Action packed fun

for boys & girls of all ages

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 youth to adult cricket at varying rates.
The Club has a number of New Zealand Cricket Accredited Coaches at different coaching levels as well as Coaches and Helpers that have received formal training. We encourage any parent or guardian that wishes to be involved in coaching at whatever level. If you are new to the Club and would like to know more about this, please talk to any Club Member. We are always looking for Coaches to help our young people develop their cricketing skills. Our volunteer Coaches and Helpers are dedicated and skilled and do a great job every week to ensure our Saturday teams perform and enjoy themselves. As parents, we often want to challenge our children. If you are wanting some more in-depth or one-on-one coaching our club can assist with directing you to qualified Coaches who can provide technical and skilled assistance on a pay by hour basis.

2019/2020 Season Dates

Section 1 – 4
Pre Christmas: 19 Oct – 14 Dec 2019 (no play on Show Weekend 15 Nov)
Post Christmas: 1 Feb – 21 Mar 2020

 

What Grade is right for you?

The club operates a number of junior grades for cricketers (boys & girls) between the ages of 4-15. Please note the grade ages listed below are to be used as a guide only as they can vary dependant on a player’s skill level.

Junior Grades

Junior YellowCaps (Have a Go)

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

Ages: School year 1 (approx 4-6-year-olds).
When: Friday night programme starts November for 6 weeks (5 sessions – no play on Show Day).
Gear: Wear comfortable clothing, all other equipment is provided.
Cost: $60 for the season. 

Registrations close 15 September 2019

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: School year 1–2 (approx 5–6-year-olds).
When: Saturday mornings at 8:45 am or 10:30 am (90-minute games).
The season starts 19 October 2019.
There are 8 games prior to Christmas and 8 games after the summer holidays.
Training: Practices are normally 45 minutes on a day/time determined by the coach.
Gear:

Supplied: We will supply a Club shirt and cap (your cricket cap is yours to keep, if you need a new one this will cost $10).

Required: White shorts and trainers.

Cost: $80 for the season.

Registrations close 15 September 2019

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: School year 3–4 (approx 7–8-year-olds).
When: Saturday mornings at 9:00 am (120-minute games).
The season starts 19 October 2019.
There are 8 games prior to Christmas and 8 games after the summer holidays.
Training: Practices are normally 45-60 minutes on a day/time determined by the coach.
Gear:

Supplied: We will supply a Club shirt and cap (your cricket cap is yours to keep, if you need a new one this will cost $10).

Required: White shorts and trainers.

Cost: $80 for the season.

Registrations close 15 September 2019

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: School year 5–6 (approx 9–11-year-olds).
When: Saturday mornings at 9:00 am (150-minute games).
The season starts 19 October 2019.
There are 8 games prior to Christmas and 8 games after the summer holidays.
Training: Practices are normally 60-90 minutes on a day/time determined by the coach.
Gear:

Supplied: We will supply a Club shirt and cap (your cricket cap is yours to keep, if you need a new one this will cost $10).

Required: White trousers and white shoes (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 close 15 September 2019

Section 1

Note: if you are a Year 8 student, go to “Section 1 – 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: School year 7 (approx 11–12-year-olds).
When: Saturday mornings at 9:00 am (180-minute games).
The season starts 19 October 2019.
There are 8 games prior to Christmas and 8 games after the summer holidays.
Training: Practices are normally 90-120 minutes on a day/time determined by the coach.
Gear:

Supplied: We will supply a Club shirt and cap (your cricket cap is yours to keep, if you need a new one this will cost $10).

Required: White trousers and white shoes (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 close 15 September 2019

Section 1 – 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 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: School year 8 (approx 12–13-year-olds).
When: Saturday mornings at 9:00 am (180-minute games).
The season starts 19 October 2019.
There are 8 games prior to Christmas (players will then need to register for the Youth Grade following the summer holidays).
Training: Practices are normally 90-120 minutes on a day/time determined by the coach.
Gear:

Supplied: We will supply a Club shirt and cap (your cricket cap is yours to keep, if you need a new one this will cost $10).

Required: White trousers and white shoes (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 up until the summer holidays.

Registrations close 15 September 2019

Junior Cricket Rules

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

Youth Grades

Boys Youth Cricket

This grade is integration from Club Cricket to High School teams. These are 40 over games played between teams consisting of the full 11 a-side and played within Mid-Canterbury in the South and Rangiora in the North. 

Ages: School year 9–10 (approx 13–15-year-olds).
When: Saturday afternoons at 1:00–5:30 pm.
The season runs from Jan–Dec but games are only played during Spring and Summer months, usually Feb–Mar and Oct–Nov.
Training: Practices are normally 90-120 minutes on a day/time determined by the coach.
Gear:

Supplied: We will supply a Club shirt and cap (your cricket cap is yours to keep, if you need a new one this will cost $10).

Required: White trousers and white shoes (preferred).

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

Cost: $120 for the season.

Registrations close 10 January 2020

Girls Youth Cricket

Ages: School Year 8-13
When:
Saturday 1:00-5:30pm
Gear Required:
White trousers, cricket shoes, cricket bat, pads, thigh pad, gloves & helmet

Girls Youth Cricket offers competitive cricket, playing establish cricket club’s senior girls teams in the Christchurch Metro Competition. Practices are normally for 90 minutes, day/time selected by the coach.

Our Sponsors

Weedons Cricket Club would like to thank the following sponsors who kindly assist our club: