About Toby

Toby is a passionate, hard-working and experienced International Batting Coach

Toby Radford played professional cricket for Middlesex and Sussex before embarking on a career as a professional coach.

He launched the Middlesex Academy in the early 2000’s, with the likes of Steven Finn and Billy Godleman progressing through its ranks, and was Head Coach at Middlesex when the county became national T20 champions in 2008.

He set up the West Indies High Performance centre in Barbados in 2010 and delivered the Programme to, among others, Jason Holder, Shannon Gabriel and Shane Dowrich.

Toby was batting Coach and assistant coach for the West Indies team when they were crowned World T20 Champions in Sri Lanka in 2012 and when West Indies defeated England in a Test Series in the Caribbean for the first time in 17 years last winter.

Toby, who was Head Coach at Glamorgan in 2014 and 2015, is an ECB level 4 coach and currently presents the batting for the ECB on its level 3 and 4 coach education courses.

After several years on the road with the West Indies team, Toby is now based in Wales where he lives with his wife Kisha and five year old son Noah.


Experience

Consultancy England and Wales Cricket Board -ECB

From Sept 2019 – present

  • I wrote and delivered the Batting Module on the ECB level 3 coach education course.
  • Mentored level 4 coaches and assessed Level 3 coaches.

West Indies Cricket Team – Batting/Assistant Coach

From 2016 - 2019

I was Batting coach and Assistant Coach for the senior international side.
Helped the team to win its first Test Match in England for 18 years in 2017 and achieve its first Test Match series win against England in the Caribbean for 20 years

Glamorgan Country Cricket Club - Head Coach

From 2013-2015

    Head Coach of the county team and responsible for the day-to-day management of all support staff and county players and the Coaching of the professional playing staff.
  • Was pleased that the Club equaled its record of 4 Championship wins in a row in 2015

West Indies Cricket Team - Batting / Assistant Coach

From 2012-2013

  • I was Batting Coach and Assistant Coach for the senior international side.
  • I was delighted when the West Indies were crowned ICC World T20 Champions in Sri Lanka in 2012

Cricket West Indies – Consultancy

From 2011-2012

  • I wrote new Coach Education documents for the national governing body and was the batting coach for the West Indies Academy tour to Dubai.

Cricket West Indies – Director of High Performance Center

From 2010-2011

  • I wrote, directed and delivered the Programme for the West Indies International Cricket Academy in Barbados.
  • I managed and coached the players and managed the Support Staff.

Consultancy England and Wales Cricket Board - ECB - Head Coach of England Training Camp

From 2009-2010

  • I wrote, directed and delivered a three-week training Camp in Pretoria and was responsible for the coaching of all players

Middlesex County Cricket Club - Head Coach

From 2007-2009

  • I was Head Coach of Middlesex County Cricket Club and delighted when the team became national T20 Champions in 2008.
  • I was responsible for the coaching of the full playing staff and the management of all the players and support staff

Middlesex County Cricket Club – Academy Director / Second Eleven Coach

From 2005-2007

  • I was Director of the Middlesex Cricket Academy and delighted when the Second Eleven won the National Second Eleven Trophy in 2007

Middlesex Country Cricket Club - Academy Director

From 2003-2005

  • I launched the Middlesex Cricket Academy in 2003 and ECB subsequently used the Middlesex format as their Academy blueprint.

England and Wales Cricket Board - ECB

From 2001-2003

  • I coached England Under 15, 17 and 19 teams and wrote and delivered sections of the ECB Coach Education level 3 and 4 batting sessions

Professional Qualifications

ECB Level 4 Coach

2:1 Journalism Degree (City University, London)

Quintic / sportscode/ crickstat

Other Achievements

Professional cricketer with Middlesex and Sussex CCC

Toured Australia with Young England in 1990/91

Toured New Zealand with Young England 1991/92

References (available on request)

Eoin Morgan - England One Day Captain

Jason Holder – West Indies Test Match Captain

Jimmy Adams – Director of Cricket – Cricket West Indies

Andrew Strauss – Chairman of ECB Cricket Committee