How old do I need to be to play?
The All Girls Cricket Competition has two age groups - 13 & Under (Wednesday games) and 16 & Under (Sunday games). The age cut off date is 1st September.
Am I too young or too old to play in this competition?
If you can play cricket, you are not too young to join this competition.
Overage players, wanting to join this competition or play in an all girls team, should contact their local club to discuss options available to them or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Do I need experience?
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join although the following will give an indication of the experience required:
You may have been playing backyard cricket with siblings and/or friends
You may have gone through the Milo in2Cricket (now Junior Blaster) and T20Blast (now Master Blaster) programs and be ready for the next step
You may be playing Club cricket already
You may be playing at school and want to play Club cricket
NOTE: If you would like to start playing cricket, please contact your local club to find out about their Junior and Master Blaster programs.
What is the registration fee?
The registration fee for this competition is $150. If you are new to the competition this includes your club shirt and club hat. The fee also helps to pay for equipment, cricket balls, ground hire and events throughout the season.
What equipment do I need to play?
Players will be required to play in a Club shirt and white cricket pants. As the competition will be played on synthetic wickets, runners will also be required. There will be a shared Team playing kit (bat, pads, gloves, helmets) provided. Players may wish to purchase their own equipment (bat, pads, gloves, helmets). Participating Clubs can assist in providing names of places and the type of equipment to buy.
When will the season start?
13 & Under (Wed games)
Pre Christmas dates: Oct 10, 17, 24, 31 Nov 7, 14, 21, 28, Dec 5, 12
Post Christmas dates: Jan 16, 23, 30 Feb 6, 13, 20 (SF), 27 (GF)
16 & Under (Sunday games)
Pre Christmas dates: Oct 14, 21, 28, Nov 4, 11, 18, 25, Dec 2, 9, 16
Post Christmas dates: Jan 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24 (SF), Mar 3 (GF)
Where and when will training be?
The participating Clubs will manage the training sessions but it is anticipated there would be one training session each week which will go for an hour. The night that this is scheduled will be decided by the coaches and team management of each team.
When will games be played?
13 & Under games will be played on Wednesday nights 5.00pm-7.30pm.
16 & Under games will be played on Sunday mornings 8.45am – 11.30am.
Where will the games be played?
The games will be played as a home and away fixture. The grounds for the competition will be determined before the season commences.
What will be the format of the games?
13 & Under Wednesday games – Stage 1 North and South Zone
20 overs each team.
13 & Under Wednesday games – Stage 2
16 & Under Sunday games – Stage 2
*Season 2016/17 saw the introduction of Cricket Australia’s new modified playing rules across the 13 and under competition. The main goal of the AGCC is to ensure all players get the opportunity to bat, bowl and field during each game
For full details of the AGCC adapted Stage 1 and Stage 2 rules as they differ from the Cricket Australia’s format, please click here.
How long will a game take?
Games will all be one day games lasting between 2 – 3 hours. The rules are designed to ensure there is as little “time wasting” as possible to minimise the total time the game takes (for example bowlers only bowling from one end).
How many girls play in a team?
During a match there are between 7 -11 girls on the field, depending on the game format. The team can still play if they have a minimum of 7 players.
Who will coach the team?
Once teams are allocated, parents within each team will have the opportunity to fill this very important role. The AGCC in conjunction with Cricket Victoria will assist in providing a Level 1 coaching course for parent volunteers wanting to coach. All participating Clubs will provide designated support to assist with Coaches and team training. The parent list will also provide the volunteers for the other roles that ensure a smooth and enjoyable season.
The AGCC works with Cricket Southern Bayside and Cricket Victoria to build connections with clubs so, where possible, female coaches can be connected with AGCC teams.
What league is the All Girls Cricket Competition part of?
ISEC (Inner South East Cricket) runs the All Girls Cricket Competition. ISEC along with the All Girls Cricket Competition Committee will be responsible for the management of the competition including fixtures, rules, promotion etc.
What involvement does Cricket Victoria have in this competition?
Cricket Victoria plays a supporting role for this competition. Advising to the All Girls Cricket Competition Committee, they will provide coaching support, promotional and operational advice to help make this competition successful and enduring.
If my current Club doesn’t have a girls team does that matter?
NO. You are welcome to play with one of the participating Clubs as well as continue with your current Club. This competition is an All Girls Competition and we anticipate over the coming years more and more Clubs will register a side. All ISEC and SECA clubs are aware of the AGCC.
How and when do I register?
You will be able to register on-line via the website of your participating club.
Most club registrations will commence in August 2018.
How do I find out more?
You can contact your nearest participating club as listed on our website allgirlscricket.com.au
Or contact the AGCC via email@example.com