Cricket is played at most primary schools. CJCA does not oversee schools cricket however is a keen supporter and provides the Christchurch Primary Schools Shield which has been played for since 1899. The historic shield is believed to be the oldest cricketing trophy in New Zealand which went missing for 68 years until it was found and resurrected for competition in 2009.
The National Primary Schools Cricket Championships enables schools to compete to win the National Cup (for boys) and the National Shield (for girls). It is for young cricketers aged 11 to 13 years old. The national finals tournament is held in mid-December every year.
To find out more about cricket in schools, contact your local school or talk to Mike Harvey at the Christchurch Metropolitan Cricket Association on phone 366 3003 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.. Some schools are listed in our club list.