Wiltshire Cricket

Meet the Development Team - Contact Us


Office Address

Suite 16-17
Lansdowne Business Centre
Bumpers Farm
Chippenham
Wiltshire
SN14 6RZ

01249 445225

Pete Sykes - Managing Director

Pete heads up the Wiltshire Cricket Development team and is also a company director. His main roles involve the writing and overall monitoring of all strategic documents and he is also responsible for budget management across all Wiltshire Cricket projects and programmes of work. Pete line manages all other members of the Wiltshire Cricket team and is also the main point of contact for all Wiltshire Cricket associations as well as being responsible for club development and league engagement across the county.

Pete previously held the position of Cricket Development Manager and before that he was employed as the Cricket Development Officer for the county. Pete came into the world of Cricket Development straight from University where he completed a degree in Business Economics from the University of Exeter. Pete is also an ECB Club Coach and qualified tutor and assessor.

Email: pete.sykes@wiltshirecricket.co.uk
Telephone: 07920 581413

Summary of responsibilities

Main areas of responsibility are:

  • Strategic planning
  • Budgeting and budget management
  • Sponsorship and fundraising
  • Line management of other members of the Development Team
  • Partner engagement (CSP, Local Authorities)
  • Facilities and funding guidance
  • Engagement with associations (WACO, WCGA, Wiltshire CC)
  • Club support
  • Performance Cricket strategic lead (partnerships with First Class counties, Wiltshire CCC, player pathway structures)

Ali Goddard - Head of Junior Cricket

Ali's responsibilities are for all aspects of junior cricket, starting with schools cricket through to junior club competitions and then overseeing the structure of the winter and summer performance programmes. A major area of accountability for Ali relates to the management of our Chance to Shine programme and being the main contact for liaison with Chance to Shine over our plans and funding agreements.

Ali has been with Wiltshire Cricket since April 2009 and since this time has expanded his role within Cricket outside of just Wiltshire. As a qualified tutor, assessor and Field Based Trainer he has supported many other counties with their Coach Education programmes and has also worked as the national summer camp director for Chance to Shine. He also currently holds the position of ECB Womens Development Programme Scout. An ECB Level 3 coach, Ali previously ran his own coaching company prior to his employment with Wiltshire Cricket.

Email: ali.goddard@wiltshirecricket.co.uk
Telephone: 07786 361222

Summary of responsibilities

Main areas of responsibility are:

  • Chance to Shine lead contact (planning, management, administration)
  • All Stars Cricket support (school engagement, club mentoring)
  • School competitions (ECB Kwik Cricket, Chance to Shine competitions, ESCA)
  • Junior club competitions (U13/15 knockout competitions, U19 T20)
  • Performance programme support (winter programme planning, summer programme planning)

Sam Dent - Head of Growth

Sam is the new Growth Development Officer for Wiltshire Cricket. Having recently completed a degree in BSc Sport Science, Sam's new responsibility will be overseeing the development of the county's disability infrastructure and the growth of the Women's and Girl's game.

As part of the new female growth initiative, Sam will be leading coaching sessions and hosting multiple softball festivals for women and girls across the county! As part of his role, Sam will also be striving to increase participation as a whole by forming links with new and different groups of people.

Previously, Sam has spent 2 years with the Devon Cricket Board as their NatWest Under 19 Club T20 Coordinator and Chance to Shine Coach. As a Level 2 coach, Sam has also founded and assisted in multiple cricket summer camps across Gloucestershire.

Email: sam.dent@wiltshirecricket.co.uk
Telephone: 07484 916777

Summary of responsibilities

Main areas of responsibility are:

  • Women and girls cricket entry level and participation programmes
  • Disability Cricket
  • Community and casual cricket offers
  • Diverse community engagement
  • Management of priority competitions

Josh Boulton - Community Coach/All Stars Cricket Champion

As Community Coach Josh is responsible for being the main deliverer of our Chance to Shine priority work areas. This involves delivering sessions in schools in both curriculum and extra-curricular time. As All Stars Champion, Josh is also our face of All Stars Cricket; delivering school promotional activity, Activator training and liaising with clubs. Josh is also responsible for developing school links with local clubs. During holiday time he leads on the Sloggerz holiday camps programme across the county in association with Wiltshire Council. 

Email: joshua.boulton@wiltshirecricket.co.uk
Telephone:  07776 992900

Summary of responsibilities

Main areas of responsibility are:

  • Chance to Shine Community Coach (delivering on current coaching priority areas)
  • All Stars Cricket Champion (school delivery, Activator training, club support)
  • Holiday camp management
  • CSP engagement

Karen Smith - Wiltshire Cricket Administrator

Karen is the primary administrative support for Wiltshire Cricket Limited.  She works alongside Pete Sykes and provides a high level of support and customer service. Karen joined the team in November 2015 from a background of working for Wiltshire Council for ten years as a Public Protection Officer where she provided administrative support, technical knowledge and mangement of service delivery to the Licensing, Pollution, Food and Health and Safety Services. 

Email: karen.smith@wiltshirecricket.co.uk
Tel: 01249 445225

Summary of responsibilities

Main areas of responsibility are:

  • Workforce Education Programme administration - organising and administering an appropriate education programme across coaching, umpiring, scoring and welfare
  • Winter Coaching Programme administration 
  • Summer Performance Programme administration - fixtures, venues
  • HR support
  • Database management and website maintenance.