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.
The 2017/18 cricket season is fast approaching! Registration days will be held at the North City Cricket Club rooms, 1 Gee Street, Linden, 9.30 – 12.30 pm, on Saturday September 16th September 2017
If you can’t make it along for one of those two days, you can register via our Online Registrations Form (on the home page). Payment can be made by Internet banking and the details are provided at the end of the registration form.
Teams will be announced by Monday October 9 and first games are on Saturday November 5, so register now and tell your friends!!
Hard Ball & Soft Ball Grades
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.
Hardball Pre-Season Training
Begins on Monday 4 September at the Mana Indoor Facility at Ngati Toa Domain. Free for all new and returning players.
- Year 8’s from 5th Sept – Tuesday 6pm – 8pm
- Year 7’s from 5th Sept – Tuesday 6pm – 8pm
- Year 6’s from 4th Sept – Monday 6pm to 7.30pm
- Year 5’s from 8th Sept – Friday 6pm to 7.30pm
Uniforms and Equipment
Junior uniforms and equipment info
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 available for purchase from the club at $15 each.
White pants are worn at games.