Hamilton Cricket Association (HCA) is based at Waikato University campus and manages all club, school and HCA representative cricket in the Hamilton region. College cricket is played in a combined competition with colleges from throughout HCA and the Waikato Valley Cricket Association (WVCA) districts. The HCA employs a number of seasonal coaches to develop the game each summer in both schools and clubs.
HCA is tasked with the administration and develop for all levels and engagement of cricket throughout the region, including both competitive and participative opportunities. There are seven cricket clubs affiliated to HCA which participate in senior cricket. All junior and youth cricket is run through the primary, intermediate and college structures.