Fantasy League

Century 21

Training and Development



Mark O'NeillA critical part of running a successful cricket club is the professionalism of and commitment to practices. 

Reflecting the importance of this, the club employs a highly experienced and qualified club coach, whose role it is to coordinate practice sessions, provide specialist coaching advice, as well as providing input and organisational support at matches.

In addition to the coach, the club is also able to call upon a number of its past players for specialist coaching input.

(First Grade Coach Mark O'Neill in his playing days)

For the 2013/14 season we are pleased to announce the appointment of 6 specialist coaches to assist the players. These are:

  • Ed Howitt Jnr- Club Coach (Legendary Gordon Player)
  • Mark O'Neill - First Grade, Second grade and Academy Coach (International and County Cricket Coach)
  • Matt Nicholson - Specialist Bowling Coach (Former Australian test Fast Bowler)
  • Richard Stobo (Former NSW fast bowler and Level 3 coach)
  • Michael Falk - (Former First Grade player and Level 3 coach)
  • James Kennedy - Level 2 coach of the Green Shield 
Training Sessions

Training Sessions

Training sessions during the season are conducted at the practice nets at Chatswood Oval on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. A First and Second grade squad also trains with Mark O'Neill in a specialist session on a Tuesday evening.

Sessions start at 4.30pm and generally go through till dark.

It is recommended that all grade players train twice a week, however, except in special circumstances it is mandatory for First and Second grade to train on both Tuesday and Thursday as well as specialist sessions when able. 

Club Coach for 2013-14: Ed Howitt Jnr. 



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