First-time cricketers are welcome in all ages, most of our junior cricketers start in either a Master Blaster or the Junior Blaster program. One of the common questions we get for younger children is: what should my son/daughter play?
The answer is it depends on age/ability, Junior Blaster is designed for first-time players aged between 4-6 years of age, if you son/daughter is already playing regular cricket in backyard/street they are better off going straight to Master Blaster (Saturday morning).
Master Blaster cricket requires more concentration than Junior Blaster as the kids will be in the field for up to 45 minutes which can be difficult for the very young.
6 year olds could go straight to Master Blaster cricket independent of their skills, being a little older and stronger they will learn their skills very quickly.
Woolworths Junior Blast
Note that Woolworths Junior Blast has replaced in2Cricket
Junior Blasters is for kids learning the basic skills of cricket with participants building their skills through fun, game based activities. The games are designed for small groups to ensure every child gets a go, allowing them to test and learn new skills. When they have mastered the basics they will be ready to graduate to Master Blasters where they can play modified games of cricket.
All equipment provided.
Woolworths Master Blast
Note that Woolworths Master Blast has replaced T20 Blast
Masters Blasters is a fun, social, safe, cricket program for boys and girls who can bowl with a straight arm over 14m. It is much shorter than traditional cricket, with a maximum of 90 minutes playing time. All the equipment is supplied and the games usually take place at the same venue each week, at a local cricket club or community centre.
Junior Cricket – format 1
Our younger age groups (Under 9, Under 10 and Under 11 Division 2), play Average cricket, which is designed to give every player an even amount of time batting and bowling. The players bat in pairs for 4 overs and continue to bat even if they are given out (bowled, caught or run out). In the field the players rotate through each position after each over in a clock-wise direction.
First time cricketers are welcome in all age groups. There is a 1st and 2nd division from U10s up so players get the opportunity to play against other kids with similar skills. Our Division 1 sides tend to have more emphasis on competition, while our Division 2 sides are all about maximum participation.