Schools to battle for cup final spot
Eight Southland schools will fight it out on Monday and Tuesday next week for a spot in the Southland Gillette Cup final against Southland Boys' High School.
James Hargest College, Central Southland College, Menzies College, St Peter's College, Gore High School, Verdon College, Waiau Area School and Fiordland College will take part in a Twenty2o tournament at Queens Park on February 18 and 19.
The eight teams will split into two pools of four, with one pool playing on Monday, February 18, and the other pool to play the next day.
The pool winners will play off to find the champion team.
The tournament winner will then play what is traditionally Southland's most powerful cricket school, Southland Boys' High School, in the provincial final.
This match will be a 50-over-a-side contest, and the winner of that game then heads to the Southland/Otago Gillette Cup semifinals to be played in Dunedin on March 25 and 26.
The zone winner will be booking a place in the New Zealand Gillette Cup finals.
Southland Boys' High School have a busy time ahead, with interschool fixtures against Shirley Boys' High School, Kings High School and Otago Boys' High School. They will also play Gillette Cup fixtures, along with playing in Southland's senior one-day competition.
Pool (February 18): James Hargest College v Central Southland College Fiordland College v Waiau College * Winners of each game play off, as do the two losers.
Pool B (February 19): St Peter's College v Menzies College Verdon College v Gore High School * Winners of each game play off, as do the two losers.
- The Southland Times