Testimonials

Club Testimonials

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“The service is light years ahead of anything else out there”

Many thanks for your efforts to match us up with a quality player so quickly – we have not used your agency before, but having enquired with other agents and used other methods in the past, your service is light years ahead of anything else out there and to my mind, well worth it. .

Oliver Clarke (Walton-on-Thames CC)

Poloc_CC

“Diligent, committed and prompt communication”

I have never had a bad experience in dealing with Steven at CricX. I find him diligent, committed and always prompt with communicatin in helping us find overseas players that will benefit Poloc.

Keith Young (Poloc CC)

Cleethorpes_CC

“CricX provide honest, knowledgeable and realiable communication"

We have used Steven Hirst and CricX for several years now to secure our overseas professional. Our requirements are pretty specific and we can be quite demanding in the selection process so the search can therefore be a drawn out process. The service provided by Steven is first class, the communication and feedback is honest, knowledgeable and reliable which gives you a great deal of confidence, after all there is only so much you can gain from stats alone. I would have absolutely no problem in recommending CricX to any club looking for an overseas player or professional. .

Paul Hewstone (Cleethorpes CC)

Downham_Town_CC

“We have benefitted from some top quality players and coaches”

We first used CricX in 2007 coincidentally the year our club went on to win the Norfolk Alliance Premier Division for the first time. Steven runs an efficient business and responds immediately to any information we required and to any changes in situations along the way. Once we established our player requirements and suggested our budget Steven provided us with some excellent options complete with CV's. This has continued over the last 5 seasons and we have benefitted from some top quality players and experienced coaches along the way. I would not hesitate to recommend CricX to any club however large or small they are or their budget may be.

Duncan Lanchester (Downham Town CC)

Dunfermline_CC

“Courteous, efficient and an impressive calibre of players”

Dunfermline Knights CC have been using the services of Steven Hirst at CricX as Cricket Agent for professional and amateur players for the last 3 years. We have found their services to be both courteous and efficient. The Club have also been impressed with the calibre of players they have sourced for us. In February 2008 we were attempting to sign a professional through another Cricket Agent. Negotiations were protracted. We contacted Steven at CricX at 9.30am one morning and before 6pm we had not only negotiated a Contract with Alistair Gray but had a signed Contract in our possession. Need we say more!! .

Tom Gibson (Dunfermline Knights CC)

Linden_Park_CC

“A very prompt and efficient service. Strongly recommend using CricX”

Linden Park Cricket Club would have no hesitation in recommending Cric X and Steven Hirst to any clubs looking to source an overseas amateur or professional next season. Steven’s communication is always clear and timely and this has resulted in our club using Steven for our requirements for the last 6 seasons. Steven thank you for the service you have provided Linden Park we look forward to working with you for many years to come.

Stuart Clarke (Linden Park CC)

Bangor_CC

“Impressive service. The players have exceeded our expectations”

Bangor Cricket Club have been involved with CricX for the past three seasons and we have been impressed with the personal service we have received. The players provided have turned out to match the description we received and in some circumstances exceeded our expectations.

Glyn Watkin-Jones (Bangor CC)

CIYMS_CC

“Prompt, helpful and efficient”

Steven Hirst and CricX have been thoroughly professional from day one, with the numerous dealings we have had with them over the last number of years. Steven is always very prompt, helpful and efficient in answering any queries or questions we may have had, and always makes the whole process of signing a player run as smoothly as he can possibly make it, especially with any contract or Visa issues. We would certainly recommend Steven and CricX to any UK or Ireland based club.

Stephen Hughes (CIYMS CC)

Woodhouses_CC

“Delighted with the service. Communication was first class”

We were delighted with the service received during the time we were looking for a player and pleased with the professionalism in securing the right player for our club. Communication was first class and we would happily recommend CricX to any club seeking a player.

Steve Mayall (Woodhouses CC)

Lanchester_CC

“Prompt and efficient service. Momentum maintained throughout”

CricX provided a prompt and efficient service. Emails were responded to efficiently and all questions answered. Once an understanding of the club's requirements was provided a wide range of options within our budget was provided with excellent CVs. The paperwork to conclude arrangements was forwarded between club and player quickly and momentum maintained throughout.

