August 25, 2003

Central Districts choose first board

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Central Districts have selected their first board under their new constitution, and the board is expected to be endorsed at the association's annual general meeting on September 7.

Applicants were interviewed last week by a panel comprising, New Zealand Cricket appointee Barry Dineen, CD president Jon Cunliffe and CD life member Graeme Young.

The board nominees are: the existing chairman of the CD management committee, John Fluker, a Levin-based accountant; Bill Lawrence, a bank manager from Hastings and a former first-class representative for Canterbury and board member of Otago Cricket; Patrick McCawe, an Auckland investment banker who was originally from Wanganui for whom he played representative cricket; Michael Patton, the co-managing director of a Hastings engineering company who is now also the administrator of the Cornwall Cricket Club in Hastings; Napier lawyer Blair Robinson who is a CD code of conduct commissioner and an administrator with the Old Boys Marist Cricket Club; Viv Stephens, a Napier teacher and a member of the CD management committee, a former New Zealand women's representative and schoolgirls' coach and David Townend, the deputy-chairman of CD from Palmerston North who is a director and production manager of a spinning company.