ActivePost Weekly Wrap showcases kids in cricket
Junior cricketers across New Zealand can now compare their stats each week with their mates and even the BLACKCAPS and White Ferns thanks to New Zealand Post and CricHQ.
New Zealand Post’s “ActivePost Weekly Wrap”, launched on CricHQ this week, collects data from clubs and schools across the country and highlights how kids playing ActivePost cricket measure up.
Teams at any level and age group are either scoring their matches live and online through the CricHQ scoring system, or loading their results online to compare game statistics and personal performances.
Players will be able to see who hit the most boundaries, got the most runs, or took the most wickets that week in New Zealand.
New Zealand Post’s Group Brand and Community Investment Manager Nicola Airey said the idea was a great incentive for kids to keep training and to involve players’ families and communities in the fun.
“ActivePost’s junior cricketers might have to get a bit more practice in before they can hit a six like Brendon McCullum, or bowl like Tim Southee, but they might score more runs or take more wickets in any given match.
ActivePost is New Zealand Post’s way of keeping kids active in their communities. New Zealand Post, through the ActivePost National Schools Programme, supports junior cricket in schools and clubs nationwide.
“If more young Kiwis get involved in cricket as a result then all the better – taking part, getting active and having fun is what ActivePost is all about,” Nicola Airey said.
Top scoring kids will also have the opportunity to win tickets to the upcoming 2015 BLACKCAPS One Day International series.
Simon Baker, CEO at CricHQ, says the website and app is another opportunity to raise the profile of junior cricket.
“CricHQ is a great way to engage kids and keep track of their performance in real time. The ActivePost Weekly Wrap tracks participation across the country and highlights the real value that ActivePost is delivering to the game of cricket in New Zealand,” Simon Baker said.