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, Blackcaps Coach, Mike Hesson, Former Blackcaps Coach; and Haidee Tiffen, current White Ferns Coach, provides some further insight into the new formats from their perspective as NZ High Performance Coaches.

    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?

    Mike Hesson on why the new formats are good for cricket.

    NZC Different Ages & Different Stages – Haidee Tiffen Endorsement.

    NZC is modernising junior cricket to feature more action, more running, more balls in play – think more fun! This will be rolled out in full for the 2018/19 season. More details at NZC.NZ/AGEANDSTAGE