Chairman: Sri Sriharan

Email Sri or contact him 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: Carolyn Whitley

Email Carolyn or contact her on: 07774 313559.

As I have been watching my husband play cricket for the club for over 20 years, when the opportunity arose to join the committee as Secretary, I decided It was time to get more involved as I was interested in having a say in the running of the club.Grayshott is a very friendly club and it’s a great place to play cricket and make new friends through our various social events… We have also been told we make the best teas in the league!

Treasurer: Andre Ousthuizen

Email Andre or contact him 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 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  12 years now along witha 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.

Club Welfare Officer: Joanna Cook

Email Joanna or contact her on: 07768 266084

 officialjoanna I have two young boys who are both interested in sport. When we moved to the area both boys signed up to play at Grayshott and we are delighted with the friendliness and professionalism of the club. My husband Alistair helps to support the under 7’s coaching too and so cricket has now become a family game for us. I am a teacher at a local Independent school with responsibility for Pastoral Care and Safeguarding of children aged 2 – 18. Ensuring children can develop in a safe and nurturing environment is really important to me and I consider it a privilege to be trusted with the care of our Youth set up. Do feel free to talk to me about anything that may be concerning you – we all have a responsibility to make sure that cricket is safe and fun for our children. Let me know if you think I can help to make this better.

Grounds Manager: Paul Roberts

Email Paul or contact him on: 01428 714626.

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: Lance Cavannagh

Email Lance or contact him on: 01428 642888

lancecavannagh As a local GP I’ve been around the Village for 27 years and my son has played youth, and now adult cricket at Grayshott for the last 8 years. We were always made very welcome by the most friendly and well run club that I have ever been involved with. My wife and daughter, although not players,also enjoy being involved on a social level. A couple of years ago I decided to combine 2 hobbies and began to take match photos for the web site and general use. I’m now a fixture at most games, stood on the boundary, wrestling with a telephoto lens. I was appointed to the Club Committee in 2017 as Club Development Officer, following in the footsteps of Jim Haywood and I hope to be able to make a positive contribution as this great club continues to progress.

Club Captain & Sportsfield Committee Representative: Phil Coleshill

Email Phil or contact him 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: Stuart Kennedy

Email Stuart or contact him on: 07815 785697

stuart-kennedyA thirty year journey in Cricket has led me to this post as Grayshott 1st XI skipper and I couldn’t be prouder or more excited to take on the challenge of moulding the next generation of Grayshott’s cricketing superstars. I was literally raised at the Hollands sports club in the midlands where my father was the chairman. I started playing adult league cricket from 12yrs old. Since then I have played for teams all round the country including youth Cricket for Derbyshire, ‘Three Counties’ Cricket for Stynchcombe in Gloucestershire, as well as Premier League Cricket for Bicester and North Oxford. I spent ten years at Leatherhead in the Surrey Championship and was 2nd team captain for the 2010 season.

I have been coaching Cricket since 1992 and teach PE for my job but even so I enjoyed taking the new level 2 qualification as part of Grayshott’s brilliant coaching set up and am now super excited about coaching the All Stars Cricket section this year. Cricket has given me so much and I am determined to give back in any way possible. I urge you to get involved, great sport, great people, great club!

2nd XI Captain: Neil Sampson

Email Neil or contact him on: 07554420642

NeilSampson Introduced to the club at an early age by the 2 generations above, I’ve had the privilege to play for Grayshott over the last 20 years. After skippering the 3rd team in 2016, I’m proud to be given the opportunity at the grade above.           As 2nd team captain in 2017, I strive to;
– Play competitive, attacking, enjoyable cricket, making sure everyone plays a significant part in the game.
– Encourage and support the development of our youth team cricketers.
– Compete with 1st XI sides to challenge for the 2nd division crown.

3rd XI Captain: Cameron Oosthuizen

Email Cameron or contact him on: 07904 436827

20173rdxicaptain Since being at the club, I have been very involved and loved every opportunity that comes my way. So when I was asked to skipper the 3rds I couldn’t say no. It is a real privilege to take on such a responsibility and I’m sure it will help me improve as a captain, having captained at youth cricket. My goals for the 3rd XI are;
-To give the youth a chance to develop their cricket
-To hopefully keep the 3rds in the Division 3 where I feel they belong.
-To gain experience as a captain

4th XI Captain: Tim Fry

Email Tim or contact him on: 07787 797894

I have been playing cricket so long that I can remember the bats that used to have the logos burnt into the wood. I am living proof that those who can’t do coach. My batting is so slow that people have passed out from boredom watching it.  I am the captain of the fourth team which has the expressed aim of moving players from youth to adult cricket. In the last three or four years we have had our ‘alumni’ work their way through the sides to the first team. The next group start out this season.
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