Neil Graham (Lanchester CC)

Quarndon_CC

“Extremely efficient, responsive and professional”

From initial exchange of correspondence to final exchange of contracts we found the CricX service to be extremely efficient, responsive and professional. Our requirements were very specific and as a consequence the search took longer than we had expected, but eventually we were able to identify the right candidate and throughout the process we maintained a positive dialogue with the agent. I would strongly recommend the services of CricX to any Club looking to recruit an overseas player.

Chris Storr (Quarndon CC)

Narborough__Littlethorpe_CC

“CricX always manages to find us a quality player within budget”

CricX have always managed to find us a good quality player within our budget. Steven manages the contractual process efficiently and ensures everything runs smoothly.

Richard Cooper (Narborough & Littlethorpe CC)

Player Testimonials

Ross_McMillan

“CricX made the journey so much less complicated”

2008 was my first season in the UK, and CricX made the journey so much less complicated. Steven was reliable and always came back to me with a reply in no time, making the negotiations really easy. They found me a great club in the Northern League where i spent three successful seasons and I couldn't have been happier with where I was playing. Thanks to everyone at CricX.

Ross McMillan (Dolphins, KwaZulu-Natal, South West Districts)

Andy_Dodd

“I will definitely use CricX again - a very quick and efficient service”

After a couple of years studying at University I thought it was time to see the world and get a chance to advance my cricket career. I asked all my cricket mates about how to source a deal and who to go through - all of them said to go through Steven Hirst at CricX. A few days after making initial contact, Steven had already sourced a handful of club deals for review, so it was just a matter of selecting the best option. I will return overseas next year and will definitely use CricX once again – a very quick and efficient service.

Andy Dodd (Central Districts U19s, New Zealand U19s, Hamilton)

Michael_Jones

“A high quality professional, efficient and personable service”

Steven Hirst and the CricX team have been very helpful in my career.  They offer a high quality professional, efficient and personable service with an attention to detail catering for my specific needs.  Once the contracts are signed, that’s not the end of their service. They are always on hand, checking in to see how things are progressing, which makes it very personal – which is great! The website is excellent, with plenty of info and added extras – very useful when it comes to checking on friends playing all over the world. I would definitely recommend Steven and the CricX team to any cricketer. Thanks again for all your help and support!

Michael Jones (Canterbury U23s, Glamorgan 2nd XI)

Warren_Nel

“Thanks to CricX, I look forward to each new season with loads of deals”

I have been involved with CricX since 2005 and they have procured all my playing deals during this time. I started off with reasonable offers and now have recently been offered some outstanding deals for the upcoming season. Each year, I receive loads of opportunities and better offers. Thanks to CricX, I look forward to each new season as it comes! I have also been looking to further my playing and coaching career and move onto bigger and better things – CricX have helped me with this. I would recommend the Agency to any cricketer looking for a placement in their own, or other countries as you can be rest assured CricX will provide you with the best offers to play cricket for top clubs around the globe.

Warren Nel (Free State U19, Leicestershire 2nd XI)

Nathan_McNally

“Easy to work with, helps with visas and makes life stress free”

When I started looking at playing cricket overseas, I had no idea how to go about it until I got in touch with Steven at CricX.com. Steven was so easy to get along with and had a contract for me within 2 weeks of speaking to him. CricX also found me a great club in Australia and with Steven's help, I managed to come back to the UK again in 2011. Not only does Cricx find you a club, they also help with sorting visa's which makes life stress free. I would happily recommend Steven and the CricX team to anyone looking for overseas playing opportunities.

Nathan McNally (Canterbury U19s, New Zealand U19s)

Brenton_Parchment

“I was so surprised at how quickly they were able to find me a club”

It was the middle of February two years ago and despite attempts to source a club myself and via other agents, I was still without a club. Someone then told me about CricX – The Cricket Exchange Agency, so I went online and got in touch with them. I told them “I know it’s kind of late but I’m looking for a club for the coming season”. I was so surprised at how quickly they were able to find me a club and get all the necessary paperwork done. I was available to play for my new club with time to spare before the start of the season.

Brenton Parchment (Jamaica, West Indies)

Ben_McCord

“Take advantage of Steven’s expertise – he makes the process so easy”

I have dealt with Steven at CricX for the past 3 seasons. He makes the process of travelling across the world to play cricket so stress free and easy. He is always super quick to respond to my emails and always works hard to get you the best deals with the best clubs. I would recommend anyone who is travelling to play cricket wherever it may be in the world to definitely take advantage of Steven’s expertise.

