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.
In Year 5 each side bats for 20 overs, Year 6 24 overs and Year 7 and 8 each side bats for 30 overs.
Hard ball – 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 but we do require players to purchase their own abdominal guard.
All children (Year 2-up) wear a North City Junior Cricket playing shirt; these shirts are provided by the club.
Players are encouraged to wear a North City Cap, these are avaialbe for purchase from the club at $15 each. White pants are worn at games.
Team Contacts / Junior Committee
Contact Details for the Junior Club
Once the teams have been confirmed, a list of coaches/managers contact details will be added to the website.
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 starts on 4th November, 2018. All important dates can be found in the calendar.
Can I purchase second-hand equipment?
We hope to have a second-hand stall up and running at the registration days. If not, we suggest TradeMe.
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.