Girls Grades:

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

Enrolments for the 2016-17 season have now closed.                                                                  However, players may enrol after the close off date depending on available team places. Please contact the Grade co-ordinator if you wish to enrol your child after the close off date.

  • WHEN

 The 2017-18 playing season for all Girls Grades is as follows:

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

Saturday games start at 8.30am (8.15 arrival). We recommend that children bring a snack and drink to help energy levels.

SEASON CALENDAR:

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

DRAWS and RULES:

  • DRAWS:

Please click here to view your Draw on the Auckland Cricket website.

  • CANCELLATIONS:

All cancellations for the Girls only Grades will be announced by Auckland Cricket and posted on their website on the day in question. 

  • RULES & PLAYING CONDITIONS:

The rules for Girls Cricket are  available under Club Cricket/Playing Conditions on the Auckland Cricket website.

  • 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:

The Girls Grade Coordinator for the 2016-17 season is Dominic Drumm. Please contact Dominic at dominic@westferry.co.nz or phone 021 987085 for any queries or information relating to Girls cricket.

The Girls Head Coach for the 2016-17 season is Jonathan McInroy. Jon may be contacted on 022 0236496 or mcinroy75@yahoo.co.uk

 Team Managers/contacts:

Division 1: Julie Barrack (j_barrack@yahoo.com).

U14 Diamonds: Joe Owen

U12 Sapphires-Hardball: Bridget Tapper (bridgettapper@hotmail.com)

U10 Softball: Lucinda Batchelor (lbatchelor@diocesan.school.nz)

GENERAL INFORMATION:

  • WHO: 

All girls in School Years 1 through to 3 play in mixed teams. However those in Years 4 & 5 are welcome to play either in a mixed team or in a "Girls Only" team

From School Year 6 onwards all girls play in the Auckland Cricket girls (only) competition with a choice of different age groups and formats.

  • WHAT:

Mixed teams: Girls in Years 4- 5 who wish to play in a mixed team should see the relevant section under Junior Cricket for further details.

Under 10 Soft ball: (as @ 1st Sept) Mini Hearts (U10) Quikhit: This is a girls only grade for real beginners, usually from Years 3 and 4. and is played at Melville Park. It is played on Saturday mornings and is 8 aside. Games will be 16 overs per innings and everyone gets to bat and bowl. All games will be played on grass pitches mown in the outfield. Games usually start at 8.30am.

Under 12 Soft ball: (as @ 1st Sept) Junior Hearts (U12) Quikhit: This is the recommended format for girls in Years 5 & 6, especially if relatively new to cricket. It is played on Saturday mornings, and is 8 aside. Games will be 16 overs per innings and everyone gets to bat and bowl. All games will be played on grass pitches mown in the outfield at Melville Park and will start at 10:30am.

Under 12 Hardball: (as @ 1st Sept) Junior Hearts (U12) Hardball: This is the recommended format for girls in Years 5 & 6 that have played cricket before and have developed good basic skills. It is played on Saturday mornings, starting at 8:30am, 8 aside. There will be two seeded pools if there are at least 8 teams. The A pool will play 25 overs per innings and the B pool will play 24 overs (as per Junior Hearts Quikhit rules) pre-Christmas, and 25 overs post-Christmas.

Age dispensation can be sought for girls older than 12 years as at 1st Sept if appropriate.

Under 14 Hardball: (as @ 1st Sept) Future Hearts. This is the recommended format for girls in Years 7, 8 & 9 that have played cricket before and have developed good basic skills. Teams (9-a-side) play in the Auckland Cricket Association (ACA) Saturday morning competition, starting at 8.30am.  Games are 28 overs per innings. There will be two seeded pools if there are at least 8 teams.

Age dispensation can be sought for girls older than 14 years as at 1st Sept if appropriate.

Girls Division Grades

Girls Division 1: This is a competitive girls cricket grade for the more confident cricketer.

Girls Division 2: This grade is for girls less confident or preferring a less competitive grade of cricket.

Please contact Dominic Drumm on 021 987085 or email dominic@westferry.co.nz for further information relating to the Girls grades.

  • PRACTICES:

All girls teams will have a mid-week practice session on Thursday afternoons. Actual team practice times will be advised by the coach in due course. The Club is fortunate in having Jonathan McInroy as the Girls coach for the 2016-17 season. Jon may be contacted on 022 0236496 or mcinroy75@yahoo.co.uk

  • WHERE: 

The Auckland Girls cricket competition involves teams from all over Auckland so can move around. Generally, however, younger teams will be drawn to play at one venue (Melville Park, Epsom). Details of all venues can be found under Ground Maps in the main menu.

  • WEAR: 

Children should wear the Parnell Cricket Club polo shirt which is available from Players Sports, 14 Melrose Street, Newmarket. Ph 522 8170. For soft ball games girls generally wear white shorts. For hard ball games we recommend that children wear white long pants as these are often more comfortable when wearing cricket pads. Suitable footwear, such as sneakers, should be worn. A sunhat is essential and PCC caps and hats are also available at Players Sports.

For hard ball games, 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.