Jon Batty becomes Purley CC Senior Coach

17th February 2017by Stewart Webber

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Jonathan Batty as Senior cricket coach at Purley.

Jonathan (JB) is a former player for Surrey CCC and latterly Gloucestershire CCC. He played as wicket-keeper batsman often opening the batting.

JB was a regular fixture in the all-conquering Surrey side around the turn of the century when they won 3 County Championship titles. He captained Surrey in 2004 and was awarded a “benefit year” in 2009.

JB equalled the world record for the most catches in an innings, with 8 against Kent in 2004 and then shortly afterwards broke the world record for the most catches in a match with 11 against Lancashire.

Ian Botham is quoted as having described JB as “the best wicket-keeper batsman never to have played for England”.

JB is a very experienced cricket coach having been a member of the coaching team for the England Development Programme (U17), coach at Gloucestershire and the England Women’s Squad. He is now a teacher of Geology and the Head of Cricket at Caterham School.

Matches – 221
Innings – 346
Not Out – 38
RUNS – 9685
Highest Score – 168*
Average – 31.44
100s – 20
50s – 41
Catches – 605
Stumpings – 68