JT Cricket Academy

Our Coaches

Coaching, alongside other key performance support services such as Sports Medicine and Sports Science, Performance Lifestyle and Research and Innovation, plays a crucial role in ensuring the ongoing success of all cricketers.

The JTCA coaching team seeks to ensure the delivery of quality coaching to cricketers by a system devised to identify, develop and refine talented athletes.

All of the coaching team are highly qualified and experienced across a wide range of skill sets. Coupled with this, they are all exceptionally motivated individuals who have a passion for holistic player development.

The JTCA coaching team will push and challenge individuals through differentiation of tasks appropriate to their ability, which will ensure that greater development and understanding of technique and game situations are provided.

Jack James Myers

DOB: 15/10/1992
Major Teams: Alton Cricket Club 1st XI, Chichester University 1st XI, Hampshire U17, Gary Palmer Coach Master Academy 1st XI.

Coaching positions held at:
Surrey County Cricket Club (age groups), Dorking CC, Alton CC, Dunottar School
Perins School, Gary Palmer CoachMaster Academy. England Physical Disability Squad (Assistant)


Jack is a highly experienced level 3 coach, who is currently the Head of Cricket at Dunottar School and a performance coach within the Surrey Cricket youth teams and Surrey Womens Regional Development Centre. Prior to this he has achieved great success as a Lead Coach at Alton Cricket Club resulting in their continued Southern Premier League status. Jack has additionally worked alongside England Lions Batting specialist coach Gary Palmer, coaching in his junior academy, whilst also representing the senior academy as a player. Further playing credentials include; representing Hampshire through every age group, Alton CC 1st Team and most recently Dorking CC 1st Team. Jack was recently asked to be an Assistant Coach for the England Physical Development side, and was a coach for the side that came runners up in the 2020 PD World Series. Jack is a coach who keeps up to date with current philosophies, but appreciates the traditional technical side of the game whereby repetition and muscle memory are key contributors to cricketing success.

Tom Lister

Teams played for: Sheffield Collegiate CC, Claremont CC, Reigate Priory CC, Dorking CC, Chipstead CC

Coaching positions held at : South East Stars Senior Regional Talent Manager, Surrey CC Womens Head coach (2020), Sheffield Collegiate CC, Reigate Piory CC, Suffolk County Cricket Club, Surrey County Cricket Club (Age group and Womens), Whitgift School (Academy), Reigate Grammar School, Chipstead CC.

Tom is a highly experienced ECB Performance Coach (level 3) that has 15 years experience as a coach.
He has coached in a range of environments, from Minor Counties 1st XI’s through to county age group and County Women’s 1st XI programmes. Tom is currently working on the Surrey County Cricket Club agre group pathway and is the Lead Coach for the Under 13 squad. As well as that Tom is the Lead Batting Coach for the Surrey Womens 1st XI and Regional Development Centre whereby he is working with some of the countries best up and coming female cricketers.

His vast experience in a wide range of cricket allows him to stay current with an array of performance environments and pass that knowledge onto the people he coaches.Tom has recently been selected to complete his ECB Level 4 coaching badge, which allows him to pick the brains of some of the best coaches in the world and then use that information to benefit the cricketers he works with.

Tom has recently taken on the role of South East Stars Regional Talent Manager whereby he will oversee the development of Girls and Womens Cricket in the Surrey and Kent Area. This came after a very successful year as Surrey Womens Head Coach, where Tom led the Womens side to the Royal London Cup and the 50 Over Cup. 

His enthusiasm for cricket and for developing young cricketers is unrivalled.

Nick Bier

ECB Level 3 Coach

Major Teams: Kent Womens 1st XI, Chipstead CC, Cheam CC, Norwood Exiles CC. 

Since giving up his city job in 2000, Nick went on to study and gain a degree and subsequently a Masters in Sport and Exercise Science. After gaining his degree in 2004 he became a full time cricket coach. As his coaching evolved he went onto pass his ECB Level 3 in 2009. With 16 years of experience he has seen the game and formats develop and in this time has coached in a range of environments along the pathway from Development through to Performance. 

Currently Kent Womens assistant coach gaining lots of experience along the way working alongside Charlotte Edwards and later Lydia Greenway. Nick is lead coach for the Kent County Girls U17’s squad. On the development side of the pathway he is currently Lead Coach of the Surrey Pride Of Lions sessions at the Oval. Nick also coaches in Schools on the Surrey Chance 2 Shine initiative. Nick coaches on the junior sections at Cheam CC; Chipstead CC and Norwood Exiles CC.He also coaches on the Bromley Bulldog Area programme. A busy coach who is always looking to add to his CPD by being open to and exploring new ideas; concepts and changing philosophies especially as the game continues to move forward at an ever increasing pace in the short (white ball) and longer (red ball) formats.

Danny Douthwaite

DOB: 08/02/1997
Major Teams: Glamorgan, Warwickshire, Cardiff South Wales MCCU.

Danny is a hard hitting allrounder who bowls with genuine pace, he has had an incredibly successful 2019 season, which has seen him sign his first professional contract for Glamorgan County Cricket Club. Danny made his List A debut for Warwickshire against the West Indies A team in a tri-series warm-up match on 17 June 2018. He made his first-class debut on 26 March 2019, for Cardiff MCCU against Somerset, as part of the Marylebone Cricket Club University fixtures. On 23 April 2019, he was signed by Glamorgan after scoring his maiden century in first-class cricket, with 100 not out from 107 balls for Cardiff MCCU against Sussex and after performing very well in various different MCCU fixtures. Danny has also recently completed his ECB Level 2 coaching award.

Aylish Cranstone

Since completing my ECB Level 2 coaching award in 2015 I have coached mainly within the County Age Group (CAG) structure but have also had experience at England U15 (Super 2’s) and RDC festivals. I am currently Head of Girls Cricket at Epsom College coaching boys and girls as well as working with Surrey U13-U17 girls in the CAG set up. This variety of experience enables me to engage with players with varying abilities, helping them reach their potential in an enjoyable environment. 

Alongside coaching I represent Surrey Stars and Surrey Women XI as a top order batter, with my highest representations being for the England Women’s Academy and England Women Development Programme U19’s from age 15 through to 19.

Being a current player in a professional environment has given me first hand experience of what is required to play at the top as well as move through the ranks at lower levels. Playing cricket has given me an enthusiasm to give back to the game and pass on my knowledge to help develop and inspire the future generation.

Spence Ogilvie

DOB: 30/10/1972

Spence started his cricket playing and coaching career at the age of 16 whilst representing both Lancashire County and Central Lancashire League Rep teams. At 16 and playing 1st XI club cricket with Stand CC he was given the role of ‘Junior Fast Bowling Coach’ for the U11 – U13’s at Stand CC.

Spence’s love for coaching only grew when he joined the Metropolitan Police and at just 21 years of age took on the role of player manager/ coach of his Divisional team, during this period he became the youngest coach to take his team to national finals having won the Peel District trophy. Spence’s main passion has always been cricket and in particular the psychology involved in the one v one battles within a team game. Spence has worked locally within a multiple clubs and schools through the ‘Chance to Shine’ and ‘Playground to Podium’ programme’s and was recruited to run the Surrey County East District performance nets for 3 consecutive winters.

Spence retired from the Metropolitan Police Service after 27 years in August 2018 and now has what he describes as his dream job as a Sports Coach at Dunottar School with a specific focus on Cricket and Football. Spence holds his UKCC level 2 award as well as a UEFA B licence.