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Sam Bracey

Level 3 Qualified ECB Coach

Sam has over 12 years coaching experience from juniors through to adults in club, district and county setups. Sam currently captains and coaches Totton & Eling 1st XI as well as coaching Solent University men’s 1st XI.
An ECB level 3 coach, Sam has also coached in Australia where he spent 6 months living, playing and coaching in 2014/15. Having worked in both boys and girls cricket, Sam previously coached Hampshire Girls U15s to back to back national finals.


Brighton Mugochi

Former Professional player/ Level 2 Qualified ECB Coach

Bright has over 10 years experience in coaching and played First Class cricket between 2006 and 2016 in Zimbabwe. During his professional career, Bright featured for the Zimbabwe A side and played for Mashonaland  Eagles Franchise, Midwest Rhinos and Hampshire 2nd XI.
As a ECB Qualified Coach, Bright works in the Hampshire Pathway system as a specialist Spin Bowling coach and Coaches the Solent University mens 1st XI who play in the BUCS premier League. Bright is also one of the Directors at S&B Academy.

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Joe Baker

Level 2 Qualified ECB Coach

Joe has had 3 years coaching experience as ECB level 2 qualified coach and one of the head coaches of Locks Heath CC colts section at all age groups, boys and girls as well as coaching the adult section. Joe is an opening batsman and Off Spin Bowler for the Locks Heath CC 1st XI and played through the Hampshire Pathway system as a youngster. Joe currently studies Sports Coaching and Development at Solent University and plays in the Mens 1st XI that has recently been promoted to play in the BUCS Premier League.

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Toby Green

Level 2 Qualified ECB Coach

Toby has been playing cricket ever since he can remember playing for Totton and Eling colts, Hampshire county, and now playing for the 1st XI at Totton and Eling that plays in the Southern Premier League top division. As an ECB level 2 coach Toby is one of the lead coaches at S&B Academy and leads the under 11s at Totton and Eling bringing young cricketers into the game with hardball.


Izzy Apperley

Level 2 Qualified ECB Coach

Izzy has been around the game of cricket since she was 8 years old, watching her dad play and now a huge passion for the sport. She started out playing cricket with her dad at Herriard Cricket Club and she now plays in the mens and ladies teams at Basingstoke and North Hants Cricket Club. She is a qualified Level 2 ECB Core Coach and is now in charge of the Under 13 Girls at Basingstoke. She also has recently started coaching with the S and B Academy and is passionate about learning new things within coaching and helping bring more young players into the game of cricket.

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