Frequently Asked Questions

FRIDAY NIGHT CRICKET BLAST

SATURDAY JUNIOR CLUB CRICKET

 

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FRIDAY NIGHT CRICKET BLAST 2.0

WHAT EXACTLY IS CRICKET BLAST 2.0?

What are the age groups?

Cricket Blast is for players born:

From To
01 Sep 2013 1 Sep 2019

When and where?

OUR CRICKET BLASTERS PLAY ON THE FIRST CLASS FIELDS AT THE 
NORTHS VIKINGS/CRICKET AUSTRALIA NATIONAL CRICKET CAMPUS @SHAW PARK, WAVELL HEIGHTS!

Our Blasters will be playing on the same fields that Premier cricket, Sheffield Shield and Australian Men’s and Women’s matches are played on. Behold the spectacular visual of Cricket Blast action under 1000 lumen floodlights and state of the art facilities.

The Norths Pavilion bar and dining room provide the perfect viewpoint to watch the action and manage y0ur thirst and appetite.

CRICKET BLAST 2.0 RESUMES IN WEEK 2 OF TERM 1 2024 – FRIDAY 2ND FEBRUARY FROM 5PM.
ALL BLAST PROGRAMS NOW RUN FOR THE DURATION OF TERM 4 AND TERM 1 WITH A BREAK OVER SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

 


QLD Government Fairplay Vouchers initiative

CRICKET BLAST FEES AND REGISTRATION LINK

$300 per player for the full summer season (term 4 & 1).

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!


CREATING A CRICKET ID AND PLAYHQ ACCOUNT

What do I need to play?

We supply all necessary training and match equipment and match day playing shirt for each participant.


Can my child rejoin last season’s team or play with their friends again this season?

    • You can list the name of any friends during registration. Please use full first and last names (no nicknames please)
    • If you’re returning with a team from last season as coach, manager or interim contact person; or
    • You’re a new coach, manager or interim contact person putting together a new team; then
    • Please email [email protected] with your player list and be sure to use full names and correct spelling of each participant

NOTE- You will need a minimum of five and maximum of seven players to nominate a team for our “nearly ready for junior cricket” program (formerly Master Blasters)



SATURDAY JUNIOR CLUB CRICKET

Season dates/Training schedules/Match times

SEASON DATES Start Finish
Term 4 2023 – (Pre Christmas) 7/10/2023 2/12/2023
Term 1 2024 – (Post Christmas) 27/1/2024 16/3/2024
TRAINING SCHEDULES
Day Time
Under 10s (all teams) Tuesday 4:00 – 5:45pm
Under 11s/12s/Girls (all teams) Thursday 4:00 – 5:45pm
Under 13 (individual teams – bookings required) TBA TBA
Under 14/Under 15/Open (individual teams – bookings required) TBA TBA

MATCH TIMES

Saturday Competition

Generally, (exceptions listed below) each day’s play shall commence at 8:15am.

We ask that if you are playing on turf wickets, to please start at 8.00am and ensure that you finish by 11.30am so that the groundsmen are able to prepare the pitches for the Grade games later that day.

Exceptions to standard starting time

 For Girls U11, play will commence at 7.15am, 8.00am and 9.45am.

For Girls U13, play will commence at 7.15am, 8.00am and 9:45am

For Girls U16, play will commence at 8:00am and 9.45am.

For Boys U10, play will commence at 9.45am

For Boys U11, play will commence at 7.15am.

For Boys U14, play will commence at 1:15pm

If play commences earlier or later than the scheduled start time then the finish time shall be that time which is 3 hours and 30 minutes after the commencement time subject to the proviso that irrespective of how late a match starts, play must conclude no later than 3 hours and 45 minutes after the scheduled start time.

What are the playing ages for each age group

Date of birth requirements:

Our policy for Under 10 to Under 12 Competitions states a player can play up by four months or play down by two months either side of the BNJCA age group brackets without obtaining age dispensation.

For players outside the above age groups please read about our policy for older players going up or down an age group here CLICK HERE. All players wishing to play down in age group must contact the club to discuss.

2023/24 Age Group DoB Range Match Day
Under 10 1 Sep 2013 to 31 Aug 2015 Saturday morning
Under 11 1 Sep 2012 to 31 Aug 2013 Saturday morning
Under 12 1 Sep 2011 to 31 Aug 2012 Saturday morning
Under 13 1 Sep 2010 to 31 Aug 2011 Saturday morning
Under 14 1 Sep 2009 to 31 Aug 2010 Saturday afternoon
Under 15 1 Sep 2008 to 31 Aug 2009 Saturday morning
Open division 1 Sep 2005 to 31 Aug 2008* Saturday morning

* Player must still be in secondary school

Girls only competition:

Age group DoB range Match day
Under 11 1 Sep 2012 to 31 Aug 2014 TBA
Under 13 1 Sep 2010 to 31 Aug 2012 TBA
Under 16 1 Sep 2007 to 31 Aug 2010 TBA

Where are the matches played?

Fixtures for season 2023/24 will not be available until the week of the first match.

Saturday club matches are played at a variety of locations within the Brisbane North Junior Cricket Association (BNJCA) catchment area:

Click here for the full list of grounds registered with the BNJCA

Click here for an U11 WNJCC team fixture example from last season


CLUB CRICKET REGISTRATION FEES AND LINK

Before registering your player you are strongly encouraged to read our Code of Conduct. You will be asked to tick a box during registration to indicate you understand and accept this Code of Conduct as a condition of registration.

