Alexia became the ACA’s Director of Cricket in 2013 having previously been Director of Cricket at Brighton College and Cricket Performance Manager at Loughborough University. She developed her coaching skills initially under the tutelage of former Sussex CCC Captain John Barclay, but her mentor for many years was the late England fast bowler and coach Graham Dilley.
Alexia has worked in the First Class game as Assistant Coach to Loughborough UCCE as well as spending a year with Leicestershire CCC as the Performance Analyst for their triumphant Twenty20 campaign in 2006. After becoming the youngest ever person (male or female) to complete the highest coaching award in cricket, the ECB Level 4, she became the first ever female Director of Cricket at an Independent School. As a player Alexia represented the County for over 20 years before retiring in 2015, becoming the most capped player ever. She won the County Championship five times, twice as captain. Her international honours include European titles as an England Academy player and once as Assistant Coach.
In 2017 Alexia was also appointed as one of the Assistant Coaches to Sussex Women’s Senior squad.
“I was delighted to take up the post of Director of Cricket at the Aldridge Cricket Academy. Having worked in the University and the Independent School sector, I was really excited to help develop cricketers in the State system. I learnt my game at Primary School and feel that the ACA has the potential to allow many young people to help realise their potential in sport. The passion of the two Aldridge Academies for sport is evident and I am looking forward to developing can push themselves to the highest Level.”