Year 7

For full details of the Year 7 Grade for 2017-18 click here 

Grade Convenor - Click here for details

Who

For boys who are in Year 7 at school at the start of the cricket 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 may play up one grade.

Where and when

Teams play against clubs from across Auckland so some travel is required to game venues when playing away from home. Play commences at 8.30am on Saturday mornings for the A and B grades and at 12:30pm on Saturday afternoons for the Premier grade.

Draws>>

Refer to Ground Directory>>

Teams

Teams are made up of 11 players and where possible we put friends in the same team. The grade is seeded into three one-day divisions - a Premier division for players with a higher skill level and “A” and “B” divisions. Individual players are seeded in this grade based on ability. Team names are:

  • Hurricanes
  • Lightning
  • Storm
  • Thunder
  • Tornados

Season

The season normally starts on the 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 full-length pitch with a two-piece hard cricket ball.
  • Games last for approximately 3.5 hours for the A and B divisions and 5 hours for the Premier division.
  • Every player must bowl 2 overs, with the exception of the designated wicket keeper, and batsmen are dismissed when they are out.
  • This grade is a championship grade but the emphasis is still on total participation and fun.

Rules

The Playing Conditions can be found on the Auckland Cricket website - Club Cricket >> Playing Conditions

Coaching

The Club is reliant on volunteer support to coach and manage these teams. Teams are expected to practice for 1-2 hours per week.

Qualified coaching support will be provided by the Club to both 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.

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 a helmet 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 Sporst also carries a full range of cricket equipment and sports clothing. The uniform consists of:

  • Sky 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 – 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, the following team awards are be awarded to players in each team:

  • Batting award
  • Bowling award
  • Fielding award
  • Most improved 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 “presentation 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 7 teams to represent the Club in the following traditional fixtures:

  • Kohi Cup versus Ellerslie C.C.
  • The Stephen Fleming Willowand Aces Willow vs Parnell C.C.
  • Blair Pocock Cup Quadrangular tournament
  • University Shield Quadrangular tournament (2 x T20 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 Coordinator will act in the role of Convenor of Selectors. All team 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.

Representative Cricket

Year 7 players are eligible to represent the Auckland Eastern Districts Cricket Association (EDCA) in the Year 7 Auckland District tournament.

Selection for the EDCA teams is based on merit.

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 Captain.

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