2017/18 Junior Season
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See more for Under 15 J G Craig Team
Welcome to the 2017/18 season at Ormond Junior Cricket Club. As a community club our philosophy is simple, junior cricket is all about participation, enjoyment and skill development.
The Ormond Cricket Club has a full scale junior program that caters for children from the age of 5 and we take great pride in our junior development program that starts with the Milo In2Cricket program (boys and girls aged 5-7) then progresses through to the T20 Blast (boys and girls aged 7-8) and then into our under age grades (under 12 to under 18). We offer local boys and girls the development programs, coaching, facilities and support to nurture their cricketing talent and aspirations. Run exclusively by volunteers, the juniors at Ormond Cricket Club has a long history and has built a reputation for community and team spirit, integrity and on-field success.
The Season Launch for the juniors is on Saturday morning September 2, 2017 while the season proper commences on the weekend of Friday, October 14 (Under 14 & 16), Saturday, October 14 and Sunday October 15 (Under 12’s). Registrations are now open and the subscription fee is $230.
After a highly successful 2016/17 season we are continuing with some unique initiatives to further enhance our junior development program. This will give all junior players access to additional coaching and playing opportunities including:
– One-on-one coaching net sessions on Sunday mornings
– Cricket Camps during school holidays
– A winter coaching program (June to August) including use of the state of the art BOLA bowling machines
Last season we fielded 10 junior teams in the under 12, 14 and 16 sections in the South East Cricket Association (SECA). Our under 16A Grade team were Premiers and our U12B team were runners up. We also had a large number of players in the SECA representative teams and 4 Ormond players made the Victorian metropolitan Under 15 team – an incredible achievement and proof of our extraordinary junior program.
Our juniors compete in the north division of SECA which means we play teams from South Melbourne through to Moorabbin and Cheltenham on green synthetic wickets. Our junior home grounds are in the City of Glen Eira at East Caulfield (opposite Monash University) and at Caulfield Park on Balaclava Road in Caulfield.
As a sub-district cricket club we also field an Under 15 representative team in the J G Craig competition (formerly R M Hatch Competition) on turf wickets. Selection trials for this competition are held in the October/November period each year and the games are in the first two weeks of January. All 28 sub-district teams play in this competition and we were Premiers in 2017.
We are looking for more on field success again this season and the club enforces a ‘fair play’ participation policy in the juniors that basically guarantees every player bats and bowls in every match in the younger grades. Player enjoyment and development are an integral part of our junior mission statement and in 2017/18 we anticipate having at least six Under 12 teams plus two teams in both the U14’s and U16’s. We will also field an U18 team this season. We are always looking to grow our junior ranks with new players and if you are interested in joining the club simply contact our junior co-ordinator Pat Camm on 0418 342 700 or email him at email@example.com
You will be made most welcome and the membership subs for players in the under 12 to under 16 grades are $230 for the season that includes:
- Coloured Ormond Training Shirt – worn at training and matches
- New Cricket Ball – all players receive their own new training ball
- Club Cap
- Training Shorts
- Membership of the Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League
Below are details of each respective age group’s game day and training schedule.
|AGE GROUP*||GAME DAY||MATCH TYPES||TRAINING NIGHT**|
|Saturday Morning & Sunday Morning
8.45 am to around 11.15am
Players born before 1/9/2005
|Combination of 40 Overs & T20 & 30 Overs||Mondays 4.30pm – 6pm Princes Park – Dover Street South Caulfield|
|Under 14||Friday Evening
4.30pm to around 7.30pm
Players born between 1/9/2005 and 31/8/2003
|40 Overs & T20||Wednesdays 5pm-6.30pm
Glenhuntly Park – Near Corner of Neerim Road & Booran Road
|Under 16||Friday Evening 4.30pm
Players born between 1/9/2001 and 31/8/2003
|40 Overs & T20||Tuesdays 5pm – 6.30pm
Bailey Park Reserve – Behind GESAC in Gardeners Road in East Bentleigh
* Players must be under the nominated age as at August 31, 2017. Boys and girls aged 8-15 are eligible to play in the junior teams
** All training sessions are away from the E E Gunn nets until January 2018 due to the railway crossing removal project
NOTE: All junior pre-season training will be on Saturday mornings until daylight saving commences on Sunday October 1, 2017. Training will revert to mid week from that date as per the above table.
Junior Season Launch – Saturday September 2, 2017
We will launch the junior season on September 2, 2016 with a training session for all the players at the nets at Princes Park in South Caulfield (corner of Sussex Rd and Brooklyn Ave). It will be a staggered session with different starting times for each age group.
– Under 12 Rookie Players (1st year under 12 players aged 8 and 9) : 9 am – 10.00 am
– Under 12 Returning Players : 9.30 – 11am
– Under 14 Players 10.30am – Midday
– Under 16 Players 11.30am – 1pm
EXISTING PLAYERS CAN REGISTER online by clicking HERE
You will need your MyCricket ID number that you can access through the MyCricket website by clicking on ‘forgot your MyCricket ID’ and entering your name before you start the registration process.