Online Registrations for the 2019/20 season are now closed. We do have limited spaces available in some of our junior teams. Some grades now have waitlists. If you are interested in registering for this season please contact the Junior Committee - firstname.lastname@example.org
Our bank account details are:
North City Cricket Club
Example; if you paid for subs, made a donation and purchased a cap you would reference as below.
Particulars – Child’s first name
Code – Child’s last name
Reference – Subs/don/cap
Come along and join the fun and excitement of playing cricket at North City Cricket Club. We cater for all ages from Year 0 to Year 8 for both boys and girls.
Superstarter Cricket – Beginners/Introduction
Superstarter is not a team based cricket game, instead it concentrates on skill development. The children will break into small teams for a fun game every few weeks.
The idea is for younger children to learn basic cricketing skills and to have fun without spending time standing around getting bored. Our Superstarter Cricket is held on Sunday mornings between 9 and 10 am.
Soft ball Cricket Grades
The soft ball grades are for children in school Years 2 to 4, boys and girls. The games are played on Saturday mornings, generally starting at 8.30 am, however the Year 2 and Year 3 grades often play on one of the artificial turfs, and to maximise the use of these, some games will start at 11 am.
The games are played with a junior-sized soft ball so no protective gear is required. Each team has 8 players and, to encourage full participation, all players must bowl and bat.Batsmen cannot be ‘out’ but instead have runs deducted from their side; everyone bats 4 overs.
The Year 2 and Year 3 games are 16 overs per side, with games usually lasting around 1 hour.
In Year 4 each side bats 20 overs, and games last approximately 2 hours.
Hard ball Cricket Grades
The hard ball grades are for children in school Year 5 onward, boys and girls. Games are played with a 142 g leather cricket ball. Protective gear (pads, helmet, abdominal protector and gloves) is worn by batsmen and wicket keepers. Many players choose to use their own equipment, but the Club also provides each team with gear. The games are played on Saturday mornings, starting at 8.30 am.
In the Year 5 and Year 6 grades each team has 8 players and, to encourage full participation, all players must bowl and bat. Year 7 and Year 8 teams have 9 players.
In Year 5 each side bats for 20 overs, Year 6, 24 overs and Year 7 and 8 each side bats for 30 overs.
Equipment and Uniforms
Superstarters (Year 0-1) – Any comfortable sports clothes and shoes may be worn.
Soft-ball Grades: (Year 2-4) Wear a North City Junior Cricket playing shirt; these shirts are provided by the club. Players need to wear white trousers or shorts (if you can’t find white shorts or trousers then please wear black). Suitable sports footwear needs to be worn.
Protective clothing (eg. Box, gloves, helmet and pads are not required at this level) – but is optional for Year 4.
Hard-ball Grades: (Year 5-8) Wear a North City Junior Cricket playing shirt; these shirts are provided by the club. Players must wear white cricket trousers. Cricket shoes or any other suitable sports shoe needs to be worn.
All players playing in Year 5 and up need to wear protective gear. This includes a helmet, pads, gloves and abdominal guard (box). The club will provide team helmets, pads and gloves and we welcome players to use these, but we do require players to purchase their own abdominal guard. Many players also prefer to provide their own bat, helmet, gloves and pads.
All Players are encouraged to wear a North City Cap, these are available for purchase from the club at $15 each.
Team shirts are borrowed by the player from the club for the whole season and must be returned.
Team Contacts / Junior Committee
Contact Details for the Junior Club
Once the teams have been confirmed (usually mid October), you will be contacted by your team’s coach and/or manager. They will provide you with the contact information you need for your team.
North City Cricket has a Junior sub-committee who is responsible for ensuring the smooth running of cricket for you and your child. If you have comments or concerns, please contact the Junior Convenor by email – email@example.com
The Club needs you to help us with coaching, managing or helping out on the Junior Committee. The Club is committed to investing in the development of all our coaches to see increased development of our junior cricketers. Please get in touch if you are keen to help out.
Frequently Asked Questions
When does the season start?
The season start date for 2019/2020 is still to be confirmed. All important dates can be found in the calendar.
Can I purchase second-hand equipment?
We suggest looking on TradeMe.
You could also post on social media sites such as Neighbourly and Facebook to try and find what you need.
What grade should I enter my child into?
If you are unsure of which grade your child should play, please contact the Junior Convenor at firstname.lastname@example.org
When and where do we train?
Trainings take place at Linden Park for the soft ball grades, and in the nets on Linden Park West for hard ball grades. Team coaches set the training days/times.
Where can I buy new cricket equipment?
North City has a sponsorship deal with Cricket Express in Newtown. All North City members will receive 10% discount on all purchases.