Hard Ball Grades

Junior Club

Junior Cricket Hard Ball Grade Options

From School Year 5 onwards, players move into the hard ball grades and progressively transition towards the conventional game of cricket. The aim of our hard ball cricket grades is to provide players with a fun, fair & learning game with a connection to International cricket as close as the age group, player abilities & time allow. New players in the hard ball grades are still most welcome to join our friendly club. Check out our grade teams below.

1. Super 8 (Primary)

This programme teaches kids an introduction to the 3 basic facets of cricket being bowling, batting and fielding, whilst having some fun in the process!

  • Eligibility: School Year 5
  • Teams: 8-a-side
  • Ball: Junior match Incredi-ball
  • Innings: 20 overs per team
  • Pitch length: 16 metres
  • Game Days: Saturday at 9.00am
  • Game Duration: 2 to 2.5 hours

2. School Year 5 Hard Ball

The aims of our soft ball cricket grades are as follows:

  • Eligibility: School Year 5
  • Teams: 8-a-side
  • Equipment: Leather ball and full protective gear
  • Innings: 20 overs per team
  • Pitch length: 16 metres
  • Game Days: Saturday at 9.00am
  • Game Duration: 2 to 2.5 hours

3. School Year 6 Hard Ball

  • Eligibility: School Year 6
  • Teams: 8-a-side
  • Equipment: Leather ball and full protective gear
  • Innings: 20 overs per team
  • Pitch length: 16 metres
  • Game Days: Saturday at 9.00am
  • Game Duration: 2 to 2.5 hours

4. School Year 7 Hard Ball

  • Eligibility: School Year 7
  • Teams: 8-a-side
  • Equipment: Leather ball and full protective gear
  • Innings: 30 overs per team
  • Pitch length: 18 metres
  • Game Days: Saturday at 9.00am
  • Game Duration: 3 to 4 hours

5. School Year 8 Hard Ball (until Christmas)

  • Eligibility: School Year 8
  • Teams: 9-a-side
  • Equipment: Leather ball and full protective gear
  • Innings: 30 overs per team
  • Pitch length: 18 metres
  • Game Days: Saturday at 9.00am
  • Game Duration: 3 to 4 hours

We also run Year 6, 7 and Year 8 Premier Teams that play on a Saturday afternoon (12.30pm). Check out our Year 6, 7 & 8 Trials page for more information on how to get selected for one of these teams.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us.

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