After beating Christchurch Boys High School in a closely fought final of the regional tournament held last month, the St Bede’s College Colts Cricket Team’s reward is an invitation to the NZCT Junior Secondary School Boys National Competition, to be held in Palmerston North during the week of 27 to 31 March.

St Bede’s College Colts XI will be joined by another team from the lower South Island region, as well as the winners of the four North Island regions.  This year the national tournament will again be hosted by New Zealand Cricket, being staged at Fitzherbert Park and Manawaroa Park in Palmerston North; with the playing format consisting of five 40-over matches on a round-robin basis.  The team that records the most wins over the course of the week will take home the coveted NZCT National Trophy.

We will have score updates on how the team is going next week on the CMCA Facebook Page.

2017 Tournament Squad for the NZCT Top Six Boys Nationals:

George Baker, Matt Boyle, Walter Brown, Elliott Caddick, Nepia Crowe (VC), Mason Cumming, Nate Johanson, Sam Kreft, Sam Lawry, James McSweeney (C), George Methven, Sam Sandford, Riley Stirling, Rueben Stoffers, Coach - Ben McCord