Canterbury Junior 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 players from the top half of the South Island and is a great opportunity for now 30 players (Three CJCA teams) to experience a quality cricket festival.  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, White or Black teams may be placed in teams to play against additional teams from other Canterbury Districts – the format for this event will be based on that played in the Canterbury Tier 1 Festival and in 2024 be played around Cricket Clubs and Grounds in both Canterbury Country (Mandeville) and on the West Coast/Buller. The Tier 1 of the Canterbury Year 8 Festival will be held in Christchurch for the first time since 2013.

In additional to the Three Tier 1 Canterbury Festival teams the CJCA entered 5 additional teams made up for both Year 7 and Year 8 Boys in the 2nd Tier events in January of 2023.

THE  (TIER 1) CANTERBURY FESTIVAL WILL BE PLAYED BETWEEN THE 8th & 11th OF JANUARY 2024 –

THE CANTERBURY COUNTRY FESTIVAL AND WEST COAST/BULLER FESTIVALS WILL BE PLAYED ON THE SAME DATES AND MIRROR THE FORMAT OF THE CHRISTCHURCH EVENT

Boys playing the 2023 CJCA Spring Festival are asked to indicate if they wish to be considered for one or both of these events.

2024 Canterbury Year 7 & 8 Festival – Tier 2/3 – Canterbury Country & West Coast/Buller

The 2024 Canterbury Year 7 & 8 Festival (Mandeville and West Coast/Buller) is a supplementary event to new Canterbury Regional (Tier 1) event which will be hosted by the the CJCA in 2024.

The event is primarily for Boys in Year 7 or 8 at schools and Year 6’s will only be permitted should they be required to make up numbers in teams any year 6 enter knowing the risks involved with playing ahead of their year groups.

This Festival will be held between the 8th and 11th of January 2024.    Playing conditions will mirror those of the other Festival.

The event will commence on the afternoon of Monday the 8th of January and conclude on Thursday the 11th of January 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 – Stumps, Bails, Boundary Markers
  • Administrative set-up and Tournament Management

Variation to current Canterbury Tier 1 rules.

Bowling Loads

Given there is one less days play bowling loads will reduce to a maximum of 24 overs per non-spin bowler.

Additional Information

Participation Guidelines

Coaches and Team Managers should ensure that all squad members have a fair opportunity to participate in Batting and Bowling – this WILL 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.

Cost

On a pro-rata basis of the fee charged for the South Island traditional even the cost for this event will be $600 plus GST,

Associations requesting quotes for Funding purposes should email [email protected]

Team Entries

Entries are now open for the event and will close on Monday the 1st of November.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the CJCA [email protected]