Jason Walden, U11 (email:) Jason coaches the mighty U11s. He and his son, Connor, have been with the club since 2016, and both have thoroughly enjoyed the year-round cricket played in Basel. Jason played school and club cricket back in South Africa; he was a not-to-flashy number 3 batsman and a deceptively slow and straight off-spin bowler. He believes the most rewarding part of coaching the U11s is seeing relative new comers to cricket gain skills and confidence. His attitude to coaching this age group is to play to win, but not at the expense of having fun and everyone participating.


Pete VealPete Veal, U13 (email:) Pete Veal completed his ECB Level 1 Coaching in 2012, together with former Club President Chris Clayton, both greatly increasing their knowledge of the game, if not their ability to play it! He played club cricket in Berkshire and West Sussex as a middle order batsman and agile (!) fielder. He now enjoys watching the game, supporting Nottinghamshire and England (on the up…!?). After leaving the UK in 2000, and living in Zurich, Luzern and Nairobi, he currently lives in that great cricketing nation, France with his wife Lesley, their 2 sons Marc and Gregory (cricketers at U15 and U13 level) and their various pets and animals. When coaching, he enjoys working on getting the basics right and seeing the boys improve rapidly, enjoying their cricket and gelling as a team.


Steve West Steve West, U15 (email:) Steve is a qualified level 1 coach and leads the coaching for the Basel Dragons club as well as the U15s. He also manages the Swiss International U15 cricket team. Steve has been a club member since 2011, and has worked across all age groups throughout his tenure. In his active career, he used to be an opening batsman & wicket keeper. He played lots of cricket at school and has always been dedicated to the game, albeit in a spectator capacity over more recent years. He sees coaching as rewarding and loves to see the enthusiasm from the kids, watching their confidence grow and developing into good cricketers.