The Sangha Cricket Academy is located in Te Puna, Tauranga. The Academy was founded and developed by former NZ Cricketer Brendon Bracewell in 1997. The academy has been the home of academies run by Brendon Bracewell, John Howell, Ben Williams and Dev Sangha has continued to provide quality facilitation to thousands of cricketers young and old from all corners of the cricket world... Sangha Cricket Academy here to provide the greatest cricket experience available in New Zealand’s most popular Pacific coast city,Tauranga. The expensive rural Academy is 10 minutes from the Tauranga CBD and includes the following facilities :


  • 3 Lane all weather cricket training facility with bowling machine lane and 25 metre run ups.
  • Swimming pool
  • Club coaching sessions
  • Dorm accommodation
  • Player lounge and rec room
  • Indoor and outdoor cooking and dining areas
  • Sky TV and wireless internet
  • Fruit tress galore


Overseas players of all abilities are welcome to attend the academy. The academy offers comfortable twin share and 4 bed dorm accommodation. Fully self contained kitchen. Bathrooms, tv and recreation lounges. Outside bbq areas complement the sky tv and wireless internet. Swimming pool and gym training equipment are also available on site. Meals are provided for cricketers staying for the Academy programme of 2016/17 Monday – Friday breakfast, lunch and dinner provided .

Club Cricket :

All academy lads are placed in a club whilst attending the academy. The opportunity to play club cricket throughout the beautiful BOP region will not only be a great experience but also provide the opportunity for making new friends and acquaintances. Which is always right up there when spending a season in a new country. Depending on ability the players will play either premier or seconds cricket in the strong BOP Association. www.bopcricket.co.nz


The Academy is located right in the middle of one of New Zealands biggest kiwifruit growing regions. We have a good relationship with the seasonal fruit contractors and packhouses. Therefore, casual and parttime kiwifruit work is available to interested academy players.Overseas lads will require a working visa for seasonal work.


Dev Sangha

Dev Sangha NZCC Level 2 Dev has been coaching cricket in NZ for the past 10 years.He has been mentored and honed his skills under experienced coaches including Lance Cairns, Pat Malcom ( Northern District Director of coaching) James Pamment( ND Knights head coach). Dev has participated in many high performance skill enhancement sessions with

Brendon Bracewell

Brendon Bracewell NZCC Level 3 Brendon has been head coach of academies since 1997.Brendon has also coached extensively in premier grade cricket in Perth, Australia. He has played international cricket and is the father of Blackcap pace bowlingallrounder Doug Bracewell. Brendon will be running wednesday programs for Academy students and locals.

Oversees Player:

Mathew Sullivn (UK)

Lawrence Ushamba (Zimbabwe)

Joshua Recc Johnson (South Africa)

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