Sports Institute Cricket

The depth and quality of Cricket is improving due to the skill development that takes place at the Cricket Institute. Having the covered net facility allows continuity of that development. Sacred Heart have had a number of Auckland age group representatives in recent years. Much of this success can be attributed to the Cricket Institute programme.


Dave Richardson, Director of Cricket - NZ & Australian Level 3 coach

Year levels involved

Years 7 to 10

  • PE shorts or white Cricket pants
  • Sports Institute shirt
  • Training shoes/Cricket shoes (own)
  • Sacred Heart Sports Institute training jacket (optional)

Please see the Uniform online store for current pricing.


Indoor Cricket nets, 6 x Cricket pitches, Gymnasium

Lesson structure
  • Basic skills
  • Games for understanding
  • Tactical awareness
  • Physical conditioning
Teams involved/pathway

Years 7 and 8 - National Primary School Cup, Wednesday afternoon 1st and 2nd XI
Years 9 and 10 - Colts, Junior A, 1st and 2nd XI

Days of competition

Years 7 and 8 - Wednesday afternoon and midweek
Years 9 and 10 - Saturday morning

High-performance pathway
  • Sacred Heart 1st XI
  • New Zealand under 18/19
  • Auckland Representative teams
  • District teams