Year 5 

Registrations for the 2018-19 playing season are now open.

  • WHEN

 The 2018-19 playing season for Year 5 is as follows:

Commence Saturday 27th October, 2018.                                                                                  Last playing day before Christmas - Saturday 15th December.                                                   Restart post-Christmas. - Saturday 2nd February, 2019.                                                           Final playing day for season - Saturday 23rd March, 2019.

Please click here to see the Auckland Cricket Club Playing Dates Calendar for the 2018-19 season. A summary of the Auckland Cricket seasonal playing dates for all grades can be found by clicking here.


This season, following extensive research by NZ Cricket there are significant changes to Junior formats. These changes are known as AGE AND STAGE.                                                    These new formats are designed to offer a more dynamic, fast paced game that players can participate at their stage and appropriate level and develop their cricket skills.                  There is very good information on NZC website which explains the changes, has high profile endorsement and FAQs. Please click on the following link for further information.

To provide further detail please click on the link below. This is an explanation of the advantages of AGE AND STAGE by Dr Ian Renshaw. Dr Renshaw was responsible for advising on the changes made in Australia.

  • WHAT

This season Year 5 teams will play in the Cricket Express Junior League Competition. There are two Year 5 competitions available, both played on Saturday mornings. Please note that players can only play in the one Saturday team. A summary of these options are as follows.          When registering, please select one option only.

 Option 1-U11 Softball Sixers (Saturdays 8.00 am-9.20 am. 12 overs. 16m pitch. 6 players per team). Players must be Under 11 as at 1st Sept,  OR

 Option 2-Hard Ball Smash (Saturdays 9.30am-12.00noon. 20 overs. 16m pitch. 8 players per team). Players must be in Year 5 at school.


A full list of the 2018-19 Junior Playing Conditions for this grade can be found on the Auckland Cricket Website. 


The Year 5 Draw for the 2018-19 season 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 Year 5 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.


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.


This season New Zealand Cricket now requires all junior team coaches of Years 1-5 to complete a Foundation Coaching Course and all coaches of Years 6 & up must complete the Advanced Foundation Course. The Club's professional coaches will be holding a series of courses which all parent coaches must attend. Details to be advised.

In addition NZC are requiring that all coaches & team managers must provide a police vetting check for this coming season. This check will only advise of serious crimes, not minor infringements and is now standard with most other sporting Clubs throughout the country. Please refer to the New Zealand Cricket message here.                                                      Further details to be advised.


The Year 5 Co-ordinator for the 2018-19 season is Janeen de Zoysa. Please contact Janeen at or 021 02435098 for any queries or requests regarding Grade 4.


  • WHO

Year 5 cricket is suitable for children (boys & girls) in Year 5 at school. Year 5 girls are welcome to play either in a mixed team or opt to play in a "Girls Only" team. See Junior Girls section. Teams are selected to provide a mix of abilities and schools as much as possible. The Club does its utmost to accommodate team mate requests within these guidelines, usually with highly successful outcomes. However, we can offer no guarantees that not all "mates" request can be met.


Weekly team coaching times will be set by the team's parent coach at the start of the season. In addition, all Year 5 teams will have a series of professional coaching sessions taken by the Club's professional coaches.These will be held at the Shore Road nets. Details will be advised once teams are determined.

  • WHERE:

The CEJL cricket competition involves teams from the Greater Auckland area and may include North Harbour. Games are played at venues throughout the region. Detailed maps are located on the Auckland Cricket website, or go to Ground Maps in the main menu. 

  • WEAR: 

Children 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. Suitable footwear, such as sneakers, should be worn. A sunhat is essential and PCC caps and hats are also available                                                                                                                              The Club's policy is that all players must wear a cricket helmet when batting and suggest that they acquire their own helmet to ensure best fit. One helmet is provided in each team gear bag. All other required cricket equipment is provided in a team gear bag although many children start investing in some of their own gear by this age.


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