Cricket is New Zealand’s premier summer sport with 150,000 people currently playing the game, making it one of the most widely played sports in the country.

New Zealand Cricket provides vision, direction and guidance to cricket at all levels of the game nationally and as a member of the international cricket community. New Zealand Cricket’s purpose is to stimulate growth of the game and strengthen its support base, develop outstanding international teams underpinned by elite player development programmes, develop a strong and sustainable commercial base and deliver successful sporting events.

With around sixty employees based across our Lincoln High Performance Centre and our Auckland Support Services Office together with a number of seasonal contractors, we are a passionate, enthusiastic team committed to realising NZC’s mission of “More People Playing, More People Watching” whilst living and breathing our core Values:

  • Cricket First
  • One Team
  • Be The Best I Can Be
  • Walk The Talk
  • Raise The Bar
  • Appreciate And Celebrate

Cricket Vacancies

Match Referee (three positions)

We’re looking to appoint three Match Referees for a one year term commencing October 2015. The Match Referee ensures that venues used for First Class cricket matches in NZ are compliant with our venue warrant of fitness, liaises with other officials at-ground to ensure that matches are controlled professionally and consistently, provides reporting and support to umpires, and monitors any code of conduct incidents.

Outside of the cricket season you will also be involved in professional umpire selections and reviews, and will be required to attend periodic umpire and match referee forums. You will operate from their home base. Candidates must be free to travel extensively throughout New Zealand to various cricketing venues as appointed.

  •  In order to be considered for one of these roles, you’ll need a good understanding of the structure and operations of cricket in New Zealand, experience as a player or umpire at first class level, and will need to have held roles where administrative accuracy, timeliness, and firm but fair leadership is required supporting an empathy for the role of umpiring and an ability to work with and interpret cricket’s laws, playing conditions and code of conduct.

An understanding of the importance, context and content of the Master Agreement between NZC, MAs and the Players is essential. Candidates should email a CV and covering letter to Ashleigh Curran at

A position description is available below. Applications close on 14 August 2015.

Position Description

Major Association vacancies 

Auckland Cricket vacancies

Northern Districts vacancies

Central Districts vacancies

Cricket Wellington vacancies

Canterbury Cricket vacancies

Otago Cricket vacancies


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