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 Twenty 20 for both the Cup and Shield. Players must be year 7&8 as at 1 October 2020.
Key Dates for the 2020 Competition
Entries will open for the 2020 Competition in term three. Entries close 3rd September 2020.
For more information regarding the competition, please email Amanda Davies at Auckland Cricket.
Schools will play matches in early term four up to 23rd October. The finals will be on one day during the week of 27th October - Date TBC by 16th October.
The winner of the Auckland Cup and Shield competitions will compete for the National Primary School Cup and Shield later in term four. These are run by New Zealand Cricket at Lincoln. Primary Boys Cup 16-18 November and Primary Girls Shield 19-21 November.
Sport coordinators / teachers in charge of sport will need to enter a team in term three by 3rd September.
If your school does not have an artificial wicket you may need to liaise with Auckland Cricket to organise 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.
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: