Christchurch is proud to enjoy a very strong Junior Boys competition. We have more than 1800 players playing cricket on a Saturdays. The CJCA are committed to continue this success and continue to grow the number of kids playing junior cricket in Christchurch.
The CJCA runs a ‘Spring Tournament’ in November/December and a ‘Summer Tournament’ in February/March each season for Year 6, 7 and 8. Parents or coaches can nominate the players here.
We strongly encourage all boys to play in this tournament even if this is your first year of cricket. The tournament structure allows for Development and Emerging players to be placed in appropriate teams. It is great fun, the boys get to meet and play with other boys from different teams. They are played on three consecutive Sundays.
Games are played using a pod system giving players the opportunity to bat and bowl at various times throughout each game. Our goal is ‘to give every child the opportunity to succeed’.
If you have friends who are good cricketers but play other sports on a Saturday and would like to play in the tournament then encourage them to nominate themselves. The emphasis is on improving the boy’s skills and having fun.
From the tournaments, we select a number of representative sides in each year group. These players get the opportunity to play other Associations as a CJCA representative. These include games against Mid Canterbury, South Canterbury and Canterbury Country.
Two Year 8 squads are selected from the Spring Tournament each year to play in the South Island Primary Schools Tournament that takes place in January.
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