Junior Cricket

JUNIOR CRICKETERS – the first game of the season begins on October 29. It’s not too late to enrol though!

The enrolment forms are  here in PDF or here in Word (fill out and email back).

If you are enrolling online simply fill out your form and scan and email it to office@birkenheadcricket.co.nz Then pay your sub online with your name, initial and grade as a reference. Call 480 5920 for more information.

Junior Cricket covers the ages from around 9-12 (Years 5-8 at school). Each year level Year 5 to 8, has slightly different playing conditions. Most players play for schools at college level, but many also choose not to and go for the less-intense club environment at the youth level. Click youth for the options there.

Season playing dates are here (click on the full season calendar for the detail for your grade).

Please send your game results and photos to denisemontgomery.cricket@gmail.com so they can be added to the website.  Or post them on Facebook and she can grab them from there.

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November 10, 2016 Wrap of November 5 games here

November 4, 2016 Wrap of the October 29 games here

For Junior Cricket News from the 2015-16 season click here

For Junior Cricket News from the 2014/15 season and each team’s end of season wrap click here.

Did the Cricket World Cup get you excited? Relive that excitement every Saturday by playing cricket – all abilities catered for.

Season playing dates are here (click on the full season calendar for the detail for your grade).


Year 5

Season playing dates are here (click on the full season calendar for the detail for your grade).

 


Year 6

Season playing dates are here (click on the full season calendar for the detail for your grade).

 


Year 7 morning cricket

 

Year 7 Premier side

Season playing dates are here (click on the full season calendar for the detail for your grade).


Year 8 morning or afternoon cricket

 


 

Year 5 is the first year players can play with the hard ball, in an adapted form of cricket. As it will be his/her first year of hard ball cricket and there are a few things you should know.

Interested in playing? Email office@birkenheadcricket.co.nz

CLICK THE LINK TO DOWNLOAD THE NHJC Y5 Morning Rules

Year 5 hardball is an introduction to hard ball cricket. It’s known as Action Cricket, and each team has 8 players. Each batting pair (4 in total) bats for 6 overs each, regardless of the number of times they are out. Total overs = 24. Each time a player is out, 5 runs are added to the opposition team total as “extras”.

All bowlers bowl a minimum of 2 overs each and a maximum of 4. These variations on the game allow maximum participation. For full details of the rules see the attached PDF file and they are also available at our website www.birkenheadcricket.co.nz and at North Harbour cricket www.northharbourcricket.co.nz by clinking on Links then clicking on Rules. North Harbour cricket runs the junior cricket competitions from Year 5 up to Year 8.

Each gear bag has a variety of bats in it your child can use. It also has two helmets which must be worn by your child while batting (club rule).
The gear bags also have pads and gloves.
If you wish to buy your own, that’s fine too – but you don’t need to.

The only things you DO need to buy this season are:
1. A box – compulsory. (As is wearing normal undies – not boxers – on practice and playing day).
2. Long cricket whites pants. These aren’t compulsory (shorts are ok) but most children prefer them when they get to hard ball cricket.

FAQs

A hardball is dangerous – will my child get hurt?

Most children are excited by playing hardball but wary of it initially – this is good protection in itself. If they listen to their coach they will be safe.
Some tips:
1. NEVER turn your back on the ball when practising in the nets. If someone hits the ball out of the nets it is dangerous not to be watching.
2. Always call “heads” loudly if a ball has been hit in the air and is heading towards an unsuspecting person or group!
3. Always wear your helmet while training in the nets.
4. Always wear your box and proper undies while training in the nets.
5. Never practise in bare feet.
6. Always check a batsman is ready before you bowl.

How long does it go for?

Games begin at 8.30 (be there 8.15 for the toss). Games are well over by 12.30pm. The draw for each game will be on the Auckland Cricket website in 2014.  Sometimes the draws in the first couple of weeks are a little late being posted because they are dependent on whether grounds are dry enough or not.

Where are the games played?

Games are played all over the Shore. Birkenhead’s home grounds are Dudding Park (Little Shoal Bay), Greenslade Common and Onepoto Domain. Because games are on at the same time as the Soft ball cricket at Birkenhead War Memorial, no games can be played there.

What else is different?

We will be introducing your child to the Spirit of Cricket, the essence of the game. We expect parents/caregivers to read through it and explain to their children. Coaches will reinforce the Spirit of Cricket throughout the season. It includes such things as not arguing with umpires, treating the opposition with respect and fair play.

Year 6 cricket games (28 overs) are played on Saturdays from 8.30am to noon, with the toss made at 8.15. The playing conditions for players in Year 6 can be found here. Mixed teams are allowed.

Interested in playing? Email office@birkenheadcricket.co.nz

Season playing dates are here (click on the full season calendar for the detail for your grade).

 

SEASON PLAYING DATES CLICK HERE (ALL GRADES)

Year 7 Premier cricket is for players with more experience/ability and are 40 overs. Grades 7 and 7b are 28 overs. Mixed teams are allowed.
Premier cricket is played on Saturday afternoons from 12.30pm until 6pm with the toss made at 12.15.
7 and 7b grades are played in the morning from 8.30am til noon with the toss made at 8.15.
The playing conditions for Year 7 grades can be found here

Interested in playing? Email office@birkenheadcricket.co.nz

Season playing dates are here (click on the full season calendar for the detail for your grade).

 

There are three grades at Year 8 level – Premier, A  and B. Mixed teams are allowed.
Premier cricket (45 overs) is played on Saturday afternoons from 12.30pm until 6pm with the toss made at 12.15.
8 and 8b grades (28 overs) are played in the morning from 8.30am til noon with the toss made at 8.15.
The playing conditions for Year 8 grade can be found here.

Interested in playing? Email office@birkenheadcricket.co.nz

Season playing dates are here (click on the full season calendar for the detail for your grade).

 

SEASON PLAYING DATES CLICK HERE (ALL GRADES)

Interested in playing? Email office@birkenheadcricket.co.nz

There are Year 9/10 grades and Under 18s. Although many cricketers play for their school at this age, Birkenhead has had a number of Year 9/10 teams and Under 18 for players not wanting to play for their school and who prefer the club environment. There’s various levels in which a team can be entered from relatively social to competitive depending on the team’s preference. Get some mates together and form a team!

In 2015 we have a year 9/10 T20 side and an Under 18 side.

Interested in playing? Email office@birkenheadcricket.co.nz