Register Now for Gordon Juniors

Register Now for Gordon Juniors

Sign up for New Cricket Season 

It's time to sign up for the exciting new cricket season with Gordon Juniors. Registrations are now open  for Under 9s through to U16/17s and in2Cricket.  Go to the registration tab at the top of the Juniors home page or click HERE.

Feel free to get your team back together or form a new team through school or with neighbours. If you are forming a new team please email the club to let us know at gordonjuniors@hotmail.com

Age Groups

Your age group is determined by your age at August 31 this year. So:

If you are 8 on August 31 then you play Under 9s

If your are 9 on August 31 then you play Under 10s

If you are 10 on August 31 then you play Under 11s

And so on.

Fees

Fees remain at $230 for the season once again. The fee includes the bonus Monday skill sessions run for all out players by the Gordon Cricket Academy at Artarmon Reserve. See SKILLS SESSIONS tab for more details.

Order a club shirt, hat and cap register or through the online shop. Please tell you team manager of your order so they can co-ordinate collection at Back 2 Cricket Day on September 6.

in2Cricket

Registration is also open for our fantastic in2Cricket centre run by the Gordon Cricket Academy. Go to the registration tab at the top of the Juniors home page or click HERE. Fees are $180 which includes uniform.

Sign up now - and bring a friend - for a great season ahead in 2015/16.


  

Record Breaking Gordon Juniors Want More

Record Breaking Gordon Juniors Want More

First Game Back is September 19 

It was a record breaking performance by Gordon Juniors with 26 wonderful teams playing cricket for the club least season.

The growing number of teams and players is the greatest measure of success of any sporting club. The club would like to say a big thank you to all the players and parents for contributing so much this season.

But we don't want to stop there. We want to see even more children playing cricket with Gordon Juniors next season.

Registrations for the new season are open NOW with the first game for U10s and above on the weekend of September 19 and 20.

Under 9s and In2Cricket start October 10. 

The club looks forward to seeing everyone back for the 2015/16 - and bring a friend along to play.

Gordon Juniors is the local cricket club for Chatswood, Willoughby, Artarmon, Castle Cove, Middle Cove and Castlecrag. But we have players from all over Sydney enjoying cricket with Gordon Juniors because of our reputation as a friendly community based club built on giving everyone a fair go while building skills.


NSJCA Competitions 2015-16

SATURDAY AM

U9  - 8am start for teams who played last year or teams with older players

U9 - 10:15am start for new teams or those with younger players

U10 - Division 1 and 2

U10 - Participation

U11 – Division 1 and 2

U11 – Participation

U12/13

SATURDAY PM

U12 – Division 1 and 2

U13 – Division 1 and 2

U14

SUNDAY AM

U13/14

U14/15

U16/17 – played on turf


 

Calling All Under 9s

Calling All Under 9s

All You Need to Know for Under 9 Cricket 

Calling all Under 9 cricketers - register now to play with Gordon Juniors. First game os October 10.

Here's everything you need to know before the season starts. Firstly, thank you for registering your child to play cricket with Gordon Juniors. We hope they play for Gordon from U9s right through to under 17s, into Grade and finally for Australia! 

Friends made in these early cricket years often last for life. Here are some useful notes on what to expect this season. Please remember Under 9s is the perfect starter for children of all abilities. You don't need experience to play Under 9s. It is a moderated form of the game designed for enjoyment and learning. The children use a softer match ball, all the protective gear and play on a shortened pitch. See RULES below.

Fun 

Please go out of your way to make sure the kids have fun. Don’t put pressure on them to perform. Encourage them and guide them and they will flourish. Enjoy the season and reward good sportsmanship. In fact, have a Good Sportsmanship Trophy.

Support 

The club is here to support. Please raise any issues with us through your manager. If you feel you need coaching support, then please let us know and we can organise a paid coach through the Gordon Cricket Academy. We want all our teams to enjoy the game and be successful.

Clothing 

All players must wear an official Gordon hat or club cap, a Gordon shirt, white shorts, white socks and trainers. The shirt, hat and cap can all be bought from the club when registering or through the ONLINE SHOP.

Shorts, socks and shoes are available from sports stores.

For boys, we also recommend you purchase the special underwear with a pouch that allows or a protector.

