Point Cook has a very active U11 program. In 2020-21 we had 6 U11 teams.
To qualify for this competition players must have a Date of Birth after or including 1 SEPTEMBER 2010 and the minimum age is 8 (exemptions can be granted in very special circumstances).
Player registrations will open in August after our coaching group has been decided.
Matches are expected to start in early October, on a Friday Night or Sunday morning from 9am (subject to COVID-19 government restrictions). Players will be required to play at home at our home ground Saltwater Reserve, as well as playing away every second week, which will require you to travel to other grounds in the Western region.
Note players must be available to play both home and away.
The objective of the club is to ensure that all under 11 players “have a fair go” and bat and bowl during each match.
- Hit moving ball on 2 sides of wicket
- Run between wickets with judgement and calling
- Bowl over 15m with straight arm within batter's reach
- Catch and throw >15m
Rules for the 2021-22 season haven't been finalised, but last season the WRJCA U11 competition had the following parameters:
Overs Per team
Number of Players
|7 players (on field)|
Retire after 17 balls
No limits on outs and no penalties for loss of wicket
All players bowl
6 players bowl 3 overs
1 player to bowl 2
Maximum 8 ball overs
Bowlers to bowl from one end only (both teams bowl from the same end)
Wicketkeepers - 2 for 10 overs each
Rotation of fielders in clockwise direction
No fielders within 15m of bat or each other (except WK)
Prior to the first match the Coach and assistant Coach will draw up a batting order. This will remain the order for the season. After each game players will move down three positions and over the course of the season will experience batting in all positions. If a player misses a game they will miss batting and bowling in that week's particular spot and the player that takes their spot in the side will play in the missing player's position. When the players return, they will play in their next allocated position. The bowling order is the reverse of the batting order.
Every team needs a coach and an U11 coach is a great way to get involved at PCCC and a great way to experience junior coaching. We welcome all interested parents to PCCC regardless of your experience. The more people that we can get involved in each team, the better each team will perform. If you have already played the game, coaching presents an opportunity to share your experience and knowledge with others and give back something to this sport. All of our coaches must have a Working with Children Check and be prepared to complete a Level One accreditation course. The cost of the course will be covered by the club. Coaching a junior cricket side is a very rewarding experience and a terrific way to meet new people.
Training times is expected to start in early September 2021
Wednesdays 4.30pm - 6pm at Saltwater Reserve
Players are required to purchase a team top, a protector, white cricket pants and a cap. The club has bats, pads and helmets for players that do not have their own gear. However, if the relevant authorities do not allow the sharing of this equipment due to COVID19 rules, then players will need to bring their own equipment. Most players have their own equipment. If you are planning on purchasing equipment, we would suggest that you acquire cricket gear that is correct for your son or daughter now. Do not buy cricket gear that your son or daughter “will grow into”. Most of the major brands for example Gray Nicholls have some fantastic kit offers which would suit most first time cricket players. If you are unsure of what to purchase, all of our coaches would be very happy to advise you.
Point Cook Cricket Club is a not for profit sporting group and we rely on the support of every player's family to help in the following roles:
Team Manager, scoring, umpiring, match day helper (setting up grounds), club functions and fundraising. This year the coach will prepare a roster for each family itemising your responsibilities each week.
Please note that a parent or guardian for each player is required to stay at the game. Players cannot be left at the ground without a parent or guardian present. If players are left unattended, they will be unable to take to the field.
We look forward to accompanying you on your cricket journey.
Enjoy your cricket.
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