King's High School has an enviable reputation in Cricket. Over 50 Otago Representatives are ex-King's students, with seven going on to represent New Zealand. The school is fortunate to have good facilities on offer, with five enclosed nets, an artificial wicket and one grass wicket. Tonga Park, next door to King's, also has 2 enclosed nets that are used.

All teams have enthusiastic Coaches and Managers attached to them.  King's offer three significant scholarships for Year 9 students, including the prestigious Brendon McCullum Scholarship. 


Cricket is played on Saturday afternoons by Senior and Junior Teams. King's High School has interschool fixtures for the 1st X1 and Junior Interschool Teams against Southland Boys', Waitaki Boys' and Shirley Boys'.

The Year 9 Team is entered in the NZCT Year 9 Competition, and the Junior Interschool Team (Year 9 & 10) is also involved in the local Metropolitan Knockout Competition. 


King's High School has a proud tradition in Cricket with current Black Caps, Brendon and Nathan McCullum, and New Zealand A and New Zealand Twenty/20 player, Bradley Scott all having high profiles in the game.

Other significant national representatives include Warren Lees, who was also a former New Zealand Team Coach and Ken Rutherford, a former New Zealand Captain. 

Mr David Conrad
Director of Sport

Mr Simon Cushen
1st XI Cricket Coach

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