Junior Cricket

Action-packed fun for Pre-Primary and Primary School Girls & Boys

Our Junior Club provides a well-defined pathway for young players to develop and excel at all levels of cricket. This pathway allows young cricketers to progressively acquire the skills and values of the game and to make the transition from Junior to Youth and Senior Cricket. 

Junior Cricket Season

The season runs from October to March but games take a break over the summer school holidays.

2020/2021 Season Dates

Section 1 & Section 2
Matches start Saturday 17 October 2020
Last match on Saturday 12 December 2020
Start again on Saturday 30 January 2021
Last match on Saturday 20 March 2021

Section 3 & Section 4
Matches start Saturday 24 October 2020
Last match on Saturday 12 December 2020
Start again on Saturday 30 January 2021
Last match on Saturday 20 March 2021

Yellow Caps
Sessions start on Friday 6 November 2020
Last session on Friday 11 December 2020

No matches on Canterbury Show Weekend

Junior Grades

Junior Yellow Caps (Have a Go)

Fun and interactive sessions that introduce juniors to the different aspects of cricket including batting, bowling and fielding.

Ages: Pre-school and Year 1                                                                              Players are approximately 4–6 years old
When: Late Friday afternoon – Sessions will start at approximatley 5.00pm. (Times will be confrimed and communicated closer to the time).
Starts on Friday 6 November – no play on Show Day.
Gear: Wear comfortable clothing. All other equipment is provided.
Cost: $60 for the season.

Registrations for Yellow Caps open on 24 August and close mid-October

Section 4

If your child has participated in the Yellow Caps programme or is a keen backyard cricketer then they are ready to participate in Section 4, the beginners grade.

  • Teams consist of 6 players and games are 12-overs per innings.
  • All players participate in batting, bowling and fielding.
  • As these sessions are played with an incrediball there is no need for protective gear such as pads or a helmet.
Ages: Primary School Year 1 to Year 2                                                            Players are approximately 5-6 years old
When:

Saturday mornings at 8:45 am or 10:30 am (90-minute games).

24 October – 12 December 2020
(No matches on Canterbury Show Weekend)

30 January – 20 March 2021

Training: Practices are normally 45 minutes on a day/time determined by the coach.
Gear:

Supplied: Weedons Cricket Club will supply you with a Club shirt and a Club cap. The cap is yours to keep. Caps can be replaced for $10.

Required: White shorts and trainers.

Cost: $80 for the Full-Season. (Oct-Mar)
$40 for the Half-Season. (Jan-Mar)

Register for Half-Season

If you want to join a team mid-season.

Registrations for Section 4 Half-Season open in December 2020.

Register for Full-Season

If you want to join at the start of the season.

Registrations for Section 4 Full-Season open on 24 August and close 10 September.

Section 3

This intermediate grade continues to grow and develop young cricketers’ skills and confidence.

  • Teams consist of 8 players and games are 16-overs per innings.
  • All players participate in batting, bowling and fielding.
  • As these sessions are played with an incrediball there is no need for protective gear such as pads or a helmet.
Ages: Primary School Year 3 to Year 4                                                Players are approximately 7–8 years old
When:

Saturday mornings at 9:00 am (120-minute games).

24 October – 12 December 2020
(No matches on Canterbury Show Weekend)

30 January – 20 March 2021

Training: Practices are normally 45-60 minutes on a day/time determined by the coach.
Gear:

Supplied: Weedons Cricket Club will supply you with a cap. The Club cap is yours to keep. Caps can be replaced for $10.                If you have outgrown your shirt from last season, please make note of the required size on your registration form and bring your old shirt (washed and clean please) to the first practice.

Required: White shorts and trainers.

Cost: $80 for the season.

Registrations for Section 3 open on 24 August and close 10 September

Section 2

This grade is played with a leather hardball. Players continue to grow and develop their skills while wearing protective pads and a helmet.

  • Teams consist of 8 players and games are 20-overs per innings.
  • All players participate in batting, bowling and fielding.
Ages: Primary School Year 5 to Year 6                                                Players are approximately 9-11 years old
When:

Saturday mornings at 9:00 am (150-minute games).

