JUNIOR CRICKET

Welcome to Marist Harewood Junior Cricket. We have a proud tradition of being a family friendly club which encourages our young cricketers to enjoy the game and have fun whilst also accommodating the more competitive players. We cater for children aged from just starting school right through to intermediate age.

Many of our young stars go on to play in the Christchurch Junior Cricket Association tournaments (which start at Year 6) and ultimately representative sides.

Whether your child wants to play cricket just for fun or more competitively, we would love to have them join the Marist Harewood family.

Each season we have approximately 18 junior teams competing on a Saturday. Below is a quick summary for each grade for the 2022/23 season.

For a full explanation of the new rules please refer to the CJCA rules tab below

SEASON STARTS
Saturday 22nd October 2022

Smash Play Cricket Academy is held on a Friday night at the Redwood Park MHCC clubrooms from 5.30 pm-6.30 pm. The aim of the Superstar Cricket Academy is to get children involved in our sport and to build a new generation of cricketers by helping children discover, explore, and learn to love the game and sport in general. ​For the Adults accompanying the kids – The bar in the clubrooms is open and we have ordered the sun! The perfect way to finish off the week. 

Kiwi Cricket (Year 1 & 2)

Games start at 9:30am and should finish by 11:00am at the latest on a Saturday morning though some games may be on a Friday night at 5:30pm. Teams of 6 play on a 12m pitch using plastic Kiwi equipment and yellow plastic ball. One innings of 12 overs for each team ensure each batting pair face 4 overs (12 balls each) and each child bowls 2 overs. If a player is out (caught, bowled or run out) they keep batting but the fielding team get a bonus 3 runs for each wicket taken. If a no ball or wide is bowled the batter gets to hit a ball off a tee as a free hit.

16:16 Softball (Year 3 & 4)

Games start at 9:00am and should finish by 11:00am at the latest on a Saturday morning though some games may be on a Friday night at 5:30pm. Teams of 8 play on a 14m pitch using wooden bats and wickets and a red 86gm Incrediball. One innings of 16 overs for each team ensure each batting pair face 4 overs (12 balls each) and each child bowls 2 overs. If a player is out (caught, bowled or run out) they keep batting but the fielding teams get a bonus 3 runs. If a no ball or wide is bowled the batter gets to hit a ball off a tee as a free hit.

Super 8 Softball or Hardball (Year 5)

Games start at 9:00am and should finish by 11:30am at the latest. Teams of 8 play on a 16m pitch using full cricket gear including pads, a box and helmet (compulsory). One innings of 20 overs for each team, batters bat in pairs of 5 overs each (15 balls each). If a player is out (caught, bowled or run out) they keep batting but the fielding teams get a bonus 3 runs. Each bowler bowls at least 2 overs each. If a no ball or wide is bowled the batter gets to hit a ball off a tee as a free hit. The softball grade uses a 142gm ‘plastic’ Incrediball which is the same weight but softer than a leather cricket ball. The hardball grade uses 142gm leather cricket balls.

Year 6 Hardball

Games start at 9:00am and should finish by 11:30am at the latest. Teams of 8 play on a 16m pitch using full cricket gear including pads, a box and helmet (compulsory). One innings of 20 overs for each team, batters bat in pairs of 5 overs each (15 balls each). If a player is out (caught, bowled or run out) they keep batting but the fielding teams get a bonus 3 runs. Each bowler bowls at least 2 overs each. If a no ball or wide is bowled the batter gets to hit a ball off a tee as a free hit. The softball grade uses a 142gm ‘plastic’ Incrediball which is the same weight but softer than a leather cricket ball. The hardball grade uses 142gm leather cricket balls.

Year 7 Hardball

Games start at 9:00am and should finish by 12:30pm at the latest. Teams of 9 play on an 18m pitch using full cricket gear including pads, a box and helmet (compulsory) and a red 142gm leather cricket ball. One innings of 30 overs for each team.  Batters who are dismissed within the first 6 balls they face in their innings will not be fully out instead they shall remain “IN” and the bowling side shall receive a bonus 3 runs to be added to their batting score.

Year 7 Hardball Premier

Games start at 12:30pm and should finish by 4:00pm at the latest. Teams of 9 play on an 18m pitch using full cricket gear including pads, a box and helmet (compulsory) and a red 142gm leather cricket ball. One innings of 30 overs for each team. Batters who are dismissed within the first 6 balls they face in their innings will not be fully out instead they shall remain “IN” and the bowling side shall receive a bonus 3 runs to be added to their batting score.

Year 8 Hardball 

Games start at 9:00am and should finish by 12:30pm at the latest. Teams of 9 play on an 18m pitch using full cricket gear including pads, a box and helmet (compulsory) and a red 142gm leather cricket ball. One innings of 30 overs for each team.  Batters who are dismissed within the first 6 balls they face in their innings will not be fully out instead they shall remain “IN” and the bowling side shall receive a bonus 3 runs to be added to their batting score. 

Year 8 Hardball Premier

Games start at 12:30pm and should finish by 4:00pm at the latest. Teams of 9 play on an 18m pitch using full cricket gear including pads, a box and helmet (compulsory) and a red 142gm leather cricket ball. One innings of 30 overs for each team. Batters who are dismissed within the first 6 balls they face in their innings will not be fully out instead they shall remain “IN” and the bowling side shall receive a bonus 3 runs to be added to their batting score.

FEES

Smash Play Academy ( Friday nights 12 Sessions)  $65‎ 

Single Junior Player                         $100

Second Family Member Player        $75

Third Family Member Player            $60 

Year 8 ( 1/2 season)                         $50‎

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