- D.O.B.: 19/12/2000
- Player Type: Bowling All-Rounder (Seam)
- Availabilty: Yes
- Nationality: New Zealander
- Playing Role: Right-handed Middle Order Batsman and Right-arm Fast/Medium
- Coaching qualifications: Cricket New Zealand Level 1 (ECB Level 2 Equivalent)
- Recent teams: New Zealand Under 19's, Central Districts (NZ Domestic)
- Entry route: UK Ancestry Visa
- Available: April to September
Joey is a 22 year old right-handed middle order batsman and right arm fast bowler from Hawkes Bay in New Zealand. Having come through the ranks at Central Districts age group representative cricket, he made the New Zealand Under 19 team that competed in the ICC World cup in South Africa in 2020. Here he set up a world record partnership of 88 runs for the 9th wicket in their quarter final win against the West Indies. He also took 4-35 against the eventual tournament winners Bangladesh in a warm up match victory.
After being called up to the Central District Stags first class side in 2019 as a 18 year old, Joey has gone on to play 7 first class matches, 12 List A matches and 15 T20 matches taking 37 wickets across all formats. Joey was also the top fielder in the competition during his T20 super smash season where he took 15 catches. Joey was awarded his first professional contract in the 2020 season. He is often described as a brilliant fielder, a natural captain and leader.
For a young guy Joey has also had a great start to his coaching career where he has coached various age group representative teams winning their tournaments. He has coached his old high school 1st X1 team and also coached his childhood club Havelok North cc to the main competition championship last year whilst playing. He has also completed two years of coaching small groups of young players in the local high performance cricket academy in Hawkes Bay and does many 1 to 1 coaching sessions throughout the season.
Joey is looking to continue his all round development with a stint in the Uk for the 2024. He holds a Uk ancestry visa and would ideally like to play in and around the London area but is open to all options. He represents an outstanding option for any club looking for that all round package.