SCC Junior Cricket


Do you want to register? Visit the Registration page for more details

Season Dates 2018/19

Juniors Stage 1 & U11 competition will start on October 20 after the school holidays
Juniors U13, U15 and U17 competition will start on September 15th
Thunder Girls League - Spring session will start late October. Exact dates will be announced later. 

Competition Summary

Junior Cricket Mixed Teams - > Junior Cricket is played on Saturday mornings, generally starting at 8.30am and finishing about 12.30pm. All teams from Under 11 Div 1 and older use leather balls, pads and helmets and all the equipment similar to seniors. Stage 1 (ages 8 to 10)  and U11 Div 2 use a softer ball.
Stage 1 & 2 play a modified form of the game offering every player an opportunity to bowl, bat and field.

Thunder Girls League -> There will be 2 competitions - Spring and Summer sessions. Both will have 5-6 rounds followed by a finals. Matches will be played Saturday afternoons. 

We play against teams from the Canterbury & Western Suburbs Cricket Association. Strathfield Cricket Club has Junior cricket teams from Stage 1 to Under 15, and then the senior cricket teams in the Sydney Shires competition. 

For our younger cricketers we have the Woolworths Junior Blaster program, the national cricket skills program for 5-7 year olds (younger players accepted too) and the Master Blasters program (T20 matches for 7-10 year olds). Children can join the Junior Blaster program, and continue playing for Strathfield CC until... well, around the age of 50 you get a tap on the shoulder and some whippersnapper suggests you might like to umpire!

Sponsorship

If you are interested in sponsoring our club, we would love to hear from you!! Please contact out club president Daryl Chappelow on 0418 435 202 OR email the club at cricketstrathfield@gmail.com

Which age group is my child in?

The general age rule for cricket is based on your child's age on 31st August. If your son or daughter is 12 years old on 31 August, he/she will play Under 13.

Since CWSCA only has U11, U13 and U15 competitions, your child may need to play up an age group.
For e.g. both U12 and U13 will compete in the U13 competition, U14 and U15 will compete in the U15 competition.

If your child is aged 8 or 9, then he/she will be playing Stage 1 Cricket.

What are the junior cricket formats available?

If you have a child aged 5-7, look up the Junior Blaster program which focuses on basic skill development in a fun environment. The Master Blasters program is available on weekdays for kids aged 7-10 and is a suitable progression from Junior Blasters.
Boys and girls aged 8 and above are invited to play Junior Cricket. Its is recommended that the participant has completed either Junior Blasters or Master Blasters before playing Junior Cricket as this will make the transition easier. Visit the Junior Formats page for a summary of the playing conditions.
U17 competition will proceed only if sufficent registrations are received. All other age groups will have a confirmed junior season.

Do I need to buy any cricket gear?

If you are playing Stage 1 (ages 8 to 10), we recommend that you use the gear provided in the team kit.If you are U11 or above, it is recommended that you have your own kit. This also allows players to practice outside formal practice sessions.

 You are required to purchase white cricket trousers and a protector(boys only).Sunscreen is essential as we will play through some hot days. Bring a bottle of water to ensure your child remains hydrated during play.

 The club will provide a playing shirt and cap.

What will I find in the team kit?

Game gear (helmets, gloves, pads, bats, wicketkeeping pads and gloves, protector, wickets, scorebook, clicker, measure, mallet,  first aid kit etc

How does the club form teams?

Teams are formed taking into account a variety of factors such player ages, capability, availability of coaches and volunteers. 
The team will be placed in a division which best suits the playing ability of the team as a whole.
Playing up age groups - Any requests to play up is looked on favourably if the player is deemed capable of fitting in with the higher age groups. 
Playing down age groups - This is discouraged and will be considered only if the child will absolutely does not have the capacity to play with his/her age group.
In both scenarios, the parent is required to email the club with reasons as to why they believe their child will fit into the requested age group and mention that they are willing to accept all risks with doing so.
A position is not guaranteed but the request will be given due consideration during team formation.
The committee may also request all or selected players to undergo a trial in some scenarios.

What is our affiliation?

SCC is affiliated to Canterbury & Western Suburbs Cricket Association. Our junior teams will compete with other teams from association in the same age group/division. Canterbury & Western Suburbs Cricket Association is linked to clubs with teams from Lakemba the west to Tempe in the east and from Clemton Park/Roselands in the south to Five Dock in the north.

When and where will the teams train?

Trainings are usually held at Airey Park nets on Thursday or Friday evenings usually between 5 to 6:30 pm
Location and time will be finalised based on your volunteer coach's availability.
Wednesdays are Senior Mens training day, it is advisable that the juniors do not train on the same day at Airey Park.

When does the season start?

Cricket season starts in Spring and we play through to the end of Summer.
Stage 1 and U11 will start after Term 3 holidays and finish in March.
U13 onwards will start in mid September and finish in March.

What is my role as a parent?

The club cannot function without your assistance. All the club administrators are also parent volunteers.
The team coach and managers are volunteers from the team and club will provide support in coaching workshops and management assistance.
On match day we require that one parent or guardian attend and support your child and his/her team. You can score, umpire, provide general assistance and cheer for the team. The club will conduct scoring/umpiring workshops at the beginning of the season.
If you would like to volunteer at the club level or join the committee, please email the club or speak to the junior co-ordinator. 
We are always looking for helping hands! Help us grow junior cricket in our community.

What are fees used for?

Club shirt and cap for players, team cricket kit, match balls, umpire fees as needed, workshops for volunteers, insurance, association fees, ground fees, end of season presentation and more!

What if the weather gods are not happy? (raining, heat wave)

The managers will be updated if the association decides to abandon matches for the day. This will happen by 7:45am on match day.If there is no update, you are required to show up at the ground. The coach and manager can make a joint decision with the opposing team to proceed or abandon the match. At all times, keep player safety paramount. If the team does not show, it is seen as a forfeit so make sure you travel to the ground.Weather updates will also be posted on Facebook/club website.

What is representative cricket?

As a member of Strathfield Cricket Club, you can trial for entry into CWSCA rep squads.
Representative cricket is higher grade cricket in a very competitive environment. Matches will be day long and held on Sundays and this is in addition to our club matches on Saturday mornings. 
There are two competitions - the NSW District Cricket Association(runs from Oct to Dec) and IDCA Presidents Cup(runs from Nov to Feb with a break during summer hols) 
Following a successful trial, you will represent CWSCA in either DCA Shield (team 1) or Presidents Cup (team 2) and will compete against other district association teams. It is open to age groups from U10 to U16. It requires your full commitment, topnotch performance and you are expected to play all matches till the competition finishes. 
To stay updated on rep cricket news, please visit association website -> http://cwsca.nsw.cricket.com.au/

 

Further enquiries can be made to cricketstrathfield@gmail.com