We are excited to announce that our major sponsors for the 31st Annual Junior World Series Tournament are Enable.me, Yarntons, Cricket Express & Grassroots Trust.
A few other bits of information to help you prepare for the 2024 JWS tournament:
The forecast is pretty good, save for perhaps a spot of rain on Monday morning.
If it is likely that we will be impacted by the weather at any stage, we will place notifications up on the NSCC Facebook page (North Shore Cricket Club | Auckland) and on the front page of the main NSCC website (www.northshorecricket.co.nz)
No news is good news - so if you don’t see anything on the above channels, then we are all go!
Each grade plays two games per day:
9am: Warm up and skills
9:30am Game 1 (Approx 2 hours)
1pm: Game 2 (Approx 2 hours)
Middle & Senior Grades
9am to noon: Game 1 (10 min drinks break between innings)
1pm to 4pm: Game 2 (10 min drinks break between innings)
On Wednesday, the Middle players will need to be transported from BIS to the club for prize giving. (There are usually several parents from each team making the trip - so perhaps chat to parents of team mates during the tournament if your son/daughter might need a ride.)
We recommend that your child brings a packed lunch/snacks and plenty of water every day.
For Junior and Senior Grades, the NSCC caterers (Fork & Willow) will have the club kitchen at the Devonport Domain open, and will serve food and hot/cold drinks for the duration of the tournament.
For Middle Grade, Fork & Willow will be selling food and drink from BIS - a slightly more limited option (as they won’t have a full kitchen), but they will still be selling food and drink for the three days.
For Junior Grades, we will provide all gear required - bats, balls, and stumps.
For Middle and Senior Grades, the assumption is that players will already have their own gear. We will ensure that there are a few spare items (e.g. helmets, pads, wicketkeeping gear) available to borrow – players can talk to their Coach or Grade Convenor if they need anything.
If you have sent through questions about team placements, we will respond in the next few days.
Please note that Middle and Senior teams are full (registrations have now closed, and we have a waitlist in place) and the Convenors have literally spent hours getting teams prepared - with new registrations coming in right up until the day the teams were released!
If you have any questions or concerns relating to the games, please first talk to the Grade Convenor in the first instance - we ask that you don’t raise any issues directly with the coaches.
Grade convenors are: Kennedy Scott (Senior), Heidi Woodhead (Middle), and Narly Kalupahana (Junior).
There is a prizegiving for each grade on Wednesday afternoon at NSCC’s clubrooms at the Domain. Junior Grades will be first (approx 3:30pm) with Middle and Senior following shortly after the conclusion of their finals.
Please do bear in mind that this is a participation tournament and playing opportunities will be rotated within teams to give everyone a go over the course of the tournament. If your child doesn't have a prominent role on day one, rest assured they will have opportunities later in the tournament.
Furthermore, while we will be awarding a range of prizes based on performance at Wednesday's prize giving, the prizes are not necessarily awarded solely on the basis of statistics - the coaches, convenors and sometimes even players provide feedback and comments that help the organisers to determine the winners for each grade category.
Please also note that players are only eligible to win one prize category in their grade (e.g. Winner of the Best Bowler is not eligible to win Best Batter or MVP in that grade).
If you have any other questions on the day, please find one of the organising team - they will be in bright pink shirts, and will be pretty hard to miss!
Every January the North Shore Cricket Club presents the Junior World Series of Cricket, an exciting opportunity for budding young cricket stars to play under the flag of a national team over the course of a three day, fun-oriented tournament. Players have come from as far away as England to play, but most are local and players from all clubs are welcome.
This is a participation tournament with an emphasis on fun - there are no selection criteria, except first in, best dressed. Cricketers of all abilities take part - so anyone can play and get a chance to star. Players get selected into teams to represent the major cricketing countries of the world. All players will receive a playing t-shirt on Monday morning to wear throughout the tournament.
The Junior World Series is a mixed tournament with girls and boys playing in the same teams. While most girls play in their age group, they are welcome to play a grade down if they wish - contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange this.
Each team has a player/captain from North Shore Cricket Club who is responsible for field placement, teamwork, and managing batting and bowling opportunities within tournament rules. These rules are designed on a rotational basis to give a fair amount of game time to all. A coach/scorer, typically a high school or university student, is provided by North Shore Cricket Club for each team and will be with the team throughout the tournament.
Any questions please contact Krissie email@example.com
Years 3 & 4 - Little League, softball
The Junior teams (school years 3 and 4, and 2 if they're really keen) play at Devonport Domain with batters getting an equal turn at the crease and fielders rotating each over.
For Junior, all playing equipment is provided - but you are welcome to bring your own plastic bat if you wish.
Years 5 & 6 - Hardball
In Middle players will play six T20 (20-over) games with batting and bowling opportunities rotated over the course of the tournament to ensure everyone gets good opportunities.
Middle teams will play all their games at Belmont Intermediate School & Takapuna Grammar School. There will be no bus transport between the Devonport Domain and Belmont Intermediate this year - all drop offs and pick ups for middle grade are at Belmont Intermediate and are the responsibility of parents.
For Middle teams, bring your own cricket gear (helmet, bat, gloves, pads). Wicketkeeping gloves will be provided. Helmets are compulsory. The Club can also provide players with gear if required - please contact your grade convenor to arrange this.
Year 7 & 8 - Hardball
In Senior players will play six T20 (20-over) games with batting and bowling opportunities rotated over the course of the tournament to ensure everyone gets good opportunities.
Senior teams will play at the Devonport Domain & Vauxhall Reserve grass and artificial pitches.
For Senior teams, bring your own cricket gear (helmet, bat, gloves, pads). Wicketkeeping gloves will be provided. Helmets are compulsory. The Club can also provide players with gear if required - please contact your grade convenor to arrange this.