Luke started his coaching career in 1998 as a ECB Level 1 Coach and later joined the family business, on a full time basis, in 2002. Just a year later he became one of the youngest ECB Level 3 coaches in the England. For the following 8 years Luke work closely with Hertfordshire County Cricket Assocaition as an Age Group Coach, Emerging Players Progamme Head Coach and Performance Director. He also gained invaluable experience with disabled schools as well as several years on the Chance to Shine initiative.
Luke worked with The England Lions and was the Lead Batting Coach for the England Talent Tests at the home of Team England, the National Cricket Performance Centre, Loughborough.
In 2010 Luke was nominated by the then ECB Lead Batting Coach Dene Hills and subsequently selected for the world renowned ECB Level 4 Master Coach Award, the same qualification held by many elite international coaches including England Head Coach Peter Moores.
Luke has worked as a specialist batting coach for Hertfordshire CC and was the head coach for the East Cricket Academy (ECA). The ECA provided high quality winter coaching for U13-U15 cricketers in the East of Hertfordshire and worked in association with Hertfordshire Cricket.
In 2018 HECC hosted the inaugural year of the National Fast Bowling Academy (NFBA) which is lead by Ian Pont and was visited by ECB managing Director Ashley Giles who later Tweeted “Great to visit @HECCSport today and see the great work being done supporting our young cricketers. Well done and thanks for looking after me”. Heading into its 2nd year (2019) Luke works full time on the coaching staff.
Locally, Luke has long worked with many clubs such as Hoddesdon C.C. and Harlow C.C. designing group coaching programmes and leading on Targeted 121 Programmes. In October 2019 he was appointed Director of Coaching at Bishop’s Stortford Cricket Club. Luke also has much experience in schools from primary to private, supporting or leading wherever is necessary.
Finally HECC is proud to announce that as of September 2019 Luke successfully applied for the brand new ECB Level 4 Specialist Award where he has chosen batting and spin bowling to master in. This is a 2 year course and is the highest qualification in the UK if not the world. This, combined with his work with the National Fast Bowling Academy and his 21 years of experience, puts Luke in a great place to help any aspiring cricketer, club, school or any cricketing institution.