Girls Yr 7 & 8 both options

Girls Years 7 and 8 (Hardball)

Grade Conditions  

Full conditions as at 30 January 2018

Grade Manager

Mike Dunlop - Phone: 021969299 email:

Coaches of teams in this grade are required to email their contact information to the Grade Manager so that he can be in contact with you during the season if needed. A score sheet for this grade can be printed from the link on this web page


o   Guaranteed Participation- As with all our grades the development of the player and enjoyment of the game are seen as more important than the result. All players will bat and bowl in every match.



Grade Objective  -

The objective of this grade is to provide girls up to Year 8 a traditional format of cricket that encourages the girls to continue to develop their technique, enjoyment and understanding of the game, while still encouraging the girls to participate in all facets of the game. They should enjoy a high standard of skill and competition while still focusing on fun and team spirit which are all major objectives of this grade.

The grade is primarily aimed at girls aged School Year 7 and 8 at the start of the season and prepares girls for the Youth teams and U15 representative teams. Dispensation would not normally be given for older girls (high school) to play this grade.


Playing Conditions Summary

·       Girls primarily Yrs 7 to 8 at the start of the season

·       9.00am start

·       Games take approx 3 hours

·       9-a-side

·       26 overs per innings - one innings per side

·       Max 4 overs per bowler

·       Compulsory batting retirement after facing 25 legitimate deliveries

·       Back foot LBW’s

·       Wides and no-balls score 1 runs and WITH A MAXIMUM OF 8 BALLS PER OVER

·       Tighter legside wide’s – halfway to ’Test Match’

·       135g - 142g leather ball from approved manufacturers

·       18m pitch

·       Fielding exclusion zone

·       Boundaries are set at 40m


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