National Primary Schools’ Cricket Competitions – Cup [boys] and Shield [girls]
These junior competitions are contended on a knockout or round-robin basis within New Zealand's six major cricket associations.
To reach the national finals, adjacent major cricket association winners playoff to find three of the four finalists. The other finalist is the winner of the association with the most entries.
Draws for both contests are completed and distributed to schools in January and preliminary rounds are played throughout February and March. The association playoffs and inter-association matches occur in October and November, with the national finals being held in December.
Christchurch has had a great history in both the boys and girls competitions, with Cobham, Heaton and Medbury all performing with merit at the national level over the years.