The National Primary School Cup (Cup) and Shield (Shield) are competitions primary and intermediate school boys (Cup) and girls (Shield). The Cup and Shield provide participants with the opportunity to play cricket amongst friends and test their skills against schools from within their region and also across the country.
The 2016 national finals for both the Cup and Shield were held at the New Zealand Cricket High Performance Centre in Lincoln. The Cup was held from the 21st-23rd November and the Shield from the 24th-26th November. All games were live scored at www.blackcaps.co.nz and on the BLACKCAPS mobile app.
Competing teams will enter the Cup and Shield competitions within their region in term one of the school year playing nearby schools, with winning teams then advancing through to their regional finals. The six regional winners from around the country are invited to the national finals being held in term four of the school year. The national finals consist of Twenty20 cricket played in a round robin format.
The 2017 Primary School Cup and Shield tournaments will be played at New Zealand Cricket High Performance Centre in Lincoln. The Cup (Boys) will be held from the 20th -22nd November and the Shield (Girls) from the 23rd -25th November, 2017.
Register your school
If your school is interested in registering for either the Cup or Shield competition, please contact your local association.