17 October – 12 December 2020
(No matches on Canterbury Show Weekend)

30 January – 20 March 2021

Training: Practices are normally 60-90 minutes on a day/time determined by the coach.
Gear:

Supplied: Weedons Cricket Club will supply you with a cap. The Club cap is yours to keep. Caps can be replaced for $10.                If you have outgrown your shirt from last season, please make note of the required size on your registration form and bring your old shirt (washed and clean please) to the first practice.

Required: White trousers and white trainers (preferred).

Optional: Cricket bat, batting pads, thigh pad, box, gloves and helmet (these items are also available in the Team’s gear bag).

Cost: $100 for the season.

Registrations for Section 2 open on 24 August and close 10 September

Section 1

Note: if you are a Year 8 student, go to “Section 1A – Year 8” below.

This grade is played with a leather hardball as players continue to grow and develop their skills. This grade is ideal for players who are really starting to commit to the game but new players are also welcome. Section 1 teams compete for the Ken Wadsworth Cup.

  • Teams consist of 9 players and games are 30-overs per innings.
  • All players participate in batting, bowling and fielding.
Ages: Primary School Year 7                                                                  Players are approximately 11-12 years old

Saturday mornings at 9:00 am (180-minute games).

17 October – 12 December 2020
(No matches on Canterbury Show Weekend)

30 January – 20 March 2021

Training: Practices are normally 90-120 minutes on a day/time determined by the coach.
Gear:

Supplied: Weedons Cricket Club will supply you with a cap. The Club cap is yours to keep. Caps can be replaced for $10.                If you have outgrown your shirt from last season, please make note of the required size on your registration form and bring your old shirt (washed and clean please) to the first practice.

Required: White trousers and white trainers (preferred).

Optional: Cricket bat, batting pads, thigh pad, box, gloves and helmet (these items are also available in the Team’s gear bag).

Cost: $100 for the season.

Registrations for Section 1 open on 24 August and close 10 September

Section 1A – Year 8

Due to the transition from Primary School to College, all Year 8 students must register for this half-season competition. After Christmas, they will then be required to register for the Youth Grade and play for the combined “Rolleston College/Weedons Cricket Club” team (students do not have to attend Rolleston College to join the team).

This grade is played with a leather hardball. Players continue to grow and develop their skills. This grade is ideal for players who are really starting to commit to the game but new players are also welcome. Section 1 teams compete for the Ken Wadsworth Cup.

  • Teams consist of 9 players and games are 30-overs per innings.
  • All players participate in batting, bowling and fielding.
Ages: Primary School Year 8 ONLY                                                  Players are approximately 12-13 years old
When:

Saturday mornings at 9:00 am (180-minute games).

Matches start Saturday 17 October 2020
Last match on Saturday 12 December 2020

No matches on Canterbury Show Weekend

Training: Practices are normally 90-120 minutes on a day/time determined by the coach.
Gear:

Supplied: Weedons Cricket Club will supply you with a cap. The Club cap is yours to keep. Caps can be replaced for $10.                If you have outgrown your shirt from last season, please make note of the required size on your registration form and bring your old shirt (washed and clean please) to the first practice.

Required: White trousers and white trainers (preferred).

Optional: Cricket bat, batting pads, thigh pad, box, gloves and helmet (these items are also available in the Team’s gear bag).

Cost: $50 for the season.

Registrations for Section 1A open on 24 August and close 10 September

Junior Cricket Registration Form

If you experience problems using the form below, please try registering directly on the CricHQ website

Can I get a family discount?

We have introduced a 15% discount on subs for families that have more than one child registered to play in the Weedons Rolleston Junior Cricket Club.

Regrettably, this discount will not work across the three clubs – it will only work for siblings registered within the same club.

When you complete the registration form, there will be an option to add another child – please use this option as this will combine the subs for the players and calculate the discount once you have completed this process.

How do I make payment?

Payment for all Club fees can be made via Credit Card or Bank Deposit.

Credit Card payments can be made during the registration process.  Note that a merchant fee will be added to the amount due.

