South Island Primary Schools Festivals
The Canterbury Primary Schools Festivals – Tier 1 (a regional version of the South Island Primary Schools Festivals) is the highest division of Junior Interdistricts Cricket for palyers from the top half of the South Island and is a great opportunity for now 30 players to experience one of the larger New Zealand Junior cricket festivals.Â For the history of players who have played in this event CLICK HERE
2021 saw the addition of another Tier of play within this event – this means that Boys not selected for the CJCA Red or Black teams may be placed in teams to play against additional teams from other South Island Districts – the format for this event will be based on that played in the SIPSF and in 2022 be played around Cricket Clubs and Grounds in the Christchurch. The SIPSF (Traditional) will be based in Alexandra and surrounding townships.
In additional to the two SIPST teams the CJCA entered 5 additional teams made up for both Year 7 and Year 8 Boys in the 2nd event and one of the Year 7 teams won the initial Festival.
THE ASHBURTON (TIER 1) CANTERBURY FESTIVAL WILL BE PLAYED BETWEEN THE 9th & 12th OF JANUARY 2023 –
THE CHRISTCHURCH & CANTERBURY COUNTRY FESTIVALS WILL BE PLAYED ON THE SAME DATES AND MIRROR THE FORMAT OF THE ASHBURTOIN EVENT
Boys playing the 2022 CJCA Spring Festival are asked to indicate if they wish to be considered for one or both of these events.
2023 Canterbury Primary Schools Festival – Christchurch
The 2023 Canterbury Primary Schools Festival (Christchurch & Mandeville) is a supplementary event to new Canterbury Regional (Tier 1) event which will be hosted by the Mid Canterbury Cricket Association.
The event is primarily for Boys in Year 7 or 8 at schools and Year 6â€™s will only be permitted should they be required to make up numbers in teams â€“ any year 6â€™s enter knowing the risks involved with playing ahead of their year groups.
This Festival will be held between the 9th and 12th of January 2022.Â Playing conditions will mirror those of the other Festival.
The event will commence on the afternoon of Monday the 9th of January and conclude on Thursday the 12th of January â€“ the first 2 days will feature 20/20 matches with longer 40 over games being played on Days 3 and 4.
Draw structure will be determined by the number of entries received. But will be based on a round robin on Days 1 and 2 with two 20/20 games per day followed by 40 over post-section play in blocks of 4 based on finishing positions after thee first two days.
Matches will be played on artificial pitches
The host association will provide
- At least 1 umpires per match (with teams to share square leg duties if required)
- Grounds and Match equipment â€“ Stumps, Bails, Boundary Markers
- Administrative set-up and Tournament Management
Variation to current Canterbury Tier 1 rules.
Given there is one less days play bowling loads will reduce to a maximum of 24 overs per non-spin bowler.
Coaches and Team Managers should ensure that all squad members have a fair opportunity to participate in Batting and Bowling â€“ this should include the use of a POD or similar system to rotate boys through batting positions and efforts to be made to ensure all participants have an opportunity bowl during the event.
Participant Districts are responsible for setting their policy around this for each of their teams and the philosophy behind this should be communicated pre-festival to players and participants.
On a pro-rata basis of the fee charged for the South Island traditional even the cost for this event will be $400 plus GST,
Associations requesting quotes for Funding purposes should email [email protected]
Entries are now open for the event and will close on Monday the 1st of November.
If you have any questions please donâ€™t hesitate to get in touch with the CJCA [email protected]