Recent News

This is where to come for all of the recent junior club news. Whenever there are updates to events, changes to programs and interesting news articles, you will be able to find them here.

Have a look though our stories below.
Century for Archie

Century for Archie

Games Milestone for Gordon Junior 

Another Gordon Junior cricketer has notched up an important milestone - Archie Bibb playing his 100th game for the club.

Archie - who played his first U9s game in 2011 - brought up his century for the club on February 4 this year. 

"It's quite an achievement to play 100 games in any sport," said Gordon Juniors President David Bezer.

"It shows commitment to your mates, the club and the local community. On behalf of the club I'd like to congratulate Archie on this 100 games and we look forward to seeing him play many more."

So far, Archie has scored 826 runs for the club and has taken 40 wickets. He's also been involved in 29 run outs and taken 17 catches.

Please see the club Honour Board on this website for other milestones by our players. Please email the club if you think the board needs updating.


From Top: 
Archie receives a guard of honour from his mates as he takes to the field for his 100th game.
Club President David Bezer presents Archie with his trophy for 100 club games
The Gordon Juniors U14 Red team pose for the camera and on the boundary

Back to Cricket Afternoon Season 2017/18

Back to Cricket Afternoon Season 2017/18

Great Afternoon for All our Families    

Gordon Juniors kicked off the season with a great afternoon in the sunshine at Beauchamp Oval at our annual Back to Cricket on Sept 10th. 

Thanks to all the families who came along and joined in the fun. We all agree the kids had an absolute ball with the Cricket Appeal coaches and playing on the giant inflatable slide! 

And it was great to see so many parents enjoying themselves too. 

Have a great start to the season everyone! 

Nathan's Century for Gordon

Nathan's Century for Gordon

100 Game Milestone 

Another Gordon Junior has notched his century – Nathan James playing his 100th game for the club.

Nathan, who first played for Gordon Juniors in the U9s in 2007, made it an even 100 when he turned out for Gordon Red against Gordon Blue.

Over the years, Nathan has played for both the Red and Blue team and was part of the division one championship winning U13 Blue team in 2014.

As well as being a great club player, Nathan has contributed with bat and ball. His career stats are:

  • 705 runs at 12.37 with a high score of 64
  • 52 wickets at a average of 14.67 with his best bowling figures of 5 for 16

Nathan has currently played 103 games for the club.

Nathan receives a guard of honour from team mates as he prepares to keep wickets in his 100th game for Gordon Juniors
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





Three Honoured at Presentation Day

Three Honoured at Presentation Day

Hundreds Celebrate End of Fabulous Season

Three Gordon Juniors were honoured as an action-packed Presentation Day brought a successful 2015/16 season to a close.

In front of hundreds of young cricketers and their families, Will Stanley, Josh Brayshaw and Cedar Barry picked up the major club awards.

Will - who plays for both U11 Gold and U12 Red - was named Player of the Season. Will scored a total of 436 runs at an average of 33.5 and took 14 wickets at an average of 14.8 for both teams.

Cedar Barry - U10 Orange - received the Special Performance Award. His enthusiasm, encouragement and sporting competitiveness helped to bind a team of boys who had never really met each other at the start of the year and were a collection of kids from different schools. Cedar top scored in Gordon’s semi-final with 20 not out - most importantly scoring runs when his team needed them the most. Cedar reflects what Gordon Junior cricket is about - mateship, teamwork, support and encouragement for all his teammates and respect for his opposition.

Josh Brayshaw - from the U12 Gold team - received the Kingsgrove Sports Promising Player of the Year Award. Josh scored 264 runs at an average of 52.8 and took 18 wickets at an average of 8.9.

Thank you to all who turned out at Chatswood Oval. We look forward to seeing you all again for the 2016/17 season.



Archie Stanley - whose brother Will won Player of the Season - draws the raffle tickets


Josh Brayshaw's post award interview after being named the Promising Player of the Season Award


 Tensions were running high as the awards were announced at Presentation Day

Five Juniors Hit Centuries

Five Juniors Hit Centuries

Major Milestone for Players  

Five more Gordon Juniors scored remarkable centuries this season - joining an elite group to play more than 100 games for the club. Tom Hampson, Oliver Cameron, James Dow, Doug Oxenham and Reeve Cocks all passed the milestone in the 2015/16 season.

Tom Hampson - who plays for our U16/17 Red side - has racked up 123 games since starting as an Under 9 way back in the 2006/2007 season. Oliver Cameron, James Dow, Doug Oxenham and Reeve Cocks - part of our U16/17 Blue side - have all played together since the Under 9s.

There are now 21 players who have more than 100 games for Gordon Juniors since we started keeping records.

Mitch O'Donnell holds the record with an amazing 140 games for the club. His younger brother Jake notched his 100th game last season.

Playing 100 games for Gordon Juniors is a remarkable achievement and the club recognised the milestone with special trophies for all the boys. We look forward to seeing them all push towards the 150 next season.


Tom Hampson with his trophy for playing 100 games for Gordon Juniors. Tom is currently 123 games not out





Club President Tony Wright with Reeve Cocks, James Dow, Doug Oxenham, Oliver Cameron and U16/17 Blue coach Mark Oxenham

















11 Teams in Finals Action

11 Teams in Finals Action

Good Luck to Gordon Juniors This Weekend

This weekend sees the NSJCA Finals Series. Gordon Juniors will be represented by 11 teams this weekend - with seven teams playing for the Championship title. This is a wonderful achievement.

Playing for the Championship this weekend will be:

  • U14 Blue
  • U13 Red
  • U12 Red
  • U12 Blue
  • U11 Red
  • U11 Gold
  • U10 Silver


Playing for the Plate Final will be

  • U11 Green


Playing for the Cup Final will be:

  • U14 Red
  • U10 Blue
  • U10 Black

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.

We wish all of our teams the best of luck this weekend. The club is extremely proud of each and every team that plays under our banner. We trust that all our members enjoyed their cricket immensely this season. We hope to see as many of you as possible next Sunday at our Presentation Day.
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.

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! 

If you still want to register, please email the club first as places are becoming tight at

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.

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.


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


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.


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.


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 15 October. 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.

Get Ready for Presentation Day

Get Ready for Presentation Day

March 13 End of Season Event at Chastwood Oval

The Gordon Juniors annual Presentation Day extravaganza will be held March 13, 2016, for all players, siblings and parents.

It will be a fun afternoon with trophies, prizes and photos at Chatswood Oval. There'll be on field cricket fun, a barbecue and a fund raising raffle.


4pm - Everyone arrives. Sausage sizzle and canteen in full swing. 

- Teams deliver kits

- team photos start

4.15 - A representative from each team collects raffle ticket booklets to  start selling to their teams. 

- Catching competitions on field.

5pm - Speech by president and major club awards announced.

5.20 - Managers to collect trophies to hand out to their teams for private presentations on Chatswood Oval

5.50pm - Winning raffle tickets drawn.

6pm - all clean up and end

Raffle Prizes

  • Bat signed by NSW squad
  • Sixers gear
  • Free golf lesson from Precision Golf


Fantastic 32 Teams This Season  

It's 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