We recommend Kingsgrove Sport at Artarmon. 481 Pacific Highway, Artarmon, (Next to Barbecues Galore)

Phone: 9420 4188

Gear 

All Gordon teams receive a complete kit. There is no need to buy any gear or equipment for Under 9s. We recommend you let your potential superstar get the hang of cricket before buying bats and other equipment. However, it’s your money.

Parents  

You must have 12 players plus:

• A Manager.

• A Coach plus as many assistants as possible,

• At least two umpires although three is better.

• Two scorers. Three is better.

• Someone to set the ground up each match.

• Someone to look after the kit.

• A social co-ordinator.

Don’t let one or two people do all the jobs. Get everyone involved.

Games 

Always Saturday morning. Games will start at either 8am or 10.15am.

U9  - 8am start for teams who played last year or teams with older players U9 - 10:15am start for new teams or those with younger players. See www.nsjca.asn.au.

Always ask your manager if in doubt.Your season starts October 10. See www.nsjca.asn.au for school holiday breaks.

Key Dates 

Please see our website and NSJCA for key dates. See: www.gordonjuniorcricket.com and www.nsjca.asn.au

Match Reports 

This can be a lot of fun and the kids get a big thrill seeing themselves online. We ask all teams submit a match report to our webmaster by Sunday night. The report can be as short or long as you like. It doesn’t have to be serious.

We would like lots of photos for the site. Send to: gordonjuniors@hotmail.com by Sunday nights.

Song 

We have recorded a club song – We Play for Gordon. The song and lyrics are on our club

site. Click HERE.

We really want all our players singing the song before, during and after each match. If it’s

good enough for the football codes, it’s good enough for cricket!

Grounds 

Most of your games will be at Bales Park, Chatswood; Thompson Oval, Artarmon;

Naremburn Upper; Mowbray Public School, Primrose, Bryce Oval, St Ives – and others.

Again, see NSJCA site for a list of ovals.

Training 

Speak to your manager about weekly training grounds and times.

Home Ground

Gordon Juniors does not have a home ground. However, we regard Artarmon Reserve as our home base. We try to use Beauchamp Park, Chatswood, for club functions. 

Rules 

Games are a maximum of two hours.

It’s Average Cricket. That means players bat in pairs for three overs. Runs are divided by the number of times they get out. For example, batting pair scores 10 runs but gets out twice. Average for that pair: 5 runs. There are bonuses for not getting out.

No LBWs. Pitch is reduced to 16 metres. We suggest you get a 16m rope and some chalk to mark the pitch.

You use metal stumps as supplied in your kit.

All players must bowl at least one over. No player may bowl more than two overs. All overs are six balls regardless of how many wides or no balls are bowled (there’ll be plenty of those!).

Two players must share wicket-keeping duties each week. There are batting and fielding restrictions.

Full rules on NSJCA website. See BLUE BOOK in Library. This is very important!!

There is no table or official comp. No results in MyCricket website. Points are not kept. It’s about having fun.

Skills

The club provides bonus skills sessions once a month for all Under 9s on a Monday at Artarmon Reserve. Please see SKILLS SESSION tab.

Blue Book 

It’s the bible. Download for all rules. BLUE BOOK.

Player Safety 

This is a very serious issue. All games must be immediately cancelled if the temperature hits 38 degrees Celsius in the shade. This is an NSJCA rule. Please stop a game when this happens.

Umpires can call a game off if the temperature hits 34 degrees Celsius by mutual agreement. We suggest you buy a thermometer and take it to each game. Make sure all players wear a hat and sunscreen. Provide lots of water and extra drinks

breaks in hot weather. Weather Policy is in Blue Book and must be read.

Communication 

All communication is vial email and through your team manager and the website.

Have a great season with Gordon.

Back to Cricket Day - Be There

Back to Cricket Day - Be There

Speed Gun and Fun on September 6 

All players, siblings, friends and parents are invited to the Gordon Juniors' exciting Back to Cricket Day to kick start the season in style.

The major pre-season event - held on September 6 at Beauchamp Oval in Chatswood - is a chance for all Gordon Juniors to get together to celebrate the start of the new cricket season. Yes, it's Fathers Day but what better way to celebrate the day than a couple of hours of fun with cricket? 

The Gordon Cricket Academy will be there to help all our players enjoy pre-season hit and fun on the oval.

Importantly this is the only chance for players to collect shirts, caps and hats. 

