Year 5

We are running Introduction to Hardball training on 14th and 21st October - click here to see the details. 

For more information about the Year 5 grade for 2016-17 click here

All playing and protective gear is providedi by the Club.  However, players are welcome to use their own - for details of the 2016-17 Harball Gear Starter Pack available at Players Sports - click here

Grade ConvenorClick here for details



For boys who are in Year 5 at school at the start of the cricket season. (Whilst girls are eligible to play in this grade, there are girls-only grades available which may be more appropriate.)  It is Club policy that all players must 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 Parnell CC and  Grafton CC .

Play commences from 8.30am on Saturday mornings at the following venues:

  • Glover Park
  • Bloodworth Park
  • Victoria Park
  • Martyn Wilson Reserve
  • Auckland Domain


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 are made up of 8 players and where possible we put friends in the same team.

Team names are:

  • Commandos
  • Conquerors
  • Crusaders
  • Gladiators
  • Invaders
  • Knights
  • Saxons
  • Vikings
  • Warriors

Game conditions

  • Teams play on an 18-metre artificail wicket with a two-piece hard cricket ball.
  • Games last for approximately 3 hours
  • The grade is non-championship and the emphasis is on total participation and fun.

To ease with the transition to hard-ball cricket, the Playing Conditions change mid-season.

In the first half before Christmas:

  • Games are 24 overs per innings.
  • Player bat in pairs for 6 overs per pair - runs are deducted for wickets lost.
  • Every player must bowl a minimum of 2 overs.

For the second half of the season after Christmas:

  • Games are 25 overs per innings.
  • Batsmen can be dismissed after facing 6 fair deliveries
  • Every player, with the exception of the designated wicketkeeper, must bowl 2 overs


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


Refer Year 5 rules >>


The Club is reliant on volunteer support to coach and manage these teams. Teams would be expected to practice once a week for no more than 60-90 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.


It is Club Policy that helmets be worn by all batsmen, and a helmet or face-guard be worn by all wicket keepers.  Three helmets are provided in the gear bag supplied by the club.


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

  • Sky Blue cap or white brimmed hat with club logo
  • Club shirt - click here to view
  • White longs
  • White or cream sports socks
  • Sports shoes
  • White sleeveless jersey (optional)

Note: all playing equipment is provided by the Club.


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.


At the end of the season, the following team awards are be 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 University Cricket Club.  The Club recognises every player after they have played 100 games for the Club by presenting them with a special “Centurions 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 a team will be selected from all the Year 5 teams to represent the Club in the following traditional fixtures:

  • Kohi Cup versus Ellerslie CC
  • Stephen Fleming Willow versus Parnell CC
  • Blair Pocock Cup Quadrangular tournament (2 games)
  • University Shield Quadrangular tournament (2 games)
  • Tamaki Cup versus Grafton CC

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 Director 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.

However, because of the higher playing standard and more competitive environment in these games, players will be selected on merit.

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 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 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 or the Chairman of the Board of Management.

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


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