Junior Competition Winter Update
Date of Event North Metro Cricket Association: Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:06PM


It has been a busy off-season for the NMCA Juniors with a number of significant changes planned for season 2018/19 and beyond.

  • The Association is moving to even age groups this coming season, so we will be offering U10s, U12s, U14s, U16s and possibly U18s (if enough teams). The U16s will actually be U16 and a half  to ensure players coming out of our U15 and a half comp are still eligible to play at least another season in juniors. Basically our U10s will replace U11s, U12s replace U13s, U14s replace U15s etc


  • At a recent junior meeting, David Hall from Cricket Victoria presented the new Junior Formats to our club representatives and we have agreed in-principle to adopt Stage 1 in our U10 comp for the coming season. These modified rules are similar to our current U11 rules but with some further improvements. There will be plenty of support from David and CV to ensure all our coaches and volunteers are trained up on the rules before the start of the season. The information/rules for Stage 1 has been sent to the club contacts for dissemination to members. This information will also be available on the website shortly. Our next junior meeting will be held next Monday 20th August to further discuss the Stage 1 formats and confirm our participation. We will also discuss the other age groups and further planning for the coming season.


  • There has also been discussion about the introduction of a Junior Girls Comp and I am pleased to announce that we have been successful in our application for a Junior Girls grant of $5000 to start up a comp. This will commence the following season (2019/20) but our planning and promotion will start immediately and will be a collaborative effort between the juniors and the womens comp. Thanks to our General Manager Neil Riley for submitting the application.


  • The Junior Competition will commence on Sunday 14th October.


Please check the website for further updates on the Junior Formats and new Junior Girls Comp.


Michael Harold

Junior Manager

0400 008 318


Last updated: Tuesday August 14, 2018 11:06PM
Author: Michael Harold