Author Archives: Jamie Bell

Amelia Kerr among three newly contracted WHITE FERNS

Sixteen-year-old Wellington Blaze leg spinner Amelia Kerr has taken another big step forward in her cricket career by accepting a full New Zealand Cricket central contract. The teenager becomes the youngest-ever contracted WHITE FERN, while Wellington Blaze and WHITE FERNS’ stalwarts Rachel Priest and Sophie Devine are among the other contracted...

Announcement on the Future of Cricket In Wellington

Last night at a presentation to clubs, schools, and other key stakeholders, Cricket Wellington unveiled ambitious plans for New Zealand’s summer game within the Wellington region. Cricket Wellington board chair, Sally Morrison, outlines the vision behind these plans, “Cricket Wellington are inspired to create outstanding cricket experiences for the people...

Sir Richard Hadlee Launches The Skipper’s Diary in Wellington

On Tuesday 19 September, thanks to Crombie Lockwood, Cricket Wellington were honoured to host the launch of Sir Richard Hadlee’s new book, The Skipper’s Diary. The culmination of three years of dedication from Sir Richard, The Skipper’s Diary tells the story of the famous “49ers” – the New Zealand cricket...

Coaching in County Cricket: what better place to learn

Wellington Firebirds’ Assistant Coach, Glenn Pocknall, has been taking us on a journey through his development as a coach. In this week’s post, he looks back five years to a northern hemisphere summer spend with Sussex in the UK. You can read Glenn’s previous post here.   It’s fair to...

NZC 2017-18 domestic summer schedules released

New Zealand Cricket has today released the full schedule for the upcoming men’s and women’s domestic season – with 135 days of domestic action planned for this summer. Following last month’s T20 Burger King Super Smash launch, the full men’s programme features ten rounds of Plunket Shield four-day cricket, while...

Tom Blundell Selected for NZ A Tour of India

Tom Blundell will be part of the Henry Nicholls-led New Zealand A side for two First Class matches and five One Day matches in a tour against India A later this month.  There will be only one change in the 15-man squad for the different formats, with Jeet Raval being...

Glenn Pocknall: My Dutch Experience, 2011

Glenn Pocknall’s coaching reflections reach 2011 and his time spent in Holland working with the Ajax Cricket Club. You can read Glenn’s last post here.   I hopped off the plane in Wellington, New Zealand in September 2011, feeling relieved to be home. After being away for six months, living...

Cricket Wellington – Call for Nominations of Directors

We are pleased to advise you that the Cricket Wellington AGM will be held on Wednesday 18 October 2017 in the Norwood Room, RA Vance Stand, Basin Reserve, Wellington. As per the Cricket Wellington Constitution, each year there are two Board Members position available for election. Bruce Pepperell (resigned November...

Developing Coaches Soak Up Learning

Ten coaches from across the Wellington region recently completed the New Zealand Cricket Level II course in Wellington. The seven modules of the course included opportunities for coaches to develop their coaching philosophy, develop an understanding of the coaching process through exploring Ericsson and Kolbe’s research, and listening to and...

Overseas Leap: time to make some sacrifices

In his fourth post reflecting on his development as a coach, Glenn Pocknall looks at the process for making a tough decision that had a big pay-off in terms of his career. In 2011 I had just finished up the season coaching the Karori Cricket Club in Wellington. While reflecting...