Cancellations will be notified via this website, Radio NZ (NewsTalk ZB 100.1 FM or 1098AM) or Text. Announcement on the radio is subject to programming.

Any other issues about draws please contact the CJCA Grade Managers or Rob Wilkinson at Christchurch Junior Cricket on phone 027 6644999 or email:

Text Messages

The SportCheck text messaging system will again form an essential part of our cancellation service this season. For any last minute changes or important updates, such as cancellations and postponements, you can receive a text message from SportCheck.

This is by far the best and most convenient way to get last minute information and it will be specific to your team/grade. Please note that this is an “information based text message”, so for each message you receive from SportCheck, a small cost (see below) will be charged to your mobile phone account.

To receive a text message you have to register your mobile number. Click HERE to subscribe to the service that will send you a text message when cricket for your grade is cancelled. Then simply find the grade your team plays in and enter your mobile number in the space provided.

Very Important


So initially stop texts, using the link below and then subscribe again under the correct grade. May sound complicated but it only takes a minute or two at most.

Note: Cost per text message received
Option 1: 50c per text
Option 2: 25c per text, charged at a one-off $5 for 20 texts

You may subscribe to more than one grade, however if all grades are cancelled you will just receive one message. You may change your mobile or stop/start the service HERE .

Cancellation Policy (and defaults):

While our aim is to have junior cricketers playing cricket whenever possible, safety, player enjoyment and turf damage must be taken into account in unplayable conditions.

The CJCA's cancellation policy is based on a three level implementation:-

Level 1 No Cancellations All games to proceed as planned
Level 2 Marginal Conditions
All players to proceed to the park where coaches/umpires will make a decision based on conditions at the start of play (refer notes below)

Level 3


Cancellations exist, either on a Grade by Grade basis (details will be given) or for All Grades

Level 3 Cancellation decisions will, where possible, be made before 7.30am on Saturday mornings. They will always occur on either an "All Grades Cancelled" basis or a "Grade by Grade" cancellation basis - depending on the predominant surface used for each grade: Prepared grass pitches;  Artificial pitch grades; and Outfield pitch grades.

If Marginal Conditions apply, all teams should proceed to the grounds as drawn. It is possible that conditions at the start of play or during play are worse than expected when the 7.30am decision was made. Games should not be started in drizzle or rain and when started, games should normally be suspended until any precipitation has ceased. At some stage, teams should decide together if further play is likely and if not, games should be abandoned. JOINT decisions between team coaches should be made. After consultation, if coaches disagree, a compromise from BOTH coaches is expected in order to reach a common outcome. On prepared grass wickets, should rain occur after 7.30am, play should be cancelled if further play will significantly damage the playing surface. Refer "The ICC Laws of Cricket Law 3.8/3.9, Fitness of Ground, Weather and Light" see the ICC wording here

If the weather does amend the normal playing time for a match then the new playing conditions agreed by the coaches must allow for the match to still be completed by the required time, as a further match may be scheduled on that pitch.

Where a grade is not cancelled, a team is in "default" should they not turn up on time and be ready for the start of the game. In such cases, the non-defaulting team will normally be awarded the points for the game. Via their clubs, defaulting teams will be held accountable for defaults.