We were bowled over when we heard that Old Roffensian Matt Walker had been made Head Coach of the Kent County Cricket Club.
Following a prolific career playing for the school, during which he debuted for the Kent second team, Matt left King’s Rochester in 1992 and continued playing for the Kent Second Elevens after which he was called up to the England Under-19 squad for their tour of Pakistan.
He continued to play for the England under-19 team until the West Indian tour of England came to an end, by which time he had earnt an average of 42.07 from 12 youth Tests.
Over his 18 year career, Matt has played for Kent’s first team, with whom he hit the highest score of his career, 275 not out against Somerset in 1996. This remains the record individual score at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence to date. Matt was also awarded Kent Player of the Year 2006 for his run scoring throughout the season.
In 2011 Matt took on the role of batting coach for Essex where he retired as a player and in 2014 he re-joined Kent as then Head Coach Jimmy Adams assistant, before taking over the Head Coach role in 2017 after Jimmy’s departure.
King’s Rochester is proud of all that Matt has achieved in his career, and the news of his achievements with our home county team has sent ripples of inspiration through our current Cricket Teams and their coaches.
It is our privilege and pleasure at King’s Rochester to prepare students for their future careers and adult life. We maintain strong connections to our Old Roffensians and are always happy to hear of their achievements and successes