In a competition first, the New Zealand U18s (selected from the National U19 tournament late last year) has recently been competing at the New Zealand Provincial A tournament at Lincoln University, in preparation for the Under 19 World Cup, which is to be held in New Zealand in January 2018.
The team won two 50-over matches of six and lost four, finishing level in the wins column with Canterbury and Auckland and ahead of Otago. Wellington won the tournament.
The National U17 tournament is at Lincoln next week.
The New Zealand U18 team was (schools in brackets):
Finn Allen – St Kentigern College
Benjamin Beecroft- Westlake Boys’ High School
Max Chu - Otago Boys’ High School
Katene Clark - Mount Albert Grammar School
Ben Donkers- Christchurch Boys’ High School
Matthew Fisher - St Paul’s, Hamilton
Will Hamilton - St Andrews College
Llew Johnson - St Andrews College
Hunter Kindley * - Otago Boys’ High School
Ben Lockrose - Otago Boys’ High School
Felix Murray - Nelson College
Sandeep Patel - St Kentigern College
Dale Phillips - Sacred Heart College
Todd Watson - Napier Boys’ High School
Ryan Whelan - John McGlashan College
Kaylum Boshier - New Plymouth Boys' High School
*Ruled out before the tournament with injury
Some notable performances were:
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