Ben McCord (Canterbury A, Ireland A)

Jason_Kleyweg

“CricX have been efficient, professional and pleasure to be associated with”

Steven Hirst and the CricX team have been an absolute pleasure to be associated with. Steven and his team are extremely efficient and had a number of overseas opportunities lined up in absolutely no time. They dealt with everything really professionally from start to finish and any questions I had were answered straight away. Steven found me a great club, with whom I've had a great season and have really enjoyed my time, all my needs were catered for and this allowed me to focus solely on my game which is all a cricketer can ask for. I would definitely recommend Steven and the CricX team for any and all cricketers aspiring to improve their game and challenge themselves with an opportunity to play cricket overseas. I look forward to dealing with Steven in the future and am thankful for everything that he and his team have done for me to date.

Jason Kleyweg (KwaZulu-Natal Inland Schools)

Jarred_Cunningham

“It has been a pleasure to use their expertise, knowledge and service”

Steven and CricX have been very efficient, professional and willing to help place me with a club over the past few years. Steven's prompt response to any and all queries I have had (even when on holiday) has made things a lot easier for me. Steven has a very good knowledge on the abilities of individual players, their requirements and the level of cricket he will be placing a certain player into. It has been a pleasure to use his expertise, knowledge and service and I look forward to utilising the CricX service again in future.

Jarred Cunningham (Central Districts A, Manawatu, Taranaki)

Mark_Bott

“As a player I have total confidence in using their services”

Dealing with CricX has been a thoroughly professional experience; the communication process is always honest with swift responses. As a player I have total confidence in using their services knowing the clubs will be as professional and welcoming, which is especially comforting when travelling to a foreign country to play. I have previously recommended the services of CricX, and will continue to do so based on their honest and professional business manner and extended range of cricket contacts.

Mark Bott (Notts CCC, Cambridge UCCE, Beds CCC, Cambs CCC, Worc 2nd XI, MCC Combined Universities)

Stewart_Rhodes

“I have always found CricX to be a professional and well managed agency”

I’ve worked with Steve over the last few years, and have always found CricX to be a professional and well managed agency. Steve helped me greatly in both securing playing contracts and visas and I would certainly recommend him to anyone looking to play or coach in the UK.

Stewart Rhodes (Wellington, New South Wales Schoolboys, Sydney West, Sydney XI)

Fraser_Kilgour

“Professional, extremely knowledgeable and highly recommended”

I was approached by Steven at CricX about playing cricket in the UK. This was something I’d always wanted to do, but was unsure how to go about it. He facilitated my move to Monmouth in the Worcestershire League and secured a contract with flights, car, phone, accommodation and even facilitated getting my visa, through a partner company at a small cost. Thanks to the help of this relationship, the whole process was very simple and I have had an enjoyable season’s cricket. I would have no hesitation recommending Steven Hirst at CricX to any individuals aspiring to play cricket overseas. Without Steven, I would not have played my first season in the UK.

Fraser Kilgour (Waikato Valley, Northern Districts U19s)

Dylan_Thomson

“I would recommend CricX to anyone aspiring to play cricket overseas”

I used the services of Steven Hirst and CricX to be placed in 2009. Steven was highly professional and extremely knowledgeable of cricket both in the UK and here in Australia. This helped in the placement process and he and his team found me an extremely good club in a well suited league. I was given everything I needed to make the season worthwhile and information to help the travelling. I highly recommend Steven and his team for all cricketers wanting to try their luck overseas.

Dylan Thomson (South Australia Country, Sturt Cricket Club)

George_Worker

“I recommend CricX to any player wanting to head overseas and play abroad”

Steven and CricX have been great for me over the last couple of years. They’ve helped me out twice now with finding two good clubs in the UK - one in England and one in Scotland, where I subsequently played for the national side in the CB40 competition. Steven has always been very efficient when communicating and does a great job to see that his clients are happy. I know the many clubs that are on his books have good relations with him and find CricX good to deal with. Steven has also helped me out by finding sub-pro games which has also added to my experience in the UK. I recommend CricX to any player - Amateur or Pro wanting to head overseas and play abroad.

