Brought to you in association with NZCT.
The competition is sponsored by the New Zealand Community Trust who also sponsor the National Secondary Schools Girls’ competition.
As with the existing school competitions conducted by New Zealand Cricket, it provides an opportunity for the players to participate in a limited-overs competition (40 overs per team) and, in particular, it provides schools whose normal sports programmes follow different paths, the opportunity of playing against one another at cricket.
The competition will commence in the fourth term of the school year and conclude with a national tournament for eight teams during the summer tournament week in March the following year. It is open to all Year 9 students for the first stage of the competition (i.e. October to December) and Years 9 & 10 students for the second stage of the competition (i.e. January to March).
It will be organised on a regional basis, split amongst New Zealand Cricket’s six major associations however from a logistical and cost-saving point of view, the Nelson and Marlborough schools will play under the Canterbury Association banner. Each zone will have an overseer whose responsibility will be to organise a knock-out competition for their zone to determine a finalist to attend the national tournament.
New Zealand Cricket welcomes your involvement in this competition which will provide increased playing opportunities for the boys and assist them in their overall cricket development.
Why not give it a go? It should be a lot of fun and remember entry is free.