Devon old boy Tremain handed new role with Gloucester Cricket Board

Scott Tremain on the Brightside Ground in Bristol

SCOTT Tremain has become the Gloucestershire Cricket Board’s first growth development officer.

The 25-year-old, who moves from his role as community coach, will be responsible for increasing participation in a number of areas including women and girls’ and disability cricket.

Scott will also look to develop new community-based programmes in order to bring the game to new audiences.

Steve Silk, the GCB chief executive said: “Following one of the most rigorous interview processes we have ever gone through, Scott emerged as the outstanding candidate and we are delighted that he has accepted the role.

“His passion, ideas and attention to detail shone through and I am sure he will do a fantastic job in taking on this exciting new position.”

The former University of Gloucestershire student joined the GCB as community coach for Stroud and the Forest of Dean in 2014.

Since then he has coached extensively in schools and run the county’s successful under-19 and under-16 T20 competitions.

The Dumbleton CC 1st XI captain is also the current Gloucestershire under-11 coach.

Tremain, who played for Bridestowe then Sandford before moving to Gloucester, said: “I have enjoyed every minute working for the GCB and am really pleased to take on this new role.

“It is a huge summer for cricket with events like the ICC Women’s World Cup – which has eight games in Bristol – and the Champions Trophy in England so in many ways there has never been a better time to try and inspire more people to play the game.”

Tremain  already has plans to implement a number of new schemes including outdoor festivals linked to the new women’s ‘come and try’ taster sessions. He also hopes to raise the profile of Gloucestershire’s disability county teams and create closer links between the GCB’s SEN school programme and clubs.

He will continue to run the county’s under-19 and under-16 T20 competitions and will take over the running of the revamped girls’ under-15 T20 league.