George Worker (New Zealand U19s, Central Districts, Canterbury, Scotland)

Mike_Cranmer

“CricX is the perfect starting point to guarantee finding the right club”

My first English summer of cricket has been one of the best experiences of my life. My club has been amazing to me. They were so welcoming at the start and throughout the year. The friendships I have made have only grown stronger. All of this was made possible by Steven Hirst and CricX.com and I thank them very much for giving me this opportunity. I encourage any young cricketer to experience an English summer of cricket. CricX is the perfect starting point to guarantee you will find a UK club that best suits you.

Michael Cranmer (South Australia)

Tatenda_Taibu

“Thanks Steve for your help and keep up the great work”

My name is Tatenda Taibu, former Zimbabwe cricket captain. I have worked with Steve Hirst as my agent and still do to get a contract for me with a club in England. He works hard and even though i didn't have a lot of problems with the clubs that i got through him, he sorted the few issues that I wanted sorted, not only did he sort them out but he did it in quick time as well. Thanks Steve for your help and keep up the great work.

Tatenda Taibu (Zimbabwe)

Andrew_Ellis

“CricX provide you with security and the best opportunities out there”

For a professional cricketer there is one thing that you seek but very rarely find in our profession – security. However, what I found when I dealt with CricX was that they could provide exactly that. Travelling over to the UK is often full of the unknown for a Kiwi but CricX made everything easy. Whether it was quality of opportunity, negotiation of deals, or even exchange of contracts, everything was done with speed and with prompt communication. If you are looking to find a cricket club in the UK then I would suggest utilising CricX’s services as they will provide you with the best opportunities out there and with a minimum of hassle. CricX have definitely provided me with security for my cricketing future and I would not hesitate in using them again.

Andrew Ellis (New Zealand, Canterbury Wizards)

Rick_Francis

“All my concerns were put to rest by CricX”

I was a bit nervous going through an agent initially, but all of my concerns were put to rest by the professionalism of Steven at CricX. If you’re wondering whether to try organise a season of cricket in the UK yourself or by CricX, I can say definitely go through Steven at CricX. Not only will he find you the best possible deal at the best possible club to suit what both parties are after, but he does it efficiently and professionally. Everything is organsied for you and the contracts that he has in place give you the most important thing – security! He deals with the best clubs not only in the UK, but throughout Europe too. It was a pleasure to deal with Steven. I would recommend anyone looking at playing cricket abroad to get in contact with Steven.

Rick Francis (Adelaide CC)

Dan_Rixon

“I would recommend CricX for an organised, easy and profitable trip abroad”

I would like to express my appreciation to the work done by CricX in finding me clubs to play for in England (2008) and Scotland (2011). The service provided was easy, manageable with assistance and recommendations provided for all aspects of my trip. In addition, CricX provided me with coaching opportunities. Details regarding the contract were very clear and understandable, for all wishing to further their cricket and make the trip overseas I would recommend CricX for an organised, easy and profitable trip.

Dan Rixon (New South Wales Under-19s, Sutherland CC)

Brendan_McDonald

“CricX met my requirements in quick time”

I was placed at a great club in the area that I wanted within two weeks of contacting CricX. Steven was most professional and helpful with all of my dealings with him and I would have no hesitation in using him again. I was very precise on what I wanted and where I needed to go and CricX was able meet all of my requirements in quick time, providing an environment best suited to the improvement of my game.

Brendan McDonald (Gordon District CC, New South Wales 2nd XI)

Luke_Towers

“CricX found me a perfect club within a week or two”

As an 18yr old prospective overseas player in 2007 I was quite unsure on what to expect from a season of club cricket in England and had even less of an idea on how to find a suitable club to play for. After a few failed attempts at contacting clubs myself I came across CricX and from the very first email Steve has been very prompt and helpful with his advice. He has a vast network of contacts and was able to find me a perfect club for my situation within a week or two. Not only did this experience significantly assist my career development but the continual support from Steve himself made the experience far less daunting. I'd be more then happy to recommend CricX to anyone seeking to play club cricket in England on the back of my very positive experiences.

