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.
The creation of Development or Emerging teams at Year 7 and above is based on reviewing the feedback on previous events.
Each year group assesses whether Development and Emerging split should occur – in 2020 Development and Emerging teams were selected in Year 8 only.
- For Year 7 & 8 up to 40 players from Christchurch are selected and play in four even Development teams
- For Year 7 & 8 up to the next best 40 players from Christchurch are selected and play in four even Emerging teams
- Yr 6 in the Summer Tournament where up to 90 players are split into 10 teams of equal talent, based on the trials. In Spring Year 6 may be split into up to 10 Development and Emerging teams the spilt of which will be determined following the assessment day.
- 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)
The CJCA is pleased to announce details of its 2021 Girls Summer Tournament – a new 3 tier approach is being trialled this year to attract as many girls from a wide of range current playing abilities to get together in a girls-only environment.
Games will be organised on Sunday the 14th & 21st of March on the Polo Grounds – please read on for more details and a link to the Registration page.
It is hoped that skills developed at this Tournament will provide players with added confidence to regularly compete at a high standard in their respective age groups and so increase their levels of enjoyment and commitment.
CJCA’s primary objective for these tournaments is to provide all players with opportunities to further develop their skills further and enjoy playing with and against their normal teammates.
We will have three levels of competition in this tournament,
- Incrediball - Year 5/6s including new year 5s that may be coming out of Year 3-4 Cricket)
- Novice Hardball Year 7/8 can also include confident Year 6s.
- Competitive Hardball Year 7/8, including the new Year 9s.
Please register here for the tournament HERE
THE COST WILL BE $15 PER DAY – WE WILL CHARGE THIS AFTER THE EVENT BASED ON ATTENDANCE AS WE SOMETIME GET WEATHER AT THIS TIME OF THE YEAR.
This tournament continues with the use of artificial wickets as we feel this is the best surface to enable their skills to develop. Many thanks to all the volunteers that offer their help. We simply could not run these tournaments without you.
The CJCA Executive is extremely grateful for all the hard work put in by the many volunteers who help make these tournaments take place. These include team managers, selectors, CJCA Executive members and umpires. Please remember that, as is the case in all sports, the Umpire’s decision is final and must not be debated or challenged.
Enjoy the tournament!
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 assessments and tournament games and what is known from other matches.
Immediately after the assessment trial the selectors meet and assign players to either Even or Development or Emerging teams. Unfortunately, there are often more players than positions available, so some players may miss selection. These players would be placed on a reserves list as often selected players are unable to play.
The selected teams are evenly balanced in regard to spin, medium and pace bowlers, batters, and wicketkeepers. The Grade Selector will appoint a coach for each of the teams.
Players are denoted their position for selection as a batter, bowler, wicketkeeper, 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.
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 TEN players are selected in each Year 7 & 8 team with ten players, a batting 9 and bowling 9 will be named for each team, only 9 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.
Playing conditions for the Mandeville Tournaments in January 2022 have yet to be confirmed.
Up to NINE players are selected in each Year 6 team with A Batting 8 and an Bowling 8 named for each match only 8 players may field at one time.