New Zealand Cricket is saddened to acknowledge the passing of long-time Wellington cricket chief executive, Rodney Moore.
Mr Moore, who died in Dunedin at the weekend, was Wellington cricket’s chief executive from 1989-90 to 1998-99 – overseeing the region’s game at a time of great change, including the development of Westpac Stadium, the amalgamation of Wellington and Hutt Valley, and a much-needed shift from volunteer and amateur administration to professional governance and management.
Mr Moore also served on Wellington’s College Cricket Management Committee from 2004 to 2014, chairing it for the last seven years of his tenure. College Sport Wellington recognised him in 2014 with a Distinguished Service Award.
NZC chief executive David White paid tribute to Mr Moore’s contribution to the game in both Wellington, and the wider New Zealand cricket family.
“Rodney was well-known and well-liked, and had an enormous passion for sport, and cricket in particular”, said Mr White.
“I’m sure I can speak on behalf of all cricket lovers when I express my great sadness over his death. He was a fantastic servant of the game, and we’re all the poorer for his passing.”