National Primary School Cup & Shield Information
Year 7/8

National Primary School Cup & Shield

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The National Primary School Cup & Shield is New Zealand Cricket's premier cricket competition for year 7/8 boys and girls. To qualify for the national tournament schools need to win the Auckland based competition which consists of round robin matches followed by knock out finals. For more information on this competition checkout New Zealand Crickets page.

The format is Twenty20 for both the Cup and Shield.

Key Dates for the 2017 Competition

Entries for the 2017 edition of the National Primary School Cup and Shield have closed. Entries are now open for 2018. 

Schools will need to organise and play 3 round robin matches during term 1. If a school qualifies for the finals they will need to play a maximum of three knockout games at the beginning of term 4. The semi finals and finals will be played at Keith Hay Park on the 1st November (rain date: 6th November)

The winner of the Auckland Cup and Shield competitions will compete for the National Primary School Cup and Shield. These are run by New Zealand Cricket on the following dates:

  • National Cup - 20-22 November
  • National Shield - 23-25 November

School Requirements

Sport coordinators / teachers in charge of sport will need to enter a team by 24 January 2018.

Schools will be required to contact each other to organise and complete all their round robin games during term 1 2018. The results need to reported back to Auckland Cricket.

If your school does not have an artificial wicket you may need to liaise with Auckland Cricket to book grounds.


Games are usually played on school grounds and occasionally on council grounds.

While we try and have each school play an even number of home and away games this is not always possible as not all schools have artificial wickets. 

Playing Conditions

The playing conditions have been updated on 2 February 2017 in consultation with New Zealand Cricket.

Using CricHQ

CricHQ is the competition administration system for the National Primary School Cup and Shield. Schools can use this system to keep track of player stats, enter results and live score games.  While it may seem daunting, CricHQ is very easy to use! Here are some basic instructions to get you on your way:

Submitting your score via JotForm

If you would rather not use CricHQ you can enter scores via JotForm instead. We just ask for the minimum amount of information needed to work out the net run rate (net run rate is used to separate two teams which are on equal points at the completion of the round robin games). 

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