Introduction

South Island Primary Schools Cricket Tournament (S.I.P.S.C.T.)

Use the links within this section of the CJCA website to navigate around the wonderful history of this long standing tournament. This tournament was formed initially by Invercargill cricket administrators sending an invitation to other associations for South Island Schoolboys Cricket Tournament to be held in late January 1963. Since 1965 this tournament has been played every year.

This tournament is the "flag ship" of Junior Cricket in the South Island. In terms of longevity and Black caps produced, it has no peer in Junior cricket anywhere in New Zealand. In total, to date, 31 players representing their districts at this tournament have gone on to play for the New Zealand Black Caps.

It has been operating very successfully on an annual basis since 1963. Rules of the tournament enable all teams - even those from areas with smaller player bases - to participate and have an input into the final standings.

Photos needed: the best 2 or 3 photos received from each Tournament will be published on the respective touranament page. Please send (digital or digitised) to Rob Wilkinson cjca@hotmail.co.nz .

Acknowledgement: Derek Cockburn (Tournament historian) for information he's provided and collected in his attending EVERY tournament since 1963! He has been instumental in producing, and updating periodically, a book that summarises the history of the South Island Primary Schools Cricket Tournament (S.I.P.S.C.T.). Copies can be obtained by contacting him on 03 351 7596.

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