Year 6 – Boys & Girls mixed

Grade Convenor - Click here for details

Who

For boys and girls who are in Year 6 at school at the start of the season. (Whilst girls are eligible to play in this grade, there are girls-only grades available which may be more appropriate - please refer to the Girls Grade Info page).  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, following asessment by a Club Coach. 

Where and when

Teams play against clubs from the Southern, Eastern, Central and Western districts of Auckland so some travel is required to game venues when playing away from home. Play commences at 8.30am on Saturday mornings. This grade is administered by Auckland Cricket.

Draws>>

Refer to Ground Directory>>

Teams

There are two grades in Year 6 this season:

  • Year 6 Graded - teams are formed after a trials process, and players are put into either "Premier" teams or "A" teams based on ability. Teams are 11-a-side.
  • Year 6 Social - this grade plays "batting-in-pairs" format, where players bat for a fixed number of overs and lose runs when dismissed rather than leaving the wicket. Players are put into teams with their mates rather than ability. This grade will appeal to those who prefer the playing format similar to Year 5 1st-half rather than "out-is-out", and to 1st-time players. Teams are 10-a-side.

Team names are:

  • Broncos
  • Brumbies
  • Chargers
  • Colts
  • Mustangs
  • Spurs

Season

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.

Game conditions

Teams play on an 18-metre pitch with a two-piece hard cricket ball.

Games last for approximately 3.5 hours.

Every player must bowl 2 overs, with the exception of the designated wicket keeper, and batsmen can be dismissed when they are out (except "B" division).

This grade is championship but the emphasis remains on total participation and fun.

Rules

The Playing Conditions can be found on the Auckland Cricket website - Club Cricket >> Playing Conditions.  

Coaching

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 minutes.

Qualified coaching support will be provided by the Club to 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. All coaches will be encouraged to attend relevant Coach Training courses.

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.

Helmets

It is Club Policy that helmets be worn by all batsmen, and a helmet or face-guard be worn by all wicket keepers.

Uniforms

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 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 – optional

Note: all cricket 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, team awards are made 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 6 teams to represent the Club in the following traditional fixtures:

  • Kohi Cup versus Ellerslie C.C.
  • Stephen Fleming Willow versus Parnell C.C.
  • Blair Pollock Cup Quadrangular tournament (2 games)
  • Uni Cup Quadrangular tournament (2 games)
  • 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 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

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.