Steve Silk was appointed as cricket development manager in January 2009 and became chief executive in January 2013. He originally joined the GCB after just over two years as the Wiltshire Cricket Development Manager. In his time at Wiltshire he transformed an underachieving county to one that excelled in most areas and he has has repeated this success at Gloucestershire.
Steve’s aim is to try and ensure Gloucestershire becomes one of the best counties in the country both on and off the pitch.
Originally from the Midlands, Steve helped his former club Water Orton where become a Birmingham Premier League club before moving to Wiltshire to take up the role of Sports Development Officer at North Wiltshire District Council. He currently plays for Chippenham CC.
Projects and Programmes Manager
Chris played age group cricket for Gloucestershire up to Under 17 level and joined the GCB in 2008 as community cricket coach. Since then he held the role of development officer before becoming project and progammes manager in April 2013.
Chris’ role covers a wide range of areas including disability cricket and the Street Chance and Chance To Shine programmes. A UKCC 3 coach, Chris he is also manager of the Gloucestershire Under 16 team.
He plays his cricket at Brislington Cricket Club where he is the first team captain.
Women and Girls Development Officer
Lisa is one of only a handful of women to achioeve the UKCC 4 coaching qualification and is also an ECB tutor. In her addition to her cricket qualifications she also holds a First Class degree in coach education and sports development from Bath University.
In the four years since joining the Board she has played a huge part in developing women and girls cricket in Gloucestershire.
She moved from being clubs and programme officer (south) to the newly created role of women and girls development officer in March 2016.
Lisa played representative cricket for Somerset women from the age of 12 and spent three years as a youngster in England development squads. She has also played for her country at two indoor World Cups and works with both the England U15 and U19 age groups.
Clubs and Programmes Officer (North)
Eric Woodmason joined the board as a full-time member of staff in 2009, having previously been its secretary. He became clubs and programmes officer for the north of the county in April 2013 and his roles include school delivery and club development.
Originally from Stroud Eric went to Marling School and Oxford University before spending 29 years in the Gloucestershire Constabulary. He is a Level 3 coach and ECB tutor and has worked with the county’s youth teams for a decade.
Eric played for Frocester for 35 seasons from 1976 and remains heavily involved in a number of capacities including chairing its finance commitee. He has also helped numerous administartive roles in local leagues.
Clubs and Programmes Officer (South)
A retired secondary school PE teacher, John joined the GCB in 2016.
He is a member of Old Down Cricket Club where he has held every role from child welfare officer to chairman of selectors.
In nearly a decade on the committee he has overseen huge growth in its junior section, improved facilities including new nets and the first silverware in the club’s history – the 2013 Mann Broadbent County Trophy.
He is currently secretary, under nines coach and has run the club’s successful Chance to Shine programme for the last four years.
John was named Chance to Shine’s Volunteer of the Year in 2014 and hopes to be able to help clubs benefit from the knowledge he has acquired across his wide range of roles.
Theresa has joined the Board after spending 28 years at Lloyds bank in Bristol, most recently working as a senior systems developer.
In her role, Theresa will support the Board across a wide range of areas including coach education, and the county performance programmes.
As well as her administrative skills Theresa also has plenty of experience when it comes to cricket. Her husband Hugh was captain of Bristol CC (then Optimists CC) for sixteen years and her son Jack also plays there.
Community Coach (South)
Ralph will be responsible for delivering sessions in schools, developing the pathway to local clubs and running competitions in the south of the county.
Before becoming community coach he studied sports coaching at university and worked for the GCB on a freelance basis.
As well as working in Gloucestershire, Ralph has also coached in New Zealand and successfully launched a football camp for children aged 11-16 on the small island of Kurendhoo in the Maldives.
His role as community coach will mainly see him delivering coaching sessions in primary and secondary schools throughout the county. He plays club cricket for Bristol CC.
Growth Development Officer
Scott, who hails from Devon, graduated from the University of Gloucestershire with a Sports Coaching degree in 2013. He assisted with Forest of Dean district age group squads as part of his UKCC 2 cricket coaching award last year and has experience as a coach with Belstone CC in Devon. Scott also spent two and a half months in Pamplona, Spain as part of a teaching internship.
Masoor has represented Gloucestershire County Cricket Club at every level from Under 11s to Second XI and currently plays for Clevedon CC.
A minor counties player with Dorset, Masoor helped the local cricket board with district and county age group coaching while studying at Bournemouth University. He was also previously head coach of the SACS High School in Cape Town South Africa.
Community Coach (Bristol)
Pete is a part-time community coach, who works mainly in Bristol.
His role covers a wide range of areas including street cricket, community projects and women and girls initiatives.
A player at Coalpitt Heath CC, Pete is also the county under 11 girls coach and worked for the GCB on a freelance basis before taking up his part-time role.
He also works for Access Sport a charity which aims to provide sporting opportunities for children in disadvantaged areas.
Community Coach (Cheltenham and Cotswolds)
Gareth joined the GCB in 2016 after spells working as a cricket development officer on the Isle of Man and most recently as performance manager in Gibraltar.
Originally from Doncaster, Gareth won the National Club Championship with his home town club as a player in 1998 and was named Isle of Man Sports Coach of the Year 2010.
He has coached the Gibraltar national men’s and women’s teams and was player/coach for the Isle of Man – helping them win promotion to the European Cricket Council’s (ECC) 1st Division in 2012.
Gareth has also worked with Yorkshire age group squads, is an ECB tutor and has coaching qualifications in football and speed and agility.
Head of Performance
Tim will oversee all boys county and district cricket.
As a player Tim made 185 First Class appearances for Gloucestershire scoring more than 8000 runs and taking 47 wickets. He was part of the county’s most successful side ever, winning seven one-day trophies between 1999 and 2004.
Since retiring he has held a number of coaching roles including running Stroud and South Gloucestershire College’s cricket academy and working at Colston’s School. He will continue to combine some of his existing duties with his new GCB role.
He has also coached the Gloucestershire U17 squad for the last five years.
This is Luke’s second spell with the Board having previously been community coach for the north of the county back in 2007/8.
His role is now to promote the Board’s work across the county. This will include managing the GCB’s website, social media and press relations.
After his first job with the Board he moved into journalism, working for The Forester and The Citizen as a news reporter before going freelance in April 2011. In addition to his work as a journalist Luke is a published author and has written six books on cricket coaching.
On a cricketing front Luke was involved in the Gloucestershire age group programme from under 11s to second XI. Now head coach of Cheltenham CC, he previously played Herefordshire CCC minor counties. He is a UKCC Level 3 coach and ECB tutor and volunteers with HIV/AIDS and cricket development charity Cricket Without Boundaries.
Wicketz Development Officer
Crispin joined the GCB as its first Wicketz Development Officer in October 2016.
Funded by the Lord’s Taverners, his role is to use cricket as a tool to empower communities in inner-city Bristol.
Crispin brings a wealth of experience from a diverse background that includes acting, teaching, events management and business as well as cricket coaching.
A keen cricketer, Crispin plays for the Star Inn in Bath.