Dame Patsy and Sir David attended the inaugural NZ Maori Secondary Schools' XI vs Governor-General's XI cricket match at Karori Park in Wellington. The Maori schoolboy team is a new venture for New Zealand cricket and is a chance for aspiring Maori cricketers to showcase their talents and connect with other cricketers. The players were selected from secondary schools all around New Zealand on the basis of their playing ability, character and what the experience might do for their development as a player.
The Governor-General's team included promising age-grade Wellington and NZ representative players and current and former first-class NZ cricketers alongside some longstanding members of the Wellington Wanderers and other members of the Wellington cricket community.
The match is expected to become an annual fixture and may potentially be expanded to girls in the future.
The Governor-General's XI won the game by seven runs