About Us


Here at the Online Cricket Academy, our mission is to help cricketers from all over the world, play the best cricket they ever have.
We believe that with our help, you can take your game to a level you never thought possible.

We will coach the fundamentals of the game, whilst working with you to maximise your potential on and off the field.

Our aim is to deliver simple, yet powerful instruction & advice, which allows you to take control of your game, and create your own path to improvement.


Dave Smith

Hi, my name is Dave Smith. I grew up in Kent in England, and played football and cricket to a high level growing up. I started playing cricket aged 7 and loved it instantly. I made the county U11 squad as a seam bowler, who could bat, but by ...

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Mike Waller

Hi, my name is Michael Waller, one of the Directors & lead coaches here at the Online Cricket Academy. My cricketing journey began as soon as I could walk, as I followed my Dad around to all his games, eventually getting my first taste of cr ...

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Mike Barber

Hi, my name is Mike Barber and I was born and raised in Sevenoaks, Kent. I’ve played multiple team sports to a high level including youth football for Charlton Athletic F.C, hockey for Sevenoaks Hockey Club in the England Premier Leag ...

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Min Patel Spin Bowling

Min had an 18 year playing career with Kent CCC as a left arm spinner. He took 630 first class wickets and earned 2 England test call ups in 1996 in a test series with India.

When he retired in 2008 his natural progression was into coac ...

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Simon Guy Wicket Keeping

Simon played for Yorkshire CCC for 9 years between 2000 - 2009. In 37 first class matches he amassed 98 catches and 12 stumpings.

After his professional career finished he turned to coaching and is now an ECB Level 4 coach. He is also H ...

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Toby Radford Batting

Toby was a top order batter, who after representing England U19’s went on to play 13 first class matches in spells with Middlesex and Sussex.

Throughout his playing days he always had a passion for coaching. He progressed from Mi ...

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Stuart Barnes Seam Bowling

Stuart played for Gloucestershire CCC as a fast bowler in his playing days. After his playing career he started working as a coach at grass roots level. Over time he made his way up the Gloucestershire coaching ranks to Assistant Coach. He made ...

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Sameer Jatav Strength & Conditioning

Joel is Strength & Conditioning Coach at Somerset CCC, which he started in 2017, and has built up an impressive reputation.

Having joined from Oakham School, where he was in charge of their strength and conditioning programme, he has ex ...

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Chris Taylor Fielding

Chris had a 12 year career playing with Gloucestershire CCC. He scored over 14000 first class runs as a top order batter and was also renowned for his fielding skills.

Once he finished his playing career he turned to coaching and took o ...

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Dr Jamie Barker Psychology

Jamie is a Senior Lecturer in Sport & Exercise Psychology at Loughborough University, a chartered sports & exercise psychologist with the British Psychological Society and a practitioner psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council. ...

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Roy White Psychology

Roy is a Performance Psychologist, currently working towards his chartered status with the Health and Care Professions Trust through the British Psychological Society. He has an MSc in Sports Psychology where he wrote his thesis on challenge and ...

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Tom Banister-Fletcher Psychology

Tom is a Sport & Exercise Psychologist, currently working towards his chartered status with the Heath and Care Professions Trust through the British Psychological Society. He holds an MSc in Sport & Exercise Psychology from Loughborough University ...

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Ed TorryVideographer

Ed is graphic designer, photographer, as well as a videographer, and he has a keen interest in aerial photography.

He has loved all sports from a young age and so working with the Online Cricket Academy on this project has been great fun.

He has helped us create a consistent style and quality to our video content and has been very thorough and detailed in his approach. Our thanks go to him for all the work he has put into the project so far

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