Year 3 - Boys & Girls mixed

Grade Convenor - Click here for details

For full details of the grade please read the letter from our Grade Convenor here.


For boys and girls who are in Year 3 at school at the start of the cricket season.  It is Club policy that all players should play in their correct grade unless the player concerned has exceptional skills and if this is the case then he or she may play up one grade.

Where and when

Teams play against other teams from the University Club, Parnell CC and Grafton CC .

This season the majority of games will be played on Saturday mornings staring at 8:30am and taking approx 2 hours max. However, there will be some games on Friday evenings due to the shortage of grounds in our area.  It is envisaged that each team will play 3 or 4 games on Fridays during the season.

On Saturday mornings, play commences at 8.30am at the following venues:

  • Colin Maiden Park
  • Orakei Domain
  • Bloodworth Park
  • Shore Road
  • Victoria Park
  • Cox's Bay

On Friday evenings, games commence at 4.45pm at either Colin Maiden Park or Bloodworth Park.


Saturday morning cancellations will be mde by 7:00am and published on this website - there is a quick-link to the cancellatios page in the left column.


Teams are made up of 8 players and where possible we put friends in the same team. Team names are:

  • Barracudas
  • Crocodiles
  • Dolphins
  • Mantas
  • Marlins
  • Orcas
  • Penguins
  • Piranhas
  • Sea Lions
  • Sharks
  • Stingrays
  • Swordfish
  • Turtles

Game conditions

Teams play on a 14-metre pitch with an incrediball (a soft cricket ball with a seam).
Games last for approximately 2 hours and are 16 overs per team.
Every player must bowl 2 overs and bat for 4 overs.
This grade is non-championship and the emphasis is on total participation and fun.


The season starts on the first weekend after Labour weekend and finishes on the last-but-one weekend in March.  The season breaks during the Christmas school holidays.


Refer Year 3 rules >>


The Club is reliant on volunteer support to coach and manage these teams. Teams would be expected to practice once a week for no more than 60 minutes.

Qualified coaching support will be provided by the Club to assist volunteer coaches, umpires, scorers and all players at various times during the season.  This will consist of support during training sessions and various coaching clinics for players.  All team Coaches and Practise Assistants will be expected to attend the “Foundation" training programme which is a one-evening course run in October at a venue in our local area.

Parental involvement

The Club relies on volunteer support from parents.

Each team will need a Manager and other parents are encouraged to score, umpire and maintain team records and player statistics. It is important that the Coach be allowed to concentrate on coaching but this can only be achieved if other parents are prepared to take on these other important tasks.

Alternatively, parents can also volunteer their time for sub-committee work (eg: social, prize giving, team photos etc). The time commitment for most sub committee work would not exceed 4-5 hours during the entire season. Refer Getting Involved.


Players must wear the Club uniform during Saturday morning competition. The Blue Cap and Club Shirt can be purchased from Player Sports , 14 Melrose Street, Newmarket. The Club Uniform consists of:

  • Blue cap or white brimmed hat with club logo
  • Club shirt - click here to view
  • White shorts or longs
  • White or cream sports socks
  • Sports shoes
  • White sleeveless sweater

Note: all playing equipment is provided by the Club.


Players, coaches, parents and supporters are required to abide by the Club’s Code of Conduct, and behaviour must be consistent with the Club’s Values. Refer to the Code of Conduct and Club Values.


At the end of the season, the following awards are presented to players in each team:

  • Batting award
  • Bowling award
  • Fielding award
  • Spirit of Cricket award

These awards will be made at the discretion of the team Coach and presented to players at the end of season prize-giving ceremony. Players cannot receive more than one team award.

Players are also eligible to receive other Club awards which are determined from the team statistics that are submitted to the Club after each game. Refer Club Trophies and Awards.

Outstanding performances by individual players are also recorded by the Club. Refer Club Records.

Centurions Club

Tradition is very important at the University Cricket Club. The club recognises every player after they have played 100 games for the Club by presenting them with a special “Centurion's Cap”. They are then officially inducted into the Centurions Club. It will take a player approximately seven seasons to reach this milestone.

Refer Club Records.

Inter-club fixtures

Every season, 2 teams will be selected from all the Year 3 players to represent the Club in the following traditional fixtures:

  • J.T. Sparling Junior Super Series v. Parnell, Cornwall, Grafton and Howick-Pakuranga
  • Bert Sutcliffe Memorial Cup versus Parnell CC

The representative teams are called the Junior Blues. These traditional fixtures are played on Sundays - refer Club Events Calendar

You can find out how the Junior Blues have performed in previous seasons under About AUCC >> Traditional Fixtures from the top menu.

All players in the grade will be invited to trial to participate in these teams.

Because of the higher playing standard and more competitive environment in these games, selected players should have developed a sound bowling technique.

Club Manager

The Club employs a Club Manager who is responsible for the control, direction and instruction of anyone employed by the Club and the administration of the Club’s affairs in accordance with the direction given by the elected Board of Management.  Refer Elected Office Bearers >>.


Complaints on any matters with the way the club is administered or the conduct of any of its employees, volunteers or members should be referred in the first instance to the Grade Convenor.  If circumstances should not allow this then the complaint should be made directly to the Junior Club Captain or the Chairman of the Board of Management.

Under no circumstances shall a member, volunteer or parent directly reprimand an employee of the Club.