CJCA Spring & Summer Tournaments

Information about the Cricket Express Spring and Summer Tournaments, sponsored by Cricket Express, will be displayed on this page.

For details on the latest teams selected for either Summer or Spring Tournaments or Representative matches click below on the appropriate year group.

GIRLS TEAMS

YEAR 6 TEAMS

YEAR 7 TEAMS

YEAR 8 TEAMS

Tournament dates: Spring Tournament is held in November each year; Summer Tournament is in February and March each year. Season dates HERE

A tournament fee of $45 for Boys and $30 for Girls will be payable prior to the start of the Tournament.  PAYMENTS NOT RECEIVED BY THE FIRST PLAYING DAY OF THE TOURNAMENT WILL INCUR A $10 LATE PAYMENT FEE AND INVOICES WILL BE SENT IF UNPAID.

Account Name - CJCA
Account Number - 06 0665 0202125 00
Amount - $as per above
To appear on Payee Statement; 1. Particulars = Players Name (as full as possible) 2. Code = Team and Yr 3. Reference = SummT

 

The objectives of these tournaments are to provide year 5 (girls only), 6, 7 and 8 players the opportunity to develop their skills at higher levels of cricket:

  • For each school year up to 48 players from Christchurch are selected and play in four even Development teams (except for Yr 6 in the Summer Tournament where up to 96 players are split into 8 teams of equal talent, based on the trials). This is dependant on the numbers nominating themselves so sometimes even teams may be selected for the older Yr groups also. 
  • For each school year and if practical from the numbers and talent at the trials, the next best 48 players from Christchurch are selected and play in four even Emerging teams
  • These tournaments provide all selected players with opportunities to further develop their skills and enjoyment of cricket against players of a similar ability
  • All players will have either equal opportunity (Year 6) or opportunity to develop at least in the skills they were selected for (Years 7 and 8)

Selections:

  • Players are evaluated on a scale of 1–5 for batting, bowling, and wicket keeping, and any additional notes relevant to the selection process made. Emphasis is placed on sound basic technique and performance of the fundamental skills.
  • The selectors will have available the information supplied on the nomination form for each player. The selectors will also take into account the performance of players at earlier trials and tournament games and what is known from other matches.
  • Immediately after the trial the selectors meet and assign players to the Development or Emerging teams. Unfortunately there are often more players than positions available, so some players may miss selection. 
  • The selected teams are evenly balanced in regard to spin, medium and pace bowlers, batters, and wicket keepers.
  • The Grade Selector will appoint a coach for each of the teams.
  • Players are denoted their position for selection as a batter, bowler, wicket keeper, or all-rounder.
  • The selectors pay no heed to which clubs or schools the players come from, and there is no obligation to spread team selections around to ensure someone from each club or school is represented.

The selection criteria used for Representative teams can be found HERE

Tournament Conditions:

The Cricket Express Tournaments provide all selected players with opportunities to further develop their skills. It is important that all players will have equal opportunity to develop at least the skills they were selected for. It is acknowledged that in year 7 and especially year 8, that players are beginning to specialise. Team bowling and batting orders may take player specialisation into account, but it is imperative that all players receive equal opportunity to participate. Player rotation is a crucial part of all players having equal opportunity.

Up to twelve players are selected in each team; twelve when there are enough players trialling. With 12 players, all can bat and bowl, but only 11 players may field at one time. 

Year 6

Batting: Full rotation – each player to bat in the top, middle, and lower orders using the Batting Pods.

All players are to be divided into three pods of 3 or 4 players each. Pods will remain unchanged for the three games, and each pod will bat in the top third, middle third and botton third of the batting order. Coaches can move players within the pod from match to match. Coaches should place a mix of batting talent in each pod so to avoid all the weaker batters being in the top order when it is that pods turn to bat in the top third.

Bowling: Each player to bowl approximately the same number of overs throughout the tournament.

