Competition Rules / Playing Conditions for ages 7 to 16 years

Junior Cricket runs under two separate competitions with Auckland Cricket & Western Districts Cricket Association. The competition rules including what ball is used, how many overs are played and how many players per team for each grade, can be found on their websites. You will also find information on the eligibility for the action grades and junior grades.

Beginner Grades for ages 4 to 6 years

Have a Go

Is focused on the basics of cricket with a range of fun activities that focus on understanding what equipment is used, throwing actions, how to hold & catch a cricket ball, swinging a bat and working as a team. This is a 6 week program that is run before & after xmas.

Starters

Is our next step up from Have a Go, where the session starts with a specific skill session then a game situation. This is a 12 week program that is split between 6 weeks before & after xmas.

Uniforms

Uniform orders are only available online from our suppliers. Delivery can take 7-10 days so please leave plenty of time to ensure you have your uniform ready for when the season starts. To place an order, click on the Uniforms tab under Info.
Uniform Requirements for U8 to U15 Grades:
  • Blue club shirt
  • Blue club Hat
  • White shorts – Action Grades (trousers optional)
  • White trousers – Junior Grades
  • White socks & comfortable sports shoes
Beginner Grades / Have a Go & Starters:
Uniforms are optional for these grades however please feel free to order a club shirt, hat or jumper via the same link if you wish to.

Health and safety

All incidents relating to health and safety must be recorded in the register which is held in the cupboard located outside the office in the club rooms. Any serious cases should be reported to the Junior Chair or Club Manager immediately.

Sun Smart

It gets very hot on the cricket pitch and so we encourage every parent to make sure their child is sun safe whilst playing. Please ensure your child comes to cricket with sun screen on, a hat and some drinking water. You can purchase WCC branded wide-brimmed sun hats from the club’s website.

Keeping in touch

Your team manager will be the primary source of news and updates on events, but do also become friends with us on Facebook. We organise a number of social events throughout the season so make sure you keep an eye out for those.

Enjoy the cricket season.