Women's and Girl's Grades

For details of the October School Holiday Clinics for the junior girls Quickhit (softball) grades click here

Grade Convenor - Click here for details

Who

For girls in Years 3–13 at school, and for Senior Women players.
 

Women's Premier:
The top Women’s Club grade - games are on Saturdays starting at 11:30am, 11-a-side. A mixture of 1-Day 50 over and Twenty20 competitions are played.

Women's Premier Reserve:
This grade is the stepping-stone between the morning junior grades and Women's Premier.  Games are played on Saturday afternoons, starting at 12:30pm, 11-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.
 
Future Hearts (Under 15):
This is an U15 (cut off 1 Sept) grade and is open to any club teams.  It is played on Saturday mornings, starting at 8:30am, 9-a-side. Games are 28 overs per innings.  There will be two seeded pools if there are at least 8 teams.  It is envisaged mostly Year 7 and 8 girls play in this grade.
 
Junior Hearts Hardball (Under 12):
This is an U12 (cut off 1 Sept) grade for more confident and experienced players. It is played on Saturday mornings, starting at 8:30am, 8 aside.  There will be two seeded pools if there are at least 8 teams.  Games will be 20 overs per innings and players bat in pairs for 5 overs each - runs are lost for each wicket.  Games are played on a home-and-away basis.  It is envisaged that mostly Year 5 and 6 girls who have some experience will play in this grade.
 
Junior Hearts Quikhit (Under 12 Softball grade):
This is an U12 (cut off 1 Sept) grade for real beginners, usually from Years 4-6.  It is played on Saturday mornings, and is 8-a-side.  Games will be 20 overs per innings and players bat in pairs for 5 overs each - runs are lost for each wicket.  All games will be played at Melville Park (Epsom) on Saturday mornings starting at 10:20am.
 
Mini Hearts (Under 10 Softball grade): 
Generally for younger girls new to cricket or for girls who played Girls Quickhit or Boys midget grade last year.  Usually Years 3-4 at school.  Games are played on Saturday mornings at Melville Park, starting at 8.30am.  Teams are 8-a-side and games are 16 overs per innings - players bat in pairs for 4 overs each and runs are lost for each wicket.  The age cut-off is 1st September.
 
Draw >>
Refer to Ground Directory >> .
 

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 Premier Youth, U15 and U12 Hardball; white shorts or longs for U12 and U11 Softball
  • 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 the following traditional fixtures:

  • Kohi Cup versus Ellerslie C.C.
  • Haughey Cup versus Cornwall C.C
  • Tamaki Cup versus Grafton C.C.

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

Refer Club Events 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.