Junior Pathways

We believe it’s never too soon or too late to get into cricket. The Cobras has a format to suit all ages and capabilities. Learning the skills and competing builds a strong foundation for a lifetime of enjoying this great sport.

We’ve divided the cricket pathway into the following distinct stages:

  • Junior Blasters – Start here to learn the skills of the game with an emphasis on fun and making friends.
  • Master Blasters – Continue their skills development and introduce modified matches.
  • Junior Cricket – Putting into action the skills developed in Blasters & Master Blasters.
  • Senior Cricket – A lifetime of enjoying the game we love!

01 / Junior Blasters

5 – 7 years old

Junior Blasters is for kids learning the basic skills of cricket with participants building their skills through fun, game based activities

The games are designed for small groups to ensure every child gets a go, allowing them to test and learn new skills

When they have mastered the basics they will be ready to graduate to Master Blasters where they can play modified games of cricket.

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02 / Master Blasters

7 – 10 years old

Master Blasters is a fun, social, safe, cricket program for boys and girls who can bowl with a straight arm over 14m.

It is much shorter than traditional cricket, with a maximum of 90 minutes playing time.

All the equipment is supplied and the games usually take place at the same venue each week, at a local cricket club or community centre.

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03 / Junior Cricket

8 – 16 years old

Junior Cricket is perfect for boys and girls from 8-16 years old or those that have graduated out of the Woolworths Cricket Blast Program and are ready to take the next step.

Stage 1

This format is designed for kids who have completed the Blasters entry level programs and are ready for their first taste of junior club competition.

Designed to stimulate action and test game sense and skills whether batting, bowling or fielding.

Emphasis on equal participation. Players get to experience all aspects of the game including batting, bowling, fielding and wicket keeping.

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Stage 2

A format that looks to further develop the cricket skills of kids that are playing their 2nd or 3rd year of junior cricket.

The emphasis here is on continuous and active participation, where all players get to bat, bowl and field in a 2-hour window.

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Stage 3

This format is appropriate for players with developed skills who are ready to apply them in the full dimensions of the game.

It is aligned to adult cricket on a full-length wicket, 11 players, near full size balls and larger boundaries.

This is the final step in the junior cricket progression to competitive senior cricket.

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