This season, The Scots Cricket Program has been able to assemble a coaching staff that is second to none in schoolboy cricket, and one that is sure to impart valuable skills to all players in the program.
Trent Woodhill recently completed a 2-year stint as the New Zealand Assistant Coach. When John Wright took over as Head Coach of the New Zealand Cricket Team in 2010, he appointed Trent as his Assistant Coach to look after the batting and fielding departments. In addition to this prestigious appointment, Trent is often credited with moulding the attacking technique of David Warner when he was an Assistant Coach with the NSW Cricket squad.
Trent is currently involved as a coach at the Dehli Daredevils in the Indian Premier League, where he has been widely applauded for reforming the Daredevils as a fielding unit in the past two seasons. Trent has been working not only with our 1st and 2nd X1 squads this pre-season, but has also been present at school timetabled-based sessions for players in years 7 to 10. Trent will continue to work with the College for the remainder of the season upon his return from the Champions league in South Africa at the end of this month.
The College is also fortunate to be able to call on the services of Beau Casson for the 2012/13 season. Beau is a former Australian cricketer who played for Western Australia and New South Wales, in a career spanning from 2002 to 2011, and has represented Australia at Test cricket. Primarily a left arm wrist spinner, Beau was also capable with the bat and has a highest First-class score of 99. Beau retired from all first class cricket in 2011, and is looking to begin a coaching career in the sport that he excelled so well at. Beau will work closely this season with the 1st and 2nd X1 squads, and in addition to this, will also be attending sessions with years 7 to 10 each week.
Leah Poulton has also been appointed as a specialist coach for the 2012/13 season. Poulton is an aggressive top-order batter who has been a regular in the Australian Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars. Leah made her international debut in 2006 and has since played a total of 76 matches for her country across all formats. In that time she has also notched up two international centuries. Leah has just returned from Sri Lanka where she was a member of the Australian Women’s Cricket side that won the T20 World Cup. Leah will work across all areas of the program this season.