Game Start
10:00 am
Overs
Summer - 2 x T20 on day 1 and then a 35 over match on days 2 and 3 (from 2015); Spring - 40 overs
Pitch Length
18 m
Boundaries
35 m
Ball size
142 g leather
Retirements
Summer - 30 balls or 50 runs, whatever is achieved first; can only return when the batting order is complete. Last man standing applies. Spring  50 balls or 50 runs
Bowlers
Summer max 3 overs, min 6 over all tournament matches. Keepers dont bowl and should change each match. Spring max 6 overs / max 3 in a spell, min 9 over whole tournament. 
Helmets
Compulsory – CJCA rules apply

Year 7

Batting: Full rotation – each player to bat in the top, middle, and lower orders. All players are to be divided into three pods of 3 or 4 players each. Pods will remain unchanged for the three games, and each pod will bat in the top third, middle third and botton third of the batting order. Coaches can move players within the pod from match to match. Coaches should place a mix of batting talent in each pod so to avoid all the weaker batters being in the top order when it is that pods turn to bat in the top third.

Bowling: Nominated Bowlers to bowl up to 7 over’s each and all-rounders to bowl up to 4 overs in a match; maximum 4 overs in a spell. It is expected that bowlers in each category bowl a similar number of overs over all three matches.

Game Start
10:0 am
Overs
Summer and Spring - 40 overs per innings
Pitch Length
18 m
Boundaries
40 m
Ball size
142 g leather
Retirements
Summer and Spring 72 balls (30% of balls in an innings). Can only return when the batting order is complete.
Bowlers
Summer and Spring, max 6 overs / max 4 in a spell. Min 10 per tournament. 
Helmets
Compulsory – CJCA rules apply

Year 8

Batting: Full rotation – each player to bat in the top, middle, and lower orders. All players are to be divided into three pods of 3 or 4 players each. Pods will remain unchanged for the three games, and each pod will bat in the top third, middle third and botton third of the batting order. Coaches can move players within the pod from match to match. Coaches should place a mix of batting talent in each pod so to avoid all the weaker batters being in the top order when it is that pods turn to bat in the top third.

Bowling: Bowlers to bowl up to 6 (Feb/March) or 7 (November) over’s each and all-rounders to bowl up to 4 overs in a match; maximum 4 overs in a spell.

Game Start
10:00 am
Overs
Summer - 40 overs. Spring - 45 overs
Pitch Length
18m ( from Summer 2010 Tournament)
Boundaries
45 m
Ball size
142 g leather
Retirements
Summer 72 balls. Spring - 81 balls (30% of balls in an innings). Can only return when the batting order is complete.
Bowlers
Summer max 6 overs / max 4 in a spell. Spring - max 7 overs / max 4 in a spell. Both tournaments min 10 per tournament. 
Helmets
Compulsory – CJCA rules apply


POINTS ALLOCATION (BOYS TEAMS)

There is a points allocation system in place which awards points for wickets taken, runs scored and winning a match.

SCORING -

Scoring of matches can be on the manual supplied sheets which should be handed to the Year Manager at the end of each days play.  Scoring can also be via the CricHQ website and parents or supporters wishing to be a scorer using CricHQ to score their matches are asked to email to be loaded as an administrator against the correct team - email gm@cjca.org.nz

We would ask that all players and coaches buy into the need to complete a minimum number of overs in each match even if it turns out to be one-sided. This ensures that all players have a fair chance to bat and bowl. So we ask that if playing a 2020 match then all overs are bowled in both innings with those batters that faced the lowest number of balls batting again. The team total is that when the team was initially dismissed so the extra overs are to allow all bowlers to get a go and some batters to have a longer time at the crease.

If playing a longer overs game, for instance a 40 over match, and 30 overs or less are bowled in the match then a 2020 match should follow. The rules for this will be as per the Yr 6 2020 rules so batting and bowling are evenly spread. If 31 overs or more are bowled then we ask that the chaser teams innings continues until they are all out or the end of their overs even after they have reached their target.

If you have any concerns over how to apply this then please ask the year manager or Rob Wilkinson (CJCA Manager) 027 6644999.

Many thanks.

GIRLS GAMES

The girls games are not using any points system. The winning teams from Day 1 will play each other on Day 2 and likewise the losing teams will also play each other.

Draw - team numbers permitting

 

The games are to be played on artificial wickets where possible.