Former NCCC President awarded Queen's Service Medal

North City CC is incredibly proud to announce that former President Grant Baker has been awarded a Queen's Service Medal for services to cricket and the community.

Grant has been involved in cricket in the community since 1981, first with Tawa Cricket Club (now North City), where he held a range of roles.

He was on the board of Tawa Cricket for 12 years, served as Chairman for four, was a member of the Wellington Cricket Association from 1993 to 1997 and was club President from 2008 to 2012.

In 2012 Grant organised the sixth international vintage cricket tournament, which attracted 32 teams from across the globe. In 2013 he helped set up the Vintage grade for players over the age of 35 and in 2015 he was instrumental in establishing the inaugural over-60s provincial championship.

In 2018 he helped set up the Veterans Cricket New Zealand Charitable Trust, which now takes care of over 50s, over 60s and over 70s tournaments, including teams participating in international competitions.

He has been Chair of Veterans Cricket New Zealand since inception. Within his wider community, Grant has chaired Camp Elsdon Board, Porirua Harbour Catchment, YMCA Greater Wellington, and currently chairs YMCA Central and St Theresa’s Parish.

We're incredibly proud of Grant. He's fully deserving of this honour.

Article added: Saturday 28 August 2021


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