Kent’s long-serving Under-11 Girls coach – David Sear – has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to girls’ cricket.
A retired PE teacher, Sear has been part of the Kent girls’ coaching setup for over 20 years, and amongst those who have been coached by him, many have gone on to play for England, including Lynsey Askew, Lydia Greenway, Tash Farrant and Tammy Beaumont.
John Daniels, Director of Girls’ Cricket in Bexley, congratulated Mr Sear in his regular newsletter:
“David has been a tireless worker for Kent Girls and Women’s cricket for many years… running the Kent under 11 county squad, the under 11s festival days and many other tournaments.”
Nice to see a real grassroots guy get a well deserved high profile award.
I’d go as far as to say he will be irreplaceable.