The women's National Under-21 Tournament plays a vital role in the development of the country's young female cricketers.
The tournament provides a stepping stone for players who are leaving school cricket behind and pushing for domestic representative honours. For many players, the tournament is the first opportunity to play against their peers from around New Zealand.
The 2017/18 national tournament was hosted by Auckland Cricket and played from 15 to 21 December 2017 at Lloyd Elsmore Park.
Winners season by season
2017/18 Central Districts
2015/16 Central Districts
2004/05 Auckland and Canterbury
2003/04 Central Districts
Trish McKelvey Trophy
The Trish McKelvey Trophy is 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, Trish 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 also 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. Trish is an NZC life member.
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)