we will always struggle like that and as I get older I have to learnt to expect it
I think last year New Zealand saw the most people playing all forms of cricket here (young kids, adults,woman, golden oldies) and it totalled 96,000 players overall.
We will always have a few good players and the rest will be substandard, Which is why we will never get anywhere. We don't have thr funding or the resources of the top tier either but the New Zealand slogan has always been to keep the big boys honest
The west Indies and ZImbabwe are the same