Luke Towers (Australia Under 19, Western Australia, Hampshire 2nd XI)

Tom_Scollay

“I would recommend them to anyone keen to play in the UK”

The thought of playing cricket in the UK was made alot easier when I got in contact with Steven Hirst and the CricX team. Having had no overseas experience and not alot of contacts in the UK, Steve made my job of finding a club that suited me and would help develop my career super easy. Not only did he give me a variety of offers due to his good work ethic he managed to get me a great deal. Once signed with the club Steve was in constant contact making sure everything was runnning smoothly. Upon returning again this year Steve again gave me a variety of great offers and continually had something bigger and better to offer. Steve and the CricX team are very professional and I would recommend him to anyone interested in playing cricket in the UK.

Tom Scollay (Middlesex CCC)

Sammy_Curtis

“The most pleasing aspect of CricX is communication is top priority”

Dealing with CricX and Steven in particular has been extremely beneficial for me. Steven found me a suitable club in quick time and with my needs met in regards to what I wanted from my time overseas and from a cricket club my experiences have been of great value. The most pleasing aspect from my dealings with CricX is that communication is a top priority. I have constant contact from Steven regarding everything from cricket to regular conversations about how the surroundings are and how the stay is going. I strongly recommend using the CricX team for your overseas playing opportunities and experiences.

Sammy Curtis (Central Districts A, Wairarapa Hawke Cup)

Craig_McMillan

“CricX is excellent and easy to deal with”

I found CricX and Steven Hirst excellent and easy to deal with. I was delighted with the quick communication and professionalism in helping me secure a contract overseas. The services they offer players are vast and varied, everything is included down to the paperwork and help with visa's. I would happily recommend CricX if you are seeking overseas playing opportunites.

Craig McMillan (New Zealand, Canterbury)

Neil_Broom

“Very easy to deal with and would definitely recommend CricX”

Steve is very easy to deal with. I was impressed with the speed he helped me secure a contract and kept me informed throughout the process. I found Steve to be a good guy and I could communicate well with him on a relaxed level. I would definitely recommend Steve Hirst and CricX to anyone wishing to secure a cricket contract.

Neil Broom (New Zealand, New Zealand A, Otago Volts)

Marc_Ellison

“CricX took the hassle out of negotiating a deal”

I used CricX to find me a club in the UK and Steven worked hard behind the scenes to find exactly what I was looking for. Using CricX was ideal in that it took me out of the hassle of negotiating a deal and I had very little to do other than sit back and sign on the dotted line. Steven's advice in regard to Visa's was also very helpful and I had no issues throughout my time in the UK and it was a fantastic experience for my first season in the northern hemisphere.

Marc Ellison (New Zealand U19 Captain)

Jimmy_Adams

“I have no hesitation in recommending CricX in player representation”

Steven Hirst and the CricX team have been instrumental in placing a number of our cricketers from Jamaica within league structures in the UK. I have found CricX to be very professional in their approach yet easy to work with and have no hesitation in recommending them in the area of player representation.

Jimmy Adams (former West Indies Captain, Kent CCC Coach)

Aneurin_Norman

“We could not have asked for a more professional or efficient service”

Thank you very much for organising myself an AJ a club in Australia. We could not have asked for a more professional or efficient service. Without you this would not be able to have happened and I will recommend any of my mates who are thinking of going to Australia to use Cricx. Thank you very much for all your efforts once again.

Aneurin Norman (Glamorgan CCC)

Gerry_Strydom

“I work with Steven as my agent very well”

I have played abroad on a number of occasions, but this is the first year I have worked with Steven and CricX to secure my deal with Aberdeenshire in Scotland. It is good as a player to know that you can work with an agent well and that he will link you up with a club that suits you.

Gerry Strydom (Boland, South West Districts, Cape Cobras)

Josh_Brodie

“CricX has enhanced my cricket tremendously”

I got onto CricX through Christie Van Dyk (Cricket Wellington Coach) at the beginning of 2005 my last year of school. Steven Hirst and the CricX team got me in contact with some great clubs and opportunities in England, and I have recently returned from having a season for a club in Cambridge, which CricX put together for me. The opportunity was great having been my first year out of school and I not only played club cricket Saturday and Sunday but also played some minor county for Huntingdonshire while I was there. This enhanced my cricket tremendously and learnt heaps from my time in England. I have just signed my next contract for a club in Lincolnshire through Steven Hirst and the CricX team and the deal is great, I cant wait to head over again this coming April for another season.

Josh Brodie (New Zealand A, Wellington)