School Cricket

Primary Schools Cricket

 
Cricket is played at most primary schools. CJCA oversees schools cricket and is a keen supporter and provides the Christchurch Primary Schools Shield which has been played for since 1899. This historic shield is believed to be the oldest cricketing trophy in New Zealand, went missing for 68 years, until it was found and resurrected for competition in 2009.  

The National Primary Schools Cricket Championships enables schools to compete to win the National Cup (for boys) and the National Shield (for girls). It is for young cricketers aged 11 to 13 years old. The national finals tournament is held in mid-December every year.

To find out more about cricket in schools, contact your local school or talk to Rob Wilkinson at the Christchurch Junior  Cricket Association on phone 281 8748 or email: gm@cjca.org.nz  Some schools are listed in our club list.

CJCA ORGANISED SCHOOL COMPETITIONS

Summary of all CJCA Primary School Competitions (PDF Document) - CLICK HERE

YEAR 7 & 8

Heaton Intermediate captains with the trophies for winning the 2016 National Shield and Cup Primary School competitions

Term 1 -

Qualifying tournaments are held in Term 1 of each year for separate Boys and Girls grades.  Entries need to be submitted by the first week of Febraury in order for teams to be include in the draw which in 2017 will be a 2 day tournament for Girls on the 16th & 17th of February and for Boys on the 1st & 2nd of March.  A maximum of 16 teams can play in these events and if more than 16 entries are received preliminary matches may be need to confirm the final 16 teams. These matches are all 20/20 games played with traditional equipment on a full pitch.

The Winning team and Runners up will then move to the next phase of qualification which is co-ordinated by Canterbury Cricket which aims to find the Major Associations representative school for the National Finals which are held in term 4 (November) each year.

YEAR 5 & 6 (Superstars Cricket)

Superstar Cricket provides Year 5 & 6 children with an opportunity to play a short modified form of Cricket at Schools on a Friday afternoons from 1pm.

Details of the two competitions are explained below

Schools wishing to enter the Girls Competition (Term 1) should complete this entry form by the end of the year preceding the competition in Term 1 however entries may also be accepted early in the School year prior to the competition starting mid-February each year.

GIRLS SUPERSTAR ENTRY FORM - Term 1

Schools wishing to enter the Mixed Competition (Term 4) should complete this entry form by the end of Term 3 preceding the competition in Term 4 however entries may also be accepted early in Term 4 prior to the competition starting mid/late-October each year.

MIXED SUPERSTAR ENTRY FORM - Term 4

Term 1

GIRLS ONLY - Sees the running a weekly 8-a-side Girls competiton held at schools around Christchurch.  Soft Incrediballs are used meaning their is no need for protective equipment. Fielders (except the wicket keeper) must be 10 metres away from batters and each pair pats for 3 overs.  Should a batter go out a bonus 3 runs will be added to the bowling teams score.  Balls that are wide, too high or bounce twice are deemed no balls or wides and mean the batter gets a free hit of a ball placed on a batting tee.

The batter gets 1 chance to hit the ball forward of the wicket on the "Off-side" to earn runs.  Bowlers are limited to a maximum of 2 overs with 4 bowling 2 overs and 4 bowling 1 - everyone MUST bowl.

Entries for the 2017 competition close on the 10th of February and the competition will run from the 17th of February until the end of March.

Term 4

MIXED TEAMS OF 10 - Sees the running a weekly 10-a-side Mixed competiton held at schools around Christchurch.  There is a competitive RED section in addition to 2 lower tiers BLACK (middle grade) and the lowest WHITE grade for less experienced learner teams.

Soft Incrediballs are used meaning their is no need for protective equipment. Fielders (except the wicket keeper) must be 10 metres away from batters and each pair pats for 2 overs.  Should a batter go out a bonus 3 runs will be added to the bowling teams score. 

In the RED section - Balls that are wide, too high or bounce twice are deemed no balls or wides and are counted as 1 run to the batting team BUT ARE REBOWLED UP TO A MAXIMUM OF 8 BALLS IN THE OVER.

In the BLACK & WHITE sections Balls that are wide, too high or bounce twice are deemed no balls or wides and mean the batter gets a free hit of a ball placed on a batting tee.

The batter gets 1 chance to hit the ball forward of the wicket on the "Off-side" to earn runs.  Bowlers are limited to a one over each - everyone MUST bowl.

Entries for the 2017 competition close in September and the competition will run from October & November with a finals day featuring the top 8 teams from the RED and BLACK sections at the Polo Grounds an Hagley Corner in Hagley Park.