Girl's and Women's Grades

Grade ConvenorClick here for details

For full details of the grades available for 2018-19 click here

A summary of the Girls-only grades can be seen here

Who

Girls in Years 2 play in mixed grades with the boys.  We would like to put together team(s) comprising Year 3 and 4 girls only to play in the Year 3 grade against the boys teams.  The Girls-only grades run by Auckland Cricket are aged-based and start at Under 11 as below - Year 4 girls can opt to play in the U11 grade.  

Girls U11/U13/U16 Softball grades:

Generally for players new to the game and for those who played Softball last season and who don’t want to make the transition to a Hardball grade. Teams are 6-a-side and games are 12 overs per side. All grades play on Saturday mornings starting at 8am and finishing by 9:30 latest.  The age cut-off is 1st September but Auckland Cricket have indicated that they will be extremely flexible in granting dispensations so that girls can be in a team with their friends and playing at the right level.

Girls U11/U13/U16 Hardball grades:

Generally for players who played in a hardball grade last season or who now want to make the transition to a hardball grade. U11 teams are 8-a-side and U13 and U16 are 9-a-side - all games are T20.  All grades play on Saturday mornings starting at 9:30am and finishing by 12noon latest. The age cut-off is 1st September but, as with the Softball grades, Auckland Cricket have indicated that they will be extremely flexible in granting dispensations so that girls can be in a team with their friends and playing at the right level.

For the U13 grade there is a new competition on offer this season – T20 on Tuesday evenings starting at 5pm as well as the traditional Saturday morning comps. Players can play on Saturdays only, or Tuesdays only, or both.

Women's Open:

This grade is the stepping-stone between the morning junior grades and Women's Premier. Games are played on Saturday mornings, starting at 9:30pm, 9-a-side. The format is a mixture of 40-over (Division 1) or 35-over (Division 2) and Twenty20 competitions. This is the "feeder grade" for Women's Premier, previously called Women’s Premier Reserve.

Women's Premier: 

The top Women’s Club grade - games are on Saturdays starting at 11am, 11-a-side. A mixture of 1-Day 50 over and Twenty20 competitions are played.
 

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Cancellations

Cancellations will published on the Auckland Cricket cancellation page. Refer http://aucklandcricket.co.nz/auckland-club-cricket/cancelations/

Season

The season starts on the first Saturday after Labour Weekend and finishes on the last Saturday in March. The season breaks during the Christmas school holidays.

Rules

Refer Auckland Cricket website - Club Cricket >> Playing Conditions

Coaching

The Club is reliant on volunteer support to coach and manage the junior teams. Teams would be expected to practice once a week for no more than 60 minutes.
Qualified coaching support will be provided by the Club to both volunteer coaches, umpires, scorers and all players at various times during the season. This will consist of support during practice sessions and various coaching clinics for players.

Parental involvement

The Club relies on volunteer support from parents.

Each team will need a manager and during the season parents are encouraged to score, umpire and maintain team records and player statistics. It is important that the coach be allowed to concentrate on coaching but this can only be achieved if parents are prepared to take on these other important tasks.
Alternatively, parents can also volunteer their time for sub-committee work (eg: social, prize giving, team photos etc). The time commitment for most sub committee work would not exceed 4-5 hours during the entire season. Refer Getting Involved.

Uniforms

Players must wear the Club uniform during Saturday morning competition. The Blue Cap and Club Shirt will be available from Players Sports this season - Players Sports carries a full range of sports clothing. The uniform consists of:

  • Sky Blue cap or white brimmed hat with club logo
  • Club shirt - click here to view
  • White longs for Women's grades and Girls Hardball grades
  • White or cream sports socks
  • Sports shoes
  • White jumper – optional

Note – all playing and protective equipment for the junior teams is provided by the Club.

Behaviour

Players, coaches, parents and supporters are required to abide by the Club’s Code of Conduct and behaviour must be consistent with the Club’s Values. Refer to the Code of Conduct and Club Values.

Awards

At the end of the season, team awards are made to players in each junior team:

  • Batting award
  • Bowling award
  • Fielding award
  • Spirit of Cricket award

These awards will be made at the discretion of each coach and presented to players at the end of season prize giving. Players may not receive more than one team award.

Players are also eligible to receive other Club awards which are determined from the team statistics that are submitted to the Club after each game. Refer Club Trophies and Awards.

Outstanding performances by individual players are also recorded by the Club. Refer Club Records.

Centurions Club

Tradition is very important at the University Cricket Club. The club recognises every player after they have played 100 games for the Club by presenting them with a special “presentation cap”. They are then officially inducted into the Centurions Club. It will take a player approximately seven seasons to reach this milestone.

Refer Club Records.

Inter-club fixtures

Every season junior Rep teams will be selected to represent the Club in these traditional fixtures:

  • J. T. Sparling Junior Super Series vs. Parnell, Cornwall, Grafton and Howick-Pakuranga
  • Haughey Cup versus Cornwall CC

The representative teams are called the Junior Blues. These traditional fixtures are played on Sundays.

Refer Club Calendar

Selection criteria for the inter-club fixtures

The Club's Junior Coaching Coordinator will act in the role of Convenor of Selectors. All coaches will be involved in the selection process and selections for the Junior Blues squad will be based on player statistics, current form and a selection trial.

Because of the higher playing standard and more competitive environment in these games, players will be selected on merit but it is also important that the team composition achieves balance in order to facilitate succession planning for the senior playing grades in future years (e.g. teams generally should comprise five specialist batsmen, one all rounder, a specialist keeper and four bowlers including at least one spinner plus a 12th man).

You can find out how the Junior Blues have performed in previous seasons under About AUCC >> Traditional Fixtures from the top menu.

Club Manager

The Auckland University Cricket Club employs a Club Manager who is responsible for the control, direction and instruction of anyone employed by the Club and the administration of the Club’s affairs in accordance with the direction given by the elected Board of Management. Refer Elected Office Bearers >>.

Complaints

Complaints on any matters with the way the club is administered or the conduct of any of its employees, volunteers or members should be referred in the first instance to the Grade Convenor. If circumstances should not allow this then the complaint should be made directly to the Junior Club Captain.

Under no circumstances shall a member, volunteer or parent directly reprimand an employee of the Club.