South East Stars appoint permanent staff in Tom Lister, Lettie Hadley

Tom Lister as Senior Regional Talent Manager and Lettie Hadley as Team Operations Manager. © Surrey Cricket

South East Stars – the team representing Kent and Surrey in England’s new elite domestic structure – have made two permanent appointments to their staff on Tuesday (October 20). Richard Bedbrook, Stars’ regional director of women’s cricket announced that Tom Lister was to take up the role of Senior Regional Talent Manager and Lettie Hadley was named Team Operations Manager.

The Stars competed in this year’s Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy along with seven other newly formed regional teams. They finished third in the South Group with two wins from six matches and failed to qualify for the final of the competition.

The newly appointed duo assisted Bedbrook and Stars head coach Jonathan Betty during the course of the tournament and will be taking on more responsibility as the London and South East-based hub look to further grow and develop women and girls’ cricket at all levels in the region.

“I’m delighted to be able to welcome Tom & Lettie to the staff at South East Stars,” Bedbrook said while announcing the appointments. “It is vital to the future success of the South East Stars at elite and academy levels that we have people who understand women’s and girl’s cricket across the region.”

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“Tom & Lettie both have years of experience in the women’s county game in the South East and now we’ll be looking to transfer that to the regional set up.”

Lister, an ECB Level 4 coach, took over the role of head coach of Surrey when Bedbrook was appointed as the regional director of the hub in 2019. As the coach he led Surrey to an unbeaten 2020 season as they registered win over Middlesex in the London Cup T20 and won the 50-over London Championship beating Middlesex, Essex and Kent. He has also been a coach with the JT Cricket Academy and has trained Surrey’s age group boys and girls.

Hadley, a player from the Kent Academy where she shared the dressing room with some of the members in the Stars squad, has been serving as the administration of coaching and outreach programs at the Surrey Cricket Foundation (SCF) since January 2019. In her new role, she will be the point of contact for all the off-field and logistics matters relating to the Stars first and academy squads.

The hub is currently on the lookout for the roles of Head Coach, Lead Physiotherapist, and Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach and their names will be announced in due course.

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