MT ELIZA CRICKET CLUB
JUNIOR CRICKET PROGRAMS
AGES 4-16 YEARS

Thanks for your interest in Cricket for season 2019/20. On this page you will find all information for the programs that we offer at Mt Eliza. We have a great selection of Coaches who can work with any skill level, get kids involved and most importantly have fun! Below are the programs that we offer and the relative links to registration pages.

JUNIOR CRICKET
AGES 7-16

The junior cricket programs are regular cricket matches played against other cricket clubs around Mt Eliza. There are a number of different age groups which players can play in. (Note if girls wish to play in this competition they can play 2 years below their current age) Details of our age groups are as follows:

Under 10

  • Aged 7,8 or 9 as at September 1st 2019
  • Matches played on Friday Nights 5pm – 7.30pm
  • Using a modifed plastic cricket ball.
  • Wear all protective clothing to get used to it before using cricket balls at Under 12 (Club Kit available or bring your own)
  • Play off a shortened pitch to make it easier.
  • All matches are played in the fun 20/20 format.
  • All players bat and bowl each game.

Under 12

  • Aged 10 or 11 as as September 1st 2019.
  • Matches played on Saturday morning 8.30am – 11am.
  • Using a modified small cricket ball for easy grip.
  • Wear all protective clothing (Club Kit available or bring your own).
  • Play off shortened pitch to make it easier.
  • Matches are 20/20 format or 35 over format.
  • All players bat and bowl each game.

Under 14

  • Aged 12 or 13 as as September 1st 2019.
  • Matches played on Sunday morning 8.30am – 11am.
  • Using a 142g small cricket ball for easy grip.
  • Wear all protective clothing (Club Kit available or bring your own).
  • Play off full length pitch.
  • Matches are 20/20 format or 40 over format.
  • All players must bowl each game.

Under 16

  • Aged 14 or 15 as as September 1st 2019.
  • Matches played on Friday Night 5pm – 7.30pm.
  • Using a full size cricket ball.
  • Wear all protective clothing (Club Kit available or bring your own).
  • Play off full length pitch.
  • Matches are 20/20 format or 45 over format.
  • Opportunities to play with senior cricket on Saturday afternoons.

(Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

If you have any questions please email contact Tristan Faithfull at juniors@mtelizacricketclub.com.au or call 0413261987

ALL GIRLS CRICKET
AGES 10-16

For the first time this year Mt Eliza will be participating in the All Grils Cricket cricket competition. This competition is for girls aged 10-16 years of ages and caters for girls of all skill level from beginer to experienced. Details as follows:

  • Matches played on Tuesday nights 5pm-7.30pm
  • Using a modified soft ball for beginners.
  • Wear protective equipment (Club Kit Supplied or bring your own)
  • Play off shortened pitch to make it easier.
  • Matches are exciting 20/20 format.
  • All players bat and bowl each game.
  • Ability to also play in standard junior format matches aswell and girls only. (See junior Cricket)
  • Bring your friends or make some new ones!

Photo; Andrew Perryman.

If you have any questions please email contact Tristan Faithfull at juniors@mtelizacricketclub.com.au or call 0413261987

WOOLWORTHS
JUNIOR BLASTERS
AGES 4-7

For those new to the cricket scene Junior Blasters is the equivalent of the AFL Auskick program aimed at Boys and Girls 4-7 years of age. Mt Eliza holds Sessions on Saturday Mornings which go for about 60 mins (9.30-10.30am). We work on basic cricket skills which include Batting, Bowling, Catching and Throwing. The coaches also have a couple of fun games that everyone gets to participate in!

The coaches will group children into their age groups on the day. Groups will rotate between different activities, with everyone getting to have an equal go at each activity. We also encourage parents to join in activities with the kids, from our experience there is nothing better for the kids than having their Parent/Guardian join in and have a go! The coaches like to keep everyone on their toes so be ready for a few surprises throughout the morning.

For just $99 a season you enjoy a minimum of 6 sessions a year which run Saturdays in October to December, with all of the above included as well as receiving an Junior Blasters pack which includes a Personalised T Shirt!

There may also be opportunities to participate in Junior Blasters during breaks at International, Domestic or Local Cricket throughout the summer. So get practising with the kids because you never know when our coaches might call you in to participate.

When: Saturday Mornings from Saturday 19th of October to Saturday 14th of December (NOTE: No Blasters on Melbourne Cup Weekend November 2nd)

Cost: $99

Junior Blasters Inclusions:

  • Junior Blasters Pack including a personalised shirt!
  • For boys and girls learning the basic skills of the game (approx. age 5-7)
  • All Equipment Provided
  • Its safe – we use plastic bats and balls
  • Minimum of 6 Sessions a year
  • Parent Participation
  • Teaches basic cricket skills
  • Graduate to Master Blasters!

Your child will learn:

  • Hit a moving ball
  • Bowl with a straight arm
  • Throw, pass and catch balls
  • Track and trap balls
  • Game sense
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Sportsmanship

When: Saturday Mornings from Saturday 19th of October to Saturday 14th of December

Where: Mt Eliza Cricket Club, Wooralla Drive Mt Eliza.

If you have any questions please email contact Tristan Faithfull at juniors@mtelizacricketclub.com.au or call 0413261987

WOOLWORTHS
MASTER BLASTERS
AGES 6-10

This exciting new program is aimed at Boys and Girls aged 6-10. Now that you have graduated from Junior Blasters you can play in the Master Blasters Cricket Games. (Also for kids ages 6-10 playing cricket for the first time)

What is Woolworths Master Blasters?

Master Blasters is a scaled down version of cricket matches for kids ages 6-10. Also held on Saturday Mornings the game consists of 16 overs per team which lasts about 90 minutes (Games Start at 9.30am). Games are played on grass using a soft ball which means you can play it on any oval and the boundaries are only 20-30m long which means you can have up to 4 games going at once per oval! There are 8 players per team with every player getting to Bat for 4 overs (regardless of how many times you go out), Every player gets to bowl for 2 overs.

Because games are played with a soft ball there is no need to go out and purchase cricket equipment. Bats, balls, stumps and all equipment is supplied.

There may also be opportunities to attend KFC Big Bash Matches and meet some players.

The Master Blasters program has a minimum of 6 Sessions and Starts: Saturday 19th of October and runs until Saturday 14th of December  (NOTE: No Blasters on Melbourne Cup Weekend November 2nd)

The Price for all this action is just $99 which Includes:

Master Blasters Inclusions:

  • T20 Blast Pack
  • Perfect for boys and girls who can bowl with a straight arm over 14m
  • Approximate age range is 6 to 10 year old’s dependent on skill level
  • Includes modified games of cricket
  • Minimum of 6 sessions with each session lasting up to 90 minutes
  • All equipment provided

Your child will learn:

  • Judge, respond and hit a moving ball
  • Run between wickets with calling
  • Bowl with a straight arm over 16m
  • Catch and throw over 16m
  • Game sense
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Sportsmanship

When: Saturday Mornings from Saturday 19th of October to Saturday 14th of December

Where: Mt Eliza Cricket Club, Wooralla Drive Mt Eliza.

Cost: $99

If you have any questions please email contact Tristan Faithfull at juniors@mtelizacricketclub.com.au or call 0413261987