Boys Year 9/10, & U18

ENROLMENTS FOR THE 2017-18 PLAYING SEASON WILL OPEN IN EARLY AUGUST.

YEAR 9/10 POST-CHRISTMAS

  • Now known as Junior Open Grade, this grade is available to those players who were in Year 9 or 10 at the start of the 2016-17 cricket season.
  • Two competitions will be offered-a Two Day comp and a One Day comp, with all games starting at 1.00pm on Saturday afternoons.
  • Further details can be found on the Auckland Cricket Website

 

WHEN

 The 2017-18 playing season forl both grades is as follows:

-Commence Saturday 28th October, 2017                                                                                 -Last playing day before Christmas-Saturday 16th December.                                                    -Restart post-Christmas, 2018- Saturday 3rd February.                                                             - -Final playing day for season-Saturday 24th March, 20178 

Saturday games generally start at 8.30am (8.15 arrival). Grading trials (if required) will be held late in Term 3 or early in Term 4. Grade Coordinators will advise all enrolled members of details. Saturday afternoon games generally start at 1.45 pm during term time.

DRAWS and RULES

  • DRAWS:

The weekly draw is prepared by Auckland Cricket. Please refer to the Auckland Cricket website for the draw.

  • CANCELLATIONS:

All cancellations for Grades 9/10 & U19 will be announced by Auckland Cricket and posted on their website on the day in question. 

  • RULES & PLAYING CONDITIONS:

The rules for Year 9/10 & U19 are prepared by Auckland Cricket Association (ACA) and are printed in the ACA Handbook each season, a copy of which is made available in team gear bags. They can also be viewed by visiting the Auckland Cricket website.

  • SEASON CALENDAR

Please click here to see the playing calendar for the 2016-17 season.

  • SCORING

Auckland Cricket has advised that CricHQ will be used as its Competition Management and Live Scoring System for the 2016-17 season, replacing ResultsVault, that was used in previous seasons.

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

CONTACT INFORMATION:

The Year 9/10 Coordinators for the 2016-17 season are:                                               Michele Sang, michele.sang@nz.mcd.com  or 021 659816. Please contact Michele for any queries or requests regarding Grade 9 team placements and season details; and

Phillip Lindberg on 021 744061 or phillip.lindberg@db.com (Year 10 players)

The U19 Grade Coordinator for the 2016-17 season is Adam Mercer (adam@mercerandmercer.co.nz) or 027 4993799. 

GENERAL INFORMATION:

  • BOYS YEAR 9/10:

Eligibility for this grade will be based on the player's school year in the year in which the season starts, i.e. for the 2016-17 season, players must be in either Year 9 or Year 10 at school in 2016.  

The Year 9/10 grade runs as 3 distinct competitions – a 4-week 1-Day competition from October 29th until college cricket finishes in late November, a 4-week Twenty20 competition from November 26th to December 17th (2 games per day), and post-Christmas 1-Day and 2-Day competitions through February and March. Players initially register for the first-half of the season only – this registration covers both the pre-Christmas 1-Day and T20 games. Teams will need to be re-formed for the T20 and second-half depending on the number of players who register for these competitions.

The T20 competition in December provides the opportunity for those boys playing Colts cricket at school (or those playing morning school cricket but who do not also play an afternoon club game in the LO comp) to re-engage with their former Club mates. Players will be able to register for this competition in November. (EDCA Associate Members of PCC are eligible to play in this T20 comp without further subscription being paid.)

Teams play against clubs from the Auckland region so some travel is required to game venues when playing away from home. All games are played in the afternoons - 1:45pm whist school cricket is being played and 12:30pm when it isn't.

  • SUBSCRIPTIONS

The Year 9&10 grade runs as three separate competitions – pre-Xmas there is a 4 week 1-day competition followed by a 4 week T20 competition.  The 1st half subscription covers entry to both these competitions. 

Year 9 & 10                                               $215 (includes photo)
Year 9 & 10 – T20 only                               $50

Post-Christmas, both 2-day and 1-day competitions are available. 

This grade will also comprise two half seasons with entries called for again in January.

  • EDCA

Boys that decide not to play club cricket but wish to be considered for representative teams for Eastern District Cricket Association (EDCA) must enrol as an EDCA Affiliate member, (U16 or U18) by completing the Club's enrolment form and paying the EDCA fee. They will be notified regarding trial dates, etc.in due course

  • BOYS UNDER 18 (as at 1 September):

Parnell Cricket Club will only be able to enter a team in the ACA Under 18 competition if enrolment numbers in this age group are sufficient.  Otherwise boys in the age wishing to play club cricket are encouraged to join the Senior Section of the Club.  The pool of senior teams can provide the ideal path for boys seeking to be considered for premier teams at a later date as well as for boys looking for a social team environment.  If you wish to know more please contact the Seniors Club Captain, Peter Hickman on 022 1956812

  • WHERE:

The Auckland Cricket competition involves teams from the Greater Auckland area including North Harbour and games are played at venues throughout the region. Details of all venues can be found under Ground Maps in the main menu, or by visiting the Auckland Cricket website. 

  • WEAR:

Players should wear the Parnell Cricket Club polo shirt and white long pants (available from Players Sports, 14 Melrose Street, Newmarket. A sunhat is essential and PCC caps and hats are also available at Players Sports.

For 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.

COACHING

Parnell Cricket Club provides comprehensive professional coaching support at all levels.

The coaching schedules for Year 9/10 for the 2016-17 season will be advised in due course. In addition the Clubs runs a series of school holiday and winter coaching academies which all players are encouraged to attend.