Register Now for Gordon Juniors

Register Now for Gordon Juniors

Sign Up For A Great Season of Cricket

A summer of fun looms as Gordon Juniors, the T20 Blast for U8s and our great in2Cricket centre gear up for another cricket season in 2016/17. Regos are open now.  Go to the registration tab at the top of this page.

 Some key points to note:

Season Start

Sept 24/25 – U10s to U15s

Oct 15 – U8s and U9s

Oct 16 – U17s

Back to Cricket Day

Sunday, Sept 11 - put in everyone's diary. Time is 2pm to 4pm. Beauchamp Oval, Chatswood. All players expected to attend.

Competitions

New comps will be:

  • Under 8s - T20 Blast - Saturday from 8am to 9.30am
  • Under 9s (18 Overs) - Saturday AM - 2 Divisions
  • Under 10s - Saturday AM (20 Overs) - 2 Competition Divisions, 1 Participation Division
  • Under 11s - Saturday AM (30 Overs) - Competition
  • Under 11s - Saturday AM (20 Overs) - Competition
  • Under 11s - Saturday AM (20 Overs) - Participation
  • Under 12s - Saturday PM (32 Overs) - 1 Competition Division
  • Under 12s - Saturday PM (20 Overs) - 2 Competition Divisions
  • Under 13s - Saturday PM (20 Overs)- 2 Competition Divisions
  • Under 13s - Saturday PM (32 Overs) - 1 Competition Division
  • Under 13s - Sunday AM (32 Overs) - 2 Competition Divisions
  • Under 13 GIRLS - Saturday PM (20 Overs) - 1 Competition Division
  • Under 14s - Sunday AM (32 Overs) - 2 Competition Divisions - *One match per week to be played in Sat PM
  • Under 15s - Sunday AM (32 Overs) - 2 Competition Divisions
  • Under 17s - Sunday AM (32 Overs Turf) - 1 Competition Division
  • Under 17 GIRLS - Sunday AM (20 Overs) - 1 Competition Division


Note: Saturday AM  20  over  matches  may  start  at  8am  or 10.15am

Question? Email gordonjuniors@hotmail.com

 

Or for more info see: HERE

Milo in2Cricket

Milo in2Cricket

The Gordon Cricket Club is excited to announce that the Gordon Cricket Academy will continue to run the Club’s Milo in2Cricket program in season 2016/17. And registrations are now open.  

This development will give our youngest Club members (and parents) exposure to the Academy’s high performance coaching methodology in line with their expanding reach within all divisions of the Club.

The Milo in2Cricket program is a fun and exciting way for younger children to get their first taste of cricket. The program is open to boys and girls aged 5 to 8 years and is an important first step to introduce new players and parents to cricket and set them on the right pathway for a lifelong love of cricket. The main aims of the program are:

  • to provide a safe, non-competitive environment where young and new players can develop their cricket skills and have fun
  • to link young cricketers to the Gordon Cricket Club and prepare them for their pathway from in2Cricket to Gordon Juniors and beyond
  • to encourage more parents to become actively involved in the administration, coaching and support of the game


The 2016/17 program commences in October, so the time is right to register your child for the coming season. In fact registrations are already open. The link is at the bottom of the article.

The key details regarding the program are as follows:

  • Location: Beauchamp Oval - Nicholson St, Chatswood  -->  MAP
  • Dates: the program runs on Saturday mornings from 15th October to 17th December and recommences after the holidays from 4 February to 4th March 2017
  • Registration: Program registration is $140 per child; this covers the 15 session program and Milo in2Cricket participant pack containing a bag, cricket bat, hat, shirt, ball and other giveaways. This season in2Cricket program registrations/ payments will only be accepted through the Play Cricket website, with the link found at the bottom of the page.
  • Session duration: each session runs from 8:00am- 9:30am
  • Session format: Players are divided into teams based on age where they’ll practice cricket skills for the first half of the session and then play a modified game during the second half of the session. The session concludes with the announcement of players of the week and a hearty rendition of the Junior Club song
  • What to bring: All cricket equipment is provided – please bring a drink bottle
  • Clothing/ footwear: All children must wear a hat, sunscreen, regular sports shoes and their Milo in2Cricket shirt (received in the participant pack as part of registration). Participants are also welcome to purchase Gordon Cricket Club clothing through our online store.
  • Wet Weather: sessions will proceed unless the oval is closed by the council – please ring the Willoughby Council Wet Weather Line on (02) 9777 7631 or check online at: http://www.willoughby.nsw.gov.au/Community/Recreation/Ground-Closures/


