International Cricket Coaching, Toby Radford Testimonials, chatting with Keiron Pollard

Testimonials from established players

Eoin Morgan, England Batsman

"I worked with Toby since I joined Middlesex and he really helped me to progress to the next level. He helped mould the basics of my technical game!”

Keiran Powell - West Indies Opening Batsman

"Working with Toby Radford has been an absolute pleasure and honour of mine. He has helped me to develop my game in terms of my mental approach, physical attributes and understanding how to keep my emotions in check in difficult situations. He has made me comfortable with my game by the coaching methods that he employs and is a trustworthy coach that you can take up any matter with. I would recommend working with him to any batter or cricketer who feels they want to move forward and perform consistently."

Andrew Strauss, Former England Captain and Ashes Player of the Series 2009

Andrew Strauss recalls to the Daily Express how indoor net sessions with Toby Radford helped to rebuild his confidence and technique after being left out of the England team for the 2007 tour of Sri Lanka.

Andrew Strauss says "Toby is fantastic. Really accommodating. And it did help me when I went to New Zealand later that winter. He knows the game inside out. He is very passionate and is a good guy to throw ideas off. When you get to my age, it is more about what you feel is right, and having someone there as a sounding board, and he was very good to work with."

Steven Finn, England and Middlesex CCC opening bowler

"Having worked with Toby since I was 13 years of age I have been able to relate to him on a professional and personal basis. His astute technical understanding of the game has allowed me to call on him regularly throughout my early career and build a strong base on which I can rely now. Without this help, I would not understand my game as I do now.""

Chris Wright, Warwickshire and England Lions opening bowler

"I worked with Toby at Middlesex from my time at the Academy through to playing on the full staff and First Eleven. I can honestly say that if it wasn’t for Toby, I would not be playing professionally today. He is a great coach both technically and tactically and helped me and my peers in all aspects of our game and will, no doubt, continue to do so. He is also a great bloke and I have thoroughly enjoyed working with him."

Billy Godleman, Derbyshire CCC opening batsman

"Since working with Toby from the age of 13 I have found his technical knowledge of the game a major factor in my development as a player. “He is always reliable with the highest of work-rates. No-one is more dedicated to his work than Toby"

Graeme West, West Indies High Performance Centre, Head Coach

"In all the coaching roles that Toby fulfilled at Middlesex CCC, he set the highest of standards and made it his responsibility to develop every player that came under his wing.

The current crop of talented young players at the Club are a product and a testament to the time and effort that Toby committed to them in their development.

I was fortunate enough to work alongside Toby for six years, during which time he supported my development as a coach and provided me with the opportunities to progress.

It was a proud moment to stand alongside him at The Rose Bowl on Finals Day 2008 and share his finest moment at the Club as he led the First Team to 20:20 success against Kent."

What players say about Toby Radford....

Darren SammyDarren Sammy, Former West Indies Captain

"... Toby's advice to me about my head and feet position during the Twenty20 World Cup in 2010 made a huge difference... "

Kieran PowellKieran Powell, West Indies Opening Batsman

"... I would recommend working with him to any batter or cricketer who feels they want to move forward and perform consistently... "

Eoin MorganEoin Morgan, England Batsman

"... He helped mould the basics of my technical game! ...."

Andrew StraussAndrew Straus, Former England Captain

"... Toby is fantastic, very passionate and is a good guy to throw ideas off..... "

Steve FinnSteve Finn, England and Middlesex CCC opening bowler

"... Without his help, I would not understand my game as I do now ...."