All our junior boys & girls teams play in Eastern Cricket Association (ECA) competitions.
Blasters and Master Blasters don’t play competitive matches against other clubs.
The specific dates will vary but seasons runs from early / mid October to mid / late March the following year.
Under 12 – 16’s play finals which is normally the last 2 weeks of March.
Juniors break for the summer school holiday period which usually starts a week or so before Christmas and resumes when schools return.
NO. The first half of the season concludes a week or two out from Christmas giving families a well earned summer break.
The second half begins around the week that kids return to school which is normally last week of January or first week of February.
Registrations normally open early August each year and close start of October which is when we need to finalise teams for submission to the ECA competition. There may be an opportunity to register after the season has commenced however we cannot guarantee availability.
In certain circumstances kids can play up one age level but, not down.
Refunds may be issued at the discretion of the committee.
Junior teams have their own training session once a week for about an hour, Monday – Thursday. The date and time will be determined once teams are finalised in early October and are dependant on availability of coaches and venues.
Seniors training Thursday evenings at Victoria Rd Reserve which the under 16’s & above are welcome to attend.
YES. In fact the club encourages kids from the under 14 and 16 age groups to start their transition to senior cricket by offering the opportunity to play in one of our our senior teams specifically created for juniors to play alongside our more experienced senior players. It’s a safe & fun environment for the kids to gain valuable experience on their cricket development pathway. If you child is interested please contact their age group coordinator to discuss options.
YES. Early in the season the club will nominate a small number of players from each of our girls, under 12’s, 14’s and 16’s age groups, to participate in try outs to represent the ECA in the VMCU Junior Representative Carnival. The Carnival is run over 2 weeks in the middle of January so nominees must be available to play for the full period. The the final Rep teams are normally announced mid to late November.
Please note participation in the trials is limited to the kids nominated by their club. If you’d like to register your child’s interest in being nominated, please contact your age level coordinator.
All our junior cricket is played on synthetic wickets with the exception of our A grade teams in under 14’s & under 16’s, who play home games on turf wickets.
Children are organised into age groups to ensure maximum safety and enjoyment for all participants. Under 12’s, 14’s and 16 boys are graded within age groups to make allowance for variation of skills and create equity across the competition. The table below summarises the age groups the Cobras enter teams into:
|Age Group||Eligibility||Graded||Formats||Match Days|
|Girls Stage 1||Competence based||No||Stage 1||Wed 5pm – 8pm|
|Girls Stage 3||Competence based||No||Stage 3||Wed 5pm – 8pm|
|Boys Under 9||Under 9 yo on 1st Sep||No||Stage 1||Sun 8:30 – 10:30am|
|Boys Under 10||Under 10 yo on 1st Sep||No||Stage 1||Sun 8:30 – 10:30am|
|Boys Under 12||Under 12 yo on 1st Sep||Yes||Stage 2
1 day matches
|Sat 8:30 – 11:30am|
|Boys Under 14||Under 14 yo on 1st Sep||Yes||Stage 3
1 & 2 day matches
|Fri 5pm – 8pm|
|Boys Under 16||Under 16 yo on 1st Sep||Yes||1 & 2 day matches||Fri 5pm – 8:pm|