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.

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

David Short

Mens Grade and Under 19s 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.

Nick Perera and Ben Johnson

Coaches - Lord's Taverners

For the 2022 season, the club has appointed both Nick Perera and Ben Johnson as Head Coaches for our Lord's Taverners program. Both Nick and Ben are level 2 accredited coaches and are passionate about the development of young cricketers at Souths. Nick and Ben have extensive coaching experience at junior representative level, within the country and overseas. We look forward to supporting Nick and Ben as they prepare for the 2022 season