Coaches & Captains

Premier Coach Austin

 

Kumeū Cricket Club is pleased to announce the appointment of Austin Parsons as Head coach of the Premier men’s team for the forthcoming 2021/22 season. Austin Brings a huge wealth of top-level experience both as a former first-class player as well as a premier coach and Auckland selector.

Austin is one of Auckland cricket’s true legends playing over 10 seasons for the Association amassing 2800 runs with the bat . He played county cricket in England for Sussex and was convenor of selectors for Auckland cricket.

Austin was also President of the Auckland Cricket Association for 3 years , a true reflection of his status and the high regard he is held within the cricket community.

Austin’s approach to coaching is for players:
“  PREPARE AS YOU INTEND TO PLAY, YOUR FUTURE IS IN YOUR OWN HANDS”
“ENJOY YOUR SPORT AND AIM FOR THE TOP ,IT’S ACHIEVABLE”.

Welcome aboard Austin we look forward to you guiding Kumeu through its return to premier grade cricket after twenty years in the club wilderness.

Premier Captain Akash Christian

 

Kumeū Cricket Club is pleased to announce the appointment of Akash Christian as captain of the Premier men’s team for the forthcoming 2021/22 season.

Akash a truly class player and premier grade veteran brings experience and further strengthen Kumeu’s batting stocks having been a top run scorer in men’s premier cricket for several seasons.

Akash has played first class cricket in India for Gujarat as well as several seasons playing cricket in the UK.

When asked about his personal philosophy to cricket and captaincy:

“I believe that right attitude towards the game is very important for the team.

Winning and losing is part of the game but it is always how the team plays the game that is most important.

Communication to the players in the team is important be it team meeting or one on one conversations it plays a bug part in the game”.

Welcome Akash we look forward to you leading the cowboys as Kumeu looks to continue to move forward in the coming season.

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