• The Black Caps before taking the field against Sri Lanka at Saxton Oval, Jan 2015
  • Athletic College Old Boys celebrate winning the senior 50-over competition at Saxton Oval, Mar 2015
  • Action from junior cricket at Greenmeadows
  • Beach cricket festival.
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Board Profiles


Patron:  Kevin Leonard


President: Jeff Rackley


Chairman:  Rod Baxendine


NCA Board Profiles


John Goodman:

The current President of Nelson Cricket, John has been, and continues to be, heavily involved in the Nelson sporting community. John was the inaugural president of the Tasman Rugby Union and is also a life member of the Nelson RFC. He has coached a myriad of sporting teams both junior and senior, and in 2000 was presented with an outstanding services to sport award for both rugby and cricket.

Outside the sporting arena, John is a committee member of the Marahau Outdoor Education Trust, organiser of the neighbourhood support group, and for the past 25 years the ground announcer at the Rai Valley A&P show.

Married with four children, John a retired school principal and is still actively involved with sports on Saturdays across the region.


Rod Baxendine:

A prominent member of the community, Rod has been involved with Nelson Cricket as a player, coach and administrator for over 10 years. A member of the board for four years, he has been chairman of the Nelson Cricket management committee for the past four years, is a current committee member at Waimea Toi Toi United Cricket Club, and is still known to strap on the pads for second grade from time to time. Rod’s two sons are prominent senior bowlers in the Nelson competition, with his eldest son Sam making his Nelson representative debut earlier this year.

A registered valuer and property advisor, Rod is the director of TelferYoung (Nelson) Ltd, a company established in 2000. Rod is also a former Vice Chairman of the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Valuers, and remains a committee member. Rod holds a diploma in agriculture, diploma in farm management, and a graduate diploma in valuation and property management.

Rod’s other interests include golf, basketball (former president of Nelson Basketball), and tennis. He and his wife Julie enjoy mountainbiking, good food, and even better company.


Kelvin Scoble:

Somewhat of a local legend in Nelson/Marlborough cricket circles, Kelvin Scoble has dedicated more than 40 years to cricket in all aspects (player, coach, and administrator). Raised in Marlborough, Kelvin has split a 20 year Hawke Cup career between the two provinces, as well as sitting on various boards, committees, and administrating at several clubs.  His service was formally recognised in 2007 when it was announced that the winner of the Nelson/Marl one day competition every season would be awarded the ‘Kelvin Scoble Trophy’. Kelvin has been on the Nelson Cricket Association Board for four years, has been a Wakatu CC administrator for the past eight years, and is also a proud observer of a stepson making rapid progress through the cricketing grades at Nelson College.

Originally a sports journalist, Kelvin spent two years either side of the 2000 Sydney Olympics as an editor for AAP (new media products). After spending time overseas he returned to New Zealand in 2002 and completed commerce degrees in accounting and marketing at NMIT.  Kelvin gained admission to the NZ institute of chartered accountants in 2007 and has since specialised in tax, initially as an auditor and investigations team leader at IRD, and most recently with Johnston Associates CA which he joined in 2013.

Kelvin is also a former trustee of the Tasman Broadcasting Trust, and dabbles in a multitude of other sports and outdoor activities, however cricket still takes up most of his time on Saturdays in the summer.


 Tony Pratt:

Tony is another board member with a long list of cricketing credentials. A Central Districts under 18, under 20, and Emerging Representative, Tony was a senior Nelson and Buller Rep for many seasons.
Involved in cricket as a player and administrator for 35 years, Tony has been a member of the Nelson Cricket Board since 2012.

Tony is the Area Business Manager for Westpac for the Tasman/West Coast region, which takes up a major portion of his time in the community. Any spare moments he gets he spends with his wife Bex and their two young children, Summa and Jack. The family has also just moved back into Nelson after 11 years commuting from Motueka.


Nicola Grimes:

Nicky is a local family lawyer who returned to Nelson with her husband Richard and three children in 2000.  Nicky’s interest in cricket started like many kiwi kids – having to listen to cricket on her father’s radio, then transitioning to watching ODI’s (as part of the beige brigade) and attending games as a university student.  Nicky’s love of the game has been reawakened by her two sons’ involvement.  This has meant not only many hours of watching but also umpiring, scoring, transporting, funding and being ‘team mum’ on trips.  Through all of this Nicky has witnessed first hand the camaraderie that cricket creates, and friendships that last a life time.   Nicky accepted a position on the Nelson Cricket Association board as a way to give back to the sport that has given her and her family so much.  Nicky has also had previous governance experience chairing the Wakefield school board of trustees.


Stephen Alder:

Stephen’s interest in cricket came initially from growing up with a father who played cricket for many years, in Northland  and then in Nelson, with more recently supporting one of his children’s interest in the game.

Prior to joining the NCA Board in 2011 Stephen was President of the Nelson Suburbs Football Club for 11 years, an organisation of which he is a Life Member. A two year term was also served as a Board Member of Nelson Bays Football.

Stephen has worked in the social services sector for 30 years, and for the past 17 years has worked for Child Youth and Family in Nelson.

He enjoys cycling and is an active member of the Nelson Section of the NZ Alpine Club.


Martin Byrne: 

Martin is a keen social cricketer.

While attending Nelson College he played for their first XI and then in the lower grades in Club cricket in Nelson before taking cricket up again in his early forties as a member of Titoki Cricket Club in Brightwater where he has played for the last 8 years.

Martin is the Chief Executive of Port Nelson Limited and also serves on the Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters here in Nelson and is an Executive Director for the International Assn of Ports and Harbours (IAPH).

Married with three children and a step daughter, outside of cricket Martin is a keen runner, mountain biker and golfer.



Honorary Solicitor: Jock Sutherland


Auditor: Barry Signal


Honorary Vice Presidents







C. Ingham

L. Smith


Life Members






Management Committee


Chairman: Rod Baxendine


Glen Baumfield

Ryan Edwards

Neil Capstick

Brendan Hodgson



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