Kerikeri High School are in the hot seat to join Whangarei Boys' High School at the Northern Districts Gillette Cup finals tournament later this year.
As the best placed co-ed school at the Bruce Scott Trophy held earlier this week, Kerikerinow will go forward to represent the the Northland co-ed schools in a playoff against a Counties Manukau school next month.
If they win then they move through to the Northern Districts Gillette Cup finals tournament in Hamilton alongside Northland's top all-boys school, Whangarei BHS.
The Bruce Scott Trophy was played over two days at Kensington Park with 10 teams from the region competing.
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The format was two games of T20 cricket per day in two pools, with cross-pool playoffs in the last game.
The tournament was keenly contested, with six of the teams registering two wins each.
Kerikeri HS managed three wins, and Whangarei BHS's 1st XI four wins.
Facing off in the final, Whangarei BHS scored 95 in their innings and bowled Kerikeri HS out for 73 to take the Bruce Scott Trophy.
Schools participating were Whangarei BHS (three teams), Kamo High School (two teams), Mahurangi College, Otamatea High, Rodney College, Northern Wairoa and Kerikeri HS.