JUNIOR 'NON-COMPETITIVE' PROGRAMS

The Ballarat Cricket Association facilitates non-competitive programs, for no points nor premierships, for age groups of U11 and U10 age groups. These competitions are open to both male and female players with female players being afforded a 2 year age dispensation.

Season 2020/2021 will see no dedicated female only Junior Blaster & Master Blaster programs. As the research shows, girls and boys develop physically at similar levels up until the age of 11-12, and our experience backs that up with many young girls involved in the 'boys' competitions holding their own and developing their games at the same rates through the U10, U11 & U13 open competitions.

The Junior pathway is outlined below, and for the purposes of the information provided within this page, the U11 competition follows 'Junior Cricket 1' guidelines with the U10 program following 'Master Blasters'. Each club is charged with facilitating the entry level program of Junior Blasters with the BCA facilitating all other competitions.

The Ballarat Cricket Association endorses Cricket Australia's Junior Formats, as outlined below: -

Competition details: -

U11 (as at September 1)

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1 division (2 if numbers allow, split geographically where possible.)

7 per team

Wednesday afternoon

4:30pm to 6pm

20 overs per team

Batters face a maximum of 20 balls

Bowlers to bowl at least 2 overs each

Synthetic (hard wicket) or roll out Flicx pitch (on outfield)

16m stumps to stumps (4.1m shorter than full length)

Soft core 142g (Kookaburra Star)

White

All protective equipment required

Find your club HERE

U10 (Formerly Master Blasters)

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All teams at 1 venue, rotated around each participating club per week

6 per team

Wednesday afternoon

4:30pm to 6pm

3 x pairs, each batting pair face 5 balls from each opposition bowler.

'Free hit' for any ball bowled outside the tees or too high/low.

Fielders rotate around the field every over.

Double runs for hits straight down the ground. 

Outfield, multiple matches on 1 oval, portable stumps

14m stumps to stumps

Soft rubber

Red/white 

None required. All equipment provided but personal bat recommended

Find your club HERE

BALLARAT CRICKET ASSOCIATION

Administration Building, Eastern Oval
1 Ebden St, Ballarat. VIC 3350

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