The seventh annual Queenstown Schools Cricket Carnival’s up and running, featuring a mix of young talent from across Otago, Canterbury and even Australia.

Spread across six grounds — at Queenstown Events Centre, Wakatipu High School, Millbrook and Jack’s Point — the carnival aims to keep school cricket alive and kicking.

Organiser and founder Russell Mawhinney says it’s great for the young players to get experience against teams they usually wouldn’t face.

It’s also a good way to get people to explore the area, with entire families travelling with some teams.

Mawhinney says the tournament’s set apart by the location and what Queenstown offers.

The MVP prize, for example, is a bungy jumping voucher.

He says the first days of the tournament are used to determine the strength of the teams across 110-over declaration games and T20, before wrapping up with 40-over games on Thursday.

  • Otago Daily Times
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