Our Coaches


Kepler Wessels

Director of Coaching and First Grade Coach

Kepler is a former professional cricketer who captained South Africa after playing 24 Tests for Australia. Kepler played first-class cricket for Orange Free State, Western Province, Northern Transvaal, Eastern Province and Griqualand West in South Africa, for Queensland in Australia and Sussex in England. In 2008, he coached the Indian Premier League franchise Chennai Super Kings.

David Short

Mens Grade Coach

David Short is a former first grade player for Souths and is the current Mens grade coach and Under 19s coach.

Baba Sourjah

Mens Grade Coach

Baba is a stalwart of the Club, a Life Member and was the Head Coach from last First Grade premiership in 2001. A level 3 coach who has international coaching experience through coaching sints in the Maldives (2002 ), Bhutan (2003-2007 ) and also in the Malaysian Premier League with Penang State. Known for his disciplinarian ways around the club, he continues to coach and develop junior players and works closely with seniors.

Andrew Harris

Mens Grade Coach

Andrew Harris, a former First Grade player and part of the 2000-2001 Souths First Grade Premiership side, will be one of our grade coaches this season. Andrew provides a calm and level approach to the game and will continue to assist in skill development at all levels with our players.

Nick Perera

Coach - Lord's Taverners

A level 2 accredited coach, Nick has extensive experience as a player and coach working and developing young players. Former First Class player in Sri Lanka, Nick brings a wealth of knowledge and hard work to our Taverners program.

Melissa Lewis

Director of Women's Cricket and Head Coach

Melissa will head up our Women's program and has extensive experience as a player and coach. Melissa will be driving the club's program forward to develop young cricketers for long term sustainability at Souths