CENTRAL DISTRICTS selects annual Men's and Women's Under 17 squads that compete in the following respective tournaments

• Kookaburra Women's Under 17 Invitational Tournament


This invitational tournament is organised and hosted by CDCA in Manawatū and in its second year was bigger than ever, running from 15 January to 18 January 2024 at Fitzherbert, Ongley and Manawaroa Parks in Palmerston North

CD was in a position to name two CD Women's Under 17 teams to compete this season, against four of the other five NZ Major Associations - with all but Canterbury able to attend.

Final selections for the CD teams were made after the CD Years 11-13 Girls tournament in Whanganui in late December, with the "CD U18 Gold" team including some over-17 girls.

Congratulations to Auackland U17 who were too good in this year's Final, with CD U17 finishing as runner-up!

• NZC Men's National Under 17 Tournament


CD U17 Men meanwhile headed off to the NZC Nationals from 18-25 January 2024 at NZC's High Performance Centre, in Lincoln, Canterbury, for a series of two-day and one-day matches.

Canterbury was the only one of the six teams to snaffle an outright win in the two rounds of two-day cricket, and that gave them an advantage heading into the one-dayers with a solid lead on the points table.

Canterbury went on to snare the title, but it was a good week for CD U17 who finished strongly with a win on the final day.



2018/19 - WHAT A KNOCK

In January 2019, young Central Districts batsman Sam Ferguson scored a rare double century at NZC's Under-17 national championships! Sam carried his bat for an innings of 200 not out at Lincoln's Bert Sutcliffe Oval on 20 January 2019

CD was very proud to qualify top for the 2019 Final at the NZC U17 men's nationals.

Our team had won four of their five matches and took three bonus points to pip runner-up Auckland by one point. CD posted a good total of 224/8 in the final 50-over game with Will Clark reaching 99, but lost the title playoff to Auckland by 5 wickets

2022/23 CD U17 WOMEN

CDCA hosted a four-team NZC North Island tournament for Girls at Palmerston North's Fitzherbert Park from 9 to 12 January 2023.

After a strong tournament, CD Under 17 Girls finished runners-up to Wellington U17, with Auckland U17 and Northern Districts U17 also competing in a mix of 35-over and T20 matches in the Kookaburra quadrangular tourney over the week. Exciting signs for the future!