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.
Primary and Intermediate schools
These are inclusive programmes of skills-based fun for children of all abilities, across all primary school levels (Years 1-8).
Superstar Cricket is an entry level game, best suited to boys and girls from five-12 years old, and designed to help participants learn the basics of cricket in an enjoyable and exciting environment.
Superstarter Skills is an inclusive programme of skills-based fun for children of all abilities, across all primary school levels (Years 1 – 8).
Cricket Smart is an educational programme for primary and intermediate schools. Register your school with the Cricket Smart education programme and you’ll receive exclusive access to the lesson plans, which are aligned with the New Zealand Curriculum. The resource is designed to support teachers to raise awareness of the sport, using practical and engaging learning opportunities.
Yeah!Girls delivers exciting, modified sessions created for girls between the ages of 10–17 year olds, its all about giving it a go! Sessions include fast-paced activities and games focused on having fun and being active with your friends. Check out the Website! https://www.yeahgirls.nz/
For information regarding schools tournaments, please visit our Tournaments section.
University cricket scholarships
Lincoln, Massey (Central Districts Scholarship) and Waikato Universities invite students 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 are 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 on how to get started as a paper scorer.
Or, check out CricHQ's scoring app and their 'how to video' to score cricket on your smartphone.