Grafton Years 1-4

MIXED YEARS 1 to 4 - BOYS AND GIRLS

The season starts on the first Saturday after Labour weekend and finishes on the last Saturday in March breaking for approximately 8 weeks over the Christmas school holidays.

In the 1st Half of the Season, teams play against other Grafton teams and in the 2nd Half of the Season teams will play against other teams from Grafton, Parnell and University Cricket Clubs in a combined Eastern Districts Competition.

Season Dates

  • Pre-Christmas: Starts Saturday 30 October at Cox's Bay Reserve 
  • Post-Christmas: Starts Saturday 13 February at Cox's Bay Reserve           

Playing age

For boys and girls who are in Year 1-4 at school at the start of the cricket season.

Practices and practice time

Practice start times and the length of practices vary per team but are held at Cox’s Bay Reserve on Thursday's between 4 and 6 pm. Start and duration is dependant on coach availability and will be confirmed by the team coach and manager before the season starts.

Coaching

The Club is reliant on volunteer support to coach and manage these teams. The team's coach/es take team practices, are responsible for the gear bag and help to set up games on Saturday mornings. Don't worry! We have lots of resources to help you if you're new to coaching and are happy to answer any questions you may have.  All of our coaches must complete the free Foundation Course and be police vetted by NZC. Contact the Grafton office for more information.

Games

90 minutes 

All pre-Christmas games are Grafton vs Grafton and will be held at 8.30 am at Cox's Bay Reserve. A small number of games may be scheduled for a Friday evening at Cox's Bay. These usually commence at 4.45 pm.

All post-Christmas games are against teams from Grafton, Parnell CC & Auckland University CC. Games are a combination of home and away (hopefully not at the same time). 

Teams

8 children per team formed & advised at the beginning of the season by your Grade Coordinator. There is the opportunity to put forward a team preference during the registration process - please use the comments box provided. Teams are not automatically carried over from previous years.

Rules and Conditions of Play

Please refer to the 'EDCA Playing Conditions'.

Gear

All playing and coaching gear required will be supplied to the team coach at the start of the season, please help the team look after it. More gear is available as needed, please contact the GUCC Office. Children are welcome to bring their own gear but do remember to name it, a phone number also improves the chance of kit being returned to the rightful owners if it is misplaced! 

Clothing

Closed in shoes and a sunhat for practices and games. New coloured club shirts are available to buy from Cricket Express, online or in-store (Mt Eden) but are not compulsory. Players can wear their old club shirts or a plain black or light coloured shirt. 

Cancellations

Cancellations will be posted on the Grafton website and in Grafton Junior Facebook group by 7 am on a Saturday morning.

Visit our Registration page to register for the coming season. If you need assistance please check out our Quick Guide or contact our Club Manager