Years 2, 3 & 4 (School years 2, 3 & 4)-Softball grades.
REGISTRATIONS FOR THE 2019-20 pLAYING SEASON will open on 1st august, 2019.
playing season for Years 2, 3 & 4.
Start day: Saturday 2nd November, 2019. Last playing day before Christmas: Saturday 14th December. Restart post-Christmas: Saturday 1st February, 2020. Final playing day for season: Saturday 21st March, 2020.
Draws for the 2019-20 season for Years 2, 3 & 4 will be released in Mid October and can be viewed by clicking on the relative tab as follows: Note these draws are located on the Auckland Cricket website under Eastern Districts-Junior Cricket.
Please click here for the Year 4 Draw.
Cancellations, if necessary will be posted on the Cancellations page of this site by 7.15am 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 and above, including all Girls grades).
To download and print off score sheets for Years 2 to 4, please click here.
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 3 (as at the start of a cricket season) they MUST play in the corresponding Year 3 cricket grade. This will mean that some children may have to repeat Year 3 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.
Teams (8-a-side) play in the Eastern Districts Cricket Association (EDCA) Saturday morning competitions. These limited-over games 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.
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.
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.
The EDCA cricket competition involves teams from Parnell, University and Grafton cricket clubs and games rotate between the grounds of these 3 cricket clubs. Details of all venues can be found under Ground Maps.
Please note that the Parnell Cricket Club home ground is divided into two separate playing areas. Shore Road Reserve is the park beside the main carpark where the clubrooms, changing rooms & the Terry Jarvis Centre are located. Thomas Bloodworth Park is the park located westwards across the footbridge from Shore Road Reserve, opposite the dairy.
The Year 2 Co-ordinator for the 2019-20 season is yet to be appointed. Please contact Phil Horne on 021 08734819 if you wish to take on this role.
The Year 3 Co-ordinator for the 2019-20 season is yet to be appointed. Please contact Phil Horne on 021 08734819 if you wish to take on this role.
The Year 4 Co-ordinator for the 2019-20 season is Craig Cunningham. Please contact Craig at Craig@southernhospitality.co.nz or phone 029 201 4525 for any queries relating to Year 4.
GENERAL PLAYING CONDITIONS For Years 2, 3 & 4
Please click here to view the Years 2 to 4 playing rules as set by Eastern District Cricket Association (EDCA).
COACHING & POLICE VETTING
Please click here to read NZC’s policy re police vetting of coaches
SELECTING GRADE CRICKET TEAMS:
Please click here to view the Club's policy on selecting junior teams.
AGE and STAGE
Please click here to refer to Auckland Cricket’s Age and Stage paper relating to the change in junior formats (2018-19).
PCC JUNIOR PARENTS' COACHING MANUAL
This comprehensive coaching manual has been prepared by a number of Parnell junior parents who have had considerable experience in coaching junior cricket teams.
It provides a very informative summary of methods and techniques that should be used in coaching cricket to children of all ages. It should be used as a regular reference tool for all of our junior volunteer coaches.