Under 13


Mixed grade of Under 13 cricket for boys and girls as at the 1st of April 2023


Competitions are half-season with options pre-Christmas and post-Christmas

  • Saturday T20 Smash - Games mostly start at 9.30 am.
  • Saturday Limited Overs (30 overs) - Games mostly start at 12.30 pm.
  • Sunday Summer Series | 5 games on Sundays over the summer - U13, U15, U17
  • January Summer Series T20 Tournament | U15 and U17 tournaments

The Summer Series competition, previously Club of Origin, is seen as a step up from the regular Saturday club competitions, an additional playing opportunity that has a more developmental lens that engages college players with their clubs. More information can be found HERE

Note: Post-Christmas competitions will be announced in November

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 13 on the 1st of April 2023


Maximum 9 on the field. 

Pitch Length

18m stump to stump

Playing conditions

Full details of the Playing Conditions for the 2023-2024 season are available on Auckland Cricket HERE 

ID Sessions and Trials

Click HERE for all trial details


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. 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


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.


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 - Club Manager.


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. 

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