• Types of Cricket

Forest District Cricket Club plays in the Manly Warringah Junior Cricket Association competition.  There are many different types of cricket offered at the club:

Age Rules Time 2020/21 Season Description
7-8 years – Master Blasters – mixed

(previous U8-U9s)

More info 90 minutes on Friday evenings from 5.30pm (Lionel Watts Oval, Belrose) 23 October start A team of up to 6 players compete against other teams using a soft ball. No pads or gloves required.  Everyone gets an equal turn of batting, bowling and fielding. Played on a small grass field. For girls and boys.
7-8 years – Master Blasters Girls (To be confirmed) More info 90 minutes on Saturday mornings from 10.30am (David Thomas Reserve, Manly Vale) 17 October start A girls-only version of Master Blasters (as above).
U10s & U11s Cricket Australia Junior Stage 1 2 hours on Saturdays 17 October start 7 players a team, 20 overs per innings. 16m pitches with 30m boundaries. Batters face 17 balls. All players bowl one over (maximum 4 overs). A semi-hard ball is used and protective equipment is worn.
U12s & U13s Cricket Australia Junior Stage 2 U12s play 3-4 hours on Saturday afternoons

U13s play 3-4 hours on Saturday mornings

17 October start 9 players a team, 20 overs per innings.  18m pitches with 45m boundary.  Batters face max. 35 balls. All players bowl at least one over. A 142g leather ball is used. If you get out you are out.
U14s – U18s Regular junior rules 3-4 hours on Saturday mornings 17 October start A 156g leather ball with full equipment.  Traditional cricket rules. synthetic cricket pitches.
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