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Registration Information for 2019 Pre-Christmas Season
Date of Event Souths Junior Cricket Club: Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:26PM

On-line registration is now open at https://www.playcricket.com.au/club-finder/club-details?Id=13777 for all programs including:
  • Junior Blasters (5 to 6 years) - Friday afternoons (commences Friday 18 October)
  • Master Blasters (7 to 10 years) - Friday afternoons  (commences Friday 18 October)
  • MSW competition (7 years to 16 years) - Weekend inter club competition
There are significant changes to the junior cricket formats for the MSW inter-club competition this season with the full adoption by MSW of the new Cricket Australia formats. 
 
The competition is no longer structured by age group such as under 10, under 11, under 12, etc. This has been replaced with a skill based structure with the following names:
 
  • Stage 1 
  • Stage 1 Intermediate
  • Stage 1 Advanced

  • Stage 2 Intermediate
  • Stage 2 Advanced

  • Stage 3 Intermediate
  • Stage 3 Advanced
  • Stage 3 MSW Cup
 
This is likely to create confusion for parents seeking to register their child, so we have provided the following advice and diagram below to help guide your choice when registering. If you are not sure which stage to register for, just select the closest you think is correct because the first few weeks of pre-season training will involve sorting the kids into the appropriate stages and teams. So they will ge to the right place eventually by the end of the pre-season training. On the registration page you will have the choice of selecting Stage 1, Stage 2 or Stage 3 and then further on in the form you will be asked to select a preference e.g. Stage 1 intermediate, Stage 1 advanced, etc. 
 
Stage 1 is played on a 15m pitch, uses a 105g plastic ball and is 7 a side, 20 over game. No dismissals, full participation. It is the same as last season's Stage 1- Super 7 format. It is the entry level format for the Saturday morning competition. The recommended age range is 7 to 9 year olds with a simlar skill level. It is suitable for children who haven't played competition cricket or have played Master Blasters and want to move up to the next level.
 
Stage 1 intermediate is played on a 16m pitch, uses a 105g plastic ball and is 7 a side, 20 over game.No dismissals, full participation. It is the same as last season's under 10 format. The recommended age range is 8 to 9 year olds that have played a season of the Super 7 format last season or children with a similar skill level. We recommended it for children that played Super 7s last season who want to move up to the next level.
 
Stage 1 advanced is played on a 16m pitch, uses a 105g plastic ball and is 7 a side, 20 over game.No dismissals, full participation. It is the same as last season's under 10 format but with a bigger boundary. The recommended age range is 8 to 10 year olds that have played two seasons  of the stage 1 format or children with a similar skill level. We recommend it for children that played under 10s last season who want to stay with the same format for another year before they move up to the Stage 2 format.
 
Stage 2 intermediate is played on an 18m pitch, uses a 142g hard ball and is 9 a side, 30 over game. Dismissals. LBW rules apply with 1 warning. It is the same as last season's under 11 format. The recommended age range is children 11 years and younger that have already played 2 seasons of stage 1 format or children with a similar skill level. We recommend it for children that played under 10s last season who want to move up to the next level.  
 
Stage 2 advanced is played on an 18m pitch, uses a 142g hard ball and is 9 a side, 30 over game. Dismissals. LBW rules apply with 1 warning. It is also the same as last season's under 11 format. The recommended age range is children 12 years and younger that have already played 1 season of stage 2 format or children with a similar skill level.  We recommend it for children that played under 11s last season who want to stay with the same format for another year before they move up to the Stage 3 format.
 
Stage 3 intermediate is played on a full length pitch, uses a full size 156g ball and is 11 a side, 30 over game .Traditional cricket - All cricket rules apply. The recommended age range is children 13 years and younger that have already played 2 seasons of stage 2 format or children with a similar skill level.  We recommend it for children that played under 12s last season who want to move up to the next level and also children who played under 13 last season. Games are played on Saturday morning.
 
Stage 3 advanced is played on a full length pitch, uses a full size 156g ball and is 11 a side, 30 over game. Traditional cricket - All cricket rules apply. The recommended age range is children 14 to 16 years that are experienced cricketers. We recommend it for children that played under 14 or opens last season.  Games are played Saturday morning. 
 
Stage 3 MSW Cup is played on a full length pitch, uses a full size 156g ball and is 11 a side, 40 over game and is played on a Sunday. It is the top level U17 junior competition in the Zone and entry to this team is by selection. The selection process will occur at training during the pre-season. It is recommended for children aged 14 to 16 years (as of 1 Sept 2019) who are experienced cricketers, including children who played Opens last season and children who are in a Taverners squad but not selected in the Taverners playing team. You have to nominate to trial for the MSW Cup team.

We have drafted the following diagram to help illustrate the changes and to help with registration.


 


Last updated: Monday August 12, 2019 6:32PM