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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&8 as at 1 October 2021.

Key Dates for the 2021 Competition

Entries will open for the 2021 Competition in week one of term three. Entries close 30th August 2021.

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

Schools will play matches in September and October up to 22nd October. The finals will be on one day during the week of 26th October - Date TBC by 15th 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 - Dates and Venue TBC.

School Requirements

Sport coordinators / teachers in charge of sport will need to enter a team in term three by 30th August.

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.

Playing Conditions

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: