CJCA Spring & Summer Tournaments

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

2018 Summer Tournament dates -

18th & 25th February, 4th March (no reserve days) - Venues TBC

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 Year 8 school year up to 44 players from Christchurch are selected and play in four even Development teams (except for Yr 6 in the Summer Tournament where up to 80 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.  In Year 7 up to 44 players will be selected in Development teams and in Year 6 up to 40 players will be selected for Development teams.
  • For Year 8 school year up to the next best 44 players from Christchurch are selected and play in four even Emerging teams.  In Year 7 the next best 44 players will be selected in Emerging teams and in Year 6 the next best 40 players will be selected in 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 Year 8 team (in Spring 2017 11 players will be selected in the Year 8 Development teams with up to 12 in Emerging teams if numbers are sufficient); With 12 players, all can bat and bowl, but only 11 players may field at one time. This mirrors the conditions of the South Island Primary Schools Tournament which the Red and Black selected teams will play in January,

Up to eleven players will be selected in each Year 7 team; With 11 players, all can bat and bowl, but only 10 players may field at one time. This mirrors the conditions of the Year 7 Mandeville Tournament which Development teams will play in January.

Up to ten players will be selected in each Year 6 team; With 10 players, all can bat and bowl, but only 9 players may field at one time. This mirrors the conditions of the Year 6 Mandeville Tournament which Development teams will play in January.

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 2018);
Spring - 3 X 35 overs matches
Pitch Length
16 m
Boundaries
35 m
Ball size
142 g leather
Retirements
Summer - 30 balls or 50 runs, whatever is achieved first; in 20/20's can only return when the batting order is complete. Last man standing applies. 
Summer 35 over games and 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 4 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.

Game Start
10:00 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 81 balls in Year 7 (due to smaller team numbers). Can only return when the batting order is complete.
Bowlers
Summer and Spring, max 8 overs / max 5 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.

Game Start
10:00 am
Overs
Summer & Spring - 40 overs
Pitch Length
18m (both from 2017) 
Boundaries
45 m
Ball size
142 g leather
Retirements
Summer & Spring - 72 balls. 
Can only return when the batting order is complete.
Bowlers
Summer & Spring max 8 overs / max 5 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. Games will be 20/20 games ideally with 2 games a day.

Draws will be based team numbers and player numbers per team will also be based on the number of girls wishing to participate in each age grade.  There may need to be some flexibility in the formats for Girls.

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

2018 Spring Tournament dates - TBC

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 & Girls (Girls will now play all 3 days of each Tournament) 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.

PLEASE ONLY PAY ONCE TEAMS ARE CONFIRMED

Account Name - CJCA
Account Number - 06 0665 0202125 00
Amount - $45 as per above
To appear on Payee Statement; 1. Particulars = Players Name (as full as possible) 2. Code = "Team "and Yr 3. Reference = "Tournament name" i.e Summer or Spring