Mark Robinson Keith Cook

Stuart Barnes

Bowling Coach

Expertise and experience

Former England Lions and Cricket Ireland coach Stuart Barnes joined the Bears as Bowling Coach in January 2023 following the departure of Matt Mason to England Women.

Stuart, who has also coached Bangladesh, arrived following a spell at Surrey and previously worked in Bowling and Assistant Coach roles with Gloucestershire and Somerset. He has more than 20 years’ professional coaching experience at all levels from Youth Cricket to World Cups.

“There were other candidates with excellent CVs, but Stuart stood out with his wealth of experience and expertise. He’s a great addition to our coaching set-up and I’m confident our bowlers will benefit under his guidance.”

Mark Robinson

First Team Coach