Year 1 (Ages 4 to 6 years)

Year 1 cricket commences on Friday 1st November.

  • Year 1 cricket is suitable for children (boys & girls) in School Years 0 & 1. Older children are welcome to join at this level if they are new to cricket as we also cater for new players in the older grades.


 All Year 1 cricket will take place on Friday afternoons in front of the Parnell Clubrooms at Shore Road Reserve (Near the children's playground). These after school sessions are supervised by the Club's qualified cricket coaches. Parent assistance is encouraged. If weather conditions are unfavorable, then Year 1 cricket will be held indoors in the Terry Jarvis Centre.

  • WHEN

 The 2019-20 playing season for Year 1 is as follows:

Commences Friday 1st November.                                                                                           Last playing day before Christmas: Friday 13th December.                                                       Restart post-Christmas: Friday 31st January, 2020.                                                               Final session for season: Friday 20th March, 2020. (Includes Grade 1 break-up).

  • TIME

Start time is 4.45pm and the sessions generally finish around 6.00pm. The Club operates a BBQ sausage sizzle during the evening and the bar will be open for refreshments. 

There are NO mid-week practice sessions for this age group.

  • HOW

All registrations should be made on line by clicking on the above tab. Payment of subscriptions is by credit card (VISA/MasterCard) or by Internet banking. Note full payment is required at the time of registration. The Club offers an “early bird” registration discount.

  • WEAR

Children should wear the Parnell Cricket Club polo shirt plus white shorts which are available from the Club's sponsor, Players Sports, at 14 Melrose Street, Newmarket. Ph 522 8170.          A sunhat is essential and PCC caps and hats are also available at Players Sports. Suitable footwear, such as sneakers, should be worn. Bare feet is not allowed.

All cricket equipment for this grade is provided by the Club so there is no need to invest in cricket gear until you are sure of your child's commitment


Year 1 cricket will not be cancelled. If the weather is such that outdoor play is not possible then these sessions will be held indoors in the Terry Jarvis Centre from 5.00 to 6.00pm. Parents will be advised by email on the afternoon in question.

  • WHAT

Children in Year 1 participate in the Club's junior cricket programme, which aims to teach fundamental cricket at this level. The programme is built around a series of different skill modules and games to provide a fun and varied programme each week. Experience has shown us that children of this age do not have the attention span to play full games of cricket and not only enjoy this varied programme more but also learn better fundamental skills to prepare them for games in Year 2. Throughout the season teams will regularly participate in limited over games against each other to test their new-found skills in action.

All parents are expected to help, when they can, in these weekly sessions and the Club runs a pre-season training module for parents in order to prepare for this. Children get far more out of sport when their parents or caregivers become actively involved plus, with as many adults as possible involved each week, the burden does not fall on just one or two people and everyone gets to enjoy their involvement.


The Grade 1 coordinator for the 2019-20 season is yet to be advised. Please contact the Club Manager, Steve Hurdley on 021 02726639 or steve if you have any queries concerning Year 1 Registrations