Under 11

Grade

Girls and boys in mixed teams playing 8-a-side T20 cricket

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 should be under 11 on 1 April 2021

Teams

Maximum 8 on the field.

Playing conditions

2021 Boys T20 Smash Under 11 Playing Conditions

ID Sessions and Trials

No Trials or ID Sessions for the Under 11s. 

Hours of play

Saturdays at 9.30 am.

Practices

As and when parent coaches are available. Teams usually train from 4.30 pm on a Thursday at Cox's Bay, Grafton coaches will schedule dates and time where they are there to support coaches and teams.

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 Grafton 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 before the start of the season. 

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