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 2017/18 Season Description
5-6 years – MILO in2CRICKET Basic skills 1-hour sessions on Friday afternoons over 6 weeks November/December The basic skills of cricket are taught in a fun, engaging way.  There is no actual cricket game played. For girls and boys.
6-7 years – MILO T20 Blast T20 Blast Rules 90 minutes on Friday evenings (Curl Curl) or Saturday mornings (Belrose) 27/28 October – 16/17 March A team of up to 8 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.
7-12 years – MILO T20 Blast Girls T20 Blast Rules 90 minutes on Friday evenings at Curl Curl 27/28 October – 16/17 March A girls-only version of T20 Blast (as above). There is music, usually some dancing and lots and lots of fun.
U9 Runs added to one team when an opposition wicket falls* 2 hours on Saturdays with games starting at either 8am, 10.15am or 12.30pm 14 October – 17 March 7 players a team, 20 overs per innings, synthetic softer balls & 16m pitch length
U10s Runs added to one team when an opposition wicket falls* 2 hours on Saturday mornings 14 October – 17 March 7 players a team, 20 overs per innings, synthetic softer balls & 16m pitch length
U11 Division 2 Runs added to one team when an opposition wicket falls* 2 hours on Saturday mornings 9 September – 17 March 7 players a team, 20 overs per innings, use real cricket balls (142g) and pitch length of 18m.
U11 Division 1 Regular junior rules 3-4 hours on Saturday mornings 9 September – 17 March 9 players a side, use real cricket balls (142g), 18m pitch length, and a mix of one-day and two-day games
U12s & U13s Regular junior rules 3-4 hours on Saturday afternoons 9 September – 17 March Hard ball with full equipment. Traditional cricket rules. Match results are lodged and a competition winner is determined at season’s end.  Played on astroturf cricket pitches.
U14s – U18s Regular junior rules 3-4 hours on Saturday mornings 9 September – 17 March Hard ball with full equipment.  Traditional cricket rules. Match results are lodged and a competition winner is determined at season’s end.  Played on astroturf cricket pitches.
Girls only: U13s & U15 Regular Junior. 20 overs a-side. Two-and-a-half hours on Saturday afternoons 14 October – 17 March Hard ball with full equipment.  Full cricket rules. Match results are lodged and a competition winner is determined at each season’s end.  Played on astroturf cricket pitches.

*  Runs added when a wicket falls: Batters bat for a pre-determined number of balls faced.  If your team loses a wicket, then five runs is added to the total of the opposing team.


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