Year 13 St Paul’s Collegiate School student Matthew Fisher has been selected for the New Zealand under-18 cricket side, which has been named in preparation for next year’s under-19 World Cup.
The aspiring Black Cap was shoulder tapped for the team after his performance at the national under-19 tournament held in Lincoln last year where he played for Northern Districts.
Throughout the year the under-18 side will take part in specialist training, compete in the national tournament and possibly play a fixture against Bangladesh.
The 15 players will also contend against each other for a place in the coveted World Cup team, which will be announced later this year.
Matthew says if he maintains his performance he is likely to move into the under-19 side.
Following the World Cup, Matthew aims to be selected for the Northern Districts first class team followed by the Black Caps.