Ben France – ECB Level III Qualified Cricket Coach
Ben France is an English Cricket Board (ECB) Level III Qualified Coach. A former first-class Cricketer for Derbyshire County Cricket Club, more recently he has played for Suffolk County Cricket Club. In his time at Suffolk he was part of the Minor Counties Championship winning side. Ben now plays his Cricket for Norfolk County Cricket Club and Hethersett & Tas Valley Cricket Club where he is the Director of Coaching and Cricket . He also has valuable experience as a player in Australia for Grade 1 Cricket teams including Paramatta Cricket Club and North Sydney Cricket Club. Ben was Cricket Professional at Framlingham College and Town Close House.
During his time at Derbyshire, he faced the likes of Dale Steyn, Shane Warne, Graham Swann, Muttiah Murlithuran and many others. Ben now plays for the England Over 40’s national team.
In 2018 we welcomed England Test Cricketer, Olly Stone to help with our Winter Masterclass
“Having coached alongside Ben this season, it’s clear that he has a real passion for what he does. He always looks to improve every player he works
Olly Stone, England Test Cricketer
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We have been working in partnership with BFC for the last six months. The sessions they have provided through Sam, one of their coaches have been excellent, they have the perfect balance of lots of different challenges and skills. We can see the huge improvement and benefit to our young players.
After not playing cricket for over a decade I approached Ben about some 121 coaching before I committed to rejoining a club. I can say with pride that the 121 coaching Ben France cricket offers is now the highlight of my week, he and his coaches are welcoming, positive and incredibly encouraging.
Ben, along with his other coaches, has been leading the coaching at our Club for the last two seasons and we are very much looking forward to welcoming back this season as well. Overseeing up to 30 children and leading other coaches from Ben France Cricket
Ben has worked with both my sons in both group and one to one sessions over the last three years with a tremendous positive impact on their skill level. I would not hesitate to recommend Ben France Cricket to anyone seeking to improve their cricketing skills