NZC's Gillette Venus Under 19 National Tournament for women plays a vital role in the development of the country's young cricketers.
The tournament provides a stepping stone for female players who are leaving school cricket behind and pushing for Domestic representative honors. For many players, the tournament is the first opportunity to play against their peers from around New Zealand.
This national tournament was previously contested at the Under 21 level.
In 2019, the ICC announced the exciting introduction of the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup for women. The NZC national tournament age bracket was therefore changed to align and enhance the Under 19 development pathway towards national representation.
Match Official Appointments
Winners Gillette Venus Women's U19
2021/22 Central Districts
2019/20 Central Districts
Previous Winners NZC National U21
In 2019/20, the NZC Under-21 tournament was superceded by a new Under-19 age-group for women
2017/18 Central Districts
2015/16 Central Districts
2004/05 Auckland and Canterbury
2003/04 Central Districts
Trish McKelvey Trophy
The Trish McKelvey Trophy was awarded to the best player at the National Women's Under-21 Tournament each year.
Coaches vote on this award throughout the tournament with players accumulating points from each match. The tournament is named after a former New Zealand captain and one of New Zealand's and world cricket's most successful players.
For New Zealand, McKelvey played 15 Tests (1966 to 1978/79), scoring 699 runs at an average of 29.12 and with a highest score of 155 not out. She played 21 One-Day Internationals (1977/78 to 1981/82), scoring 320 runs at an average of 21.33.
After her retirement she remained active as an administrator, managing New Zealand teams and serving as an NZC Board member. McKelvey is an NZC life member.
2019/20 Not presented at Under-19 level
2018/19 Saachi Shahri (Auckland)
2017/18 Jess Watkin (Central Districts)
2016/17 Amelia Kerr (Wellington)
2015/16 Rebecca Burns (Wellington) and Katie Gurrey (Northern Districts)
2014/15 Rebecca Burns (Wellington)
2013/14 Natalie Dodd (Northern Districts)
2012/13 Hayley Jensen (Canterbury)
2011/12 Felicity Leydon-Davis (Northern Districts)
2010/11 Maddy Green (Auckland)
2009/10 Esther Lanser (Central Districts)
2008/09 Esther Lanser (Central Districts)
2007/08 Natalie Dodd (Northern Districts)
2006/07 Kelly Sutherland (Auckland) and Lucy Doolan (Wellington)
2005/06 Lucy Doolan (Wellington)
2004/05 Amy Satterthwaite (Canterbury)
2003/04 Sophie Devine (Wellington) and Elizabeth Scurr (Otago)
2002/03 Aimee Mason (Central Districts)
2001/02 Frances King (Wellington)