2022-23 Girls Cricket Festivals


2022-23 Girls Cricket Festivals

We strongly encourage all girls to play in these festivals even if this is your first year of cricket. It is great fun; the girls get to meet and play with other girls from different teams and the games are generally close because we select even teams to participate.

If you have friends that play another sport on a Saturday and would like to play in the festival then encourage them to nominate themselves, it is also a great opportunity for girls that play in our school competitions to play extra cricket. The main emphasis is on raising the level of cricket and additional playing opportunities, further inter-districts playing opportunities are also organised from these festivals.

CJCA’s primary objective for these festivals is to provide all players with opportunities to further develop their skills in cricket. It is hoped that skills developed at these festivals 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. These festivals continue the use of artificial wickets as we feel this is the best surface to enable their skills to develop.

The CJCA Executive is extremely grateful for all the hard work put in by the many volunteers who help make these festivals take place. These include team managers, selectors, CJCA Executive members and umpires. Many thanks all the volunteers that offer their help. We simply could not run these tournaments without you.

Please remember that, as is the case in all sports, the Umpire’s decision is final and must not be debated or challenged.

A special thanks is reserved for our primary sponsor – Cricket Express, who are a significant supporter of Junior Cricket in Christchurch.  Gareth Greenfield and his team – a very big thank you!



2022-23 Additional Playing Opportunities

Pre-Season Skills program

Sporting Edge Indoor Centre, 4 Matipo Street.

Junior Incrediball (Years 4-6)

Wednesday 12th October 9am-10.30am, Thursday 13th October 9am-10.30am & Friday 14th October 9am-10.30am

Intermediate Incrediball / Hardball (Years 6-8)

Wednesday 12th October 11am-1pm, Thursday 13th October 11am-1pm & Friday 14th October 11am-1pm

The programme runs in the October School holidays. Sessions will be over three days with a 1.5-2-hour programme each day.

The coaching team will work with groups based on ability to ensure that the below programme is delivered to suit the needs of the participant, so all degrees of current ability/experience are encouraged to participate. In addition to Hardball work for older Girls there will be Incrediball work for lesser experienced girls within the sessions. The Pre-season Skills Programme is ideal for girls starting in our Girls only grades to get used to wearing gear.

Entries here: https://www.cjca.org.nz/girls/girls-pre-season-training/

Girls Spring Festival

St Albans Park

Sunday November 20th & 27th.

Grades available for entry: Mini Mags, Junior & Intermediate Incrediball, Novice & Competitive Hardball.

Girls South Island Invitational Festival 2023

Burnside Park & Edgar Macintosh Park

Wednesday January 18th, through to Friday January 20th, 2023.

This is a Competitive Hardball festival, for Girls in Years 7-8. CJCA will enter teams depending on self-nominations.

See more info about this festival and nominate yourself here:


Girls Summer Festival

St Albans Park

Sundays March 12th & 19th 2023.

Grades available for entry: Mini Mags, Junior Incrediball, Novice & Competitive Hardball

Register below

Enquiries to Cat Quinn 

[email protected]

027 2981031 

Match Conditions for the 2022-23 Festival Matches

Mini Mags

Year 3/4s including girls new to cricket

Summer festival 

  • 8 Aside depending on final numbers, played to Year 3-4 Grade conditions.
  • Double wicket format if required (2 batting, 2 getting ready, everyone else fielding) 
  • Partner batting, 4-5 Overs per pair (4 overs if 5 pairs, 5 overs for 4 pairs)
  • All Bowlers to bowl 2 overs each before anyone bowls a 3rd.

Incrediball & Novice Hardball

Junior Incrediball Year 5/6s including new year 5s that may be coming out of Year 3-4 Cricket, can also include confident Year 4s)

Intermediate Incrediball (2021 Spring festival only), Year 6-8s, for those playing in the Intermediate Incrediball grade.

Novice Hardball Year 7/8 can also include confident Year 6s. This is a chance for the girls playing in the Intermediate Incrediball grade to experience the hardball in preparation for further cricket.

  • 8 Aside depending on final numbers.
  • Double wicket format if required (2 batting, 2 padding up, everyone else fielding)
  • 20 Overs per team
  • Partner batting, 4-5 Overs per pair (4 overs if 5 pairs, 5 overs for 4 pairs)
  • All Bowlers to bowl 2 overs each before anyone bowls a 3rd.
  • No LBWs in this grade.

Competitive Hardball

Competitive Hardball Year 7/8, generally the girls that are already playing in the hardball grades.

NB: For the Summer 2022 festival, the new year 9s are still eligible to play in this festival.

  • Played to CJCA Intermediate Hardball conditions
  • Back foot LBW
  • 6 Ball grace period before you are out.
  • 9 aside (can be adjusted depending on numbers)
  • 20 Overs per team.
  • Max 4 overs per bowler. No bowler may bowl a 4th over until ALL others have bowled 3.
  • Retire after 25-30 balls, depending on final numbers.