Master Blasters is for boys and girls aged between 7 – 9 years (boys) or 7 – 11 (girls) who have basic ball and motor skills, no prior cricket experience required. It is the first level of team cricket played as an intra-club competition, rules are modified to create activity, maximize participation and stop boredom- shorter pitch, smaller boundaries, out is NOT out, it is all about the players enjoying themselves and having fun.
Master Blasters have several all girl’s only teams in the Master Blasters competition.
Children prefer to play the real game and look like a cricketer by wearing the club clothing & whites. Batters are to use protective pads and gloves, including the wicket keeper. Helmets are recommended but not compulsory (these are supplied). This allows children to become used to playing in the correct equipment and to experience how a real game of cricket is played.
Masters Blasters is exactly the same in every way as our previous Friday Night Super 6’s but now under the banner of Cricket Australia’s Cricket Blast Program ‘Master Blasters’. By being under Cricket Australia all players will be eligible for a BBL cap of their choice, will receive a Club playing shirt and be eligible to receive Gabba invitations throughout the cricket season (unlike previous seasons).
Master Blasters (7 – 9 years (boys) or 7 – 11 (girls):
Pre-Christmas: Friday 12 October to Friday 30th November 2018 (8 Games)
Post-Christmas: Friday 1 February to 22 March 2019 (8 Games)
Cost: $280.00 FULL SEASON / $230 HALF SEASON (Term 1, 2019 Only)
Times: Coaching/Training 5:00pm to 5:30pm
Games: 5:30pm to 7:30pm
*Pls arrive 10min prior to game
All equipment is supplied, Junior Club Coaches are supplied for each field/game (1 Coach/2-teams) to assist parent coaches and help with technique, particularly bowling.
Training is on Friday afternoon’s 5.00pm to 5.30pm (30min prior to games which start at 5.30pm to 7.30pm). Team Coaches who are parent volunteers are assisted by Grade cricketers from our senior club, Northern Suburbs District Cricket Club. Bowling is the most important part of the coaching program for these age groups.
All team coaching and training to be held on the club oval. Spend 10 minutes with players bowling to each other in pairs at the start of each training session, to improve their accuracy. Players are encouraged to have their own ball for home practice. In the past some teams have decided to add an additional mid-week/weekend training session (sometimes combined with a swim and BBQ) but it is not essential or compulsory.
Clothing and Equipment
Registered participants receive a club playing shirt and are required to purchase their own white bottoms (long or short) and cricket protector (box). A hat, covered shoes and a water bottle are essential. All other equipment is provided in the team kit, including helmet(s).
FAQ(S): Do I have to play for both Term 4 and Term 1? Is there a Pre or Post Christmas fee?
There are no Half Season Registrations Pre-Christmas. Limited Half Season Spots are offered Post Christmas depending on capacity.