Boys:

$250 Term 4 half-season only (aka half season)

$300 Term 4 ’23 and term 1 ’24 (aka full season)

Girls:

$200 Half or full season (term 4 or term 4 & 1)


Girls Cricket U11/U13/U16

QLD Government Fairplay Vouchers initiative

Playing shirts and match day uniform (please read)

PLEASE NOTE All Saturday club cricket players require a Wilston Norths long-sleeve playing shirt along with white pants and white or neutral-coloured (where possible) joggers or rubber-soled shoes. Turf wicket matches also require spikes.

PURCHASE OF PLAYING SHIRTS, HATS, CAPS CAN BE MADE DURING REGISTRATION.

Players requiring a match day shirt can purchase this for $20 during the online registration process*. Our club broad-brim hats and baggy caps are also available for purchase during regisration (screenshot below for reference). The shirt size chart is listed below, please check it before making your order.

*Shirts/hats/caps can also be purchased from our Friday night Cricket Blast canteen during the season. Please refer to above Friday night Cricket links for locations and dates/times.

Please check your size requirements above before attending the canteen as we will not be able to provide shirts to try on.

Please review the following size guide before ordering:


What equipment do I need to play?

A player looking to start playing cricket with the essential equipment will need:

-White pants

-WNJCC long sleeve-playing shirt (purchased at registration or from our canteen at Friday night cricket)

-Broad-brim hat (purchased at registration or from our canteen at Friday night cricket)

-Neutral-coloured runners/joggers (black/blue/white all ok. Try to avoid fluoro designs)

-Cricket bat

-Helmet

-Batting gloves

-Batting pads

-Abdominal protector

Many sporting goods stores have junior cricket clothing and equipment starter packs available at various price points


Club cricket rules/Quick reference chart (number of players/overs/boundary and pitch length etc)

You can download the most recent BNJCA rulebook (season 2022/23) for U10 to Open Saturday cricket here: BNJCA Rule Book

 

U12 Junior Stage 2 and U12 Pathway format details

Last season Cricket Australia introduced a shorter, one day format called “U12 Stage 2”. Please refer to the document below to see how the new format differs to the traditional three hour / two day U12 “Pathway” format.

Please check the quick reference rule link and BNJCA rule book for detailed information on the 2 day, 25 over/innings Pathway format.

Overview of U12 formats: U12 formats

U12 rules (both formats): U12 Pathway and Stage 2 rules

 


Can my child rejoin last season’s team or play with their friends again this season?

This season players will be able to register in one of two ways:
1. Directly to a team being organised by a nominated person (returning 22/23 team, new team of friends, school team for eg)
2. Register as an individual player unattached to any particular team, with the option to nominate up to two alternate friends that the player would like to be in a team with if possible.

Register directly to a preferred team:
– Minimum of six players (club reserves the right to add additional players to fill team)
– Requires one nominated person to coordinate contact with players and get at least 6 player confirmations (this can be done by chatting with your previous coach/manager to see if the team will return as whole or, establishing a new group of players)
– Nominated person emails [email protected] with subject “Team registration link request” requesting a link be created for their team
– Club creates a unique registration link and provides to the nominated person
– Nominated person distributes link to the players and encourages them to sign up asap before 9th September
– Nominated person is responsible for having at least 6 players sign up (we can add additional players to fill team if required)
– Registration updates and further information sent to teams as season approaches
DEADLINE FOR TEAM REGISTRATIONS IS 9th SEPTEMBER

The QUICK REFERENCE RULE GUIDE dropdown link contains information on min/max team sizes.

We are unable to accept team nominations in any other format.

What if my child doesn’t have a preference? Can they register to the club as an individual?

Yes, no problem! If your player doesn’t have a particular team in mind please scroll up for the individual PlayHQ registration link. You can use the player preferences question within the sign-up form to nominate two separate players/friends in order of preference.


How will COVID-19 affect our games?

Outdoor sport (updated 03/07/2021)

  • Outdoor based organisations are no longer considered a restricted business, activity or undertaking. Therefore, organisations are no longer required to comply with an Industry COVID Safe Plan.
  • It is not possible for contact sports to observe physical distancing while undertaking activity, however physical distancing should be observed at all other times, where possible.
  • Whilst not mandatory, best practice to continue to clean frequently touched surfaces and shared equipment.
  • Indoor spaces associated with outdoor clubs such as clubhouses with licenced hospitality activities or canteens with indoor dining, are required to follow occupant density requirements of one person per two square metres. These areas are mandated to use the Check In Qld app to collect contact information for the purposes of contact tracing.

 


Blue Card changes - No card, no start

Significant changes to Blue Card policy, card application and card renewal processes will be rolled out by QLD Government 31 August.

We strongly recommend anybody looking to be involved in a coaching or managing related role with a team read up on the new requirements and processes here: Blue Card – No Card No Start


Mycricket ID questions

If you don’t know your player’s Mycricket id please check your junk mail folder for our latest email correspondence containing your players id. Password resets can be requested from [email protected] – please be sure to include the players first and last name and the Mycricket id number if known. More technical issues will need to be handled by the mycricket helpdesk 1800 274 2538


Scoring with Mycricket live app

We’ll notify our members when information and training sessions for Mycricket Live scoring become available.


Staying up to date

Please follow our facebook page and add [email protected] to your trusted email senders list. We’ll be sending out information about the upcoming season as it comes to hand.