New Director of Cricket appointed at Parnell Cricket Club

Dear Parnell CC Members and Sponsors,

It is my pleasure to announce that Phil Horne has recently been appointed to the newly-created role of Director of Cricket at PCC, and will commence his duties from early July this year. We are delighted to have Phil on board following what was a keenly contested recruitment process with a good number of high quality candidates.

Phil has a very strong background in cricket having played first class cricket for Auckland from 1980 to 1990 while representing NZ at test match level from 1987 to 1990. He is an experienced cricket coach and proven administrator having worked loyally and very effectively for Brittain Wynyard and Co Ltd, the sole distributor in NZ of such high profile sporting brands as Gunn and Moore, Dukes and Wilson, since 1990. Prior to that Phil worked for the Auckland Cricket Association in the role ACA Development and Schools Coach delivering the Milo Schools Program to many Auckland schools and assisting with development coaching.

In addition Phil has also represented NZ at badminton from 1980 to 1990 attending 3 Commonwealth Games in 1982, 1986 and 1990.

As Chairman of PCC I have every confidence in Phil successfully performing this key role for the club. He will be responsible for all 10 work streams as outlined in our 3 year Strategic Plan (On field performance, Facilities, Sponsorship, Marketing, Finance, Planning, Coaching, Schools, Female Cricket and Volunteer Relations), as we strive to become the preferred cricket club across the Auckland region. Given Phil’s wide ranging responsibilities, all of the club’s professional coaching staff (currently 5 in total), as well as the Club Administrator (Steve Hurdley), will report to him.

Finally, and as a matter of interest, Phil’s son (Ben) has played for the Parnell CC Men’s Premier team over the past 5 seasons and made his debut for the Auckland Aces last summer.

Welcome aboard Phil, we wish you all the best while the whole club is behind you!


Craig Presland.

PCC Chairman

6th May 2017