Playing options

Thursday Night T20 Smash: Season commences on 7th November and games start at 5pm. Mid-week competitions are regionally based.

Saturday T20 Smash: Games start at 9.30am.

Saturday Limited Overs (30 overs): Games start at 12.30pm.


Season dates:

Pre-Christmas: Saturday 2nd November 2019 - Saturday 14th December 2019

Post-Christmas: Saturday 1st February 2020 - Saturday 21st March 2020    

Playing age: Players should be U13 on 1st April 2019.  

Teams: Maximum 9 on the field. 

Playing conditions: Full playing conditions can be found under downloads > playing conditions. 

Trials: Players will need to trial for Saturday Limited Overs and restricted Saturday T20 grades. Trial dates for the U13 2019/20 season are 23rd & 24th September from 5-6pm. 

Practices: Usually on a Wednesday or Thursday evening at Cox's Bay or Victoria Park.

Gear: Some playing & coaching gear 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. For all hardball cricket, the club's policy is that all players must wear a helmet.  Helmets and boxes are considered personal items and are not supplied in the team gear bag. Players are encouraged to bring their own gear - please name and phone number it!

Clothing: New coloured club shirts will be available to buy at Cricket Express shortly! These are not compulsory. 

Coaching: The Club is reliant on volunteer support to coach and manage these teams. The team's coach/es coaches 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 Advanced Foundation Course and be police vetted by NZC. Contact the Grafton office for more information - cricket@graftoncricket.co.nz.

Cancellations: ACA will cancel all junior and youth morning cricket should there be an Auckland weather advisory from the Metservice advising that it is unsafe to travel to games. This will be communicated through the ACA website or Facebook. ACA encourage Coaches/Managers to contact their opposition if they are unsure whether the game is going ahead. These details will be provided to Coaches before the start of the season.