Stage 1 Cricket

The Stage 1 format, which aligns with the Australian Cricket Pathway, is for Under 8 to Under 10 aged players.


The Stage 1 format is for boys and girls generally aged between seven and ten years (girls can be up to 12 years of age).

The players will be placed into divisions based on skill level rather than age to ensure children are playing against players of similar ability.

Stage 1 cricket is for players who have reached a basic skill level in batting and bowling (i.e. players must be able to bowl on the pitch without throwing).

The focus is on participation.

Stage 1 is a 7-a-side game with teams of no more then eight players. The pitch length is 16m and the traditional Modified Soft KD Plastic 105g ball is used.

All games are 20 overs and last for a maximum of one and a half hours.

Games are played on Saturday mornings, and may be from 7:45am to 9.15am or from 10.00am to 11.30am.

There are nine games in the pre-Christmas season.

Souths will field girls teams in a separate competition.

Clothing and equipment

All players will be require their own cricket protector (box), hat, and white shirt and shorts/trousers. Due to COVID restrictions sharing of other protective equipment is not allowed. All other equipment to set-up the wicket and field is provided in the team kit.


Please see our Training page for dates and times.  Training takes place at South Brisbane District Cricket Club. Parent participation at training is encouraged.

Registration and fees

Visit our registration page for information on fees for the new season and to find out how to join the Stage 1 cricket program at Souths.

To register now follow the link below

Further information

Click on the links for the relevant competition page. If you have any other questions email our Stage 1 Coordinator at with the subject heading Stage 1 Cricket.