Record Breaking Gordon Juniors Want More

Record Breaking Gordon Juniors Want More

Fantastic 32 Teams This Season  

It's a official - Gordon Juniors has broken its record with 32 teams turning out this season. What a great result!

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. Registrations are still open but spots are limited. If you'd like to register then please email the club first at We can advise if there are places available.

Under 9, In2Cricket and U16/17s start October 10. Round 2 for U10s and above starts October 10 and 11

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


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 – Division 1 and 2

U13 – Division 1 and 2





U16/17 – played on turf


Calling All Under 9s

Calling All Under 9s

All You Need to Know for Under 9 Cricket 

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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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

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

Key Dates 

Please see our website and NSJCA for key dates. See: and

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: by Sunday nights.


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!


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.


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. 


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.

Score Sheets

The Under 9s have a special score sheet which can be found under the LIBRARY tab on the NSJCA site or by clicking HERE. Print it out and use each game.


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.


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

Have a great season with Gordon.

in2Cricket's - FAQ

in2Cricket's - FAQ

Registrations Still Open  

in2Cricket with Gordon Juniors is well under way for the 2015/16 season. It's great to see so many boys and girls enjoying themselves on a Saturday morning. You can still register - see below.

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 7 although we do take children younger and older.

Enrolment for 2015/16

You can still enrol 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 7.30am 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 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 next Saturday.

Gordon Cricket Academy
Match Reports Online Now

Match Reports Online Now

Catch Up On All The Fun Each Week 

Match reports and photos are a big hit with players and parents.

To check out the action from each weekend go to the Match Report tab on the left of Home Page and select the 2015/16 season. Or just click HERE. For those who want a stroll down memory lane, you can also find match reports from previous seasons.

Keep those match reports and photos coming in. Please send all match reports and photos to

Match reports from the new season will follow soon.