The first Bay of Plenty Cricket Association Lakeland age group team, to play in the annual Northern Districts age-group tournaments, has been named.

The regional age group teams include the most promising youngsters from the Eastern Bay of Plenty, Rotorua and Taupō.

Lakeland sides will also participate in the ND Junior and Senior Secondary tournaments, during November and December.

The ND Primary Championship opens with two Sunday rounds of play, before the annual tournament playoffs in Hamilton from November 26-28.


Round one, on Sunday, November 11, matches the Lakeland primary side against Poverty Bay at Whakatāne.

A week later, round two will take place Rotorua when they host Hamilton.

The Lakeland coach is Central Indians premier player Jake Rowe who has myriad
playing and coaching experience in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres.

BOPCA Lakeland Primary Team
Jack Clarke, Jake Finlay (Eastern Bay of Plenty) Sohan Patel. Thomas Yetsenga,
Jovan Bosch, Ben Clarke (Rotorua) Tom Martin, Ben Solomon, Lucas Neill (Taupo)
Non-Travelling Reserves: Hayden Chapman, Ranithu Rodrigo (Rotorua).
Coach: Jake Rowe.

ND Primary Tournament 2018
Sunday, November 11: Round One v Poverty Bay at Whakatāne
Sunday, November 18: Round Two v Hamilton at Rotorua
November 26–28: ND Primary tournament at Hamilton

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