Year 5 (School year 5):
Enrolments for Year 5 for the 2017-18 seasons are now open and will close on 30th September, 2017. Teams will be advised in mid October. However, players may enroll after the close off date depending on available team places. Please contact the club if you wish to enroll your child after the close off date. Year 5 cricket is suitable for children (boys & girls) in Year 5 at school. While there are Girl only grades based on last season player numbers Kumeu is restricted from currently offering a girl’s only team so girls are encouraged to play in a mixed team until playing numbers permit a "Girls Only" team. Teams in Year 5 are selected to provide a mix of abilities and schools as much as possible. Kumeu cricket will do our utmost to accommodate team mate requests within these guidelines, usually with highly successful outcomes. However, we can offer no guarantees and appreciate your understanding that not all requests can be met.
Teams (8-a-side) play in the WDSCA Saturday morning competition. The 24 over, limited-over games are approx. 2 1/2 hours long.
In Year 5 it is the first season children play with a junior size Hard Ball (142g). The children play in a paired over format to ensure all players get an equal share of batting time when they are out batters change ends ,each player bowls a minimum of two overs. A detailed copy of the rules is available under DRAWS & RULES.
The WDSCA cricket competition involves teams from Kumeu, Waitakere, Suburbs New Lynn and Eden Roskill cricket clubs and games rotate between the grounds of these 4 cricket clubs. A detailed draw will be posted under DRAWS & RULES once the draw is out at the beginning of the season.
Year 5 has a mid-week practice session organised by their Parent Coach at a time that suits. In addition the Club will schedule the Director of cricket to assist with this regular team net coaching session’s .A coaching schedule for each team will be posted at the start of the season. All team parent coaches are encouraged to attend ACA Coach Qualification programmes. Details of these will be advised throughout the season.
The 2016-17 playing season for year 5 is as follows:
Start date: Saturday 28th October 2017
Last playing day before Christmas: Saturday 16th December 2017
Restart post Christmas: Saturday 3rd February 2018
Final playing day for season: Saturday 24th March 2018
Saturday games generally start at 8.30am (8.15am arrival). We recommend that children bring a snack and drink to help energy levels.
Team manager will advise of game day cancellations, Note that WDSCA are responsible for Y5 junior grade cancellations
Playing uniform – playing gear:
Children must wear the Kumeu Cricket Club polo shirt & KCC Cap which is provided at registration plus Suitable footwear, such as sneakers, should be worn. White long pants are to be worn as these are often more comfortable when wearing cricket pads. A sunhat is essential. It is the Club's policy is that all players wear a cricket helmet when batting and suggest that they acquire their own helmet to ensure best fit as well as a ‘box’ now they are playing with a hardball.
Helmet’s and all other required cricket equipment is provided in a team gear bag although many children start investing in some of their own gear by this age.
SELECTION OF YEAR 5 CRICKET TEAMS:
Please refer to Junior Policies section for the Club's policy on selecting junior teams.