Club Officials & Coaches
President – Brian Turner
Having begun playing 70 years ago, Brian joined Walton in 1975 with his sons. After a successful period as a player for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd XIs, Brian entered the club management with roles as Colts Manager, Ground Chairman, and two spells as Club Chairman. He was appointed President in 2018, and hopes his cricketing journey at Ashley Park will continue for many years to come.
Head of Cricket – Oli Clarke
Oli has been a Walton member since joining as a junior in 2000, and has made 244 senior appearances for the club. He launched the 4th XI in 2012 and captained it until 2016, when he became Head of Cricket, responsible for planning and overseeing all cricket played at the club. He is also a Surrey Championship panel umpire.
Commercial Manager – Graham Neale
Graham first played senior cricket for the club in 1967 and has been involved as a player and administrator ever since. A former 1st XI captain in the 80s, Graham has played League cricket for all four club elevens and held a variety of management positions. As Commercial Manager for the past ten years, he has been instrumental in managing sponsors and grant applications to fund some significant projects. Although very much in his twilight, Graham is still turning out for Surrey’s over 60s team.
Treasurer – Connor Hobbs
Safeguarding Officer – Kurtis Clarke
Kurt has been playing at Walton since 2018. In that time he has played both Saturday and Sunday cricket and captained the Trust Academy in 2019. His highlight is taking 6-5 vs Weybridge in his first season at the club in the 4XI.
As a primary school teacher, Kurt understands the importance of safeguarding and wellbeing. Kurt is also involved with coaching junior age group sessions.
Head of Juniors – George Cates
George has been part of the club since the age of 13, joining in 2008. Having made his way through the junior teams, he made his senior debut for the 4th XI in 2010. He has since captained the 4th XI, and Trust XI. George took over the role as Head of Juniors in 2018 and, as a qualified coach, spends his time at the club pushing our young players to follow a similar path to his.
Head Coach – Brian Berthoud
Brian joined us in 2018 with over 20 years’ coaching experience. He is passionate about the all-round development of his players and aims to create a strong environment to help them succeed. Brian’s coaching journey and experience have enabled him to design programs which will help players both on and off the field.
Coach: Tom Cates
Tom has been at Walton since 2008, when he joined our colts section. He has since played for various men’s teams, both on Saturdays and Sundays. In 2015 he won the Development League player of the season, and is now the lead coach for our Cygnets, where he excels in creating a fun and safe environment to learn the basics of cricket.