2013_Brook ChrisWomen & Girls’ Coordinator; Kit Coordinator; Executive Committee, Coaching & Women & Girls’ Sub-Committee Member; ECB Level 2 Coach; Left-arm slow bowler.

Chris, who was team manager of the Norfolk Girls U17s and U15s,  approached Great Melton in 2012 with a view to the club fielding a team in the TGS Norfolk Women’s League, thus providing competitive cricket for some of his County girls who did not play for other clubs.  The Committee embraced the idea and Women and Girls’ cricket at Great Melton has been on the rise ever since.  The U13 Girls won the Lady Taverners’ Softball Tournament in 2011-12 and the NCB Women’s Indoor League in 2014 as well as competing successfully in the TGS Women’s League and the South Norfolk Community League.  The large numbers of girls in the County squads, age group sides and even in the senior squads at Melton is testament to his efforts.   Chris, who lives in Forncett St Peter, played and coached at Bunwell for many years but no-one will forget his Melton debut for the C Team in their final game of the season at Rocklands in 2012 where he turned-in a match-winning performance, taking 5-20 in 10 overs of mesmerising left-arm spin.  A serious illness curtailed his cricketing activities briefly at the start of 2013 and this, plus job and family commitments, led him to relinquish his County duties but, with daughter Hannah involved, he has given even more time to Melton.  He has been an excellent addition to the club and has proven to be a very good coach – he’s also got more coaching equipment than the club and nearly rivals Bunny for his keenness on cones!  Last season he has took on the job of organising club kit which meant liaising with suppliers Wintech – never an easy task!  However it all ties in quite nicely with his new business venture – Blenheim Sports, a cricket equipment supply company. Were a little disappointed, though, that the new ECB guidelines might mean we no longer see that fetching sky blue helmet!  Recently Chris has been working hard on enabling better use of the Play-Cricket website.