Cricket - Information

Registrations for Term 4 have now closed.

 

Superstar Cricket Academy

The below cricket form is for children who have played cricket before. If your child is a beginner and in Year 1, 2 or 3 they can go along to the ‘Superstar Cricket Academy’ which is held on Saturday mornings 9am – 10am at Fergusson Park, Matua. Alternatively on Thursday & Friday evenings at various other WBOP locations.  This is a skills based programme where children learn whilst having fun. The cost is $25 per child for the 8-week programme.

Click here to find out more about Superstar Cricket & to find out how to register.

 

School Cricket: Div 1, 2 & 3

If your child has played cricket before and are ready for the next step depending on experience and age they will be put into a team in either Division 1, 2 or 3.

 

Location:

Location varies depending on the draw. Games are played at home (PPS) and away.

 

Season Dates:

Saturday morning cricket starts Sat 19th October with a Grading Round (Friendlies) for those teams that are ready. The competition starts proper Sat 26th October (Labour Weekend) and runs through to Saturday 14th December.

 

Game Times:

Played on Saturday mornings. Hours of play are 9.00am – 11.30am.

Children should be at the game by 8.45am in front of the club room, ready for a 9.00am start.

Div 2 play until around 11.00am, Div 1 play until approx. 1130. The draw is e-mailed to the managers to distribute to their team before the game.

 

Division 1:

Division 1 Blue - is for Year 5 kids (& year 6 who are less skilled.)

Division 1 Gold - is for Year 6 kids (& year 5 who are more skilled).

8 players per team (9 may play by agreement of the coaches)

Games comprise of 20 x 6 ball overs each innings on a 16m pitch, with all bowling taking place from one end only. 

A two piece 142gm leather ball is to be used.

Helmets with faceguard are mandatory. Pads, Gloves & Abdominal guard (males) to be worn.

Teams bring their own gear on the day. PPS Teams are allocated a gear bag at the beginning of the season.

 

Division 2:

Division 2 Blue - is for Year 3 kids (& year 4 who are less skilled.)

Division 2 Gold - is for Year 4 kids (& year 5 who are less skilled).

8 players per team

Games comprise of 20 x 6 ball overs each innings, or 2 equal innings depening on numbers in team. Length of pitch can be agreed between Coaches up to a minimal length of 16m, with all bowling taking place from one end only.

Teams must even up numbers if possible instead of bowling or batting players twice

Incrediball/Wonderball Junior Size ball to be used, with boach coaches agreeing on ball before play starts.

Front pads & boxes required for all Batsmen in Gold Division.

Teams bring their own gear on the day. PPS Teams are allocated a gear bag at the beginning of the season.

THE EMPHASIS IS ON GIVING CRICKETERS EQUAL TIME TO DEVELOP CRICKET SKILLS WITHOUT WORRYING ABOUT GOING OUT.


Division 3:

For Year 1 & 2 kids (& Year 3 who are less skilled)

Teams to be of 6 players (or an equal number of players)

Teams must be evened up. Use players from other team for fielding and bat your own players again if necessary.

Games to comprise of 2 equal innings.

All equipment supplied at venues: 2 Bats, yellow synthetic ball and two sets of stumps required per game.

THE EMPHASIS IS ON GIVING CRICKETERS EQUAL TIME TO DEVELOP CRICKET SKILLS WITHOUT WORRYING ABOUT GOING OUT.

 

Cost: 

$35 per player for all divisions.

This can be paid:

- via the school website online payments section https://www.pillanspoint.school.nz/payments.php

- at the school office: cash, eftpos, cheque or credit accepted

- Alternatively through online banking: Pillans Point School - 12 3146 0027832 02. Please use ‘Child’s name’ and ‘Cricket’ as references.

** Please note that your child will not be entered into a team unless this form has been filled out and payment has been made by Mon 23rd September **

 

Practice:

Will be confirmed by your coach/manager one the teams have been put together.

 

Uniform:

Div 3 – A sports uniform is not compulsory for Div 3 players. If they have a sports top then they can wear that, if not their school polo shirt would be fine.

Div 2 – Children will need a PPS sports uniform, if they haven’t got one already it can be purchased from the uniform shop on Mondays or Fridays between 8.30am – 9.00am, or Wednesdays between 2.30pm and 3.00pm. Some children choose to wear white shorts with their sports top instead which is fine.

Div 1 – Children will need a PPS sports uniform top, this can be worn with white shorts/whites and suitable shoes.

 

Extra-curricular Sports Code of Conduct:

All players and parents are required to agree to follow the PPS Extra-curricular Sports Code of Conduct. You can view this here:  Pillans Point Extra-curricular Sports Code of Conduct

 

EACH TEAM WILL REQUIRE TWO PARENTS TO VOLUNTEER TO BE COACH & MANAGER
Coaches hold the team practises and are present to coach during games.

Managers are responsible for team logistics & organisation e.g. correspondence of practise and game times to all members of the team; key point of contact for PPS Sports & Events Co-ordinator & WBOP Cricket.

These roles can be shared across parents if required. Without parents volunteering for these roles; we are unable to submit teams.

All parents will be on a roster to help with the game. Rostered parents are requested to assist with team organisation and to act as scorers. If you are unable to attend on your rostered day please arrange a substitute and contact the coach. Coaches are responsible for the gear.