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APCC Youth Cricket

Coaching Methodology

AP Cricket Club welcomes Colts ages 7 to 15 to learn and enjoy the exciting game of cricket. The Colts, either playing for the first time or at an advanced stage, are divided into the groups either depending upon their capability and age as deemed appropriate for their development.

The Colts get an individual action plan incorporating elements for (i) Technical development and (ii) Physical strengthening. The Coaches offer one-to-one support for bespoke needs of the colts.


APCC enjoys wealth of coaching experience. The Colts are coached by Level 2 Coaches and Level 1 Support Coaches. The players from the club’s 1st XI and 2nd XI also offer support and encouragement to the budding players. Below are the APCC Coaches at present:

Sid Godbole – UKCC2 accredited Level 2 Cricket Coach
Sid, a former county cricket player in India, has prowess in technical skills of the game and psychological approach for the game. Sid batted as a middle order batsman at the U-19 County Cricket with an average of 48 and was the first stand-by for India A U-19 Cricket team in 1992. Sid also represented county cricket as an all-rounder at senior level in 1998 with batting average 35.75 and 10 wickets at an average of 20.63. Sid devotes weekends for the development of APCC Colts and is a Business Process & Performance Improvement professional during the week.

Carolyn Pritchard – UKCC2 accredited Level 2 Cricket Coach
Carol has been the backbone of APCC Colts for a number of years. She is the Colts Secretary as well and provides coaching as well as support on registration, matches and engagement with the club on a wider scale. She enjoys teaching young people to play cricket and also coaches the Borough U10 team and local schools with the Chance to Shine programme.

David Warner
More information to follow.

Stuart Ellis – Level 1 Support Coach
Stuart played cricket at the University and Club level and undertook the Level 1 badge to develop AP Colts into a close-knit group of passionate cricketers. Stuart encourages the Colts to support and play for each other and has enjoyed watching his son develop and represent AP Colts for the last 3 years. Stuart is a co-owner of an online travel company and has been in the travel industry for over 25 years.

Jay Villiers – Level 1 Support Coach
Jay Villiers is an actor, writer, and cricket addict. For the last 30 years he has spent most summers playing for the Harry Baldwin Occasional. "I live with my family near Ally Pally and my son plays for APCC colts. I've loved getting involved in the coaching and watching my son and his friends learning the game, getting better and better at it, and to see the spirit with which they play. They really are a great group of children and a credit to the game."

Nick Beedham – Level 1 Support Coach
Nick’s son has been with the AP Club since the age of 7 and Nick has seen him grow in leaps and bounds. Nick has undertaken the Level 1 badge to encourage colts to play the game of cricket and develop skills that are useful in sports and otherwise.