We are an incorporated society for Regional Amateur Sport (cricket) who's mission is to provide leadership for the Counties Manukau Cricket Community – ensuring pathways from school to club for all involved.
We are one of six districts that make up the Northern Districts Cricket Association (NDCA). We are also affiliated to New Zealand Cricket (NZC).
Our region spans across all of the former Franklin District, Papakura District and Manukau City (part) and now since the boundaries were redrawn in 2010, includes some of the Waikato and Hauraki Districts.
We serve 12 cricket clubs, 11 secondary schools and 110 Primary and Intermediate schools which equates to 5,193 participants (NZ Cricket Census 2014/15)
Franklin and District Cricket Assn. registered in 1947
Mauku Cricket Club- the oldest club in CMCA, established in 1859
Franklin and Districts Cricket Assn. joined Northern Districts ( formed in 1956) in 1967 before that it was a sub union of Auckland Cricket
Became Counties Cricket Assn in 1979
Became Counties-Manukau Cricket Assn (CMCA) in 1996
Since CMCA was formed in 1996 there have been two presidents- Royce Riordan(18 years) and current President, Murray Napier, for 7 years
First employee in 2000
Peter Zanzottera was employed in 2002 and left in 2014.
Honours Dashboard ( Franklin, Counties and CMCA) records go back to 1957
1958- first honours board bowling -Jack Snell 7/86 v Waikato Country
1962- first honours board batting - Alan Walker 116 v NZ Brabin B
1969/70 - first NDCA 1st class rep- Philip Havill (Papakura)
All Time Records
Bowling - Wayne Ross( P Metro) 8/31 v Poverty Bay 1992
Batting - Scott Purdie( Weymouth) 210* v Poverty Bay 1998
Highest team score- 412/6 v Northland 2015
Three centuries in an innings - Nick Kelly (Wey)/ Jono Hickey (Man)/ Barry Rhodes (PM) v Poverty Bay 2015
Hawke Cup challenges- 6 (last one in 2012 prior to that 1980)
Trophies- Fergus Hickey Rosebowl- held in Jan 1975 when it was played for on a challenge basis
Brian Dunning Cup- 2008/9, 2010/11
Most appearances- Richard Halliwell ( PM& Pap)- 100