The Milo in2Cricket program is designed to identify and develop not just future players but also future administrators, coaches and support staff. To achieve this - and to keep registration costs down - parents are vital to the success of the program. We strongly encourage parents to stay and assist with their child during each session – no experience is necessary and we’re confident that you will enjoy yourself and learn a thing or two along the way. There is space on the registration form to nominate for coaching and other roles in the Gordon in2Cricket program.

To enrol your child in the 2016/17 program please complete the registration form, otherwise please reach out to the team at in2Cricket@gordoncricket.com.

For all the latest news on the in2Cricket program, registration forms and much more, see the articles below.


in2Cricket Registration

in2Cricket Registration

The Milo in2Cricket program is a fun and exciting way for boys and girls to get their first taste of cricket. The Gordon Juniors Cricket Club runs an excellent in2Cricket centre at Beauchamp Park, Chatswood, every Saturday morning during the season.

Follow this link to register securely through the PlayCricket site. 

The program’s aim is to allow children to have fun while learning the basic skills of the game. We want children to start a lifelong love of cricket through our enjoyable program. Milo in2Cricket is the first step in a child's long term involvement in the game of cricket.

Follow this link to register securely through the PlayCricket site. 

in2Cricket Registration Payment Form

in2Cricket Registration Payment Form

The Milo in2Cricket program is a fun and exciting way for boys and girls to get their first taste of cricket. The Gordon Juniors Cricket Club runs an excellent in2Cricket centre at Beauchamp Park, Chatswood, every Saturday morning during the season.

Follow this link to register securely through the PlayCricket site. 

The program’s aim is to allow children to have fun while learning the basic skills of the game. We want children to start a lifelong love of cricket through our enjoyable program. Milo in2Cricket is the first step in a child's long term involvement in the game of cricket.

Follow this link to register securely through the PlayCricket site. 

Under 9s Register Now

Under 9s Register Now

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.

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.

Player Numbers

You need 12 each game. Some teams have 13 registered players which allows for illness, injury, weekends away or other reasons not to be at the game.

Clothing 

All players must wear an official Gordon hat or club cap, a Gordon shirt, white shorts, white socks and trainers. This season the shirt comes with the registration fee. Hat and cap can be bought from the club when registering or anytime 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 2842

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  

Each game 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 15 October. 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.

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.

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.

Three Titles to Gordon Juniors

Three Titles to Gordon Juniors

Congratulations to Winners

Three Gordon teams won championship titles this season - a wonderful achievement for a club that prizes participation and a fair go for all.

The U11 Reds won the Division 1 title while U11 Gold won the Division 2 title. Our U14 Blues won their Sunday competition.

Elsewhere, U11 Green won the Division 2 Plate Final making it good result for the club's Under 11 age group. Well done to all the players, coaches, managers and parents.

Also competing in championship titles were U13 Red, U12 Red, U12 Blue and U10 Silver.

A special congratulations to Gordon Red (Under 13 Div 1) and also to Gordon Gold (Under 11 Div 2) who were Minor Premiers in their respective Divisions. Both team lost only one game during the regular season.

But it's not all about winning.

The club is going from strength to strength because we treat every player equally and play the game in the right spirit. We are extremely proud of each and every player and we value their contribution. We trust that all our members enjoyed their cricket immensely this season. We hope to see as many of you as possible next season.

 

 U11 Gold celebrate with their coach Hugh Moore after taking out the Div 2 title

 

 

 

 

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 2016/17 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 gordonjuniors@hotmail.com.

Match reports from the new season will follow soon.