RICHARDSON PRESENTED WITH AWARD
Simon Richardson, of Boughton & Eastwell CC, is Kent’s 2017 winner of an England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) award in the category of outstanding contribution to coaching. He was the first member of his club to obtain an ECB coaching qualification in 2011 and, as well as coaching young players ever since B&E’s thriving junior section was established, he has mentored other coaches through their qualification process. Richardson is also Boughton & Eastwell’s welfare officer, making sure that the club’s young players can enjoy their cricket in a safe and welcoming environment. As a player, he has scored 10,000 runs for the club and is a member of the Kent over-60s squad, having played seniors cricket for the county more than 40 times. Along with other ECB coach award winners, Richardson received his certificate from former England player Graham Thorpe on the pitch in front of spectators at The Oval during England’s one-day international against the West Indies on September 27.
Boughton & Eastwell’s Simon Richardson receives his award from former England player Graham Thorpe at The Oval