Coaches

The Melville Cricket Club prides itself on having what we believe to be the most elite, diverse and innovative coaching structure. Our coaching team consists of eight former national and international players who are now giving back and contributing to creating the next crop of elite cricketers. In addition, we have a number of developing and passionate coaches across our structure providing specialist knowledge and mentoring to our playing group across all competitions and teams.

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Our coaching team in the male, female and junior set ups work collectively as a group across each of our teams, providing great access to all players in all facets of the game.

It is truly exciting for the club to have such a dedicated, enthusiastic and experienced coaching line up. This will benefit all of our players not only now but into the future

Roger Wiley, President

Men’s & Women’s

  • Jenny Wallace
    Jenny Wallace Director of Cricket Operations
    Accreditation: Level 3

    A genuine cricket tragic, Level 3 coach, and a keeper – bat over 13 years in the WNCL, WT20 & WBBL competitions for NSW, then WA, and then the Perth Scorchers. Combined a player-coach role for many seasons at Melville before retiring as a player at the end of 2016/17 season. As a coach Jenny tries to encourage players to engage in the game, give effort, be competitive, resilient and have a passion/enjoyment for cricket both on and off the field.

  • Brad Thompson
    Brad Thompson Male Teams Head Coach

    Accreditation: Level 3

    Thommo has been Melville Cricket Club Male Head Coach Coach since 2003. During that time MCC has achieved playing in finals 12 times. He is also involved in the WACA Under 18 Female program, recently appointed the WA Assistant coach. He is described as full of energy and unwavering commitment. Thommo’s desire for the club to be successful long term and to help our players reach their potential make him a huge asset to Melville.

  • Lauren Shaw
    Lauren Shaw Junior Girls Coordinator and Senior Teams Assistant Coach
    Accreditation: Level 2

    Lauren is a Past Melville player who has played over 200 games of A grade cricket, with over 1500 runs and 100 wickets. Her strengths were patrolling the boundary, bowling at the death and being a handy middle order bat, who was great at running between the wickets.

    As a coach Lauren’s strength is skill development, working with young cricketers and bringing them through to senior grade cricket and on to representing the state.

    Lauren is currently on staff at the WACA as the WA U15s Assistant Coach.

  • Lauren Stammers
    Lauren Stammers Senior Teams Specialist Coach / Mentor
    Accreditation: Level 1

    Stammy scored over 3000 runs and took over 100 wickets for the Blue and Black, and represented WA at underage championships, for the Western Fury and Australian Shooting Stars. Lauren previously coached Melville while she was rehabbing an ACL injury, and more recently has been heavily involved with coaching and playing AFL at a high level. We are pleased to have Lauren back to influence the development of our current crop of players.

    As a WA and Melville player she is was well known for her work ethic, strategic knowledge, and ability to absorb pressure as a batter before changing gears and applying pressure back on the opposition.

  • Emma Biss
    Emma Biss Senior Teams Specialist Coach / Mentor
    Accreditation: Level 1

    As a current player, Bissy will be looking to improve on her already important contributions of over 2000 runs and 200 wickets for Melville, and develop as a leader. As a coach Emma will bring back to the club the High Performance systems she has experienced over the past few years with the Western Fury and Perth Scorchers to target developing the clubs fitness and helping our fast bowlers develop their techniques, variations and game awareness.

  • Steve Russell
    Steve Russell Senior Teams Assistant Coach

    Accreditation Level: 2

    Doig is a Melville stalwart having played well over 350 matches for the blue and black.  With a wealth of experience on the field, he has also played a very active role off the field developing our juniors and seniors in various positions over the years. Steve brings plenty of energy, fun and desire to see others succeed with everything that he does.

  • Drew Porter
    Drew Porter Senior Teams Specialist Coach / Mentor

    Accreditation: Level 1
    Drew is one of our current 1st grade players and has been a standout club performer for many years. He has played first class cricket for Western Australia and is a multiple presidents medal winner at MCC. Another of our experienced players, he brings plenty of tips and skill development for both bat and ball to our players.

  • Luke Towers
    Luke Towers Senior Teams Specialist Coach / Mentor

    Accreditation: Level 1
    Luke is our current 1st grade and club captain. He was formerly contracted with the WACA having debuted for the Warriors in 2009 with a top score of 124 for WA. A passionate club man and top order batsmen, Luke is giving back to the club through his coaching and mentoring of a number of our players. As one of our most experienced players, he has great insight for all of our up and coming future stars.

  • Sean Terry
    Sean Terry Head Coach - Female Teams

    Sean Terry is a former Irish International and county cricket player & is currently 1st Grade captain of Melville Cricket Club.

Juniors

  • Ryan Duffield
    Ryan Duffield Assistant, Colts & Bowling Coach

    Accreditation: Level 2
    Ryan is a current 1st grade player who was contracted for 7 years with Western Australia as well and playing in the Big Bash for the Brisbane Heat and Perth Scorchers. Having taken on the role of as Junior Coaching Coordinator he is hoping to create a junior program with the aid of the junior coaches that will develop the next crop of MCC and WA cricketers to carry to club forward for years to come. Having played over 100 A grade games and taken over 300 wickets he has plenty of experience and is extremely excited about working with all the talented juniors and senior players.

  • Richard Power
    Richard Power Junior Director

    Former 1st Grade player for Melville Cricket Club. Played 95 1st Grade games from 1986 – 2000.

  • Mark Turner
    Mark Turner Junior Cricket Coordinator & U17's Coach

    Accreditation: Level 2
    Mark is a 1st grade Melville player who has played for Melville since he was in the under 13’s. Mark has now played 55 1st grade matches taking over 120 wickets. His strengths are being able to use the new ball well, bowling into the breeze, out fielding and being a swing man in the batting order. Mark has played 3 games representing WA so far with aims to play more in the future. Mark tries to encourage his players to constantly learn by asking questions and striving to improve. His knowledge in bowling and skill acquisition allow him to nurture our young cricketers to become ready for senior cricket in the future.

  • Terry Culley
    Terry Culley Under 17's Coach
  • Ian Hill
    Ian Hill Under 15's Head Coach
  • Andrew Needham
    Andrew Needham Under 15's Head Coach

    Current 1st Grade player for Melville Cricket Club

  • Blake Reed
    Blake Reed Under 14's Head Coach

    Blake is a talented all-rounder with an experienced approach to the game. Having played senior cricket since the age of 16, Blake understands what it takes for young cricketers to be successful. Blake represented Western Australia in underage national carnivals and is currently the opening batsman and a seam bowler for Melville CC 1st grade in the WACA Premier Competition.

  • Luke Benaquista
    Luke Benaquista Under 14's Head Coach
  • Rebecca West
    Rebecca West Female Youth Academy Assistant Coach
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