Workforce Administrator & Senior Welsh Cup – North Wales
Playing in the back garden and following his father around the picturesque grounds of North Wales on the off chance that one of his team mates failed to turn up so he could field ‘fine-leg to fine-leg’ for 45 overs were some of Ian’s early cricket memories (whilst also trying to emulate Ian Botham and Malcolm Marshall).
Ian has been fortunate enough to play the game for a prolonged period and looks forward to playing for many more years as his children progress into adult cricket. His personal highlights are reaching the latter stages of the Welsh Cup a couple of times, dismissing Shivnarine Chanderpaul, watching his eldest son take a wicket on his first team debut (aged 13!) & his daughters representing Hawarden Ladies. Ian has coached at club level for over 10 years and more recently on the CWN pathway. He loves coaching at all levels and finds helping young players advance through the age groups into both adult and representative teams extremely rewarding.
Having worked in construction, finance and IT previously Ian is able to draw on very broad experience to assist club development, from improving facilities to obtaining funding to advising on club governance. He enjoys most other sports, playing vets football for his local club (for which he and his wife also act as the safeguarding officers), and has recently started playing golf in addition to being a season ticket holder at Everton FC.