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The pathway to representation is as follows:
Step 1 - Eligibility
Boys Eligibility: School Year 6, 7 & 8 Boys must register and play in a CJCA Club or School Team (in Saturday morning competitions)
Girls Eligibility: School Year 5, 6, 7 & 8 Girls must play in a Club or School Cricket Team.
Step 2 - Nomination
Any person can make a nomination for a player to be trialled for either the Christchurch Regional Tourmaments held in November and February/March each year. Trials generally have a cut off a week beforehand. View the calendar for dates.
Step 3 - Trials
Central trials of nominated players occurs at the Canterbury Cricket Association's Centre of Excellence at 23a Iversen Terrace. This process lasts for 1 hour for each player. Players are assessed for the skills they are nominated for - normally both as a batsman and a bowler but possibly also a wicket keeper. Successful players are announced after 5pm on the following day.
The trial process involves a Lane Coordinator who compiles notes against a pre determined format and our Convenor of Selectors or his/her appointee who oversees the lanes being used. Collectively these people take all information available at the trials and will also consider past performances in Club / School teams or previous tournaments and make their decisions.
Selected players are allocated into even teams for the CJCA Spring or Summer Tournament which will have a balance of skills including pace and spin bowlers, keeper/s and batsman.
Step 4 - Tournaments
Selected players play in the CJCA Spring or Summer Tournament at Ilam Fields or another location as confirmed in the Calendar. The Calendar in the Competitions section also confirms the dates and the 'Tournaments' section of the Representative section provides the playing conditions and format.
The main purpose of the Tournament is to provide all selected players with opportunities to further develop their skills in higher levels of cricket. While the player mix will likely be adjusted to the team's winning strategy for each game, strategies deployed for the team's scheduled games will strive to have all players develop at least the skills they were selected for.
Step 5 - Mandeville and Other Tournaments
The Year 6 boys making the Development teams at the November Spring Tournament will also be invited to participate in their selected teams (Astle, Cairns, Fleming, or Hadlee) in Canterbury Country's Mandeville Tournament in January at Mandeville
The Year 7 boys making the Development teams at the November Spring Tournament will also be invited to participate in their selected teams (Astle, Cairns, Fleming, or Hadlee) in Canterbury Country's Mandeville Tournament in January at Mandeville
All players attending the Feb / March Regional Tournament will also be invited to attend a winter training program delivered by Canterbury Cricket.
In addition, over the three days of the Tournament, players will be further assessed and after the completion of games for each school year on the last Tournament day, FOR BOYS - 2 even "Representative" (December) or "Invitation" (March) teams are selected for each school year, while FOR GIRLS, representative or invitation teams will be selected when suitable opposition can be found. The selected teams will be placed onto the website before the end of the following day, by Monday evening, within the Representative - Teams section.
The two Year 8 Representative teams selected from the November Tournament will then compete in the South Island Primary Schools Tournament (SIPST) over 5 days against other cricket Association teams from around the South Island. See the SI Primary Schools Tournament section within the Tournaments page in the Representative section for further details.
Step 6 - Other Games
Selected "Representative" teams (December) and Selected "Invitation" teams (March) play matches described within the 'Teams' page of the 'Representative' section. An outline of these Representative matches is also given within the 'Competitions - Calendar' section of the site.