Bank Deposits can be made into the club ANZ account:
Weedons Cricket Club
06-0801-0062578-00

Please include the player’s name as payment reference.

All subs MUST be paid before the start of the season.

Volunteers

Weedons Rolleston Junior Cricket has more than 30 Junior Teams, these are broken down into different Sections (age groups).

Each Section has an appointed Section Leader who will assist and guide the Coaches and Managers throughout the Season.

Weedons Cricket Club relies on parents volunteers to Coach and Manage the Junior and Youth Teams – you do not need experience or to be an expert to take up these roles!

Coaches

There is a range of different Coaching Courses available to suit the different ages and stages of the various Junior Sections.

Last season, we implemented a structure of a Coach, a Co-Coach and a Manager for each team – these roles are filled by parents within the team.

Coaches roles are to teach and encourage the young players to develop their batting, bowling and fielding skills. Coaches guide and instil a sense of pride and a love of the game of cricket.

Co-Coaches are there to lend a hand at practices and at matches – getting the players organised and ready to go out into the field, assisting with drills and throw-downs on the sidelines.

Managers

Managers are the communicators in the team and let the teams know where and when practices are taking place, where next week’s match is scheduled to be played. Managers are there to assist Coaches with getting the information out to the families.

Scorers

Gosh, parents FREEZE at the mention of scoring for matches! But without Scorers we cannot record the matches. Scorers are vital for each team.

Prior to the start of every season, there is a Scoring Workshop to teach you, the parents, how to do the scoring. If there are a few parents from each team the load is shared.

The next Workshop is Monday 12 October, 2020, at the Lincoln High School Waiora Room from 6pm – 8pm. This is open for any coach, manager or parent to attend.

Coaches

There is a range of different Coaching Courses available to suit the different ages and stages of the various Junior Sections.

Last season, we implemented a structure of a Coach, a Co-Coach and a Manager for each team – these roles are filled by parents within the team.

Coaches roles are to teach and encourage the young players to develop their batting, bowling and fielding skills. Coaches guide and instil a sense of pride and a love of the game of cricket.

Co-Coaches are there to lend a hand at practices and at matches – getting the players organised and ready to go out into the field, assisting with drills and throw-downs on the sidelines.

Managers

Managers are the communicators in the team and let the teams know where and when practices are taking place, where next week’s match is scheduled to be played. Managers are there to assist Coaches with getting the information out to the families.

Scorers

Gosh, parents FREEZE at the mention of scoring for matches! But without Scorers we cannot record the matches. Scorers are vital for each team.

Prior to the start of every season, there is a Scoring Workshop to teach you, the parents, how to do the scoring. If there are a few parents from each team the load is shared.

Get Involved

Cricket is a social sport and many friendships are kindled on the pitch and on the perimeter of the ovals across our district, across our country and across the world.

We invite you to please put your hand up to Coach, Co-Coach or Manage a team of young, enthusiastic and energetic players!

Jump in. Get involved. Be kind.

Junior Cricket Rules

The latest rules for each Section can be found on the Canterbury Country Cricket Association website. Click the button below to go to their webpage.

Junior Cricket Code of Conduct

Cricket is a game that owes much of its unique appeal to the fact that it is expected to be played not only within its Laws, but also within the Spirit of the Game. Any action, that is seen to abuse this spirit, causes injury to the game itself. The major responsibility for ensuring the spirit of fair play rests with the players, captains, coaches, managers and supporters of all teams involved.

We expects all Players, Captains, Coaches, Managers and Supporters at all levels within our club to uphold the following values:

