School cricket programmes are all about fun, participation and developing our players of tomorrow.
Find out more about player development programmes for schools, university scholarships and annual National Amateur Cricket School Tournaments.
Player programmes for schools
ActivePost Have-A-Go and ActivePost Kiwi Cricket are school cricket programmes for 5-8 and 7-10 year olds. Both these programmes develop basic cricket skills through small group activities and minor and modified games.
Additional player programmes are in development for more age groups.
The ActivePost Skills Challenge resource has been developed to support the delivery of cricket in primary schools.
ICC Cricket World Cup classroom resources
Cricket Smart is a new education programme for primary and intermediate schools that has been designed to celebrate New Zealand’s co-hosting of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 but last long into the future. Register your school with the Cricket Smart education programme and you'll receive a free Cricket World Cup 2015 Cricket Kit with lesson plans aligned with the NZ Curriculum, designed to support teachers in raising awareness of the sport and the tournament via practical and engaging learning opportunities.
National school tournaments
New Zealand Cricket offers four school tournaments for school cricket teams across New Zealand to compete.
The ActivePost Cup and Shield tournaments give primary and intermediate boys and girls the opportunity to enter into a national competition and encourage children to play cricket.
The NZCT Junior Secondary School Boys’ tournament provides Year 9 and 10 boys with the opportunity to participate in a limited-overs competition and also the chance to play against schools that normally do not meet within the sport.
The NZCT Secondary School Girls’ tournament provides an opportunity for secondary school girls to compete in a limited-overs knockout competition, and has become a pathway for players for the future.
The Gillette Cup has helped develop 22 BLACKCAPS in its history, and has become synonymous with secondary school boys cricket. It has provided an excellent opportunity for schools to compete against other teams that would not normally cross paths in regular play.
University cricket scholarships
Lincoln and Waikato Universities invite student to apply for cricket scholarships, for students undertaking full-time study who are serious about their academic education and their cricket. Students selected for scholarships will be those who have shown great promise in both academic and cricketing fields.
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Get involved with scoring
Becoming a scorer is an ideal way of getting involved in your school's Cricket, and scoring is now easier than ever! Check out this handy guide provided by the New Zealand Cricket Umpires and Scorers Association for how to get started as a paper scorer.