Boys Cricket: (U10, U11, U12, U13).

Youth Cricket: (U14, U16 & U19).

REGISTRATIONS FOR THE 2019-20 PLAYING SEASON will open on 1 August, 2019.

CHANGE TO PLAYING FORMAT FOR THE 2019-20 SEASON.

This season, junior and youth players will be playing in age determined grades (as at 1st April) instead of by the previous School Year grades. This refers to players (both boys & girls) in Year 5 and above).

  • WHEN

 The 2019-20 playing season is as follows:

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.

Please click here to see the Auckland Cricket Club Playing Dates Calendar for the 2019-20 season. A summary of the Auckland Cricket seasonal playing dates for all grades can be found by clicking here.

  • WHAT

Boys Cricket:

1) Boys in the U10, U11 & U12 grades play in the Saturday morning T20 Smash competitions, starting at 9.30 am.

2) Boys in the U13 grade play in either the Saturday morning T20 Smash competition (start time 9.30 am), or the Saturday afternoon T20 Smash competition. (start time 12.30 pm).

3) However some U12 & U13 players will be selected for the restricted LO 30 matches which are played on Saturday afternoons, commencing at 12.30 pm.

4) In addition, U12 & U13 players have the option to play in midweek T20 Smash competitions, on Tuesday & Thursday evenings respectively.These will start at 5.00 pm.

Youth Cricket:

1) Boys in the U4, U16 & U19 grades play in the Saturday afternoon T20 Smash competitions starting at 12.30 pm

2) In addition Youth Cricket players have the option to play in the midweek T20 Smash competitions, starting at 5.00 pm on Wednesday & Thursdays.

Club of Origin:

This is a six week competition for U13, U15 & U17 players only, and will be spread over the whole season. Details to be advised.

  • PLAYING CONDITIONS

A full list of the 2019-20 Junior Playing Conditions for this grade can be found on the Auckland Cricket Website. 

  • DRAWS

The Year 2019-20 season draws will be available on the Cricket Express Junior Leagues' Homepage on the Auckland Cricket Website under Fixtures & Results.

  • CANCELLATIONS:

Auckland Cricket are responsible for cancellations for all grades from U10 and above, including all Girls grades. Any cancellations or ground changes will be posted under Cancellations on the Cricket Express Junior Leagues' Homepage on the Auckland Cricket Website by 7am of the day in question.

  • SCORING

All scoring should be done using Auckland Cricket's live scoring and management system, CricHQ 

The results of all games must be entered in CricHQ by 5pm on the Monday after the weekend of play.

  • CONTACT INFORMATION:

Please contact the relative Grade Co-coordinator for any queries throughout the season.

  • Under 10: Sarah Wilby on 021 849600 or sarahwilby@windowslive.com

  • Under 11: Janeen de Zoysa on 021 02435098 or janeene@gmail.com

  • Under 12: Tony Burt on 021 985567 or anthony.burt@eastimperial.com

  • Under 13: Jacqui Sinclair on 021 522781 or jacqui.sinclair@outlook.com

  • Under 14, 16 & 19: Phil Horne on 021 8734819 or phil@parnellcricket.co.nz

GENERAL INFORMATION:

  • TRIALS

Pre-season trials for Junior grades will be taken by the Club’s professional coaches. Dates and times TBA.

  • TEAM PRACTICE TIMES:

Weekly team coaching times will be set by each team's  coach at the start of the season. In addition, all teams will have regular sessions with Parnell's professional coaches at the Shore Road nets-actual days TBA.

  • WHERE:

The various competitions are played at venues throughout the Greater Auckland area which may include North Harbour. Detailed maps are located on the Auckland Cricket website, or go to Ground Maps in the main menu. 

  • WEAR:

Players should wear the Parnell Cricket Club polo shirt and white long pants which are available from Players Sports, 14 Melrose Street, Newmarket. Ph 522 8170.

This season Junior players will wear a coloured shirt-to reflect the T20 & LO formats on offer. Suitable footwear should be worn. A sunhat is essential and PCC caps and hats are also available at Players Sports.                                                                                                        All batsmen must wear a cricket helmet when batting.

  • NZ CRICKET HELMET POLICY:

Please click here to view NZ Cricket's policy on the wearing of helmets for cricket players.

  • SELECTING GRADE CRICKET TEAMS:

Please refer to Junior Policies section for the Club's policy on selecting junior teams.

  • COACHING & POLICE VETTING

Please click here to read NZC’s policy re police vetting of coaches.

  • 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.

VIEW THE MANUAL HERE