Two teams of Bay of Plenty Primary School players, will be starting a journey next week, which could lead some of the youngsters to senior representative and top level cricket careers in the future.
The ND Primary competition, which is the first of the three ND age-group tournaments organized by Northern Districts Cricket each season, scheduled two rounds of pre-tournament competition, before the annual three day tournament in Cambridge 25/27 November 2019
Black Caps Kane Williamson, Trent Boult and Doug Bracewell, are three of the many graduates of the ND age-group pathway tournaments, with the trio taking part in the 2003 ND Primary competition.
Bay of Plenty enters two teams in the annual tournament, with BOPCA Coastland selected from the Western Bay of Plenty. The BOPCA Lakeland teams are selected from the most promising youngsters from the Eastern Bay of Plenty, Rotorua and Taupo.
The Bay of Plenty sides will enter the Cambridge tournament, with a loss apiece in round two of the pre-tournament competition. The two Bay sides will play their rained out round one contest, in Cambridge on Sunday 24th November.
ND Tournament @ Cambridge 25/27 November 2019 – BOPCA Teams Schedule
Day One (25 November) BOPCA Coastland v Hamilton, BOPCA Lakeland v Counties Manukau.
Day Two (26 November) BOPCA Coastland v Northland, BOPCA Lakeland v Hamilton.
Day Three (27 November) BOPCA Coastland v Waikato Valley, BOPCA Lakeland v ND Invitational XI.
Round Two 17 November
Bay of Plenty Coastland 184/5 (Dylan Henderson 54, Harry Burns 40, Bryn Robertson 30) lost to Counties Manukau 186/6 (Angus Tustin 2/24)
Waikato Valley 178/7 (F Morey 50; Sohan Patel 2/13, Zach Forster 2/27) defeated Bay of Plenty Lakeland 88/8 (Tom Martin 39)
Round One 10 November
Bay of Plenty Coastland v Bay of Plenty Lakeland – no play due to wet weather
(To be played 24th November @ Cambridge)
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