Matt Machan Joins as Senior Cricket Coach
We are delighted to announce that Matt Machan will be joining the club in 2020 as Senior Cricket Coach, initially looking after the development of senior cricket within the club.
We are excited by the news and hopeful the addition of Matt will help progress the club forward at a time when many talented youth players are making their way into all three senior Saturday sides.
Our Chairman Stephen says “in recent years the focus for the club has largely been about the kids and developing a strong junior section. Junior cricket will remain at the heart of all that happens at the club but it has now become necessary to focus our attention on the senior section. We need to ensure that all players who represent the club at senior level are given the opportunity to continue to develop as players. I believe the appointment of Matt, who brings with him a wealth of experience and enormous enthusiasm is an essential part of that journey.”
The addition of Matt is just one part of a five year strategy for the club, recently set-out at the turn of the year, which can be found on this site.
Matt was impressed by the vision laid out by the Club and is looking forward to the challenges ahead, “I am absolutely delighted to be coming on board as Senior Cricket Coach of West Chiltington and Thakeham. When I first heard the visions and goals of what the club is looking to achieve over the next few years, I was instantly excited and knew this was an opportunity I could not turn down. I believe that we are all about to go on a very exciting journey and I can’t wait to get started.”
We are thrilled to welcome Matt onboard and look forward to getting started in the coming weeks with the season just around the corner.