It’s Cricket Reimagined! And its AMAZING!

Junior cricket has undergone major changes for the 2018/2019 season:

  • More Fun
  • Less Time
  • More Action
  • Better Skills Development

Our new formats replicate much of the excitement of T20 Cricket– coloured balls, shirts and innovative play!

Gone are the days of having to lose your whole weekend to cricket, now, if you want, you can play only T20 cricket (2- 3 hours), and for many age grades, you can do that on a weekday!


    The Videos below that feature Gary Stead, Former Blackcap, Canterbury Cricket Representative, White Ferns Coach and Current Director of Cricket and Head Coach for Canterbury Cricket Association, provides some further insight into the new formats from his perspective as a NZ High Performance Coach, and from his experience with his own children playing the new junior cricket formats.

    Are the new age appropriate junior formats a positive change?

    With shorter game times, shorter pitches, less players, are the new formats for junior cricket still cricket?

    Are the new junior cricket formats just for beginners?


    How do the new junior cricket formats develop skills?

    What impact does early specialisation in representative cricket have on player development?