UPDATE 18 Sep 2020
Junior registrations are now closed for our U10-U16 teams.
Individual places may be available in some age groups.
For enquiries please contact Matt Howell on 0437 645 074.
GBCC fields junior teams for boys and girls across all ages in the Penrith Junior Cricket Association (PJCA). This season will commence the weekend of 17-18 October, and will continue until the weekend before Christmas. Games recommence the week before the school year starts in 2021, with finals at the end of March.
Games are played on Saturday mornings, but ground availability may occasionally require Sunday morning games. Fields are within a 25minute radius from Springwood (west) to St Clair (east), and from Castlereagh (north) to Luddenham (south).
EXPECTED FORMATS (information current at time of publishing)
U10 & U11 (Stage 1):
08:00am - 10:10am or 10:20am - 12:30pm
U10 - U11 games comply with Cricket Australia’s new junior formats (Stage 1). It is ideal for children playing club cricket for the first time with emphasis on participation.
7 players a side
20 overs per side
16 metre pitch
Every player will bat and bowl. Batters face an allocated number of balls even if they get out.
U12 (Stage 2)
08:30am – 12:00pm
U12 games comply with Cricket Australia’s new junior formats (Stage 2), and is primarily aimed at children who have played a season or two and who have the skills to progress to a more competitive and challenging format.
9 players a side.
30 overs per side.
18 metre pitch.
Batters can be dismissed.
Batters must retire when they have faced 35 balls.
All players will bowl.
U13 - U16 (Stage 3):
08:00am – 12:30pm
These age groups play traditional format cricket.
11 players a side.
40 overs per side
Full length pitch.
Batters must retire after reaching a century.
Children need to be 8 years old as of 31 August 2019 to register for our youngest age group (U10).
Per PJCA policy, no child will be allowed to register or play for a team that is more than 2 years above their correct age.
GBCC REGISTRATION FEES
Please note that Cricket Australia now require ALL junior registrations to be completed and paid online.
U10 and U11 (Stage 1) $125
Under 12 and above (first/eldest child playing juniors this season; and any junior also playing seniors this season) $165
Under 12 and above (second/third child playing juniors this season) $145
Playing Shirt (if required) $35
Cap (if required) $15
Note for Juniors that are also playing Seniors this season:
Any junior playing in both the junior and senior competitions will only pay a single registration fee ($165). Please register using the 'First Child' option. A question in the registration form will allow you to show whether you wish to play both juniors and seniors.