Juniors Grading Dates

  • Wakehurst Redbacks is a community cricket club for the enjoyment, participation and development of players of all ages and abilities.  The club plays in the MWJCA competitions that usually consist of two divisions.

  • It is important that players play in the correct division to ensure that everyone gets opportunities to develop and enjoy playing cricket and that stronger players are challenged in a competitive environment.

  • Prior to the season commencing the club holds grading sessions which along with MyCricket statistics and coaches’ feedback are used to allocate players to divisions.

  • All Wakehurst teams are selected to be competitive in their division and where possible to have boys/girls playing with friends/schoolmates.  Wakehurst teams are not graded within the club e.g. Team A/B.

  • Where possible any MWJCA representative players are distributed across teams with the age group.  This ensures that these players are challenged by playing against each other.

Age Group Age Co-Ordinator   Date Time
U10 Boys Paul Burrows under10@wakehurstredbacks.com.au Sat 12-Sep-20 1.00-2.45
U11 Boys Dave Hunt under11@wakehurstredbacks.com.au Sun 20-Sep-20 1.00-2.45
U12 Boys Madhura Bhagwat under12@wakehurstredbacks.com.au Sat 19-Sep-20 3.00-4.45
U13 Boys Kevin Weson under13@wakehurstredbacks.com.au Sun 13-Sep-20 3.00-4.45
U14 Boys Chris Melville under14@wakehurstredbacks.com.au Sun 20-Sep-20 3.00-4.45
U15 Boys Laurie Zanella under15@wakehurstredbacks.com.au Sat 12-Sep-20 3.00-4.45
U16 Boys Deanne Hutt under16@wakehurstredbacks.com.au Not required

Free Level 1 Coaching Course

Good Morning WRCC Community,

Below are the steps to register for the upcoming ‘community (level 1) coaching course’ on the Northern Beaches.

Register for a CA coach ID number on the website https://www.community.cricket.com.au/coach/courses (register button is on the right hand side of the screen)
Complete the necessary steps.
When finished, copy the ‘CA Coach ID number’ from the confirmation email you receive (you will need it to complete Q5 in the registration form below).
Click on the link to complete the registration form https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=zFV0OP3DG0OlpOVhR8Lp26m4AwLL_N1Bi82nqfmcDVlURU0yWkhZR1o4RktFVzlPQlJNTTZPT1pYRy4u

Details for the course on the Northern Beaches are;

Date: Sunday 13th September 2020

Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Venue: Nolan’s Reserve: 8 Riverview Parade, North Manly NSW 2100

Cost: Free

Before registering, please ensure you comply with the following requirements:

Are older than the minimum age – 14 years.
DO NOT register for the course if you live outside the Northern Beaches area.
Participants MUST register for the course prior to attending on the day. We will be turning people away on the day who haven’t registered.

Coaches that register for the course will be contacted prior with an outline of the COVID protocols that will need to be adhered to on the day.

3rd Annual KM Classic Charity Cricket Game

Come along this Sunday and help Wakehurst Redback Support an amazing cause. The past 2 games have been a blast with some amazing performances…..and some not so amazing performances.

Please get as many people to come along as you can.


The KM Classic Charity Cricket Game is an event that is currently in its 3rd year and is played in memory of Kian Mantle and aims to raise money for brain cancer research.

Kian tragically passed away from brain cancer at the age of 20 after a hard fought battle with the disease. To date the KM Classic Charity Cricket Game has raised $23,000 for the Brain Cancer Group in North Sydney who have been able to use that money to buy state of the art lab equipment to further study and understand brain cancer and investigate possible ways to treat it.

The charity game is being played on the Sunday, 23rd of February at 1.30pm
The amazing Manly Oval, Many Sydney is the venue.

If you would like to donate, please follow the link:


And for more information on the event, please check out their facebook page.


Lets all get together to support and amazing cause again.


Exhibition T20 cricket match

On the 25th of January, Wakehurst Redbacks Cricket Club will be hosting an exhibition T20 cricket match to raise money for the devastating bushfires that have affected so many, all around Australia.

It will be a great day out with a sausage sizzle and drinks available at the ground so come down and enjoy an afternoon of cricket on Australia Day eve.

Donation Link


Spin Bowling Masterclass

Spin Bowling Masterclass that will be run by former Australian Cricketer and level 3 coach, Jason Krejza.
The objective of the workshop is for coaches to leave with more confidence and a better understanding on how to develop spin bowlers. Coaches should also leave the session with a bank of drills and activities that they can implement into their training sessions.
It’s preferred that attendees hold a minimum community coaching (level 1) accreditation, however its not compulsory.
The attached document (Coaching Masterclass ‘How to Register Guide’) outlines the process to register for the event.
The details for the evening are:
Date: Wednesday 16th October 2019
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Venue: TBA (likely to be Weldon Oval or Graham’s Reserve – will confirm closer to date).
Cost: Free
Note: There have been recent changes to the reaccreditation framework. Coaches must now earn 100 points before their accreditation expires to stay active. Attendance at this course will earn coaches 25 points towards their reaccreditation.

Pre-Season Community Level 1 Coach Accreditation Course

Ben Bryant CNSW is organising a pre-season Community Level 1 Coach Accreditation Course

which is coming up on the Northern Beaches, Saturday 7th September;

Date: Saturday 7th September 2019

Time: 12:30pm – 4:30pm

Venue: Weldon Oval: John Fisher Park, Curl Curl NSW 2096

Please distribute the invite amongst your Club, no cost involved.

Please find below the steps required to register for the community coaching course (level 1).

The process to register for the course has changed from previous years.

All participants now need to do the following:

  1. Register for a Cricket ID through – https://www.community.cricket.com.au/coach/courses  (Register button is at the right of the screen. There are a few questions to answer through this process
  2. Once logged in, the participant needs to complete “INTRODUCTION TO CRICKET’. Click on the search button (top right hand corner) and type “introduction”
  3. After completing this online course, a certificate of completion will be issued. (This will take 24hrs to be issued)
  4. Once the certificate has been issued, the participant will then be able to enrol in the Level One Coaches Course. This is completing by logging into their coaches portal, click on the search button (top right hand corner) and type “Level 1”. A list of available courses will be shown. Select the course you wish to register for.

NOTE: You no longer have to complete the “Introduction to Cricket” before being able to register for the level 1 course. However, Ben would highly recommend trying to complete all the online modules in “Introduction to Cricket” before attending the course. You will not be issued a level 1 certificate until both “Introduction to Cricket” and the “Face to face – level 1 course” have been completed.

Attached are some documents that will provide further assistance to coaches registering for the first time.

How to Find a Coaching Courses

Introduction to Cricket Enrolment Process

Community Level 1 Coach Accreditation Enrolment Process

Also note that the minimum age to partake in the course has been reduced to 14.

Should you have any enquiries please do not hesitate to contact Ben  Ben.Bryant@cricketnsw.com.au

MWJCA Stage 2 Scoring Information Evening

MWJCA have a Stage 2 scoring information evening (covering Boys U12/U13 and Girls U13/U15) scheduled as follows:

Date: Wednesday 11th September 2019

Time: 7.30pm – 9pm

Location: St Augustine’s (enter Main Gate, Alfred Rd Brookvale)

Come along and learn about scoring using the Stage 2 Cricket Australia scorebook. Scoring symbols, umpire signals and and laws/rules will be covered. There will also be a briefing on entering match details into MyCricket

Season 2019/20 season scorebooks will be available for collection at the evening. A representative from each team in Stage 2 should attend to receive two competition points.

Please RSVP by Sunday 8th September to  WRCC Secretary Bernadette Chang.