|Full name||Toby Alexander Radford|
3 December 1961 |
Caerphilly, Glamorgan, Wales
|Bowling style||Right-arm off break|
|Domestic team information|
|2002||Hampshire Cricket Board|
Source: Cricinfo, 11 June 2012
The son of a Welsh journalist Brian Radford, Toby represented Middlesex (1993-1995), Sussex (1996-1997) and Berkshire (1999) as an right-handed opening batsman and an occasional off-spinner in fourteen first-class matches and six List A matches. He also played for England in six Youth Tests with a personal best of 79 versus New Zealand in Auckland.
Upon leaving first-class cricket, he played two full seasons for Berkshire and served the Berkshire Cricket Board as its Cricket Development Officer. After a successful spell as Director of the Middlesex Cricket Academy at Finchley, he was appointed 1st XI Coach by Middlesex on 7 November 2007. The highlight of his tenure was when Middlesex won the 2008 Twenty20 Cup.
In addition to winning the Twenty20 Cup, Radford won the Second Eleven Trophy when in charge of that team, gained promotion to the Pro40 League in his first season with the First Eleven and is recognised as having resurrected England Captain Andrew Strauss' international batting career.
Radford then moved on to an elite specialist batting coach, working primarily with the ECB at their training headquarters in Loughborough.
Toby is now working for the West Indies in Barbados.
- Toby Radford appointed Middlesex coach Cricinfo. Retrieved July 25, 2009
- Ed Smith reappointed as Club Captain & Toby Radford appointed as First Team Coach Middlesex CCC. Retrieved July 15, 2009