NZCT Junior Secondary Schoolboys' Tournament
Year 9 and 10 School Competitions
The NZCT Junior Secondary Schoolboys' Tournament is a national competition for Year 9&10 students.
As with the other school competitions organised by New Zealand Cricket, it provides an opportunity for the players to participate in a limited-overs competition (40 overs per team) and have the chance to make the national finals and be crowned NZ champions.
It is organised on a regional basis, split amongst New Zealand Cricket's six major associations. Auckland Cricket organises the competition in the Auckland region, with the winner representing the Association at the national finals in Taupo in March each 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).
2011 Finals Tournament
St Kentigern versus Kings College
The Unbeaten St Kentigern College side batted first in the final and solid contributions at the top of the order from Aubhav Thapa and Maheer Zaveri set a solid platform that some hard hitting from Jared Schnell 55 and an unbeaten 31 from captain Aditya Edekar finished off and got the team through to 173/6 in their 40 overs. William McCulloch’s off spin was Kings most potent weapon with 3/26.
Edekar then struck in the first over removing his opposite number from Kings, Hamish MacLean for a duck and Kings were forced to knuckle down with Maneke Ratnayake grafting for 38 before that man Edekar struck again. Kings were behind the run rate and St Kents applied the screws but some lusty blows towards the end from Williams and Henning got Kings close before Edekar completed 2 run outs off his own bowling and the innings closed on 160/8.
St Kentigern College will move onto the national finals with the view to repeat the success of the Auckland Grammar side of two years ago and return with the National title in March.
Highlights of the week included;
Hamish MacLean 68* Kings College
Hamish MacLean 92* Kings College
Aniket Parikh 79* Mount Albert Grammar
Aniket Parikh 87 Mount Albert Grammar
William O’Donnell 50 Westlake Boys
Ennor 5/13 St Kentigern College
Anubhav Thapa 4/15 St Kentigern College
Josh Down 53 Westlake Boys
Eru Hudson 76 Rangitoto College
Reid Hastie 53 Rangitoto College
Aryin 4/24 Mount Albert Grammar
Kenward 4/20 Kings College
Rosmini College successfully defeated Mount Roskill Grammar in the final of the Plate competition. Results will follow later in the week for that competition.