Our Coaches

St Bede's Cricket are extremely fortunate to have the services of the high quality coaches listed below.  We also have strong links with Marist Harewood Cricket, who provide additional coaching resource throughout the season.

Director of Coaching/1st XI Coach - Ben McCord

Ben McCord

Ben comes to St Bede’s with wealth of knowledge from coaching and playing cricket in New Zealand and in the United Kingdom. Ben hails from South Canterbury, has played through the age groups for Canterbury and has played five first class games, one 20/20 game for Canterbury and The Chairman’s XI. He has spent four seasons playing in Northern England and in Belfast, Northern Ireland, turning out for Ireland A courtesy of his Irish passport and taking a wicket with his first ball.
In Belfast he played alongside former Black Cap Craig McMillan - an experience he learned a lot from.
Ben has a passion for coaching running the junior section for Marist Harewood and more recently for Lancaster Park, Woolston.
He is keen to make St Bede’s a force to be reckoned with in Canterbury youth cricket.

Year 9 Coordinator - Justin Boyle 

As well as Rector of St Bedes, Justin is a former first class cricketer, having represented Canterbury and Wellington in 35 games between 1982-1990.  A top order bat and leg spinner, who once took all ten wickets in an innings in a South Island age group tournament, Justin holds a Level Two Coaching certificate.