COACHES

Sol is our Academy & Coaching Strategy Director. He has recently retired from playing international cricket for Zimbabwe where he has represented his country in all formats.

You may have seen him representing Zimbabwe at national level, including the 2015 ICC World Cup – where he hit that massive 103m 6 out of the ground against South Africa!

He was also in the Melbourne Renegades line up in 2013/2014 and has been involved in Victorian Premier cricket clubs Essendon and Northcote. He is now the development coach at Northcote Cricket club.

Sol is a Level 2 CA Coach

Rachel manages the coaching programs at Cutting Edge Cricket.

Rachel is assistant coach of Preston CC in the VSDCA.

She has coached the girl’s and boys Northern Falcons and the NMCA U12s rep team.

In 2017, Rachel was involved in the Crusaders Outright Program, helping with the coaching at the MCG.

In June-July 2017, Rachel toured Sri Lanka and Malaysia coaching an U13 boys team of 16 players. 

In June 2019, Rachel went to the UK with the Crusaders where she had the opportunity to play against English sides.

She holds a Diploma in Sport Development, Certificate IV in Fitness and Bachelor of Sport Coaching and is currently studying Master Sport Business and Integrity.

Rachel is a Level 2 CA Coach

Jeff is a veteran cricket coach with over 35 years experience and an extensive knowledge of the game.

In his younger days, Jeff played at Collingwood VCA, captain-coached at Coburg CC and played and coached at Downend CC (UK).

He was Director of Coaching at Preston CC in 2017/18 and worked with Cricket Victoria as a Coach Educator for over 10 years.

Jeff is currently batting coach at Riverside Cricket Club in the DVCA.

Jeff is a Level 2 CA Coach

Alex is the head coach and player at Preston CC. He has been coaching cricket for over 10 years at both junior level and senior level. He is passionate about player development in all areas of the game and specifically spin bowling.

He has held coaching positions with Northern Falcons, NMCA, Preston CC Pathway Development Squad and has helped with the Crusaders Outright Program.

Alex is a Level 2 CA Coach 

Liam is one of our all-rounder coaches who specialises in bowling.

Liam debuted for Preston CC First XI in 2016 and won the First XI MVP for Season 2017/18. 

He is currently the assistant Coach of Preston CC U/15 JG Craig program and is very driven in assisting all cricketers in any way possible to help further themselves. Liam is studying Bachelor of Education (P-12). Liam is a Level 2 CA Coach

Sam is an all round, batting and bowling coach. 

His consistent performance has earned him a place in Northcote’s 1st XI where he has been playing for the last few years.

He is an exciting pace bowler and is also very handy with the bat.

In the 2018/19 season, Sam won the Aaron Finch Medal as the Cricket Victoria T20 player of the year, despite ending the cricket season with injury.

As a coach, Sam has been doing a great job helping young players improve their overall game.

Sam is a Level 1 CA coach