National Primary School Cup & Shield Information

National Primary School Cup & Shield Information

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 as at 1 October 2019.

Key Dates for the 2019 Competition

Entries are now open for the 2020 Competition. Entries close 8th November 2019.

For more information regarding the competition, please email Amanda Davies at Auckland Cricket.

Schools will need to organise and play pool play matches, which must be completed by March 13th, 2020. The top Team/s in pool play will progress in the competition, in the manner specified in the playing conditions published on this website.

The semi finals and finals will be held during the week of March 23rd on a day and at a venue to be confirmed.

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, dates and location TBC.

School Requirements

Sport coordinators / teachers in charge of sport will need to enter a team by 8th November 2019.

Schools will be required to contact each other to organise and complete all their pool play games before March 13th 2020. The results need to reported back to Auckland Cricket via the CricHQ scoring app .

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 for the 2020 competition.

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: