We are delighted to report that long-standing Swardeston player Neil Taylor has been named our new Women and Girls Coach.
Neil is a well-established ECB Level 2 coach and has coached young cricketers for many years. He has been heavily involved in Norfolk Youth Cricket both as a coach and Chairman since 2007.
Neil takes over from Callum Taylor who has relinquished the position since being made Head of Cricket at Norwich School. We thank Callum for his hard work over the past two years.
Neil made his debut as an opening bowler for Peterborough Town CC 1st XI at the age of 15, playing in the Northants Premier League. He enjoyed eight seasons at Peterborough with many highlights, including taking all 10 wickets against Barnack CC in the Jaidka Cup.
Moving to Norfolk in 1989 Neil joined Swardeston CC where he still plays along with his son Matthew.
In 2011 and 2012 Neil coached a Norfolk County Age Group to two successive national finals at Under-14 and Under-15 level. In 2017 Neil was named Norfolk’s ECB Coach of the Year.
Neil, also an EBH Level 2 hockey coach, said: “It is a very exciting time for Women and Girls’ Cricket nationally, so I’m really pleased to have the opportunity to be involved with this section at Swardeston. I’m looking forward to working with all the players to ensure they develop their cricket skills whilst having an enjoyable season.”
Katie Treutler, Swardeston Women and Girls Manager, said: “We are so delighted that Neil has agreed to take this role. He has had so much experience with youth cricket over his career. I think this is a perfect fit for Swardeston CC to help us build for the future. Looking forward to the summer!”
- We are hopeful to be able to soon announce training dates for our women girls section and Tuesday night youth training.