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PLAYER INFORMATION FOR 2023/24 SEASON
11/12 Nov- Season starts
16/17 Dec - Last playing day before Christmas
27/28 Jan - Cricket season resumes
23/24 Mar - Last playing day for the season
School entrants play in the Have-A-Go Grade. They will receive a fun introduction to cricket and learn the basics of batting, bowling and fielding. In the second part of the season, they will play games against each other. The emphasis is on learning some key cricket skills and having a great time with their friends in a relaxed atmosphere. Families wanting to trial are welcome to head along and participate. Registration can be made throughout the season.
Have-A-Go sessions are held at Karori Park on Sunday at 9.30am - 10.30am in front of the cafe.
All gear is provided.
Year 2 & 3 children play 8 a side cricket in a dual pitch format game on Saturday morning against another club in Wellington. Dual pitch is where two pitches are used and both teams bat and bowl at the same time so all kids are involved and there is no down time. This is shorter in duration but with the same playing opportunities so children are active for extended periods of the game.
Cricket is played with a soft ball.
All gear is provided including a club playing shirt.
Every attempt will be made for players to be in a team with some of their friends.
Year 4 children play 8 a side against other clubs in Wellington on Saturday morning between 8.30am and 10.30am. All teams will bowl their overs from the same end to speed the game up. In year 4, players bat in pairs for a set amount of overs and dismissals will result in a loss of runs, rather than a player being dismissed. The length of the pitch for Year 4 is 14m.
Cricket is played with a soft ball.
Year 5 children play 8 a side on Saturdays between 8.30am and 10.30am or 11am and 1pm, in a 20 over format. This is the first year of hard ball cricket. In each innings, 10 overs are to be bowled consectutively from one end, before there is a change of end. The remaining 10 overs are bowled consecutively from that end in order to speed the game up. Pairs batting is used and the length of the pitch for Year 5 is 16m.
Cricket is played with a hard ball.
All gear is provided including a club playing shirt, and the team kit bag includes required pads and helmets that can be shared.
Year 6 children play on Saturdays between 8.30am and 10.30am or 11am and 1pm, in a 20 over format. Pairs batting is used and the length of the pitch for Year 6 is 16m.
Year 7 teams are 9 a side and play 30 over games on Saturdays between 8.30am-12.30pm
Year 8 teams are 9 a side and play 30 over games on Saturday mornings between 8.30am-12.30pm. The Year 8 competition runs to the end of December.
Girls Year 5-8
Girls Year 5-8 cricket takes place on Sunday afternoons at 1pm. Teams are 8 a side, playing 16 overs per innings with a soft ball. All players bowl two overs and bat as a pair for four overs no matter how many times they are dismissed. Matches last approx 60-75 mins.
School year is used as a guide to the grade children should play in. There can be exceptions, particularly where a player has limited experience.
Teams generally have a coached practice after school/early evening once a week.
Each team will be provided with a full gear bag.
Club caps will be provided free of charge to new players and all players are expected to wear them as part of their uniform. Replacement caps are $15.
Please note that if there are a significant number of junior teams playing cricket in Wellington and a shortage of pitches, there may be some Sunday play for some hardball grades in the weeks leading up to Christmas. We have requested that Cricket Wellington provide as much advance notice of these fixtures as possible. More information will be provided closer to the start of the season.
Fees for the 2022/23 season are
Have-A-Go - Free
Years 2-7 - $110 per child
Year 8 - $70
Girls yr 5-8 Cricket - $50
Girls hard ball and Division 2 - $125
Note: All fees are in NZD.
A Family Discount of 5% per child for two or more children from the same family.
What do my fees cover?
Registration fee to Cricket Wellington
Wellington City Council Park fees
Match balls and team equipment
Maintenance of Karori Park's Cricket Nets (shared with the Senior side)
Additional opportunities to support skills and leadership development on and off the field
Karori Cricket Club
416 Karori Road, Karori, Wellington 6012