Steve Chapman Cricket Coaching is the business of Steve Chapman, a former English First Class cricketer with Durham County Cricket Club. Having spent 14 years as an overseas player, captain and coach of Hallam Kalora Park CC, Steve now resides in Australia in the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria.
Currently Steve is Head Coach of Victorian Premier Cricket side Footscray Edgewater Cricket Club. In his first year as Head Coach the club won the prestigious First XI Premiership, along with a T20 Premiership and a 1 day competition Runner up. Prior to coaching FECC Steve was Head Coach at Dandenong CC in the same competition. In three seasons at Dandenong CC the First XI won a Premiership, with a team which included International players Peter Siddle, James and Darren Pattinson, as well a Runner Up and Semi Finalists in the following years.
His past playing experiences have taken him through the Caribbean and South Africa, as well as a number of European countries both as a player and as a coach. In the UK he has held a number of club professional roles and also places in representative cricket teams outside of his two years involvement in First Class cricket including:
- Northumberland CCC (minor counties) professional 2000 ? 2002.
- England Cricket Board 2000 ? 2004.
- Minor Counties X1 2003.
- NYSD League professional 1996 – 2005.
- View Steve Chapman’s Career Record.
In Australia Steve has won 2 Wookey medals as the competition?s best and fairest player, 2 player of the year awards and 2 all rounder of the year awards at Turf 1 level.
As an English ECB level III qualified coach, Steve has considerable experience coaching players both young and old, from novice to elite level. His involvement with coaching during his time working as Development Officer for the ECB in the mid 90’s gave him immense experience of working with groups of children in primary and secondary schools and also with individual junior players of state level equivalent standard.
Steve specializes in 1:1 player development. Identifying technical and tactical deficiencies, and then creating training methods to rapidly improve skills development and tactical awareness. His coaching philosophies are based around hard work and keeping the game simple.
SC Cricket Coaching would like to thank and acknowledge the support of Charlie French of CF SPORTS for his provision of top class, hand made English willow cricket bats and professional equipment. Your support is greatly appreciated.