  1. Fun is the objective;
  2. Batsmen walk if caught;
  3. Fielders are quiet when batsmen are facing;
  4. Teams are prepared to play on time;
  5. Fielding teams maintain a fast over rate;
  6. No send-offs or abuse;
  7. Accept Umpires and Player/Umpires decisions;
  8. Complaints are voiced only through the captain and coach in an appropriate and respectful manner;
  9. Thank Umpires and opponents after the game;
  10. Report anyone who doesn’t uphold these values immediately and appropriately.
  1. Abide by the rules of the game, rules set down by your coach, club and competition.
  2. Never argue with an official or umpire. If you disagree, have your captain, coach or manager approach the official during a break or after the competition.
  3. Control your temper. Verbal or physical abuse of officials, umpires, spectators or other players on either side, deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent or team member is not acceptable or permitted.
  4. Work equally hard for yourself and your team. Your team’s performance will benefit, so will you.
  5. Be a good sport. Applaud all good players whether they are on your team or the other team. Be proud to walk off the ground after each game knowing that you have given your best effort and never involve yourself in an argument with opposing players, umpires or officials.
  6. Treat all players as you would like to be treated. Do not interfere with, bully or take unfair advantage of another player. Your involvement to play is for fun and enjoyment and that winning is only part of it.
  7. Co-operate with your coach and teammates, and respect the ability of your opponent. Without them, there would be no game.
  8. Play for the FUN and not just to please parents and coaches.
  9.  Avoid the use of derogatory language based on gender, race or religion.
  10. Smoking and/or consuming alcohol or partaking in illegal substances is totally forbidden by Juniors whilst involved in any Junior Cricket competition.
  1. Encourage children to participate if they are interested. However, if a child is not willing, do not force them.
  2. Focus upon the child’s effort and performance rather than the overall outcome of the event. This assists the child in setting realistic goals related to their ability by reducing the emphasis on winning.
  3. Teach your child that honest effort is as important as victory so that the result of each game is accepted without undue disappointment.
  4. Encourage your child always to play by the rules.
  5. Never ridicule or yell at your child for making a mistake or losing the competition.
  6. Remember your child should be involved in Cricket for their enjoyment, not yours.
  7. Remember your child learns best by examples. Applaud good play by both your team and by members of the opposing team.
  8. If you disagree with an official or umpire raise the issue through the appropriate channels rather than questioning the official’s judgement and honesty in public. Remember, most officials give their time and effort for your child’s involvement.
  9. Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from Junior sporting activities.
  10. Recognise the value and importance of volunteer coaches. They give of their time and resources to provide recreational activities for your child and deserve your support.
  11. Support your club officials in maintaining the highest standard of behaviour both on and off the field for the betterment of the competition and your family. Offer your assistance to the team that your child is playing in so that every opportunity is being provided for the very best supervision and support. Your involvement will give both yourself and your child far more satisfaction.
  12. Avoid the use of derogatory language based on gender, race or religion.
  13. There shall be no consumption of alcohol or illegal substances at any Junior matches at any time. Smoking legal cigarettes is discouraged around children.
  1. Be familiar with the Laws of Cricket and abide by the rules and conditions of your Association and Club.
  2. Teach your players that rules of the game are mutual agreements, which no player should evade or break.
  3. Group players according to age, height, and physical maturity whenever possible in any competitive practice session.
  4. Avoid over-playing the talented players. The ‘just average’ players need and deserve equal time.
  5. Remember that the players involved play for fun and enjoyment and that winning is only part of it. Emphasise the importance of the learning and development of skills and positive attitudes. Never ridicule or yell at your players for making mistakes or losing the competition.
  6. Remember to play as the laws were intended and do not manipulate the laws to get an unfair advantage.
  7. Ensure that equipment and facilities meet safety standards and are appropriate for the age and ability of the players.
  8. The scheduling and length of practice times and competitions should take into consideration the maturity level of the players.
  9. Develop team respect for the ability of opponents, as well as for the judgement of umpires and opposing coaches.
  10. Follow the advice of a qualified person when determining when an injured player is ready to play or train again.
  11. Make a personal commitment to keep yourself informed of sound Junior coaching principles and developments. Complete coaching accreditation Foundations and Advanced Foundations courses at a minimum.
  12. Avoid the use of derogatory language based on gender, race or religion.
  13. Ensure that all players can compete in a safe and happy environment free of any type of harassment.
  14. No alcohol or illegal substances are allowed to be consumed by players, coaches or supporters at junior matches.
  15. Smoking whilst actively engaged in junior activities is not permitted.

Our Sponsors

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Discount Gear

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