Years 2, 3 & 4 (School years 2, 3 & 4) Softball grades

REGISTRATIONS FOR THESe Grades are now closed. Please contact the relevant Grade coordinator (details below)to see if there are any spare places available.

  • PLAYING SEASON FOR YEARS 2, 3 & 4.

Start day: Saturday 2nd November.                                                                                 Last playing day before Christmas: Saturday 14th December.                                                   Restart post-Christmas: Saturday 1st February, 2020.                                                           Final playing day for season: Saturday 21st March, 2020. 

  • CANCELLATIONS

Cancellations, if necessary will be posted on the Cancellations page of this site by 7.15 am on the day in question. In addition teams will be notified by email/text.                           (Note that Auckland Cricket is not responsible for cancellations for Years 2-4. They are responsible for Years 5 (U10) and above, including all Girls grades).

  • SCORE SHEETS:

    Please click here to download Score sheets for Years 2 to 4.

  • CONTACT INFORMATION:

    • The Year 2 Co-ordinator for the 2019-20 season is Annick Larkin. Please contact Annick at annick@textstyle.co.nz or on 021 888631 for any queries relating to Year 2.

    • The Year 3 Co-ordinator for the 2019-20 season is Asher Williams. Please contact Asher at asher.c.williams@gmail.com or 021 526611 for any queries relating to Year 3.

    • The Year 4 Co-ordinator for the 2019-20 season is Craig Cunningham. Please contact Craig at CraigC@wildfire.co.nz or phone 021 641 468 for any queries relating to Year 4.

  • GROUND MAPS:

    Pre-Christmas games for Years 2, 3 & 4 will be played at Shore Road Reserve & Orakei Domain. Post-Christmas games will also be played Cox’s Bay Reserve, & Colin Maiden Park. Details of these venues can be found here in Ground Maps.

  • EDCA SOFTBALL PLAYING CONDITIONS (For Years 2, 3, 4 & U9 Girls):

    Please click here to view the 2019-20 playing conditions, as set by the Eastern District Cricket Association (EDCA). 

  • WHO

Years 2, 3 & 4 Cricket is suitable for children (both boys & girls) in School Years 2, 3 & 4. 

The Club Policy is that all players should play in their correct grade. However it does allow children to play up (or down) a grade depending on friends and abilities, but once a child is in School Year 4 (as at the start of a cricket season) they MUST play in the corresponding Year 4 cricket grade. This will mean that some children may have to repeat Year 4 if they were playing up a grade the season before.

All of these teams are selected to provide a mix of abilities and schools as much as possible. Our grade coordinators do their utmost to accommodate team mate requests within these guidelines, usually with highly successful outcomes. However, we can offer no guarantees and appreciate your understanding that not all requests can be met.

  • WHAT

Teams (8-a-side) play in the Eastern Districts Cricket Association (EDCA) Saturday morning competitions.  These limited-over games start at 8.30 am, are approximately 1.5 to 2 hours in duration and rules are formatted so that all children get the opportunity to participate equally throughout the game. These Year groups play with a Junior size Incrediball (soft ball).

  • TEAM PRACTICE TIMES:

Weekly team practices will generally be held on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday evenings from 4.00pm, at Shore Road Reserve or Thomas Bloodworth Park. Actual practice day and time will be confirmed by your team coach. These practices will be led by team parent coaches but a Club youth coach will be employed to assist each team.

  • 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 should be worn.

All cricket equipment is provided in a team gear bag so there is no need to invest in cricket gear until you are sure of your child's commitment.