The draw for Girls Cricket is prepared by Auckland Cricket Assoc. (ACA) and venues are generally confirmed by mid-week before each Saturday. Players can link to the ACA website draw here http://www.aucklandcricket.co.nz/Results-Vault/0,27458,145832,00.html
The rules for Girls Cricket are prepared by Auckland Cricket Association (ACA) and are printed in the ACA Handbook each season, made available in team gear bags and available on their website. http://www.aucklandcricket.co.nz/Cricket-Resources-and-Downloads/0,27112,111232,00.html
Team Selection: Girls teams are selected based on age, experience and numbers.
Representative Team Selection: A PCC Girls representative team is included in the annual Cornwall Challenge, held near the end of the season. Representative squads, including EDCA teams, will be selected by the Grade Rep Programme Coordinators (see About Club & Contacts), based on the best of their knowledge about players and taking season form into account, and will be reviewed by the Junior Cricket Manager before confirmation. Trials may be held. Attitude, attendance at practices and team spirit will play a role. Statistics will be used as part of the total picture with the caution that statistics can be distorted by a number of factors.
Playing Order: Every PCC junior member has the right to expect to play a full and meaningful role in their team's performance. In order to provide our junior members with a positive playing experience and equal opportunities to perform, there is a clear expectation, for teams in Grade 7 and below, that coaches will rotate batting order throughout the season. Methods of rotation can be provided by the Club if required but coaches are expected to comply with this policy and common sense is considered the best approach to this situation.
Behaviour: Players, coaches, parents and supporters are required to abide by The Spirit of Cricket (see Downloads for copy). The Club has also set the following Codes of Conduct for Coaches, Parents and Players. All members are expected to abide by these.
1) Be reasonable in your demands on the young players' time, energy and enthusiasm. Remember that they have other interests.
2) Teach your players that the rules of the game are mutual agreements, which no one should evade or break.
3) Avoid over playing the talented players. The 'just average' players need and deserve equal time.
4) Remember that children play for fun and enjoyment and that winning it only part of it. Never ridicule or yell at a child for mistakes or losing a game.
5) Ensure that equipment and facilities are appropriate to the age and abilities of the players.
6) The scheduling and length of practice times and games should take into consideration the maturity level of the children.
7) Develop team respect for the ability of the opponents, as well as for the judgment of umpires and opposing coaches.
8) Follow the advice of a doctor in determining whether an injured player is ready to play again.
9) Remember that children need a coach they can respect. Be generous with your praise when it is deserved and set a good example.
Players' Code 1) Play for the fun of it, not just to please you parents or coach.
2) Play by the rules.
3) Never argue with the referee's decisions. Let your captain or coach ask the necessary questions.
4) Control your temper. No mouthing off.
5) Work equally hard for yourself and your team - thus your team's performance will benefit, and so will your own.
6) Be a good sport. Applaud all good play, whether by your team or an opponent.
7) Treat all players, as you would like to be treated. Don't interfere with, bully, or take unfair advantage of any players.
8) Remember that the goals of the game are to have fun, improve your skills and feel good. Don't be a show-off or always try to get the most runs/wickets.
9) Co-operate with your coach, team-mates and opponents, for without them you don't have a game.
1) Do not force an unwilling child to play cricket.
2) Remember, children are involved in cricket for their enjoyment, not yours.
3) Encourage your child always to play by the rules.
4) Teach your child that honest effort is as important as victory so that the result of each game is accepted with undue disappointment.
5) Turn defeat into victory by helping your child work towards skill improvement and good sportsmanship. Never ridicule or yell at your child for making a mistake and losing a game.
6) Remember that children learn best by example. Applaud good play by your team and by members of the opposing team.
7) Do not publicly question the umpire's judgment and never his/her honesty.
8) Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from children's cricket.
9) Recognize the value and importance of volunteer coaches. They give up their time and resources to provide recreational activities for your child.
Complaints on any matters about the way the club is administered or the conduct of any of its employees, volunteers or members should be referred, in the first instance, to the Grade Coordinator. If circumstances should not allow this then the complaint should be made directly to the Junior Club Chairman. See the Junior Committee Contact List under About Club & Contacts