BOYS U10 - U18

Who

For boys who are in Year 5-13 at school at the start of the cricket season. 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 may play up one grade after seeking dispensation via the club manager

Last year Auckland Cricket have changed to Under-Age grading (e.g U10) rather than school year (e.g Y5). More details can be found here. The age cut-off is 1st April, but Auckland Cricket have indicated that they will be flexible in granting dispensations so that boys can be in a team with their friends and playing at the right level. Please contact the Club Manager if this applies to you.

When and Where

The season typically starts on the first Saturday after Labour Weekend and finishes on the last Saturday in March. The season breaks during the Christmas school holidays. ​The Auckland Cricket Playing Dates can be found on their website.

Teams will play against other teams in Auckland Cricket. Games are scheduled home and away across the city. When playing a 'home' game ACA will schedule the match as close to AUCC as possible.

Teams are traditionally expected to practice once a week for 45-60 minutes. The Club is reliant on volunteer support to coach and manage these teams.

Grades:

On Saturday Boys U11 and U13 Softball grades are available for those not wanting to transition to hardball and enjoy the softball competition a little bit more.

On Saturday Boys U10, U11, U12, U13, U15, U17, U19 Hardball grades are T20 matches excluding restricted grades.

 

Restricted grades are selected players who wish to play a slightly longer format of the game. During registration, U12 and U13 players wanting to trial for the Restricted grade will be asked on the form. This is the grade for the players of the highest ability in the grade. To play in the Restricted grade, the players must be selected through a trial process. Trials are scheduled for the last 2 weeks in September at Sacred Heart College - exact times will be communicated when we know how many players wish to trial. Once grading trials are complete and we have a clear picture of the number of players, preferences, and the spaces available in the ACA draws, we will finalise which of these formats we will enter, and how many teams.  We will do our best to accommodate preferences, but can’t guarantee.

There is also an option of Midweek Cricket in addition/substitution of Saturday Cricket.

Midweek cricket is offered to U12 on Tuesday, U13 and U15 on Thursday and U17 on Wednesday. All games are 20 Overs and are played locally to minimise traffic time

Junior Blues

Inter Club Fixtures are also offered on ​Sunday. During registration, U10-12 players wanting to trial for the Inter Club "Junior Blues" Fixtures will be asked on the form. This is the grade for the players of the highest ability in the grade. To play in the Junior Blues program the players must be selected through a trial process. Trials will be communicated when we know how many players wish to trial.

Please visit the Inter-Club Fixtures Page for more details

Club Summer Series

The Club Summer Series is an extra competition for those wanting to play another game of cricket with a more developmental lens. This competition includes U13, U15 and U17 grades. U13 LO and U15 LO grades are available over 5 Sundays during the summer and U15 and U17 T20 Multi-day tournaments are available in January. 

The grades can have anywhere from 1-3 pools depending on the size and strengths of the teams at the club. Depending on the number players interested a trial process may need to be held.

For all the ACA Competition Offerings please click here

Uniforms

For Softball Grades all players must wear the club playing shirt and a club playing cap during Saturday morning competition.  The Blue Cap and Club Shirt are available from PlayersSports.

The new junior coloured playing  is mandatory in 2021-22 season and is available to order from PlayersSports for the upcoming season

For Hardball Grades all players must wear the club playing shirt, pants and a club playing cap during Saturday morning competition.  The Blue Cap, Club Shirt and Pants are available from PlayersSports.

The new junior coloured playing shirt and new coloured pants are mandatory in 2021-22 season and is available to order from PlayersSports for the upcoming season

Draw & Playing Conditions

For the Draw Refer to the CricHQ website

For the Playing Conditions refer to Auckland Cricket website

Enrolment

To register now please click here

Downloads and Resources

Below is a list of documents and resources that may be needed throughout the season

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