Pathways

Philosophy & Eligibility

Learn more about our pathway philosophy and eligibility criteria.

Pathway Experiences

Click here to find out when and where our next age group experience will be.

Winter Training

Find out more about our winter training programmes.

Honours Boards

Be inspired by our current and past players.

Pathway Philosophy

Continuous Entry and Exit Points

We understand that any identification point, is just at that point in time. Players progress at different rates and our structure caters to allow players to join or leave our programmes at any time.

Stage Before Age

Our observations of individuals are based on the stage of cricket players are developing at and not their age. Whilst the majority of players will be extended within their own age group, our programmes allow for individuals to be advanced into higher age groups at a quicker rate if we believe that is best for the individual.

Long Term Athlete Development

We follow a Long Term Athlete Development model in player development. This approach allows us to view players from a holistic lens, which means we look at all aspects of the player (technical, tactical, physical, emotional, social) to determine how best to assist them within our programmes.

Player Before Programme

Individual player needs are prioritised and are dealt with on a case by case basis.

Eligibility

 ELIGIBILITY FOR CMCA AGE GROUP REPRESENTATIVES

CATEGORY ONE – ELIGIBLE

Attending school or tertiary institute in Counties-Manukau Cricket area. Residing in Counties-Manukau Cricket area.

Play for and affiliated to a Club in the Counties-Manukau area.
Must have played for a CMCA affiliated club during the calendar year he/she is eligible for reps.

CATEGORY TWO – ELIGIBLE

Attending and playing cricket for a school or tertiary institute outside the Counties-Manukau Cricket area. Residing in Counties-Manukau Cricket area.

(a) Must be a registered member of a Counties-Manukau Cricket Club;

(b) Must demonstrate that he/she has played for a CMCA affiliated club when the school he/she attends is not playing.

CATEGORY THREE – ELIGIBLE

Attending and playing cricket for a school or tertiary institute outside the Counties-Manukau Cricket area. Residing outside the Counties-Manukau Cricket area.

(a) Must be a registered member of a Counties-Manukau Cricket Club:

(b) Must have played for his/her club or C.M.C.A. Rep. Teams when school team is not playing, particularly university and school holidays.

(c) Must make and demonstrate a significant commitment to Counties-Manukau Cricket by, (b) above, regular attendance at age group representative squad trainings to which he/she is invited, and by other ways deemed appropriate by the Association’s coaching staff.

(d) Will have no automatic inclusion in Counties-Manukau Rep. squads, but may be invited into squads by the Association’s coaching staff, after consultation with age group selectors. In principle, the invitation initially will be into development squads (not tournament or “A” squads.) To win promotion into tournament squads, the player must demonstrate by superior performance in appropriate Counties-Manukau cricket fixtures that he/she is a significantly better player than the incumbent tournament squad player he is replacing.

(e) If the player, in his second or subsequent season, continues to demonstrate commitment to Counties-Manukau cricket, he/she will be treated on the same basis as Category One and Two players…. i.e. selected on merit.

CATEGORY FOUR – ELIGIBLE

Attending school or working outside the Counties-Manukau Cricket area. Living outside the Counties-Manukau Cricket area.

Registered with, and has played cricket for an affiliated Counties-Manukau Cricket club (that season) and complies with clauses a, b, c, d, e in category three.

This policy came into effect in October 2008. It was reviewed and amended by the CMCA Board in December 2011.

Winter Training Programmes

Skill Development Clinics

Year Groups – Boys year 7 & 8 and Girls year 7 & above 

Venue – Rosehill College

Dates – June 20th – July 25th (6 sessions on Sundays only)

Registrations – Open to all

Please email pathway@countiesmanukaucricker.co.nz to register.

Skill Development Clinics 

Year Groups – Boys & Girls Year 9 & above

Focus Skills -Pace Bowling & Wicket-Keeping (5 sessions)

Dates – August 8th – September 5th (Sundays)

Venue – Kolmar Indoor Nets

Registrations – Invitation only (Association & Club based nominations)

Skill Development Clinics 

Year Groups – Boys & Girls Year 9 & above

Focus Skills -Batting & Spin Bowling (5 sessions)

Dates – July 4th – August 1st (Sundays)

Venue – Kolmar Indoor Nets

Registrations – Invitation only (Association & Club based nominations)

Squad Based Sessions

Year Groups – Youth Rangatahi Boys & Girls and Emerging Rangatahi Boys & Girls

Dates – September 12th, 19th & 26th

Registrations – Invitation only (Association based nominations)

Pathway Experiences

Experience: Northern Districts Youth Rangatahi Girls Tournament

Age Group: U16

Dates: November 21st & November 22nd 2021

Venue: Northland

Purpose: To provide a learning and developmental experience for identified female players in our region.

Experience: Northern Districts Emerging Rangatahi Girls Tournament

Age Group: U19

Dates: December 13th – December 15th 2021

Venue: Tauranga

Purpose: To provide a learning and developmental experience for identified female players in our region.

Experience: Northern Districts Youth Rangatahi Boys Tournament

Age Group: U16

Dates: November 29th – December 3rd 2021

Venue: Rotorua

Purpose: To provide a learning and developmental experience for identified male players in our region.

Experience: Northern Districts Emerging Rangatahi Boys Tournament

Age Group: U19

Dates: December 6th – December 10th 2021

Venue: Gisborne

Purpose: To provide a learning and developmental experience for identified male players in our region.

Honours Boards

CMCA Bowling Honours

 

Year Name Wickets Against
2004 T. McDonald 6-21 Bay of Plenty
2004 M. Patten 6-63 Waikato Valley
2006 S. Andrews 7-20 Waikato Valley
2007 I. Butler 6-36 Poverty Bay
2011 B. Hiini 6-65 Bay of Plenty 
2015 V. Davies 6-46 Hamilton
2016 M. Schofield 6-21 Waikato Valley 
2018 B. Reece 6-63 Bay of Plenty 
2018 S. Johnston 8-56 Southland
2019 H. Dickson 6-73 Hamilton

 

CMCA Batting Honours

 

Year Name RUNS Against
2016 T. Manning 139* Poverty Bay
2016 V. Davies 126 Northland
2017 T. Payle 134 Hamilton
2017 N. Kelly 106 Hamilton
2019 K. Clarke 158 Waikato Valley
2019 L. Williamson 101* Waikato Valley
2020 S.Varcoe 130* Bay of Plenty
2020 S. Varcoe 116 Hamilton
2020 S. Varcoe 111* Hamilton
2021 S. Patel 118 Northland

 

Higher Honours

Blackcaps

Ish Sodhi
Manukau City CC

White Ferns

Brooke Halliday
Manukau City CC

Northern Knights

Ish Sodhi
Manukau City CC

Katene Clarke
Pukekohe-Metro CC

Jeet Raval
Manukau City CC

Northern Spirit

Katie Gurrey
Conifer Grove 

Brooke Halliday 
Manukau City CC

Northern Districts A

James Naylor
Manukau City CC

Sandeep Patel
Manukau City CC

Sam Varcoe
Karaka CC

 

CMCA Pathways was established in 2018, under the direction of Northern Districts Cricket Association. The Pathways programme was put in place to ensure a holistic development approach was available to aspiring players, coaches and umpires within the Counties Manukau region.