Cricket is back at Lincoln, with the Gillette Cup in full swing and Pakistan A playing three games in the New Year.
The Gillette Cup (Secondary School Boys’ First XI Cup) is a secondary school one-day cricket competition for year nine to 13 boys. It began in 1990, and is among the longest-running competitions in secondary school sport.
The competition is a breeding ground for talent. In 2006 Black Cap’s skipper Kane Williamson knocked up an unbeaten 120 for Tauranga Boy’s College, and scores of 112, and 100 the year after, in a sign of things to come.
The event is a regular feature at Lincoln.
Pakistan A is scheduled to play three games at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval, situated on the Lincoln Campus, against Canterbury on New Year’s Day, and then two against a New Zealand XI on 3 January and 5 January.
The Oval hosted India A last January, and has been a venue for U19 Cricket World Cup games in the past.
Cricket is part of the long-running Sports Scholarship programme at Lincoln University, with current Black Cap Kyle Jamieson part of its alumni. You can find more about it here https://www.lincoln.ac.nz/Apply/Scholarships/sports-scholarships/