Under 10

Grade

Mixed grade of under 10 cricket for boys and girls as at the 1st of April 2021

Format

T20 Smash

Season calendar

A typical cricket season looks a lot like this:

  • First game of the Season - The first weekend after Labour Day
  • Last game pre Christmas - The last weekend before Christmas
  • First game post Christmas - The first weekend after Waitangi Day
  • Last game of the season - The last weekend in March

See Key Season Dates for this season's information.

Playing age

Players must be under 10 on 1 April 2021

Teams

Maximum 8 players on the field 

Playing conditions

2021 Boys T20 Smash U10 Playing Conditions

Hours of play

Start at 9.30 am (Saturday)

Practices

As and when parent coaches are available. Teams usually train from 4.30 pm on a Thursday at Cox's Bay where Grafton coaches are available for support.

Grafton gear bags

Grafton provides team gear bags including playing and coaching gear to each team at the start of the season. We are investing heavily in upgrading this equipment to ensure each team, and each player has the best equipment to make their cricket experience the best it can be. If more gear is needed, please contact the Club

Helmets

The club's policy is that all players must wear a helmet. These are treated as personal items and along with boxes (you need these too) are not supplied in the team gear bag. Players are encouraged to bring their own and make sure you put your name and phone number on it. We do have some helmets at the club and if you'd like to use one, please contact us.

Grafton playing clothing and kit

Grafton Lions playing kit and a full range of cricket gear can be purchased online or in-store from our friends at Cricket Express Mt Eden.

Be sure to join the MVP Loyalty Programme and make sure you mention Grafton Cricket Club.

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 Advanced Foundation Course and be police vetted by NZC. Contact the office for more information. 

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 team Coaches at the start of the season. 

Pre-season coaching

Our Head Junior Coach is running Introduction to Hardball courses during term 3 and the October school holidays to help with the transition into this grade. It’s a great opportunity for players to learn how to put on their gear, dust off cobwebs before the season and to have a go at bowling and batting in our nets! Dates and times to be confirmed, please contact the Grafton office for more information and to book a place.

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