BOYS U10 - U18
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
This 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.
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, U14, U16, 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 U14 on Thursday, U16 and U19 on Wednesday. All games are 20 Overs and are played locally to minimise traffic time
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 of Origin
The Club of Origin is now being offered as a six weekend Sunday competition spread over the season. This is an extra competition for those wanting to play a more competitive level of cricket and is typically for those who have stronger cricketing abilities. This competition includes U13, U15 and U17 grades. All grades have two different formats, 40 Overs and T20. 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. More details to come soon
For all the ACA Competition Offerings please click here
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 2020-21 season however it is available to pre-order at PlayersSports for the upcoming 2019-20 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.
Draw & Playing Conditions
For the Draw Refer to the CricHQ website
For the Playing Conditions refer to Auckland Cricket website
To register now please click here
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