Retired Educational Consultant,
While maintaining personal fitness is health and enjoyable, John has always felt that team sports have even more to offer, they teach you to accept both triumph and defeat, build relationships and comradery and teach you respect for others.
John was always better at football and rugby, but has made a lot of contribution to involving young people in cricket over the 45 years he spent in teaching and school management, managing youth teams at school, club and county level.
John is most impressed by the way CKC coaches have devolved activities to meet the very varying needs of the least advantaged children in hospitals, mental health units, special schools and Syrian refugees, while maintaining the skills and values of cricket,
In the past John raised money for other charities, mainly at one off events. He makes regular monthly direct debit payments to five charities with a range of operations at home and abroad. John acted as the Chair of Capital Kids Cricket for 22 years and is now a treasurer.
Director of Multinational Plc,
Haydn played cricket and rugby in Yorkshire and while serving in the royal marines, where he learned the importance of sport in the development of disciplined young people.
Haydn has been involved in many forms of sport though his life including wild swimming and becoming a tri athlete.
Alongside Bill Greaves, he raised money to start CKC with the aim of tackling the diminishing interest of cricket in state school.
Haydn has acted as a Trustee for CKC since 1996.
Economic graduate from LSE. Formerly Head of strategic planning and tax at Ladbrokes Coral Group. Phil has acted as the CKC treasurer for over 6 years.
Commercial & Legal Director in Camper & Nicholsons Marina Investments Limited (CNMI),
CNMI is a closed-ended investment company registered and incorporated in Guernsey.
Phil is a qualified solicitor with over 25 years’ experience in senior legal and commercial roles, ranging from private practice to public companies and private equity backed ventures.
At Camper & Nicholsons Marinas, Phil handles all legal and contractual matters and brings his considerable business acumen to bear on commercial questions for our own marinas and those of our clients.
Phil is a golfer and arranges fundraising for varies charities.
Deputy CEO of Basmeh and Zeitooneh,
Bamesh and Zeitooneh (an NGO based in the Lebanon, translated to Smile and Olive) is one of the most successful Syrian relief organisations in the world with community centres in Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq.
As cricketer, he plays for North Middlesex Cricket Club and was a founder supporter of Chance to shine. He partnered with CKC to introduce cricket to Shatila refugees and to the refugees in the Bekaa valley. Richard has won the Paul Harris medal for his work in Lebanon.
As either a volunteer or a donor, he has been involved in a range of charitable institutions including Centrepoint, Samaritans and King Solomon Academy.
Kalyan Kumar B. (KK) is the Corporate Vice President and the Global CTO of HCL Technologies. He is also a member of the eminent Wall Street Journal CIO Network.
Apart from his professional commitments, he spreads the message of an inclusive world through music as a drummer and percussionist with an India-based rock band ‘Contraband’.
These days KK is focusing on promoting the game and spirit of cricket via his association as a Trustee of Capital Kids Cricket, a London-based charity that promotes cricket in state schools in London across the underprivileged areas in the UK.
Former English Cricketer,
President of the Cricket Society and the English Schools Cricket Association, Chairman of the Sussex Cricket Board and Chairman of Cricket for Sussex County Cricket Club. Served as President of the Marylebone Cricket Club for 2009-10. He is also a Governor of Dorset House School, Bury, West Sussex. He is currently President of The Forty Club.
Educated at Eton, John was an acclaimed schoolboy cricketer. He was honoured by The Cricket Society and he made his first-class debut for Sussex, while still at school in 1970. He was an opening batsman who never got quite as many runs as he should have, though having an excellent technique and eye. He also bowled off-spin, dismissing Ian Botham and Viv Richards several times. He succeeded Arnold Long as the County Captain of Sussex County Cricket Club in 1981 and led the team to second place in the County Championship. He was rated as one of the best county captains around and he was tipped for the Test captaincy. He was forced to retire in 1986, due to a finger injury.
John has been a successful tour manager with the England Under-19’s, the England A’s as well as the England team for two tours.
Now working for the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and running a charity, the Arundel Castle Cricket Foundation for young cricketers and underprivileged children in Arundel, West Sussex.
Management Consultant, McKinsey & Company
Ex professional country cricketer for Warwickshire and Cambridgeshire, Captain of Warwickshire.
Managed CKC’s most recent project in partnership with Lebanese charity Basmeh & Zeitooneh, including funding and coordination. The team have already supported two week-long cricket camps and established regular weekly training that brings the non-contact spirit of cricket to children who have experienced the most extreme violence.