Marlborough Cricket Association
The Marlborough Cricket Association (MCA) is responsible for fostering and administering the sport of cricket throughout the province of Marlborough. Among its duties are to arrange for and conduct visits to Marlborough of cricket teams from outside the province and of teams from the province to other parts of New Zealand either representing the province of Marlborough or clubs affiliated thereto and to provide and administer all competitions for affiliated clubs.
The officers of the Association consist of a Patron, a President, a Senior Vice-president, a Management Committee Chairman, an honorary Secretary, and an honorary Treasurer.
The affairs of the Association are governed by a management committee consisting of the Management Committee Chairman, President, Senior Vice-president, honorary Secretary, honorary Treasurer, a representative from the Marlborough Umpires Association, a representative of the Junior Cricket Board, a representative of women's cricket and up to 10 ordinary members who are elected at the annual general meeting of the Association each year.
The MCA Umpires association is responsible for organisation and recruitment of umpires and scorers.
Other sub committees, which meet as required, include the MCA grounds committee, MCA disciplinary committee and the MCA Executive committee.
MCA employ a full time General Manager who takes charge of the day to day administration of association matters and the management of other MCA staff including a development officer and summer coaches.
There are 6 cricket clubs affiliated to MCA namely Celtic, Picton, Renwick, Wairau, Wairau Valley and United Country & Vineyard Cricket. Each club enters teams in the various adult and junior competitions run by MCA.
MCA also organise senior and junior representative sides to compete against other districts and at major association tournaments. These sides are; Primary School rep, U15 rep, U17 rep, Emerging Players rep and Senior Rep.
MCA organise a number of competitions for affiliated clubs to enter. These are as follows:
Senior Grade (1st teams)
Social / Business House
Superstar (Kiwi) Cricket
Superstar Academy (formerly Have A Go)
Schools Cricket Competitions and festival days
NZC Schools local area competitions
Address: Marlborough Cricket Association, PO Box 667, Blenheim
Horton Park Pavilion, Redwood Street, Blenheim
General Manager – Ed Gilhooly tel: 03 5779050