Thu, Nov 16, 2023 5:50 PM

Reuben Levermore to chair CD cricket


Peter Jones

Former Marlborough resident Reuben Levermore is the new chair of Central Districts Cricket.

A member of the CDCA board since November 2020, and deputy chair for the past year, Reuben’s lifelong passion for Central Districts cricket combines with extensive business, organisational and people experience as Air New Zealand’s Head of Government and Regional Affairs, and past positions as a diplomat serving the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

The former St Mary's and Marlborough Boys’ College student said he was looking forward to working with CD Cricket CEO, Lance Hamilton, and his team in the new capacity, as well reaching out to CD’s network of eight District Associations and Chairs.

“Along with High Performance — our Central Stags, Hinds and age-group representative teams, the Districts are at the heart of our existence.

“A large part of CD’s identity, and our strength, is overcoming geographical challenges to deliver the game across such a far-flung region that encompasses Districts in both the North and South Islands, and that’s a large reason as to why I’m so proud to be involved at the Board level.

"We support the DAs who in turn develop and support the health of our community cricket, where it all starts for a young player on their cricket journey.

“So, it’s important to me to be engaged with our entire Central Districts region, and I’m looking forward to doing that.”

Reuben’s own passion for cricket began when he was a schoolboy growing up in Blenheim.

“At heart, I’m a cricket-loving Marlborough lad, and my identification with CD stems from my childhood.

"Among my cricket memories is the thrill of having seen Martin Crowe and Mark Greatbatch playing at Horton Park.”

He replaces Mike Devonshire, who joins the NZ Cricket board, at the top of the CD meeting table.

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