Action packed fun

for kids 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 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)

Ages: Approx 4-6-year-olds | School year 1
When: TBA
Gear Required: Comfortable clothing

This takes place on Friday evenings for 6 weeks over November-December at Brookside Park, Rolleston. The sessions are designed as an introduction to cricket for juniors. Come along and have a fun time whilst learning some new skills.

Section 4

Ages: Approx 5-6-year-olds | School year 1-2
Where: Saturday 8:45 am or 10:30 am (90-minute games)
Gear Provided: Club shirt and cap
Gear Required: White shorts and gym shoes

This beginner grade introduces young children to the concept of cricket. These 6 a-side 12 over games are played using a plastic incrediball to enable limited protective equipment and maximum movement and enjoyment. We encourage full participation for all players. Practises are normally for 45 minutes, day/time selected by the coach.

Section 3

Ages: Approx 7-8-year-olds | School year 3-4
When: Saturday 9:00–11:00 am
Gear Provided: Club shirt and cap
Gear Required:
White shorts and gym shoes

This intermediate grade continues to introduce young children to the game of cricket. These 8 a-side 16 over games are played using a plastic incrediball to enable limited protective equipment and maximum movement and enjoyment. Again we encourage full participation for all players. Year 5 children with lower confidence and skills can also play section 3 but it’s not recommended. Practises are normally for 45-60 minutes, day/time selected by the coach.

Section 2

Ages: Approx 9-11-year-olds | School year 5-6
When: 
Saturday 9:00–11:30 am
Gear Provided: Club shirt and cap
Gear Required: 
White Trousers and white shoes (preferred).
Optional: Cricket bat, pads, thigh pad, box, gloves & helmet (these are provided by the club in a team bag if you don’t have any)

This grade introduces the junior cricketer to the hardball game. Learning to wear full protective equipment and using the proper leather hardball for the first time is a fascinating experience for these young cricketers. These 20 over games are played between teams of 8 a-side. Practises are normally for 60-90 minutes, day/time selected by the coach.

Section 1

Ages: Approx 11-13-year-olds | School year 7-8
When: Saturday 9:00 am–12:00 pm
Gear Provided: Club shirt and cap
Gear Required:
White Trousers and white shoes (preferred).
Optional: 
Cricket bat, pads, thigh pad, box, gloves & helmet (these are provided by the club in a team bag if you don’t have any)

This grade is for young players who are starting to commit to the game. This grade introduces the junior cricketer to the longer form of the game. These 30 over games are played between teams of 9 a-side and compete for the Ken Wadsworth Cup. Practises are normally for 90-120 minutes, day/time selected by the coach.

Year 8 players in 2019 will play for Section 1 until Christmas and move to Youth Cricket teams in Jan 2020.

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

Ages: School year 9-11
When: Saturday 1:00-5:30pm
Gear Required: White trousers, cricket shoes, cricket bat, pads, thigh pad, box, gloves & helmet

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. Practices are normally for 90-120 minutes, day/time selected by the coach.

The Youth season is aligned with the metro season and runs for a calendar year from Jan to Dec.

 

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 clubs senior girls teams in the metro competition in Christchurch. Practises 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: