Under 10 Boys

Grade

Mixed grade of under 10 cricket for boys and girls as at the 1st of April 2020. 

Format

T20 Smash

Season dates

  • Season starts Saturday 31st of October
  • Pre-Christmas ends on the weekend of the 19th/20th of December
  • Post-Christmas starts Saturday 13th of February
  • Season ends on the weekend of the 27th/28th of March

Playing age

Players must be under 10 on 1 April 2020.

Teams

Maximum 8 players on the field 

Playing conditions

  • 2019 Boys T20 Smash U10 Playing Conditions playing conditions can be found HERE

Note: Updated 2020 Playing Conditions are due mid/late August so please treat 2019 doc as a reference only.

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.

Gear

Playing & 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. 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. Children are welcome to bring their own gear, but please name and phone number it! Games are played with a Kookaburra Commander 142g white. 

Clothing

New club coloured shirts and caps are now available to purchase from Cricket Express. These are not compulsory. You can find all club clothing here - https://www.cricketexpress.co.nz/search.aspx?q=grafton

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 some Introduction to Hardball Courses during the 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