Cricket: James Kirtley Joins Bede’s As Bowling Consultant


Cricket Development Coach and ex-Sussex CCC player Neil Lenham, Director of Cricket and ex-Sussex CCC player Alan Wells and new Bowling Consultant and ex-Sussex CCC player James Kirtley.


Bede’s has appointed James Kirtley as its new Bowling Consultant working as part of the Bede’s Cricket Academy.

Kirtley, who was born in Eastbourne, played with great distinction for both England and Sussex County Cricket Club.

Over the course of his twenty year career, he represented England in all forms of the game and played a significant role for Sussex during their most successful era.


Kirtley will combine his role at Bede’s with his other commitments, which include coaching roles for Sussex CCC and his position as bowling coach for the England Ladies team.

In his new role at Bede’s, James will provide specialist bowling coaching for children from both Prep and Senior schools.

Commenting on the appointment, Bede’s Director of Cricket, Alan Wells said, “We are delighted to welcome James who will further enhance our Cricket Development Programme from the Prep through to the Senior School.


"His wealth of experience at both county and international level will be of great benefit to all our boys and girls.”


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