Find a range of resources below, to assist with delivering cricket in the community
Game On is an interactive resource designed to provide a simple and easily understood reference guide on everything to do with the community game.
Useful for personnel responsible for the preparation and delivery of cricket surfaces across New Zealand.
Designed to enable clubs to assess their policies, procedures and performance. Also helps to identify areas that work well or areas in need of improvement.
This guideline sets out NZC's commitment to providing a safe, positive and fun environment for children and vulnerable adults who play cricket.
The purpose of the NZC Concussion Policy is to guide the identification and management of concussion and to provide best-practice guidelines to all those involved in community cricket.
The purpose of the NZC Helmet Policy is to adopt a formal position on helmet safety, ensuring all cricketers receive the very highest standard of helmet protection, whether batting or fielding (in specific positions).
The purpose of the NZC Youth Pace Bowling Load Recommendations, is to guide young pace bowlers through their season loading in order to reduce the risk of injury.
In April 2016, new health and safety legislation came into force in New Zealand. If your Association is a PCBU (Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking), the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) will apply to how you manage health and safety risks.
The below guides and tools are designed to help you understand HSWA – both its purpose and intent – and help you achieve positive health and safety outcomes at your Association or Club.
Note: The link will take you to 'Dropbox'. If you do not have a Dropbox account, click on 'No thanks, continue to view' to go to the folder.
The Community Heart Programme has been designed to make it easy for every cricket club in New Zealand to obtain an AED for the safety of their players, officials and spectators.
The following guidelines have been prepared by NZC to support the playing and training of community cricket under the COVID Protection Framework.
Health & Safety
NZC recommends that any hand sanitiser used be alcohol based with a minimum of 80% alcohol content for the best result. *Alcohol-free hand sanitizers and disinfectant wipes can also be used.
Useful for your Board and Staff to guide their decision-making around inclusivity so we truly act in ways that deliver cricket as a game for all New Zealanders. This includes a Governance Inclusivity Policy.
These practical guides and tools are designed to help you understand how to better engage women to help you achieve positive governance outcomes at your Association or Club.
They include aspects such as Motivations of female volunteers; Defining your Board’s needs; Wording for adverts and role descriptions; Finding and engaging female candidates; and Appointment and induction that enables diversity:
Governance 101 for Cricket is an online training course for all Board members to undertake, at a time that suits them, to improve their governance knowledge and skills:
The Aspiring Directors Programme is a way for Major Association Boards to promote the benefits for females to be involved in the leadership and oversight of cricket. It exposes a Board to greater diversity of thinking in the short-term and develop potential candidates for the future roles.
A Females in Governance Induction Day is an approach to build the knowledge, confidence and connections amongst the female directors involved in cricket across each region.
The governance guides and tools below should help your Board or Committee lead and oversee cricket more effectively in general. They include aspects such as Defining your Board/Committee needs; Generic role descriptions and appointments processes; Induction process; CEO performance management tools; Board work-plans and agenda setting; Running effective meetings; Sport NZ Governance Mark:
The NZC Women and Cricket Report provides a summary of a significant piece of 2016/17 research around all aspects of female’s engagement with cricket: