Auckland have won the National Under-18 championship for 2010-11 after accumulating 27 points across three formats and eight matches.
There is not doubt Auckland deserved the crown. They were the only team to complete an outright win in the three-day competition, were undefeated in the 50-over section with their only loss coming in their second round Twenty20 match against Northern Districts.
Auckland’s five wicket Twenty20 win over Wellington today sealed the win with Northern Districts sneaking past Canterbury today to finish a close second on 25 points.
A consolation win to Central Districts over winless Otago saw them leap into fourth place, one behind Canterbury who secured third and just above Wellington who placed fifth.
1st – Auckland (27 points)
2nd – Northern Districts (25 points)
3rd – Canterbury (16 points)
4th – Central Districts (13 points)
5th – Wellington (11 points)
6th – Otago (0 points)
Final Twenty20 round:
Auckland v Wellington
Result: Auckland won by 5 wickets
Full scorecard - http://scoring.blackcaps.co.nz/livescoring/match1036/scorecard.aspx
Northern Districts v Canterbury
Result: Northern Districts won by 4 runs (D/L method)
Full scorecard - http://scoring.blackcaps.co.nz/livescoring/match1037/scorecard.aspx
Central Districts v Otago
Result: Central Districts won by 46 runs
Full scorecard - http://scoring.blackcaps.co.nz/livescoring/match1035/scorecard.aspx