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Junior Cricket Formats Explained
Date of Event Ashfield Cricket Club (ACC) Inc: Wed Jul 1, 2020

Junior Cricket Formats explained

 

ACC endorses the Cricket Australia modified cricket formats for children and young people. The aim is participation, skill development and enjoyment. Not sure what to register for? Here is a guide:

 

Stage 1 - for girls and boys to u11 (approx) - NON-COMPETITIVE

  • Designed for 7-10 year olds*
  • Small team of 7 players
  • T20 style game on a shortened 16m pitch
  • Saturday morning 2 hour game
  • Season runs Term 4 and Term 1 of school (October to February with break during school holidays)
  • Training usually one afternoon per week
  • No need to bring own equipment except for groin protector box
  • Kids must wear full protective gear batting or wicket keeping: helmet, gloves, leg pads, box
  • Registration covers playing shirt and cap

 

Stage 2 - for boys (u12-u13) and girls (u12 - u15)*

  • Designed for 11-14 year olds*
  • Small team of 9 players
  • 30 over game on a shortened 18m pitch
  • Saturday morning 3 hour game
  • Season runs September to March with break during school holidays
  • Training usually one afternoon per week
  • No need to bring own equipment except for groin protector box
  • Players must wear full protective gear batting or wicket keeping: helmet, gloves, leg pads, box
  • Registration covers playing shirt and cap


Stage 3 - for boys and girls to u15 to u19*

  • Designed for 15-19 year olds*
  • Full squad of 11 players
  • 40 over game on full-length 20.1m pitch
  • Saturday morning 4 hour game
  • Season runs September to March with break during school holidays
  • Training usually one afternoon per week
  • Players must wear full protective gear batting or wicket keeping: helmet, gloves, leg pads, box
  • Players usually bring own gear but club equipment available if required
  • Registration covers playing shirt and cap

For more info see Cricket Australia’s Junior Pathway.

 

*Ages are only guides and participation in the various levels is assessed mainly on ability although note that as ACC is a community based club it will prioritise the "friends playing with friends" approach in forming teams.

 

New to the Game? Never played before? TRY -  Woolworths Cricket Blast

  • Designed for 5 to 10 year olds
  • 8 weeks during Term 4 of school
  • Same park on a week night every week: 60-80 minute session
  • Skills based activities focused on developing cricket fundamentals: catching, throwing, batting, bowling
  • No need to bring own equipment
  • Registration covers t-shirt, cap and a pack of cricket goodies!

 

 


Last updated: Saturday August 8, 2020

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