Junior Club Cricket Registrations

Please contact Clubs outlined below for info about registering for the 2022 season.  

To register for a Manawatu Cricket Association Junior Club in 2022 follow the links below to the appropriate CricHQ registration page.

Club Name Club ContactClub EmailClub Phone Contact
Bush Junior Cricket Club

Tally Jackson


Dannevirke Sports Club Junior Cricket ClubPaul Chapmandannevirkesportsclub@gmail.com0273745662
Feilding Junior Cricket ClubMatt and Sam Janesfeildingjcc@outlook.comMatt - 0272049423
Freyberg Junior Cricket Club

Glenn Blay

Sean Fulton



Glenn - 021943029

Marist Junior Cricket Club

Brett Davis

Renee Barbour



Brett - 0272903132

MCA Girls Junior Cricket Club

Sally Wenhamgirls@mca.org.nz

Old Boys Junior Cricket Club

Tim Richards timrichardsmca@gmail.com0278791951

Palmerston Junior Cricket Club

Rob Shearyrob_pisa01@hotmail.com0275095155

Te Kawau Junior Cricket Club

Katrina Barbertekawau.cricket@gmail.com021710860

United Junior Cricket Club

Aimee McGregorunitedjcc.pn@gmail.com 027 303 3208

If you have any questions about Junior Cricket contact Cole Freeman via email at cole@mca.org.nz.

For Junior Girls Cricket or the MCA Girls Cricket Club you can also contact Sally Wenham via email at girls@mca.org.nz

Manawatu Cricket Association Follows the New Zealand Cricket (NZC) models for Age & Stage cricket for Junior Players!

NZC Age & Stage is the new rules governing junior cricket in New Zealand.

The MCA really likes the new formats and are looking forward to seeing more kids enjoy their day playing cricket because of it. The rules will make for a fast paced, exciting game that keeps your son or daughter involved for longer.

Below is a Video that provides you with the basic premise of Age & Stage cricket.

NZ Cricket Age and Stage Video

For more information, go to https://www.nzc.nz/community/nzc-programmes-and-formats/age-stage

What are the Grades?

Superstar Cricket Academy (SCA) (TERM 4 & TERM 1) is for boys & girls aged between 5-8. It is an 8 week introductory skill based programme that provides participants with the basics of batting, bowling and fielding. There will be two separate programmes run in Term 4 and Term 1. Run by the JCC's, the SCA programme allows aspiring cricketers to build their confidence in the sport by using soft balls and plastic equipment to take away that fear factor associated with cricket. The SCA programme participants really develop quite quickly and can progress onto organised games at the conclusion of the programme. The SCA Programme is run on most afternoons/nights depending on which club you choose to register with.  The cost of the programme is $40. 

Dual Pitch: Year 2,3,4,5 is run on Tuesday nights from 5pm at Ongley Park. Dual Pitch is the first taste of organised games for our cricketers and has the advantage of all participants being actively involved in the game at all times. You are either batting, bowling or fielding depending on the stage of the game but never sitting on the sideline picking the daisies or looking for aeroplanes! It is run on Tuesday nights from 5pm at Ongley Park. Games last between 45-60 minutes; home in time for dinner. Cost for Dual Pitch Cricket is $45 for the year.

Incredi-Ball: Year 4,5,6 grade is designed to help with the transition from soft ball to hard ball. Games are played under the same format as Hard Ball cricket and players wear all of the required protective equipment but play with a softer ball. We strongly encourage those players moving on from Dual Pitch cricket to play in this grade before moving on to Hard Ball to help build confidence and get used to wearing cricket protective equipment. All games will be played at 8:30am on Saturday mornings with games finished by 11am. Cost for Incredi-Ball is $75 for the year.

Hard Ball: Year 4/5/6 & 7/8 grades are played under the new “Age & Stage” rules provided by New Zealand Cricket. These rules mean more opportunities, quicker games and more enjoyment for all participants to ensure your children will want to come back season after season. All fixtures are played on Saturday mornings at 8:30am and vary in length of overs but all games are finished by 11am. Cost for Hard Ball is $75 for the year.

What does it cost?

Super Star Cricket Academy - $40 per term

Soft ball (Dual Pitch) - $45

Incrediball - $75

Hardball - $75


SCA: Week commencing Monday 7th February

Dual Pitch: Tuesday 15th February

Junior Club Cricket (All Incrediball and Hardball grades): Saturday 12th February