Years 6, 7 & 8 (School years 6, 7 & 8)

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

  • WHEN:

The 2018-19 playing season for Years 6, 7 & 8 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. 

  • AGE AND STAGE:

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.

https://www.nzc.nz/community/nzc-programmes-and-formats/age-stage

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.

https://community.cricket.com.au/coach/news/dr-ian-renshaw-presents-junior-formats-findings-to-queensland-cricket-coaches/2017-09-18

  • WHAT

This season teams will again play in the Cricket Express Junior League Competitions. There are now various playing options available for these 3 grades. A summary of these are as below but full details of the 2018-19 Junior Playing Conditions can be found on the Cricket Express Junior Leagues' Homepage on the Auckland Cricket Website. 

Year 6.                                                                                                                 Saturday mornings T20 Hard Ball Smash.  9.30 am-12.00 noon. 16m pitch. 8 players per team. There are two grades available, selection in which will depend on skill levels.                     These are: Restricted Pink Grade (Equivalent to Premier grade in previous seasons) & Open White Grade (equivalent to the A grade of previous seasons).

 

Year 7.                                                                                                                        Five options are available. (All Hard ball).                                                                       Please note the following:

  • There are two distinctive grades in Year 7 available-a Restricted Pink Grade and an Open White Grade.                                                                                                               The Restricted Pink Grade is played on Saturday afternoons (either T20 or LO40 & will be restricted to the number of teams each Club will be able to enter by Auckland Cricket. This is similar to the Premier Grade of previous seasons).                                              The Open White Grade is effectively equivalent to the A or B grades of previous seasons, and is played on Saturday mornings and/or Tuesday evenings.
  • Selection trials will be held in this grade to select teams-Dates TBA.
  •  Players can only play in the one Saturday team-(Saturday T20's or LO40 competitions) as well as the Tuesday evening competition.
  • When registering, please select one playing option only.                                  

Options are:

  1. Saturday mornings T20. (White Grade). 9.30 am-12 noon. 18m pitch. 9 players per team),  OR
  2. Saturday afternoons T20. (Restricted Pink Grade). 12.30 pm-3.00 pm. 18m pitch. 9 players per team),  OR
  3. Saturday afternoons Limited Overs 40 (Restricted Pink Grade). 12.30 pm-6.30 pm. 18m pitch. 9 players per team,  OR 
  4. Tuesday evenings T20. (Open White Grade). Played from 5.00 pm-7.30 pm. 18m pitch. 9 players per team,  OR
  5. Both Tuesday evenings T20 AND either one of the Saturday T20's, or the LO40 games.

 

Year 8 (Half season pre-Christmas Only).                                                                             Five Options are available.                                                                                              Please note the following:

  • There are two distinctive grades in Year 8 available-a Restricted Pink Grade and an Open White Grade.                                                                                                               The Restricted Pink Grade is played on Saturday afternoons (either T20 or LO40 & will be restricted to the number of teams each Club will be able to enter by Auckland Cricket. This is similar to the Premier Grade of previous seasons).                                              The Open White Grade is effectively equivalent to the A or B grades of previous seasons, and is played on Saturday mornings and/or Thursday evenings.
  • Selection trials will be held in this grade to select teams-Dates TBA.
  •  Players can only play in the one Saturday team-(Saturday T20's or LO40 competitions) as well as the Thursday evening competition.
  • When registering, please select one playing option only.    

Options are:

  1. Saturday mornings T20. (White Grade). 9.30 am-12 noon. 18m pitch. 9 players per team,  OR
  2. Saturday afternoons T20. (Restricted Pink Grade). 12.30 pm-3.00 pm. 18m pitch. 9 players per team),  OR                           
  3. Saturday afternoons Limited Overs 40 (Restricted Pink Grade). 12.30 pm-6.30 pm. 18m pitch. 9 players per team),  OR
  4. Thursday evenings T20. (Open White Grade). Played from 5.00 pm-7.30 pm. 18m pitch. 9 players per team),  OR
  5. Both Thursday evenings T20 AND either one of the Saturday T20's, or the LO40 games.

 

  • DRAWS

Draws for these grades 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.

  • 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.

Year 8 Post-Christmas:

  • Auckland Cricket have organised a new U14 post-Christmas competition commencing early February, 2019. This is for those players who were in Year 8 at the start of the 2018-19 season but wish to play Club Cricket post-Christmas. Players will be in Year 9 at college (and may well be playing Saturday morning college cricket but wish to play Saturday afternoon club cricket as well).                                                                  Please refer to the U14 section of this website for further details.

 

  • 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: 

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. A sunhat is essential and PCC caps and hats are also available at Players Sports.

For all hardball cricket, 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. While many players in these grades have some of their own playing equipment all teams are supplied with a team bag to cater for players without their own gear.

  • TEAM PRACTICES:

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

  • COACHING & POLICE VETTING

This season New Zealand Cricket now requires all junior team coaches of Years 1-5 to complete a Foundation Coaching Course and 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 serious crimes, not minor infringements and is now standard with most other sporting Clubs throughout the country. Please find the New Zealand Cricket message here.                                                      Further details to be be advised.  

2018-19 Grade co-ordinators are as follows:

  • Year 6: Tony Burt on 021 985567 or tony@eastimperial.com
  • Year 7: Jacqui Sinclair on 021 522781 or jacqui.sinclair@outlook.com
  • Year 8: Anna Tierney on 027 666516 or annatierney@hotmail.com 

 

  • SELECTING GRADE CRICKET TEAMS:

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