Year 6 – Boys

Grade Convenor - Click here for details

Full details of the grade for 2018-19 can be read in a letter from our Grade Convenor here.  

Who

For boys who are in Year 6 at school at the start of the season. It is Club policy that all players must 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, following assessment by a Club Coach. 

Competitions 

There are three competitions in Year 6 this season:

  • Year 6 Hardball Pink (Restricted) - teams are formed after a trials process, and players are put into either "Pink" teams or "White" teams based on ability. Teams are 8-a-side.
  • Year 6 Hardball White (Open) - players are put into teams with their friends rather than their ability. Teams are 8-a-side.

In both hardball grades all games are 20-overs per side and played on Saturday mornings - starting at 9:30am and finishing at approx 12 midday.

  • Under 11 Softball Sixers - this is a new grade this season and is being offered as an option for first-time players and for those who didn’t enjoy playing with the hardball in Year 5 last season but who want to continue to play cricket.  Teams are 6-a-side and games are 12 overs per innings.  Games will start at 8am on Saturday mornings and be finished by 9:30 latest.

More details are available in the letter from our Grade Convenor here.

Teams

Team names are:

  • Broncos
  • Brumbies
  • Chargers
  • Colts
  • Mustangs
  • Spurs

Season

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

Game conditions

Teams play on a 16-metre pitch - same length as Year 5 last season.

Every player must bowl 2 overs, with the exception of the designated wicket keeper, and batsmen can be dismissed when they are out

All competitions are Championship but the emphasis remains on total participation and fun.

The Playing Conditions for the coming season are on the Auckland Cricket website - or click here
 

Coaching

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 volunteer coaches, umpires, scorers and all players at various times during the season. This will consist of support during practice sessions and various coaching clinics for players. All coaches will need to attend the Advanced Foundation course if not attended in the last 3 seasons.
 

Parental involvement

The Club relies on volunteer support from parents.

Each team will need a manager and during the season 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 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.

Helmets

It is Club Policy that helmets be worn by all batsmen, and a helmet or face-guard be worn by all wicket keepers.

Uniforms

Players must wear the Club uniform during Saturday morning competition. The Blue Cap and Club Shirt is available from Players Sports this season - Players Sports carries a full range of sports clothing. The uniform consists of:

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

Note: all cricket equipment is provided by the Club.

Behaviour

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.

Awards

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

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

These awards will be made at the discretion of each coach and presented to players at the end of season prize giving. Players may not 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 “Centurions 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 a team will be selected from all the Year 6 teams to represent the Club in the following traditional fixtures:

  • Kohi Cup versus Ellerslie C.C.
  • Stephen Fleming Willow versus Parnell C.C.
  • Blair Pollock Cup Quadrangular tournament (2 games)
  • Uni Cup Quadrangular tournament (2 games)
  • Tamaki Cup versus Grafton C.C.

The representative team is called the Junior Blues. These traditional fixtures are played on Sundays.

Refer Club Events Calendar

Selection criteria for the inter-club fixtures

The Club’s Junior Coaching Director will act in the role of Convenor of Selectors. All coaches will be involved in the selection process and selections for the Junior Blues squad will be based on player statistics, current form and a selection trial.

However, because of the higher playing standard and more competitive environment in these games, players will be selected on merit.

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

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

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 Convenor.

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