Old Boys’ Collegians Cricket Club – Junior Section

obcjuniorOld Boys’ Collegians Cricket Club is again the biggest junior club in Christchurch.

We are based at Elmwood Park, Heaton Street, Merivale

This season we have 50 teams covering Yr0-Yr8 for boys and girls.

Click the headings below for more details.



Registration closed 24th September 2017.

If you still wish to register for the season please complete the on-line registration form and email us as soon as possible: Hayley@coaching-solutions.co.nz

New member please read this information here. Then complete this on-line registration form. Registrations

This seasons grades available:
  • Year 0 & 1 (1st timers) Have A Go
  • Year 1 & 2 Kiwi (This season this will be run at Elmwood Park by the Club, 8.45am start)
  • Year 2 & 3 16/16
  • Year 4 16/16 or Super 8 Softball
  • Year 5 Hardball or Super 8’s Softball
  • Year 6 Hardball
  • Year 7 & Premier
  • Year 8 & Premier ½ season only

Subs increase this coming season. As with all services cost tend to increase annually. The club have decided to make an increase every 3 years to allow for inflation and increased costs to provide the service. Subs help to cover the cost of administration, affiliation, equipment, facilities, training and games costs plus many many more.

On paying your subs for the coming season you are agreeing to the Terms and Conditions as set out at the bottom of this page. You are also required to adhere to the Ground Rules 17-18.

Teams for 2017/18

Generally players will be able to play in teams with their friends if there is space and if they are the correct age for the grade. But it is not always possible to accommodate all the requests we receive.

Please find the list of players registered below for the 2017/18 season (as at 5th October 2017). First find  your team number using the Alphabetical list, then look at the rest of your team using the Team lists.

If you feel that you are not in the correct team please understand that this is not always possible but do feel free to contact us.

Team managers should be in touch with you shortly with details of your team if they have not already. Games start 21st October 2017.

Coaching starts week beginning 16th October at Elmwood Park. If you do not currently know your coaching time please check here OBCcoaching17

Season Dates

Season starts: 21st October 2017

Games scheduled: Labour Day & Show Weekend

Last game before Xmas: 16th December 2017

Start back after Xmas: 3rd February 2018

Last game of the season: 24th March 2018


obctshirtPlaying uniforms can be purchased directly from Cricket Express, 210 St Asaph Street, Christchurch (Between Manchester and Colombo Street)

HAG, Kiwi and 16/16 grades players uniform, white or navy sports shorts, Navy polo shirt and navy cap/floppy. All other grades uniform long white pants with the Navy polo shirt and Navy cap/floppy.

Team Coaching

 All players receive coaching from our professional qualified Cricket coaches.

  • Kiwi players will have a 30min training session Saturday 8.45-9.15am that is run by club coaches before their games on saturday at Elmwood Park.
  • 16/16 players this coming season will have a 45min trainings session run by a club coach just for their team rather than the usual group coaching during the week, times will be allocated by the club.
  • All other teams as usual will have a club coach for a 1hr training session during the week, times will be allocated by the club.

This years coaching will start the 16th October and the timetable is available here OBCcoaching17

Please note no coaching Labour Day, Show Day or Waitangi Day.

Weekly Draw

This is usually available on a Tuesday before each game, please check the draws here..
Ground codes are available here.

Crichq also has details of locations on the draw.


For all updates check our news page.

On Saturday morning the CJCA will make an announcement approximately 7.30am CJCA website. I will post sooner if I know anything on this websites news page.

On training days we will try to make a decision around lunchtime unless the weather is still changeable and post on this websites news page.


Results can be entered here by team managers.

Results can be found here.

CJCA Grade Rules, Scoresheets and Managers

For information about the rules of each grade (including the scoresheets) click here.

Kiwi – Hayley Aburn 027 320 3521, hayley@coaching-solutions.co.nz
16/16 – Catherine Ryan 0272981031, kiwi34@cjca.org.nz
Year 5 – Francis van Woerkom 341 3333, francis@vanw.nz
Year 6 – Rob Wilkinson gm@cjca.org.nz 027 6644999
Year 7 – Steve Shaw 0276996256, steven.victoria@xtra.co.nz
Year 8 – Craig Gibb 0274430153, gibbfamily1@xtra.co.nz
Girls Grades – Mike Dunlop 021969299, mike@digitaloperative.co.nz

CJCA Representative

To find out about opportunities (boys yr6-8 and girls yr5-8) to be included in the CJCA Representative programme click here.


As always Volunteers are at the heart of any successfully run club. Please click here for the job description of a Junior Team Manager. If you are interested in attending any of the coaching courses with Canterbury Cricket let us know.

Other Coaching available

Every season OBC delivers Holiday Coaching Programmes. Usually Pre-season, Christmas Holidays and New Years Holidays. For more information please contact us. One-2-One cricket coaching is also available.

Current Programmes

October School Holidays
Cricket 10-12.30pm – $25.00 per session or $100 for 5 sessions
Multi Sport (supervision over lunch) 1-3.30pm – $20.00 per session or $85 for 5 sessions
Monday 9th, Tuesday 10th, Wednesday 11th, Thursday 12th, Friday 13th October 2017

Each Cricket session will include warm-ups, skills and drills coaching, with a short competition/game to finish.  The Multi Sport sessions will include a variety of sports, football, turbo touch, volleyball, t-ball, Uni Hoc etc. You can choose to attend one or more sessions, each will be different.  Spaces will be limited. Venue Heaton Sports Hall or Elmwood Park.

Register Interest Here