Old Boys’ Collegians Cricket Club – Junior Section

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

We are based at Elmwood Park, Heaton Street, Merivale

Last season we had 41 teams covering Yr0-Yr8 for boys and girls.

Click the headings below for more details.


Registration will open in August for this coming season. 

Before registering this season please read this document for all the relevant information.

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. 2020/21 information below:


School Year in October


Season Subs


Year 0 & 1

Have A Go (beginners)



Year 1 & 2 (newbies)

Kiwi 1st Yr                              



Year 2 (if kiwi last year)  Year 3 & 4

T16 Yr3 & Yr4                       



Year 4 (if T16 yr4 last year)  & Year 5                          

Super 8 Softerball



Year 5           

Yr 5 Hardball  



Year 6 & Year 7

Yr 6 or Yr 7 Hardball   


Girls only

Year 5 & Year 6

Yr 5/6 Super8 Softerball          


Girls only

Year 7 & Year 8 

Yr 7/8  Hardball       



Year 8

Yr 8 ½ season only (High Sch at Xmas)


Teams for 2020/21

Teams for the 2021-22 season will be posted here in October. Teams for the 2020-21 season can be found below. Initially look through the A-Z list 2020 to find your team number then see the Team lists 2020 to see your teammates. 
A-Z list 2020
Team lists 2020

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.

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.  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. There was due to be a Subs increase last season but it was decided due to Covid-19 hardship it was going to postpone for another season until 2021-22.

Season Dates

Season starts: 23rd October 2021

Games are scheduled: Labour Day weekend as normal & Show weekend games are 11th November 2021 (Note all grades play on the Thursday not Saturday)

Last game before Xmas: 11th December 2021

Start back after Xmas: 4th February 2022 (Note all grades play on the Friday evening due to Waitangi Day)

Last game of the season: 26th March 2022

Prize Giving: 27th March 2022


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

HAG, Kiwi & T16 players uniform – white or navy sports shorts, Club blue polo shirt & navy cap/floppy.

All other grades uniform long white pants with the Club blue polo shirt and Navy cap/floppy.

Each team is provided with a gear bag of equipment for their grade. If you want to purchase your own Cricket Express can assist you. Hardball teams boys need an individual box. 

Team Coaching

All players receive coaching from our Club Cricket Coaches.

  • Kiwi teams will have a 30min training session Saturday 8.45-9.15am run by our club coaches before their games on saturday at Elmwood Park.
  • T16 players will have a 45min trainings session for their team run by one of our club coaches at a time allocated by the club Monday – Thursday.
  • All other players will have a club coach for a 1hr training session for their team during the week, times will be allocated by the club.

For coaching times this term click here.

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.

When attending these sessions you accept the following Ground Rules

Weekly Draw

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


For all updates check our facebook page.

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


Team Managers can enter results through your team profile on the Crichq website or you can do so by finding your game on the draw here.

CJCA Grade Rules, Scoresheets and Managers

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
T16 Yr3/Yr4 – Catherine Ryan 0272981031, kiwi34@cjca.org.nz
Year 5 – Francis van Woerkom 341 3333, francis@vanw.nz
Year 7 – John Quirk 0275743723, jandlaq@gmail.com
Year 6 – Adrian Brown 0272475436
Year 8 – Steve Shaw 0276996256
Girls Grades – Mike Dunlop 021969299

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.

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.

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.

Upcoming Programmes

121 Pre-Season special (4th-8th October 2021) More details to follow shortly

OBC Cricket Pre-Season Holidays 2021

Elmwood Park (Heaton Hall if wet)

Monday 11th, Tuesday 12th, Wednesday 13th, Thursday 14th, Friday 15th October 2021

9-12pm – $30.00 per session
and/or (supervision over lunch) 

12.30-3.30pm – $30.00 per session

OR if ALL Day $50 OR for 5 full days Special Offer $200

Each session will include warm-ups, skills and drills coaching, with a short competition/game to finish.  You can choose to attend one or more sessions, each will be different.  Spaces will be limited. Bookings will be available in September.