Darren Talbot

Darren is the owner and Director of Darren Talbot Cricket Coaching and Twenty20 Cricket Company Ltd who employ over 80 coaches across the UK and are the UK?s largest independent cricket coaching companies.

In addition to this Darren is in charge of coach mentoring for Surrey County Cricket Club and also sits on the county?s Schools Working Group, Coaches Association and Disability committees.

The coach mentoring role involves visiting clubs in and out of season to discuss their coaching issues and offering detailed reports and advice on how to meet the challenges they face day-to-day. This makes him well placed to write about these issues for PitchVision and many of his courses are aimed at cricket clubs and their coaches.

"Darren has sat on the ECBCA committee since it was reformed in 2008 and has been an active member ever since. He brings a great knowledge and passion for coaching in a club setting and cricket in general which means that everything he does is successful and followed through to completion. Darren has been especially active in the CA?s mentoring scheme and has also helped develop information sheets and other initiatives that will help the club coach improve. Darren is a valuable and pro-active member of the CA committee and his work is highly valued. "

Richard Hall, Surrey Cricket Board