Ashley Thorpe

Ashley Thorpe

Ashley Thorpe, who began his career playing for Scarborough Cricket Club in Perth, Western Australia represented Western Australia at Under 17 and Under 19 level. He moved to the United Kingdom in 1997 and made his mark in the North East Premier League First Division for Chester-le-Street. He made his debut for Durham in 2002 against a Sri Lankan touring team.

Having left Chester-le-Street and Durham County Cricket Club at the end of 2003, Thorpe was a club professional for Whitburn Cricket Club until 2008, when he joined North East Division One team Sunderland and later, Washington Cricket Club, where he remains as a respected player-coach. Specialising in batting, he has been coaching Junior Development squads for the Durham Cricket Board and Newcastle Cricket Centre/North East Cricket Academy for over a decade. 

Ashley is an ECB Level 2 coach