Managers must collect their team kits.
There will be also lots of fun events including:
  • Fast bowling competition with a speed gun for all age groups.
  • Backyard cricket games for all ages on Beauchamp Oval.
  • Catching and other competitions.
  • Prizes.
  • Sausage sizzle.

The club will also hold an information session for those new to Under 9s.

Back to Cricket Day starts at 2pm and ends at 4pm.


Earlier, there will be a Coach the Coaches session where coaches will be shown drills they can perform with their teams this season. It’s important all coaches attend. 

See you there!

Gordon Juniors Fire up U8s T20 Blast

Gordon Juniors Fire up U8s T20 Blast

New Way to Get Off The Mark  

Get set for a revolution in junior cricket this summer with the launch of the Under 8s T20 Blast.

Gordon Juniors is getting involved and looking for teams of eight players to enter Cricket NSW's Milo T20 Blast for U8 boys and girls.

This is a bridging program between Gordon's in2Cricket program and our Under 9 competition. Therefore, this is open to boys and girls who are seven years old. 

Milo T20 Blast is based around developing fundamental movement skills, teams values and of course cricket skills. It's fun, safe and social for kids and parents.

To register go to our JUNIOR REGISTRATION tab and select Under 8s T20 Blast.

It will be held every Saturday morning. The first round will be Saturday, October 10. All players will be supplied a shirt and hat from Cricket NSW.

Milo T20 Blast is a graduate program and bridges the gap between in2Cricket and junior club cricket. The aim of Milo T20 Blast is to:

  • Introduce participants to real games of cricket
  • Continue to develop skills and techniques learnt in in2Cricket 
  • Maximise and ensure equal participation for all participants
  • Increase kids’ passion for cricket
  • Provide another option for families to be involved in Australia’s Favourite Sport
  • Ensure families continue to see links to BBL teams
  • Increases the uptake of volunteers by altering the perception of non traditional cricket families
  • Less initial financial and time commitment due to all equipment being supplied and shorter more flexible games

Click HERE for more details.

in2Cricket's - FAQ

in2Cricket's - FAQ

Reflecting on a wonderful 2014/15 season for the Gordon in2Cricketers, we'd like to say a big thank you to the children and parents for making the season so enjoyable. We hope the older children will now move on to play with Gordon Juniors in the Under 9s in 2015/16 and for everyone else, we look forward to seeing you back in October. In fact, when we come back next season, we want to see even more children playing. So encourage family and friends to come along. Please see below on how to register.

Last season almost 100 children enjoyed cricket with Gordon Juniors every Saturday morning. As well as having heaps of fun, the children were developing their cricket skills. in2Cricket is ideal for children aged 5 to 8 although we do take children younger and older.

Enrolment for 2015/16

You can enrol NOW for the 2015/16 Milo in2Cricket season with the Gordon District Junior Cricket Club to help develop your child's love of the great game. The program is for boys and girls of all abilities. You can enrol through the Registration tab at the top of the screen or by clicking HERE. Please do not fill out a Junior Registration form if you want to register for Milo In2Cricket.

FAQs and other important things

Where? Always at Beauchamp Oval, Nicholson Street, Chatswood

When?We begin after school holidays in October (Saturday 10 October), have a break over Christmas (last session 12 December), and then are back for Term 1 (30 January until 5 March).

Parking? Is very limited. So please factor this into travel times etc.

What Time? 7:45 for an 8am start. We end at 9.30am. Sometimes the senior club begins their matches at 10am. We encourage players to stick around and watch their matches where possible.

What if my child does not have their Gordon Shirt and Shorts? Be at the pavilion at Beauchamp at 7:30 and we will help you.

Do we need to bring cricket gear? Bats, balls etc? No. All gear is provided. 

Wet Weather? Ring Willoughby Council Wet Weather Line 9777 7631 or http://www.willoughby.nsw.gov.au/Community/Recreation/Ground-Closures/ If the oval is open - we are good to go! We will ALWAYS turn up rain, hail or shine just in case.

What to bring? Each child must have a hat, water bottle and be wearing sunscreen.

Do parents need to stay? Yes, it is preferred if parents can join in the fun.

How will I place children into the groups/teams? The groups are picked on age and we do our best to put friends with friends (as requested on registration form). This is not always possible due to group size and some friends not yet registered. There are no 'good' or 'bad' teams within the Gordon in2Cricket program. They're all fun teams.

See you in October.

Gordon Cricket Academy
in2Cricket@gordoncricket.com