Year 6

Year 6 Grade Conditions (updated 22 August 2017 to 8-a-side)

(All Sections- changes in 2017)

This is a Website Summary. The Full Conditions and the score sheets should be copied by each team from the web links on the Overview page in Competitions.

Grade Manager - Adrian Brown or Rob Wilkinson 027 6644999 

Coaches of teams in this grade should email their contact information to the Grade Manager so that he can be in contact with you during the season if needed. 


  • 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.
  • Positive attitudes and behaviours on and off the pitch.

Grade Objective

This grade is for players primarily in Year 6 but talented Year 5's may also be included. It provides an introduction to the more specific cricket skills associated with batting, bowling, fielding and wicket keeping techniques. It is split into various sections, the number of which will be determined by the number of teams entering this grade.

As with all our grades the development of the player and enjoyment of the game are seen as more important than the result and so all are expected to participate in either batting or bowling, preferably both, in each match.

Coaches are to ensure that by the end of each half season all players have had an equal opportunity to display their skills. Rotation of the batting order is required, as stipulated in the batting section of the full grade conditions, and bowlers should share the overs.

Playing Conditions Summary

  • 9.00am start to approx 11.30am finish on Saturday morning. Toss to be done by 8.45 or forfeit the right to choose.
  • Coaches to ensure 18 overs per hour are maintained and that the extra changes of innings are completed as quickly as possible
  • Pitch length 16m  (change in 2017)
  • 8-a-side (altered at Convenors Meeting 21/8/17). more may be used but only 8 may bat or field at the same time
  • 20 overs per innings - NO SPLIT (change in 2017). Two different keepers during each 20 over innings and all players must have an equal chance to keep during the season
  • All over from the same end (change in 2017). No bowler bowls successive overs
  • Max 3 overs per bowler. No bowler may bowl a 3rd over until all others have bowled at least 2 (change in 2017).
  • Compulsory retirement at the end of the over having faced 18 deliveries, including wides and no balls. Once all players have batted those batters who have been retired can return and face a further 10 deliveries.
  • Wides and no-balls score 1 run plus any extra runs scored and are not re-bowled, except in the final over of each innings, when 6 legitimate balls must be bowled.
  • A MAX scoring zone exists where any runs scored are doubled. (2015 change) This has been changed to any shot played into the V. This zone starts if the ball passes the bowlers stumps, goes between the cones at the bowlers end and extends all the way to the boundary, see picture below. Two cones, 10m either side of the bowlers stumps should be placed so the umpire can decide if the shot is in this zone. From Feb 2016 – max two fielders plus bowler in MAX zone. 
  • The ball after a wide or no ball becomes a ‘free hit’ so the batter can only be given out, run out. If the last ball of an over is a wide or no ball then 2 runs are awarded as no free hit can occur, except in the final over
  • 135 - 142g leather ball from Kookaburra range
  • 40m boundary, where possible
  • Back foot LBW applies