New Playing Formats

New Playing Formats for Junior Grades Year 5 to 8

There have been several changes to the junior grades this season with the aim of creating faster games which are more fun and provide opportunities for greater skill development. New Zealand Cricket's Junior objectives are to make the game more accessible for Kiwi kids by making it their size, which means; shorter pitch lengths, fewer player numbers and shortened boundaries. 

Simply click on any of the pics below which will take you though some useful information on the overview of the new formats for Boys & Girls. We recommend that you also follow the link to Auckland Crickets website where you will find the new playing conditions for the season and have a read through all the changes that your child will be playing in.

Please note that only years 5 to 8 are changing and years 3 & 4 will remain the same as last season under the Western playing format