Emerging Player Program

The Emerging Player Program 2024 is only open to young talented players who are the next generation of elite cricketers in Victoria. To qualify for a position in the Emerging Player Program you must have been listed in the squad for your area in the recent Craig Shield competition. The program is an exciting mix of practical sessions combined with the latest innovations in cricket. The program exposes you to former Test greats and elite coaches and their methods at this vital stage of your cricket career. 2024 coaches include Tony Dodemaide, Merv Hughes, Rob Quiney, Jon Holland, Lloyd Mash, Ray Bright, Graeme Vimpani & Graham Yallop. The program starts with a lecture from current national selector Tony Dodemaide and covers all aspects of the game including advanced fielding with Australian Baseballer Grant Weir & fitness with leading industry expert Aaron Whear (Career Fitness).

Choose your location below. ( please be quick the program has limited spots and books out)

Clever Cricket Thomastown
Clever Cricket- hurry almost full
Event Date:
May 26, 2024
59 Mercedes Dr, Thomastown VIC 3074, Australia
Drop-off / Pick-up Times::
6.30pm to 8.00pm
Extra Notes:
Only 6 spots remain.
FIRST NAME and SURNAME To Be Entered Above
St Kilda
Citipower Centre
Citipower Centre St Kilda - BOOKED OUT
Event Date:
May 26, 2024
Junction Oval Lakeside Dr St Kilda
Drop-off / Pick-up Times::
6.30pm to 8.00pm
Extra Notes:
Positions available at Thomastown. To be placed on a reserve list for St Kilda please email [email protected] and list your name.

Coaching Panel

Over the past 32 years our stellar coaching panel has consisted of over 50 former International Test Cricketers. Please see below a comprehensive list of all of our former coaches spanning from all over the world!

On the clinics we also have up to 100 Senior cricketers and current SBCC staff coaches who will be serving as group coaches on each of the camps.

*Please Note: Not all coaches will be at all camps. Please telephone our office to confirm who will be coaching at your camp or click HERE for a full list.

Recent coaches over the past 2 years of the camps have included:

Graham Yallop

Former test Captain of Australia with a highest test score of 268. An elegant player who was a master of all strokes and is our most experienced coach.

Jon Holland

A stalwart of the very successful Victorian Sheffield Shield team in a very dominant era John took 288 First Class wickets with his Left arm off spin. After several strong seasons he forced his way into the Australian Test teams where he played 4 Test’s.

Merv Hughes

Merv's 212 Test wickets put him up with the all-time greats of Australian cricket. Merv will delight all with his manner and insight into cricket & his expertise in coaching fast bowlers of all ages.

Ray Bright
Ray Bright

A veteran of 25 Test matches for Australia and current Victorian State selector. He is also a former vice-captain of Australia and a long-serving captain of Victoria. Ray played in both Centenary Test's, World Series Cricket and was a hero of the famous ties Test vs India! Ray is the best spin bowling coach in the state.

Rob Quiney

A five time Sheffield Shield winning batsman for Victoria, Rob worked his way into the Australian Test team in 2012. He is a Big Bash Legend for the Melbourne Stars and a great additional to our coaching team who is very popular where ever he coaches.

Adam Dale
Alan Connolly
Andrew Flintoff


Andy Bichel
Asanka Gurusingha

(Sri Lanka)

Ashley Mallet
Brad Hodge
Brad Hogg
Brad Williams
Bruce Yardley
Colin Miller
Corey Collimore

(West Indies)

Damien Fleming
Darren Berry

(Australian Tourist 1997)

Darren Lehman
Dav Whatmore
David Boon
David Gilbert

9 Tests

David Hussey
Dean Jones
Dirk Nannes
Dirk Wellham
Emma Inglis
Fawad Ahmed
Geoff Dymock
Graeme Hick


Greg Blewitt
Gus Logie

(West Indies)

Ian Harvey
Jason Gillespie
Jeff Thompson
Jimmy Maher
Jo' Angel
John Dyson
Julia Price
Kenroy Peters

(West Indies)

Kerry O'Keefe
Len Pascoe
Mark Waugh
Matthew Elliott
Matthew Hayden
Michael Beer
Michael Bevan
Michael Kasprowicz
Molly Strano
Nathan Bracken
Paul Reiffel
Peter Nevill
Ray Jordan

(Australian Tourist 1969)

Rob Quiney
Rodney Hogg
Shane Watson
Shaun Tait
Sophie Molineux
Steve Rixon
Stuart Law
Terry Alderman
Terry Jenner
Trent Copeland
Wayne Holdsworth

(Australian Tourist 1993)

Additional Info

EPP 2024 Coaching Panel

  • Rob Quiney Batting
  • Graham Yallop Batting
  • Merv Hughes Fast Bowling
  • Jon Holland Test Cricket
  • Graeme Vimpani One Day Cricket
  • Grant Weir Fielding
  • Career Fitness Fitness assesment
  • Ray Bright Spin Bowling
  • Lloyd Mash T/20 cricket
  • Tony Dodemaide Lecture

The program will be split into two sections.

  • East/South will be based at Citipower Centre St Kilda.
  • North/West will be based at Clever Cricket in Thomastown.

The program will run 6.30pm till 8.00pm each Sunday at Thomastown and St Kilda.

Starting date
Emerging Player Program starts on Sunday May 26 at Citi Power Centre and runs for 9 sessions across the Winter.

Optional Extra's

  • Practice matches
    The Emerging Player Program optional practice matches will run AFL grand final holidays rounding off the program in the best possible way.
  • UK Cricket Tour 2025
  • 16 day tour tour to the UK, train at Lords, 7 matches, see the sights in the July School Holidays.



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