Stuart Pilling (Chair)
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Like most people on the Board, I have been playing cricket in Hamilton for over 20 years. I am a current board member and life member of Hamilton Star University of Waikato Cricket Club and have been on the board for over 15 years.
For the Hamilton Cricket Association, I was first elected in 2015, and convened the business committee until 2018. I am current managing the nets booking system and am a member of the nets committee which is a joint venture between our club and the HCA.
For the University of Waikato, I am on the current sports advisory board which manages the major clubs on campus on behalf of the University.
I have played cricket in Hamilton since I was 5 years old. I started playing for the Hamilton Junior Cricket Club teams and continued from there with Maeroa Intermediate and from there Fraser High school. I have also played a lot of Hamilton Representative Age group cricket as well as ND Tournaments.
While at Fraser High I aligned with the Te Rapa Cricket Club and commenced there with Senior B cricket. I progressed through the grades to Premier cricket.
I have played club cricket for over 20 years and enjoyed a lot of success winning numerous Howden Cup titles. I have also captained teams for a large portion of that time.
With the dissolution of Te Rapa I moved to Fraser Tech and have captained the Premier team and have played in a few Howden Cup finals.
I have more recently been player/coach at Fraser Tech and been helping out with younger player development.
I have represented both Hamilton in the A and B grades and also captained Hamilton B for a number of years.
I am a current member of the Fraser Tech Committee and am committed to keeping the club successful.
As a current member of the HCA, I am passionate about cricket and hope to have Hamilton Cricket in a strong position both on and off the field.
Hamilton Cricket has been a big part of my life for the last 28 years.
I played my first representative game for Hamilton in the under 14 grade, I went on to represent Hamilton in all other age groups and then into the Men’s Representative team.
I played over 100 games for the Men’s Representative team from 1995-2008. In the time I played for Hamilton I was lucky to have won the Fergus Hickey Competition, The Brian Dunning Cup and most importantly the Hawke Cup.
I captained the Hamilton Men’s Representative team from 1999 to 2008, in this period we won each competition and defended the Hawke Cup for an entire season. With my time as captain I would also assist selectors and coaches with selections of the team.
After my playing days were finished I coached the Hamilton Men’s Representative team from 2009 to 2013. During my time as coach we had two Hawke Cup challenges and successfully defended the Hawke Cup for an entire season.
Hamilton Cricket has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, I have stepped back from my roles within cricket for the last 4 years but would now like to have input and help Hamilton Cricket become the best Minor Association in New Zealand.
I have worked in the Education sector for over 16 years and have a strong involvement in Sport, Coaching and Managing.
I have been the Manager of our Girls Cricket teams at Southwell for 2 years and am a mother to 2 children (14 and 12.5yrs). One whom is an avid cricketer.
I have a passion for Sport and Education and see sport as a fantastic platform to develop personal skills such as fostering life long friendships and promoting Physical Activity and teamwork. An area I feel strongly about trying to develop further is providing opportunities for girls and women in sport.
My love for cricket started in the 1980’s in Sri Lanka, I have been passionate about the game ever since, I have played at all age levels and played Division One Cricket in Sri Lanka and also played Club Cricket in England, Australia and New Zealand.
I am also on the Board of the Melville Cricket Club and played for them in Senior levels in Premiers and Senior A. I would like to add value to the HCA and serve the game. My son Ravi Pathirana has represented NDCA at the junior level and he is currently with CDCA senior teams.
I would love to see cricket rise in popularity again and share my leadership qualities, skills and knowledge to the game where ever I can.
I have been playing cricket in Hamilton for the last 15 seasons, so am well versed with the history and culture of the Association.
I am a Hamilton lad through and through, having attended Hamilton Boys High School and completing my Degree at Waikato University, while now being employed in the City.
I am currently Vice-President of the Melville Cricket Club and am looking to use my experience and networking to help develop Hamilton Cricket. This involves the relationships with the different clubs and players to drive Hamilton Cricket improvement.
I am a physiotherapist at Waikato Hospital with more than 20 years experience working within the physical disability sector in my role at the Child Development Centre.
I am of Ngāti Raukawa descent and proud of my Waikato and Bay of Plenty roots.
Cricket has been a lifelong passion for me. In high school I played cricket to a regional level and also played Mens Reserve Grade level cricket. In later years I have been involved in coaching, team management, scoring and administrative roles as my twin boys have grown both in age and their love for the game.