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).
Smash Play Junior - Tamariki
Smash Play - Junior Tamariki is a cricket programme for juniors (5 – 12 year olds), focused on providing quality experiences for all. With a focus on game play, values and enjoyment, every session has more hits, more catches, more action… more fun!
Girls Smash is an inclusive programme of skills-based fun for children of all abilities, across all primary school levels (Years 1 – 8).Girls Smash allows for girls who are new to the game, and those existing cricketers, to enjoy cricket in a low-pressure & inclusive setting. Teams play a six-aside, pairs cricket format – allowing for all players to receive equal opportunity!
CRIC-KIDS is a new education resource celebrating Aotearoa hosting the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 (CWC22). CRIC-KIDS includes 10 at-home activities available in Te reo Māori and English that require minimal space, little to no equipment and are self-driven!
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 Umpiring or Scoring
Becoming an Umpire or Scorer is an ideal way of getting involved in your school's cricket, and scoring is now easier than ever! Visit our Umpiring & Scoring - Resources page for resources to get started.
For E-Scorers, check out our PlayHQ E-Scoring page or for resources to assist you in scoring on your smartphone.