The NZCPA hosted its Winter Drinks and Nibbles in Auckland last night at the Chambers Bar in the CBD. It was a great turn out with over seventy past and present players and NZCPA Partners in attendance. New Player Development Manager Paul Hobbs once again did an outstanding job facilitating the event not to mention hosting a Q&A panel session revolving and the upcoming ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup and the ICC World Test Championship. Former Blackcap Kyle Mills captivated the room as he revealed some of the secrets of the IPL including the in-depth level of statistical analysis and algorithms used to match a given bowler to a batsman to gain an advantage. Thank you to all who attended and made it a wonderful night.
Episode 4 of Through the Pickets has just been released and features Suzie Bates a dual international who has represented New Zealand in both basketball and Cricket, In this episode Suzie talks about growing up with two older brothers a little sister and some epic backyard cricket matches. She shares the incredible story of how she hung out with the US Basketball Dream Team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. We delve into the 2022 ICC Women's Cricket World Cup and how she hopes to inspire the next generation of young athletes. Listen on all your favourite podcast apps such as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeart Radio and Stitcher or clink on one of the links.
A great night was had by all at the past player event held by the NZCPA at the No.4 Bar and Restaurant in Merivale. A big thanks to Ben Harris for his help in organising the event and a special mention must be made to former Canterbury Coach Garry MacDonald who drove from Nelson to attend the night and join in the festivities with 50 current and past players. New Personal Development Manager Paul Hobbs did an excellent job facilitating his first event with CPA Players’ Award recipient Amy Satterthwaite and Canterbury All-Rounder Cole McConchie sharing their insights on the Personal Development Programme and the support, assistance and help the NZCPA has provided to members. Our next event is the Winter Drinks and Nibbles on 17 June in Auckland.
Kyle Jamieson put the icing on the cake of a whirlwind 12 months with the Blackcaps when he was recognised by his teammates as the recipient of 10th edition of The Players’ Cap, in a presentation within the team hotel in London this evening.
Episode 3 features Kyle Jamieson, and in this edition he discusses growing up in South Auckland, the past 12 months in his career including his debut for the Blackcaps in 2020. Kyle also shares his experiences at Auckland Grammar and Lincoln University, not to mention his foray into Rugby League and the Breakers Basketball Academy. His take on the IPL auction is is a great listen as is the chat around walking into at room at a height of 6 foot 8. Episode 3 is available on all your favourite podcast apps or click on the links provided.