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NCA Board Profiles

Rod Baxendine: (Chairman)

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), tennis, mountain biking, 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.


 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. 


Jemma McCowan:

Jemma joined the Nelson Cricket Board in 2017 with a strong mix of commercial and cricket credentials. Her cricket experience is centred around Auckland women’s cricket, having captained the Grafton United Premier Club 1st XI Women’s team and represented Auckland in age-group cricket. She also played a part in the administration of the game, acting as Grafton United Club secretary for a number of years.

After 15 years in international business development in New Zealand and the United Kingdom, Jemma relocated to Nelson to join local business New Zealand King Salmon in 2012 as General Manager Marketing. She has since launched the leading Ōra King brand in New Zealand and abroad, and in driving the company’s premium branded strategy, contributed to the company’s successful listing on the NZX in 2016. Jemma also runs the community sponsorships and events program for NZ King Salmon across the Top of the South, and enjoys soaking up the food scene wherever she is. Travel, cricket spectating and keeping up with family across New Zealand keeps her busy in her spare time.


Office Bearers

Patron:  Kevin Leonard

President: Jeff Rackley

Honorary Solicitor: Jock Sutherland

Auditor: Barry Signal


Honorary Vice Presidents







C. Ingham

L. Smith


Life Members






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