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

Last season we had 56 teams covering all grades for boys and girls in the Christchurch Junior Cricket Association competition.

Click the headings below for more details.


Registration now open and closes 24th September 2017.

Pre-filled registration forms have been sent out to all last years members. Please return these by post or email. Registration day is 23rd September 11-1pm at Cricket Express, 210 St Asaph Street, Christchurch (Between Manchester and Colombo Street)

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.

Teams for 2018

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.

Season Dates

Season starts: 21st October 2017

Games scheduled: Labour Day & Show Weekend

Last game before Xmas:

Start back after Xmas:

Last game of the season:


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.

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.