Obituary - Colin Stevens

Published on 08 Sep 2019

Colin Stevens passed away in Hamilton on 5th August, 2019 aged 75.

A right hand batsman, Colin played his representative cricket in Canterbury. He represented Canterbury at Brabin Cup [U20] and Rothmans [U23] tournaments in the early 1960s. In 1966/67 and 1967/68 he made three first class appearances for the Canterbury Plunket Shield team. However, he scored only 28 runs in those games and was not selected again, despite being a consistent scorer in Christchurch club cricket.

Colin's teaching career [he went on to serve 28 years as Deputy Principal of Peachgrove Intermediate] brought him to Hamilton in the 1980s and he became involved in junior coaching and administration. Joining the Hamilton Cricket Association Board, he served as their coaching coordinator and in 1992/93 he became a Hamilton senior men's representative team selector. He continued in that role until the 2009/10 season. In 2000 he was rewarded with Life Membership of the Hamilton CA and in 2001 was appointed Chairman. He remained Chairman until 2010.

Colin was appointed to the Northern Districts senior men's team selection panel in the 2003/04 season and remained on that panel for eight seasons until 2010/11. His key role on that panel was to observe and provide feedback on prospective ND players playing at District Association representative level.