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 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.
Cricket Operations Manager
Chris played age group cricket for Gloucestershire and joined the GCB in 2008 as community cricket coach. He then held the role of development officer before becoming project and programmes manager in April 2013.
Chris’ role covers a wide range of areas including overseeing schools cricket, All Stars, junior club support, Chance To Shine programmes and community schemes. He is also a Level 3 coach.
Chris plays his cricket at Chippenham Cricket Club.
Club Development Manager
Scott originally joined the GCB as a community coach before becoming Growth Development Officer in 2017. His responsibilities include the ECB;s main growth areas including the Under 16 and Under 19 T20 competitions, All Stars, Clubmark, Women’s Soft Ball and the Under 15 Girls Blast tournament.
Scott, who hails from Devon, graduated from the University of Gloucestershire with a Sports Coaching degree in 2013. He has also worked with Glos county age groups and plays club cricket for Dumbleton CC.
Theresa joined the Board after spending 28 years at Lloyds bank in Bristol, most recently working as a senior systems developer.
In her role, Theresa supports the Board across a wide range of areas including payroll, 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.
Women and Girls Development Officer
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.
He is also a qualified groundsman and is heavily involved in the Gloucestershire Grounds Association.
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 more than a decade.
Eric played for Frocester for 35 seasons from 1976 and remains heavily involved in a number of capacities including chairing its finance committee. He has also helped numerous administrative roles in local leagues.
Clubs and Programmes Officer (South)
A retired secondary school head 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.
Urban Development Officer
Masoor delivers coaching sessions in schools and is responsible for Bristol’s award-winning Chance to Shine Street cricket programme. He also runs the annual Bristol Big Bash competition and is involved in a number of other community cricket projects.
Before joining the GCB Mas represented Gloucestershire’s county age group and Second XI. He currently plays for Buckinghamshire and Clevedon CC – helping the latter win WEPL in 2018.
He has also played and coached in South Africa and New Zealand.
Wicketz Development Officer
Sam joined the GCB as its Wicketz Development Officer in August 2019.
Funded by the Lord’s Taverners, his role is to use cricket as a tool to empower communities in inner-city Bristol.
Sam brings a wealth of experience from a diverse background that includes leisure management, personal training and fitness instructing, as well as cricket coaching.
A keen sportsman, Sam grew up in Malawi a climate suited for a number of sports and outdoor activities. After spending several seasons at Winterbourne Cricket Club, Sam now plays competitive squash for Thornbury.
Super 1s Disability Development Officer
Jeanette has been known to the GCB for a very long time due to the amazing work she has done within the Stroud District Cricket Association.
Jeanette has been a catalyst for some amazing work in that area and designated years of voluntary work to cricket. Jeanette previously worked at the Shrubberies Special School where she worked with young people with Special Educational needs.
This experience, coupled with her passion and knowledge for cricket made her a stand out candidate for the Super 1s Disability Development Officer.
Jeanette started with us in February 2020, she is highly organised and a great addition to the team.
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 performance manager in Gibraltar.
His GCB role includes coaching in schools, training All Stars activators, Clubmark and manages the Gloucester and Stroud Indoor Leagues.
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 in 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 also works with Gloucestershire’s county age group squads and is an ECB tutor.
Community Coach (South)
Ralph is responsible for delivering coaching sessions in schools, developing the pathway to local clubs and running competitions in the south of the county.
He also coaches the Under 17 boys county and development squads.
Before becoming community coach Ralph studied Sports Coaching at UWIC (now Cardiff Met) and has worked in New Zealand and the Maldives.
Ralph plays club cricket for Chippenham CC.
Kieran was our first ever ‘Apprentice’ to come through the Coach Core programme. Kieran started his course in 2019 and achieved a Triple Distinction, a truly amazing effort.
Kieran impressed us so much throughout his apprenticeship that we have now taken him on as a full time Community Coach. He is extremely hard working, mature beyond his years and a true team player.
Kieran plays his club cricket at Winterbourne CC, he is also a member of the ground staff where he gives up countless hours of his free time to volunteer on the ground.
Shazil has been involved in the Chance to Shine Street programme as a junior for a number of years and always been very popular with the coaches.
Shazil has a passion for cricket that is infectious and when the Apprenticeship came up, he jumped at the opportunity.
Shazil is incredibly polite, punctual and an excellent team player. He has played cricket in the past for Bedminster CC and Golden Hill CC.