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 :
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. 

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

Tom Burgess

Strength and Conditioning Scientist

DOB: 13/11/1994
Major Teams: Swansea City AFC, Cardiff Blues, Ospreys Rugby, Llanelli Scarlets

Tom has joined after two years at Swansea City AFC where worked in a number of different roles but most recently as the 1st Team Physical Performance/Strength and Conditioning Coach. Tom is looking to utilise his experience and knowledge gained from working at the highest standard of domestic football, English Premier League, and apply it to those trying to reach the same heights in Cricket.
Prior to this Tom has worked with the Welsh Rugby Union, Cardiff Blues, Ospreys Rugby and Llanelli Scarlets; at an academy and 1st Team level with both male and female athletes. Whilst working for the WRU he studied at Swansea University obtaining a degree in Exercise and Sport Science. 

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.

Hannah Jones

After being a senior member of the Surrey Women’s team, in the 2019 season Hannah captained the Surrey Women’s team through both their 50 over and T20 campaign.

As well as being apart of the Surrey Stars squad in the Kia Super League. This was the third year being apart of this squad for Hannah, playing alongside the best players in the women’s game.

Gaining her Level 2 coaching qualification in 2017, she has worked within a variety of schools over the summer term. Including Wellington College, St George’s College and Charterhouse School. She also focusses a lot of attention of developing the girls section at her local club Normandy.

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.