About Ben Williams
Ben has been a professional cricket coach in New Zealand for the past 20 years catering for youth players through to international representatives. He has gained significant and diverse coaching experience all over the world and is extremely passionate about assisting youngsters to chase their dreams. You may have come across some of Ben's cricket coaching tutorials online. In 2015 Ben launched a YouTube channel and Facebook page called My Cricket Coach to assist players and coaches across the globe. The online platforms received more than 100 million video views and reached around 700,000 followers.
As a player Ben represented Bay of Plenty for many years as an all-rounder and represented Northern Districts A on several occasions.
Here are a few of the key roles Ben has had to date:
Bay of Plenty Cricket; Coach & Development Officer 2002-2006
Ben Williams Cricket Academy (Tauranga) - Director and Head Coach 2006 - 2014
Bay of Plenty Senior Men’s Coach 2011 – 2013
Network Coach for Northern Districts Cricket Association 2009-2015
Saint Kentigern College Head Coach 2015-2017
My Cricket Coach YouTube Channel 2015 - 2020
Ben Williams Cricket Academy (Christchurch) - Director and Head Coach 2022 - Current
With a move to Christchurch in 2021 Ben has set up his own two lane indoor training facility in Sydenham, Christchurch (BWCA) and is offering his professional cricket coaching services to not only local cricketers but also aspiring individuals from New Zealand and Australia in the form of four day residential cricket camps.
To find out what some of the best players in the world have to say about Ben's coaching please click here.
PLAYERS THAT BEN HAS WORKED WITH INTENSIVELY AS YOUNGSTERS
"Ben has extensive knowledge, important for every cricket player wanting to improve their game."
"With Ben's experience with fast bowling and cricket in general he's had a massive input on my career to date."
"Ben helped me remodel my bowling action in 2011. He is a massive part of the reason I'm playing professional cricket today."
"There is no "one way" with Ben's coaching, he has the ability to adapt to suit every player. I have really enjoyed working with him on my wicket keeping and batting skills." - NZ
"I've had the privilege of working with Benny since I was a 10 year old kid. His knowledge and passion for the game is second to none." - Canterbury
"Ben's creative but fun drills and hard working mentality makes him one of the best coaches I have worked with." - NZ U19