Name: Martin Eeles
Club Role/s? Club Coach
What does this involve?
Coaching adults and Juniors through group sessions on a Monday night plus one to one sessions on a Thursday. I also run cricket camps for juniors at the Chippenham ground during the school holidays.
What do you do in “real life”?
I am a retired PE Teacher and combine still teaching part-time with lots of cricket coaching. I went to Rwanda earlier this year to coach cricket with the charity “Cricket without Boundaries” and will also be part of the team they are sending to Botswana this autumn. I also spend a lot of time trying to lower my Golf handicap (not easy but fun trying). I also work for a BSE Volunteer Group called “Dial a Ride”. We help and transport older and disabled people from pace to place.
How did you get involved with Chippenham Cricket Club?
Through playing cricket and coaching courses I have met a number of the club members and they contacted me to help with the coaching at the club.
What is your first cricketing memory?
While growing up on a beautiful Cotswold farm all we had to was play Football and Cricket (apart from chasing sheep!) and I loved both sports. I had an inspiring History Teacher who got me playing cricket at school, which I thought was much better than learning about 1066 and all that!
Plus when my local village side were short they always asked me to play. I batted 11 and rarely bowled but loved it.