Under 12

Grade Under 12 mixed cricket for boys and girls

Under 12 Cricket Mixed (boys and girls)

In U12 cricket there are two playing formats you can choose from.

  1. Saturday T20 Smash (20 overs) | Full season competition | Games mostly to start at 9.30 am

  2. Saturday 30 Limited Overs (30 overs) | Full season competition | Start time 12.30 pm

Playing Conditions

Full Playing Conditions are available via Auckland Cricket (currently these are for the 2022/23 season) 

Saturday LO30 is considered to be most suited to players with strong cricket skills and a deeper commitment to the game. Please also consider that choosing to play LO30 on a Saturday AND signing up to U12 JT Sparling which is LO40 and played on the Sunday, is a fairly large commitment to cricket for both players and parents.

It is of course possible to play Sat T20 and JT Sparling LO40 to get your cricket fix!

When you register, please select your format preference from the drop-down list (either T20 or LO30).

Choosing a Competition and a Grade

Please refer to our Team Composition Guidelines page to help you choose the right competition and grade to play in.

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 second last weekend in March

See Key Season Dates for this season's information.

Playing age

Players should be under 12 on the 1st of April 2023

Number of players

Maximum 8 players in the game. If a team has an extra player, the two coaches must agree before the match starts on how this will be managed. 

Pitch Length

18m stump to stump

Playing conditions

Playing Conditions are available on the Auckland Cricket website

ID Sessions and Trials

If you intend to play Saturday LO3O format during the upcoming season, you will need to attend a trial with Club Coach Will Martin. The trials will be held in the week commencing Monday 9 October so please mark your calendar now. Full dates and times will be advised at the start of October.
Depending on the outcome of the trial, you will either:

A) be placed into a LO30 team or

B) return to playing T20 Format.


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

Grafton gear bags

Grafton provides team gear bags including playing and coaching gear to each team at the start of the season. If more gear is needed, please contact the Club


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 Cricket Express MVP and make sure you mention Grafton Cricket Club.


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's. All of our coaches must complete the free Advanced Foundation Course be police vetted by NZC.Contact the Grafton office for more information.


ACA will advise of blanket cancellations in the event of extreme weather via the Auckland Cricket Website. ACA encourage all 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.
If you have any questions at all, please feel free to get in touch with us: Grafton Office

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