A local Kristin school cricket fan was excited to meet his heroes on Sunday (10 November) when he joined Tim Southee of the BLACKCAPS and England Captain Eoin Morgan for the pre-match coin toss on the pitch prior to the BLACKCAPS vs England match.
Twelve-year-old Noah Roadley, who attends Kristin School and is part of Hibiscus Cricket Club, won the ANZ competition to be the Coin Toss Kid which involved joining the two team members on the pitch before the match.
Speaking after he stepped off the pitch, Noah said: “Wow, it was so fun. I’ve never seen so many people in one place.
“I got to meet so many players like Trent Boult and Martin Guptill which was cool because I really want to be a cricket player when I’m older.”
Head of Sponsorship at ANZ, Sue McGregor said Noah was one of 28 young cricketers selected to take part in the pre-match ritual this cricket season.