Our Fantastic Coaching Team

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Matchfit Academy employs a number of fantastic coaches with a wide range of skills and qualifications.

Ben Taylor

Ben has been coaching for Matchfit since 2018, and is a keen cricketer himself, being a 1st XI regular for Blackheath.  His other sporting passions include hockey, ultimate frisbee, and running.


Tabby Rimmer

Tabby has played a variety of sports at a high level, including Surrey CAG cricket, lacrosse, netball and tennis.  She has coached cricket for Matchfit since 2020 and netball at Wey Valley Netball Club for several terms.  She is also a leading player in the Blackheath CC women’s team.


Tom Selby

Tom has coached for Matchfit since 2020, and also runs two junior squads at Blackheath CC. He has coached for several other cricket clubs in the area as well, including Cranleigh and Horsley & Send.  He’s no mean cricketer himself either, and is captain of the Ewhurst 1st XI.

Bea Hardcastle

Bea has coached for Matchfit since 2020.  Bea played for Ealing Cricket Club from a young age and is also a serious hockey player, but now has a wide range of coaching experience in other sports as well, including at Danes Hill pre-prep school and Barracudas activity camp. Bea is very enthusiastic, fun and popular with the kids.


Will Melhuish

Will has recently started coaching for Matchfit but he's been playing cricket from almost the moment he was born. He is a great batsman and also has experience as a wicket keeper.


Patch Field

Patch has coached for Matchfit and Blackheath since 2019.  His other sporting passion is hockey which he uses to coach for Guildford Hockey Club.