Michael Bracewell2022-03-23T13:39:44+00:00

Michael Bracewell

Date of Birth 14/02/1991
Age 31
NationalityNew Zealander
Player Status Placed (Clitheroe CC - Lancashire League)
Playing Role Batting All-Rounder (Spin)
Bowling Style RA Off Spin
Batting Style LH Opening Bat
Entry Route International Sportsperson Visa
Major Teams Wellington Firebirds, New Zealand A, New Zealand U19s, Otago, MCC Young Cricketers, Gloucestershire 2nd XI
Coaching Qualifications NZC Level 2

Michael Bracewell is an experienced batting allrounder who has skippered the Wellington Firebirds for the past 4 seasons.

Since his List A debut in January 2011, he has played nearly 300 domestic matches across the three formats. He has captained the Firebirds to successive T20 titles over the past two seasons (2019/20-20/21) and more recently skippered the New Zealand A side against Pakistan (Dec 2020).

He was recently selected to represent the Blackcaps in the T20 and ODI series against Bangladesh and Pakistan, respectively, but withdrew due to the impending arrival of his first child.

As a batter, the left-hander has scored almost 10,000 runs across the three formats, with an average over 32. In recent years, he has transformed himself into a genuine all-rounder, with his off-spin taking near 50 wickets over the past two seasons.

Last summer (2020/21), Bracewell claimed five Cricket Wellington awards, including “Player’s Player of the Year”, “All-Rounder of the Year”, and “Fielder of the Year”.

Nephew of former internationals John and Brendon, and son of Otago cricketer Mark, it was no surprise that Michael has excelled in the game. He, along with his cousin, Doug, was named in the New Zealand squad for the ICC Under-19 World Cup in 2010. He has since dominated the domestic circuit, with over 5,000 runs at 34 with 11 centuries in Plunket Shield cricket (first-class), and nearly 5,000 runs in white-ball cricket with 2 centuries.

Last summer was arguably his highlight, to include centuries in each Plunket Shield innings against Auckland, then 135 against West Indies A. He also bagged 27 wickets across the three formats, including 8 wickets at 16.62 in New Zealand’s T20 competition.

The Wellington skipper is now st to return abroad in 2022, having last enjoyed a prolonged stint in England playing for the MCC YC’s more than a decade ago (2009). He will turn out for Lancashire League side Clitheroe where he hopes to help the side to League and Cup trophies.

There are no overseas stats available for this player.

Date of Birth 14/02/1991
Age 31
NationalityNew Zealander
Player StatusPlaced
Playing RoleBatting All-Rounder (Spin)
Player Status Placed (Clitheroe CC - Lancashire League)
Bowling Style RA Off Spin
Batting Style LH Opening Bat
Entry Route International Sportsperson Visa
Major Teams Wellington Firebirds, New Zealand A, New Zealand U19s, Otago, MCC Young Cricketers, Gloucestershire 2nd XI
Coaching Qualifications NZC Level 2

Michael Bracewell is an experienced batting allrounder who has skippered the Wellington Firebirds for the past 4 seasons.

Since his List A debut in January 2011, he has played nearly 300 domestic matches across the three formats. He has captained the Firebirds to successive T20 titles over the past two seasons (2019/20-20/21) and more recently skippered the New Zealand A side against Pakistan (Dec 2020).

He was recently selected to represent the Blackcaps in the T20 and ODI series against Bangladesh and Pakistan, respectively, but withdrew due to the impending arrival of his first child.

As a batter, the left-hander has scored almost 10,000 runs across the three formats, with an average over 32. In recent years, he has transformed himself into a genuine all-rounder, with his off-spin taking near 50 wickets over the past two seasons.

Last summer (2020/21), Bracewell claimed five Cricket Wellington awards, including “Player’s Player of the Year”, “All-Rounder of the Year”, and “Fielder of the Year”.

Nephew of former internationals John and Brendon, and son of Otago cricketer Mark, it was no surprise that Michael has excelled in the game. He, along with his cousin, Doug, was named in the New Zealand squad for the ICC Under-19 World Cup in 2010. He has since dominated the domestic circuit, with over 5,000 runs at 34 with 11 centuries in Plunket Shield cricket (first-class), and nearly 5,000 runs in white-ball cricket with 2 centuries.

Last summer was arguably his highlight, to include centuries in each Plunket Shield innings against Auckland, then 135 against West Indies A. He also bagged 27 wickets across the three formats, including 8 wickets at 16.62 in New Zealand’s T20 competition.

The Wellington skipper is now st to return abroad in 2022, having last enjoyed a prolonged stint in England playing for the MCC YC’s more than a decade ago (2009). He will turn out for Lancashire League side Clitheroe where he hopes to help the side to League and Cup trophies.

There are no overseas stats available for this player.

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