Jacob Oram appointed New Zealand Women bowling coach


6 March, 2018 08:54 AM

Jacob Oram appointed New Zealand Women bowling coach

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Jacob Oram, the former New Zealand allrounder, will take up the responsibility of New Zealand Women's bowling coach, the board confirmed on Tuesday. Matt Bell, the batting coach, will stay on till July next year and work with Haidee Tiffen, the head coach.

Oram represented New Zealand in 33 Tests, 160 ODIs and 36 T20Is. He has previously worked with New Zealand Women in 2014 when he was appointed the assistant coach and was tasked with looking after the bowling and fielding aspect of the team.

"I'm really excited to come on board with the White Ferns and join Haidee Tiffen's coaching team," Oram said. "There's an immense amount of talent and potential in the team and I'm looking forward to working with the bowlers in particular, and seeing what improvements we can make."

Oram was one of the three candidates that interviewed with Tiffen before landing the contract. "Jake's a great guy and builds strong relationships," Tiffen said. "We've seen what he can do through his work with Hannah Rowe at the Central Hinds and we're looking forward to having him with us on a full-time touring basis.

"Matt's been working with the White Ferns since 2014 and always brings great energy and knowledge to the group. I know the batting group, especially, will be excited to see him stay on in his role."