Gary Palmer - Cricket Coach

Gary Palmer specializes in cricket coaching techniques and practice drills to enhance player and team performances in the following disciplines:

  • Specialist Batting Coach
  • All-round fielding skills

His strength lies in his technique analysis and correction for these disciplines, as well as setting up programmes to maintain, challenge and develop these skills.

  • England and Wales Cricket Board Level 3 qualification
Playing Experience
  • All rounder ( Medium fast bowler, Right handed Middle order batsman)
  • Professional cricketer at Somerset 1983-1993
  • Young England for 2 years
Coaching Experience
  • Currently work with Alastair Cook (England Captain) as personal batting coach. (2015 ongoing)
  • Currently working with Shan Masood (Pakistan Opening bat)
  • Worked with Charlotte Edwards (England Ladies Captain) as personal batting coach
  • Worked privately as a specialist batting coach for a number of 1st Class and International Cricketers (Ian Bell & Nick Compton just to name a few)
  • Worked with nine 1st Class Counties and their professional coaches demonstrating new innovative drills and coaching methods to develop batting techniques
  • Batting consultant to Leicester 1st Team batters
  • Worked with Gloucestershire 1st Team Batters as Specialist Batting Coach – 2006
  • Head Coach Eastern Province cricket academy South Africa 1995/96
  • MCCU Oxford - The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) Universities Cricketing Centre of Excellence - Specialist Batting Coach
  • Freelance coach running sessions for County Coaches Associations / Academies / University Centre of Excellence as well as Youth and full County Squads
  • Worked with National coaching team delivering level 3 & 4 as a specialist coach
  • Run specialist batting sessions at Loughborough University for the MCCU cricket squads
  • Worked with National Coaches delivering the Centre of Excellence programme to Regional and National youth Squads
  • Coach for Combined Services team
  • Worked with Middlesex 1st & 2nd team players during 2007 season
  • Worked with India Test team – 2002 (Fielding)
  • Worked with Sri Lanka touring team – 2002 (Fielding)
  • Worked with Australian Test team – 2001 (Fielding)
  • Oxford University Head Coach 1998 - Oxfordshire's lead coach, coaching all county squads including minor County and Academy squads
  • Coached for the MCC at Lords running specialist Fielding and Batting sessions at their Annual Conference for all Private School Heads of Cricket and Cricket Professionals
  • 15 year of experience as cricket professional in the private school sector
  • Head Online Batting Coach for www.pitchvision.com
  • Director of Coaching at www.ccmacademy.co.uk now www.palmercricketacademy.co.uk
  • Set up and running my own successful business for over 10 years –The CCM Cricket Academy
  • Author of Batting Mechanics and regular contributor to cricket websites and magazines
Personal Skills

Passionate and hard-working leader with the ability to work with in a team.