Matthew Dawson – Head Coach

Our Head Coach Matt has been with us since the start and is responsible for our year round coaching delivery and management of coaches. He delivers 1:1 coaching, Ultimate Academy and wicket keeping masterclasses.

BIO: My love for Cricket started from a very early age, I grew up playing junior Cricket for Walsden CC and then Yorkshire from u15 through to the Academy and 2nd team. I spent four seasons playing and coaching in Australia, and several playing minor counties for Cheshire CCC. My love for coaching started over 15 years ago and just keeps growing, I am passionate about developing The Cricket Asylum’s players and coaches. I’ve benefiited greatly from playing the game and really enjoying giving something back to the game through my coaching and now The Cricket Asylum Foundation.

Club: Walsden CC

Nicknames: Hog, Daws and MDG

Playing style: Wicket Keeper / RH Batter

Best moment in Cricket: My Cheshire CCC career was my personal highlight, but coming back to my home club Walsden CC to win trophies with friends takes some beating.

Interests away from Cricket: Mountain Biking & Food

One player you’d want to bat with: Sachin Tendulkar

Fave food: Indian

Fave film: A Beautiful Mind

Fave music: Radiohead, Embrace and other uplifting tunes

Best place you’ve ever been: New Zealand

Fave book: The Time Traveller’s

What are you most proud of: My Family