Takapuna District Cricket Club 2017/18

Takapuna’s Andre Adams appointed as NSW Blues bowling coach


One of Takapuna Cricket’s and Auckland Cricket’s familiar faces has crossed the Tasman to join the NSW Blues as their bowling coach.

Former BLACKCAPS, Auckland Aces, Takapuna DCC seam bowler and last season’s Takapuna District Cricket Club’s (TDCC) Premier Coach Andre Adams has joined the NSW coaching set up working with Head Coach Phil Jaques.

Takapuna Cricket’s Director of Cricket Amita Weerakoon says “Though we were disappointed to lose Andre’s expertise as a coach, Andre left Takapuna with all our support and blessings. This is a hugely exciting opportunity for Andre to work in a prestigious role that is pivotal to Cricket Australia’s production of fast bowlers and also to work with top international bowlers such as Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon and Josh Hazlewood.”

“On behalf of everyone at Takapuna Cricket and Auckland Cricket we wish him all the very best.”

Cricket NSW General Manager of Cricket Performance David Moore said that Adams has a wealth of experience which would be important in a Blues squad with a number of young fast bowlers.

“Andre was a fine cricketer for a long time and is now imparting that knowledge to the next generation of players,” said Moore.

“He brings a fresh approach to coaching which we believe will help broaden our senior bowlers and develop the exciting talent we have coming through.”

“We look forward to Andre working closely with out bowlers in conjunction with Head Coach Phil Jaques during what is an exciting time in NSW cricket.”

Jaques said that NSW was not only investing in quality players and support staff but quality people.

“Andre comes highly recommended and we look forward to the significant contribution he can make across our squad,” said Jaques.

“Senior players will benefit from his approach as a solutions-based coach and the young fast bowlers we have in the squad will learn from a bowler who was successful in First-Class cricket for almost 20 years.”

Adams said he was excited to be joining Cricket NSW.

“NSW cricket has a wonderful culture of success and I’m delighted to be given the opportunity help add to that culture,” said Adams.

He believes he can bring a different perspective as bowling coach.

“I’m not so much the technical bowling coach, I’m more how you manage situations and how you problem solve,” he said.

Weerakoon said that Takapuna Cricket has moved quickly in appointing a replacement for Adams by appointing Takapuna’s former Premier captain and club stalwart Ryan Scivier as the coach of the Premier cricket team. Takapuna’s Premier women’s team will also have a new coach this season in Mark Steyn who replaced Chris Reid who resigned from this role at the end of last season after four years at the helm.


At TDCC Clubhouse at Onewa Domain, All workshops are from 6.30 pm- 7.30/8.00 pm

29th Aug 2018: Good Sports Coaching Workshop with Calvin Buttimore, Community Coaching Advisor, Harbour Sports and Amita Weerakoon

Good Sports is a program from Aktive, that aims to create positives sporting experiences for Kiwi kids by supporting and educating the key adult influencers in children’s sport: parents, coaches, teachers and sport administrators. Wether you want to help your child be the next Richie McCaw or Lisa Carrington, or you view sport as a vehicle to help children to be active, healthy and learn life skills; critical in the success of these things happening, is the quality of support that adults provide children in sport.


2th Sep 2018: Basic cricket laws, learn how to umpire with Doug Cowie, Umpires Administrator, Auckland Cricket

Learn Basic cricket laws and learn how to umpire. Umpiring is a great way to be involved with the game, meet fellow cricket lovers and make new friends. Our courses are open to men and women of all ages/stages of life. 



26th Sep 2018: Coaching at Kookaburra Cup with Mike McCarthy, Roger Noll and Amita Weerakoon

Learn the coaching methods used by the certified student coaches at the TDCC Kookaburra Cup on Friday nights at the Onewa Domain.  Only the TDCC Coaching Pathway certified student coaches are entitled to be paid for their efforts at Kookaburra Cup. The Pathway Course is open to School Year 7's and above however we do make exceptions if a younger child shows maturity and ability to coach and coordinate.


New coaches appointed for the TDCC Premier Men's and Premier Women's squads

At the 68th AGM held last night the Exec Committee were delighted to announce the appointment of our new Club Community Coaches for the coming 2 seasons. Ryan Scivier (L) will assume coaching responsibilities for the Premier Men's squad and Mark Steyn (R) for the Women's squad. The Exec team are thrilled to be welcoming such talented Takapuna dedicated leaders to these roles.

Takapuna District Cricket Club Premier Women's team awarded the Mutual Holdings Team Spirit Cup

The Mutual Holdings Team Spirit Cup is awarded each year to the team which has demonstrated by their actions their commitment to the club and our values. The Premier Women's squad have always been heavily involved from fundraising and club social occasions through to weekly involvement in the Kookaburra Cup coaching and mentoring the development squad of midgets. TDCC Director of Cricket, Amita Weerakoon, presented them with their award at our prize giving evening in April. Thanks ladies for your great club spirit.


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