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About us

Here you can find information about our operations including the Board of Directors, operational staff and company policies.

Board Members

Vacant - Chair

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Vacant - Non-Executive Director

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Vacant - Safeguarding Lead

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Vacant - Finance Director

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Angie Pittaway - Disability Cricket Lead

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Katie Azulay - Women & Girls Cricket Lead

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Leanne Fitzmaurice - Human Resources Lead

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Sean Walbridge - Performance Cricket Lead

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Vacant - Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Lead

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Vacant - Marketing & Funding Lead

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Professional Staff

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Ben was appointed as Managing Director in October 2021.

Ben's main areas of responsibility are to ensure that the Dorset Cricket Board meets all expectations of the ECB, as well as all Dorset based clubs and players. This will include the strategic planning, the development of partnerships, financial management and the management of the Dorset Cricket Board employees.

Away from the day-to-day operations, Ben is still an active coach in the Talent Pathway.

Greg is responsible for workforce development in the County, being the direct contact with the ECB for this. He is also responsible for providing clubs with support in their development and manages the DCB Clubmark accreditation processing.

Tracy joined the team in March 2022, as the new Finance Officer.

Now the Finance Manager, Tracy will be responsible for the day to day running of the Cricket Dorset Ltd finances and brings with her a wealth of experience in accountancy roles.

Vanessa joined the team in March 2024 after a long career in education. She will be on hand to give guidance and support to all members of staff and Club Safeguarding Officers, as well as to liaise with The Cricket Regulator.

All concerns and questions can be shared and discussed with Vanessa. Her role is to ensure that Dorset clubs have everything they need to be welcoming, safe and accessible for their communities.

Performance Cricket

Paul, known as Sid, joined the staff in 2023. His sole focus is to provide ongoing development and support to our Men's 1st and 2nd teams. He will visit the Boys Talent Pathway and Emerging Players Programme to keep one eye on the current production line.

Steve was at one point, he was the youngest Level 4 coach in the country, having worked through our talent earlier in his coaching career. Like Sid, his sole focus is to provide ongoing development and support to our Women's 1st team. He will visit the Girls Talent Pathway and Emerging Players Programme to keep one eye on the current production line.

Rob has been involved in disability cricket for a number of years, supporting the old Dorset Disability CC and Dorset Dolphins VI teams. Now those entities are part of the Cricket Dorset Ltd family, he can focus on growing the number of players at representative level whilst continuing his support of the current players.

Hugh joined in December 2023. Taking over the Talent Pathway reigns from Richard Scott and Rob Newton, he is focussed on developing both the boys and girls pathways. He will be responsible for planning and coaching on our emerging Players Pathways too. His other focus will be the working relationships with the ECB, Hampshire and Somerset CCCs and Southern Vipers.

Having played First Class cricket for Kent and represented England under 19s as a player, he comes to us having developed his coaching with Hampshire and the Southern Vipers.

In his role, Josh plans the Boys Emerging Players Programme. He is responsible for the programme content and the resourcing of the sessions which run for the best part of the entire calendar year.

Now a Level 4 Specialist coach, he can also call on his playing experiences, having been a regular player for the Dorset Men (formerly Dorset CCC) for many years.

Having worked with Paul for a number of years, Rich manages match day arrangements with the Dorset players, the opposition and home venues but still has time to help with the coaching as well.

Charlotte joined as Team Manager of the County Women before the start of the 2023 season. She supports the Head Coach in developing an environment where the players will thrive on match day.

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Ken's role is to support the Head of Pathways in delivering a successful talent development programme.

He plans the Talent Programme and manages the representative match calendar too.

Participation & Growth

Community Team

Mel joined as a full-time member of staff in April 2022, having previously worked for us on a casual basis. Her role will be to inspire all cricketers, young and old, to take up the game long-term and will be in charge of the Community team staff to achieve this. The day-to-day responsibility will be a mixture of management tasks, including the ongoing development of staff, as well as delivering engaging sessions within the school and club environments.

Mel works within the Talent pathway coaching teams and Girls EPP when time allows.

Lewis joined the team in April 2022 and is responsible for the delivery of school coaching sessions within the Chance to Shine environment. Outside the schools, Lewis will be focussed on providing further cricket development opportunities to players in Dorset and planning the delivery of events around the county during the holiday periods.

Lewis plays for Bournemouth CC in the Southern Premier League and is part of the Mens County squad.

Mamta joined the team in January 2024 and will balance working in the community network with a focus on developing the game in the county for our female players.

She is also an integral part of the Women's County squad and coaches in the Talent Pathway.

As part of the Community team, Rob will go into schools and support holiday events. He will stay focussed in developing the disability options available to players within the county and establish hubs within the club network supporting the work of the Lords Taverners.

Josh will be focussed on the delivery of table cricket and disability cricket sessions at venues within Dorset.

As General Secretary for the Dorset Cricket League, Andy is responsible for the Dorset Cricket League communications and compliance with the ECB Premier League status.

Alan looks after the running of the adult competitions in Dorset. This includes both all the male competition formats and the female soft ball and hard ball competitions.

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Chrissie manages the junior competitions for clubs and co-ordinates the hard ball schools competitions under the Dorset Schools Cricket Association banner.

Job Opportunities

Please find below a list of the current vacancies and job opportunities to join the Cricket Dorset team.

HOW TO APPLY

For all our roles, please send your CV along with a cover letter explaining why you are the right person for the role and your reasons for wanting to join the Cricket Dorset team to dcb@purplehr.co.uk.

We have no open opportunities at present



For more information about any of the roles above, please contact Ben Skipworth.

Our Policies

Other Documents

  • Code of Conduct 2023.pdf
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  • Event Booking Terms and Conditions.pdf
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  • Game Spectator Code of Conduct.pdf
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Our Location

To be located equally throughout the county, we are now based in central Blandford at the end of Market Place. For any visitors, we are the door on the left of Robert Frith optometrists and there is a buzzer and tannoy system on the left of the door.

The full address is:

3a Market Place

Blandford Forum

DT11 7AH

A map with our location and the public car parks is below for download.

The office has 3 main meeting room areas, including a board room table for up to 16 people, and a kitchen to provide refreshments. These facilities will be used for internal and external meetings, as well as some of our training events that have a smaller audience. As part of the affiliation process, we can offer our meeting facilities to clubs to host their own meetings. To do so, please contact Ben Skipworth.

Accesibility

Our office is based on the first and second floor but we do not have fully accessible facilities. Should you not be able to ascend a staircase, please let us know and we will arrange a meeting venue to meet your need close by.

  • DCB Blandford office map Jan 2023.pdf
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