraged me to head up into the loft and dust down my slightly dated cricket stuff, I was soon enjoying playing cricket again with the 4ths.  I found the whole experience to be thoroughly enjoyable and urge anyone thinking of playing to just do it. This is my first year as the 3rds Captain, alongside Vice-Captain Graeme Aggar, our cricketing philosophy is:

  • Ensure the team is inclusive and welcoming (including families and spectators)
  • Encourage and promote club integration and learning
  • Develop a strong team ethic
  • Prioritise playing enjoyment
  • Ensure that every player actively participates
  • Encourage players to take responsibility for understanding and improving their own skills and game management
  • Respect the ethics and spirit of cricket
  • Strive to win games

Sunday XI Captain: Charles Brayshaw

contact Charles on: 07805 643556


I have played for Grayshott since I was 6 and have played in every age group and in every senior team bar the 1st XI. I have always tried to be involved at Grayshott as it has such great coaching and a family friend club.
Playing cricket for Grayshott  has able me to be able to enjoy cricket but always improve and being the Sunday captain this year I hope to be able to help the next generation of cricketers develop.
  • Interested in Joining the Shotts?

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    07889 130437

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    07826 523227

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    07508 186703

    All Stars & Girls Cricket -
    Contact Duncan Willows
    07766 682211
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