Women's cricket coach Paul Shaw has brought the curtain down on a year to remember by joining the country's elite. The former Barnsley CC player and head coach has just passed his ECB level four coaching exam, the highest level in the game, with distinction - confirming his status as one of England's top coaches. His high merit pass puts him in the top 10 per cent of those who have been successful at that level and is just reward for two years of hard work. He has been made one of the assistant head coaches to the England Women’s first team, a position he combines with his role as national academy head coach and regional training manager for the ECB.