Registration are now open and close 13th September 2020 for this season
To find out more about the grades and their age and stage available this season click here. Grades are based on School year at the start of the season in October.
- Year 0 & 1 (1st timers) Have A Go
- Year 1 & 2 Kiwi (At Elmwood Park run by the Club, Saturdays 8.45am)
- Year 2 & 3 T16
- Year 4 T16 or Super 8 Softball
- Year 5 Super 8’s Softball or Hardball
- Year 6 Hardball
- Year 7 & Premier
- Year 8 & Premier ½ season only
No Subs increase this season. As with all services cost tend to increase. 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. This season the club was due to increase subs but due to Covid-19 members hardship it is going to postpone for another season until 2021-22.
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 2020-21.
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.
Players from School year 0-5 are not selected on ability. Year 6, 7 & Year 8 players are given the opportunity to trial for our top Premier grade teams Yr8 1/2 season, Yr7 and new this season Yr6 team. Any players not selected into this top grade team will be place in a team as normal.
Players wishing to play up will only be allowed to play one grade above their current year group grade. Dispensation may be required. For example y4’s will be able to play Yr5 super8 softball, but will not be allowed to play Yr5 hardball at the start of the season. Any requests will be dealt with on a case by case basis. It is highly unlikely to be able 2 play 2 grades above their year group. To request this please email Mandie with your case as soon as possible.
Players wishing to play down will require dispensation from CJCA. Please email Mandie with your case as soon as possible.
Season starts: 17th October 2020
Games scheduled: Labour Day & Show Weekend
Last game before Xmas: 12th December 2020
Start back after Xmas: 5th February 2021 (Note this is a FRIDAY)
Last game of the season: 27th March 2021
Prizegiving: 28th March 2021
Playing uniforms can be purchased directly from Cricket Express, 210 St Asaph Street, Christchurch (Between Manchester and Colombo Street)
HAG, Kiwi and T16 grades players uniform, white or navy sports shorts, NEW ROYAL BLUE polo shirt and navy cap/floppy. All other grades uniform long white pants with the NEW ROYAL BLUE polo shirt and Navy cap/floppy.
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.
- T16 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.
Coaching starts 12th October and break for Xmas 12th December 2020 and re-starts again 1st February and the last session is 26th March 2021. Please note no coaching Labour Day, Show Day or Waitangi Day.
For all updates check our facebook page.
On training days we will try to make a decision around lunchtime unless the weather is still changeable and post on our facebook page.
A summary of the grades can be found here.
For details of the rules for each grade (including the scoresheets) click here.
Kiwi – Mandie Godliman 021701534, email@example.com
T16 Yr3/Yr4 – Catherine Ryan 0272981031, firstname.lastname@example.org
Year 5 – Francis van Woerkom 341 3333, email@example.com
Year 7 – John Quirk 0275743723, firstname.lastname@example.org
Year 6 – Adrian Brown 0272475436, email@example.com
Year 8 – Steve Shaw 0276996256, firstname.lastname@example.org
Girls Grades – Mike Dunlop 021969299, email@example.com
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.
Again this season New Zealand Cricket has a Welfare of Children & Vulnerable Adults Policy, requiring that all our managers and coaches are police vetted and have completed the Child Protection module and Coaching module. This is to create an enjoyable and secure cricket environment for our children. To register please click here.
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.
OBC Cricket Pre Season Holidays
Elmwood Park (Heaton Hall if wet)
Cricket 10-12.30pm – $25.00 per session
Cricket (supervision over lunch) 1-3.30pm – $25.00 per session
OR if ALL Day $45 OR for 5 full days Special Offer $180
Monday 5th, Tuesday 6th, Wednesday 7th, Thursday 8th, Friday 9th October 2020
Each Cricket session will include warm-ups, skills and drills coaching, with a short competition/game to finish. The afternoon sessions will now also be Cricket this season. You can choose to attend one or more sessions, each will be different. Spaces will be limited. To book your space click here