Girls cricket is undergoing a major transformation. Along with the exciting growth of the WBBC, clubs across Australia are seeing an explosion of interest from girls in playing cricket. Here at Easts we are strong supporters of girls cricket.
- We have girls only teams (and training sessions for Junior & Master Blasters), but girls can play/train in the mixed competition if they want
- We have club-provided coaches for girls only teams
- Our vision is to form a women’s cricket team at Easts to provide a full pathway from junior to senior cricket
- We are offering a Girls Pre-Season Academy in 2022/2023 (see below for more details and how to register)
Last year we had successful teams across a number of age groups with the majority of players back again this year to progress their cricket. We welcome any girls who tried cricket at school and want to play in a club environment as well as girls who maybe have never tried cricket but would like to give it a go. Hear from one of our own up and coming players about her cricket journey.
WHAT WE OFFER
We have programs available to suit all age groups:
Junior Blaster – on Friday evenings from 5pm or Saturday mornings from 8am at Waverley Oval we run our Junior Blaster sessions. Junior Blasters is a super fun, social, safe, cricket program aimed at 5 to 7 year olds (although ages can be flexible). The program runs for 60 minutes. All the equipment is supplied. Girls can learn to play cricket by participating in our rotational skill development system and developing coordination skills while playing at fun activity stations with their friends.
In season 2022/2023 we are offering a girls only Junior Blaster Clinic (in addition to the mixed clinics).
Master Blaster – on Friday evenings from 5pm at Waverley Oval we run a girls only Master Blaster session. Master Blasters is a super fun, social, safe, cricket program aimed at 7 to 9 year olds (although ages can be flexible). The program is much shorter than traditional cricket, with around 60- 90 minutes playing time. All the equipment is supplied. Girls can learn skills or play games.
In season 2022/2023 we are also offering a girls only Saturday Master Blaster. Girls can form their own teams and play in a girls only competition against teams from Easts and other clubs in the local area. All games are played at Rowland Park at 8.30am on Saturday.
Under-11s will play Stage 1 cricket, this is a modified format with 7 players a side and an emphasis on fun and participation. Games will last approximately 2-2.5 hours.
Under-13s can play either Stage 1 or Stage 2 depending on ability. Stage 2 cricket is 9 a side with less modified rules, its a step closer to traditional cricket. Games will last approximately 2-2.5 hours.
Under-15s will play Stage 2/3 cricket. Stage 2 cricket is 9 a side with less modified rules, its a step closer to traditional cricket. Games will last approximately 2-4.0 hours.
Under-17s will play Stage 3 cricket. Stage 3 cricket is 11 a side with less modified rules, its another step closer to traditional cricket. Games will last approximately 2.5-4.0 hours.
DATES AND WHERE TO REGISTER
Please see our registration page for details on how to register and season dates.
Easts are committed to providing access to junior cricket. Any players facing financial hardship due to COVID can contact the club directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss their situation.
Information on formats: Australian Cricket Pathway Foundation
GIRLS PRE-SEASON ACADEMY 2022/2023
Easts Juniors are committed to developing girls cricket. To help prepare our girls for the start of the 2022/2023 season, Easts will be holding three Girls Pre-Season Academy Sessions at Waverley Oval nets. These sessions will be run by Mark Morley, and other coaches.
They are open and free to everyone who played cricket last season in our girls teams – and anyone who has been involved in girls cricket in the East before.
We will break the season into two groups (based on age/skill) and will send confirmation of groups and exact times closer to the start date, once all registrations have been received.
Sunday 4th September, 2-5pm
Sunday 11th September, 2-5pm
Sunday 18th September, 2-5pm
Please use this link to register your daughter.
What do I get for my money?
Registration fees include Easts playing shirt and hat, relevant association fees, council ground fees, insurances, use of appropriate cricket equipment, use of Waverley as training ground and club coaches and club coaches (Waverley sessions). Additionally at Easts we provide age focused development opportunities through cross age group training with our junior high performance coaches.
What is the difference in the style of cricket played at Junior level?
Cricket Australia has published a comprehensive document outlining the formats to be followed for junior cricket. They are working on ensuring that the format and style of game is consistent for all associations, clubs and schools across Australia. The formats are geared to ensure an age appropriate approach to player participation and development and take into account the needs of parents as well as kids by having faster more inclusive game formats.
When do we play and when do we train?
Age groups play at differnt times according to their stage and competition.
Who do I contact if I have questions?
Please email email@example.com for all Girls cricket enquiries, or Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about any of the other cricket programs at Easts Cricket.
What do I do if I’ve registered my child for the wrong program?
Please email email@example.com and let us know what changes we need to make!