Duncan A Watson

A Better Cricket Coaching Experience


Duncan retired after 30 years in the Metropolitan Police Service in August 2011. Receiving his Long Service and Good Conduct medal presented to him by the Police Commissioner.

As you would expect, Duncan has passed all of the appropriate Criminal Record Bureau checks and Child Protection courses, and has acquired the necessary First Aid certification to ensure that all who attend his coaching sessions are in safe hands. Duncan is also fully insured with the E.C.B. Coaching Association.

Born in Rawtenstall, Lancashire in 1962, Duncan started playing cricket at ten years of age, and has now played 1st XI cricket for over 37 years. During that period he opened the batting in his earlier days, later went on to opening the bowling as a seam bowler, and for the last ten years operated as an off spin bowler that bats down the order.

Over his career, Duncan played against over 50 Test cricketers, and faced the Test XI of Sri Lanka in 1990.

He passed his Level 1 Coaching Certificate in 1999 followed by the Level 2 Coaching Certificate in 2006, and following his retirement from the Police Service he became a Freelance cricket coach. Since then he has extended his cricket coaching activities, coaching the Harpenden Cricket Club colts, and providing one-to-one coaching, small group sessions, video coaching and analysis.

Duncan provides coaching for all age groups and for all levels of ability, including school groups, colleges, and universities, as well as private one-to-one sessions if required.

Pictured left are Duncan and his son Matthew, both of whom took 50 league wickets bowling for the Chorleywood 1st XI in 2006.