Year 2 - Boys and Girls mixed

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Grade Convenor - Click here for details

Who

For boys and girls who are in Year 2 at school at the start of the cricket season. It is Club policy that all players should play in their correct grade unless the player concerned has exceptional skills and if this is the case then he or she may play up one grade.

Where and when

Teams play against other teams from the University Club, and teams from Parnell CC and Grafton CC.

Play commences at 8.30am on Saturday mornings at these venues:

  • Colin Maiden Park
  • Shore Road/Orakei Domain
  • Victoria Park
  • Cox's Bay

Cancellations

Saturday morning cancellations will be mde by 7:00am and published on this website - there is a quick-link to the cancellatios page in the left column.

Teams

Teams are made up of 8 players and where possible we put friends into the same team. Team names are:

  • Cheetahs
  • Cougars
  • Jaguars
  • Leopards
  • Lions
  • Lynxes
  • Panthers
  • Pumas
  • Tigers
  • Wildcats

Game conditions

  • Teams play on a 12 metre pitch with an incrediball (a soft cricket ball with a seam).
  • Games last for approximately 90 minutes and are 16 overs per side.
  • Every player must bowl 2 overs and they all bat for 4 overs.
  • The playing conditions provide for teams with less than or more than 8 players.
  • This grade is non-championship and the emphasis is on total participation and fun.

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 Year 2 rules >>

Coaching

The Club is reliant on volunteer support to coach and manage these teams. Teams are expected to practice once a week for 45-60 minutes.  AUCC runs weekly Club-run coaching sessions to complement team trainings at no charge.

Qualified coaching support will be provided by the Club to assist volunteer coaches, umpires, scorers and all players at various times during the season.  This will consist of support during training sessions and various coaching clinics for players.  All team Coaches and Practise Asssistants will be expected to attend the “Have-A Go” training programme which is a one-evening course run in October at a venue in our local area.

Parental involvement

The Club relies on volunteer support from parents.

Each team will need a Coach and 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 for the benfit of the players.

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 is available from Player Sports,14 Melrose Street, Newmarket. The playing uniform consists of:

  • Blue cap or white full-brimmed hat
  • Club shirt - click here to view
  • White shorts or longs
  • White or cream sports socks
  • Sports shoes
  • White jumper – optional

Note: all playing equipment 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, the following team awards are awarded to players in each 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 Auckland University Cricket Club. AUCC recognises every player who has played 100 games for the Club by presenting them with a special “Centurion's Cap” - they are then officially inducted into the AUCC Centurions Club. It will take a player approximately seven seasons to reach this milestone.

Refer Club Records.

Inter-club fixtures

There are no Inter-Club Rep fixtures for the Year 2 grade.

Club Manager

The 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 Board 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 Convenor.

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