Malcolm McCaw was born in Inglewood, Taranaki and attended New Plymouth Boys’ High School before moving to Wellington in 1948 to study at Victoria University He joined the University Cricket Club and played for Wellington Under-20 in 1949/50, and for NZ Universities in 1950/51, 1951/52 and !952/53. He won the Wellington Outstanding Fielder Norwood Award in 1951/52.
He was a sound right-handed opening batsman and played three games for Wellington in 1952/53, scoring 51 on debut against Auckland on the Basin Reserve when he opened the batting with Bob Vance. That season he also helped University CC win the senior championship for the Cook Shield.
A chartered accountant, Malcolm was a member of the Association Management Committee in the 1970s and was the Association treasurer from 1970 to 1976. He was a Trustee of the Wellington Cricket Trust, and was President of the Association from 1984 to 1987. He became a Life Member in 2004.
A partner in accounting firm Hutchison Hull & Co, later Deloitte NZ, Malcolm was highly respected in business, being appointed to numerous Boards including the NZ Wool Testing Authority, the Rural Bank, the National Bank of NZ and Wellington International Airport Ltd. He was also Chairman of the NZ Society of Chartered Accountants and the Accounting and Research Standards Board.
Malcolm remained a good friend of cricket throughout his life, as well as following other sports, including rugby and golf. Cricket Wellington offers its sincere condolences to Malcolm’s family at the loss of such an able and well-respected man who contributed much to cricket in Wellington.
Article added: Monday 02 August 2021