Cricket

Approximately 14-17 men and 14-17 women are selected annually for our performance squads. These athletes will be given access to the following programme along with all the Performance Programme services:

  • 3 x training sessions per week
  • Regular BUCS outdoor  matches for both men's and women's
  • Men's and Women's BUCS indoor cricket season 
  • Specialist coaching (individual and group)
  • Up to 3 x S&C sessions/week including recovery
  • Individual video analysis
  • Partnership with Western Storm (Women's Cricket Super League franchise)
  • Mentoring for our aspiring student-coaches

Coach profiles

Ruan Louw - Head of Cricket

Ruan has a Level 4 ECB master coach qualification and a P.G Dip in Elite Cricket. He has previously held roles at Hertfordshire (2012-13), Middlesex Cricket (2013-15), The University of York Head Coach (2015-17) and Yorkshire County Cricket Club Women’s 1st XI Head Coach (2016-17). He has also spent much time with Yorkshire CCC men’s 1st XI and was Yorkshire Diamonds Assistant Coach.

More recently he has been Coaching Director at Nelson Cricket in New Zealand and spent time working with the Central Stags as well as assisting with the Pakistan national side in their preparations for their ODI’s against the Blackcaps.

He has a wealth of experience coaching and developing players of all abilities and is also a qualified ECB Coaching tutor. He is also currently a player scout for the England Women’s programme.

Jack Bradbury - Cricket Performance Coach

Jack's been playing cricket for as long as he can remember, joining Ashbrittle Cricket Club aged eight. Since then he has fine-tuned his skill-set to become an effective medium paced bowler. During his time at Cardiff Metropolitan University, Jack helped the first team to British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) indoor title in 2012, and was runner up in 2013.

In his role as full-time coach, Jack oversees the coaching programme of the University men's 2nd, 3rd and 4th teams, whilst also being the women's 1st team Head Coach. Jack also acts as a High Performance Coach on the men's and women's High Performance Programme.

Qualifications:

• ECB Level 3 Cricket Coach