Easts Juniors

Eastern Suburbs Cricket Club (ESCC) is one of the largest cricket clubs in Australia and is unique in that our junior and senior teams are managed under one Management Committee.  Player participation drives all our cricket programs and we aim to provide a family friendly environment to allow everyone to develop to the best of their abilities. 

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Ages 4-8: Beginners to Early Stage Players
Ages 9-16: Boys
Ages 7-15: Girls
Ages 9+: Casual

Club Policies

Program

Ages 4-8 Beginners

Junior Blaster

For players new to cricket. We run a Junior Blasters (formerly In2Cricket) clinic from 8:00 am to 9:00 am on Saturday mornings at Waverley Oval, our club home ground.  The program will run from 20th October to 23rd March with a break from mid December till end January. The Junior Blasters (formerly In2Cricket) clinic is designed for kids aged 4 through 8 and focusses on developing the basic skills of cricket. Our Junior Blasters (formerly In2Cricket) program is unique in that our senior Sydney Premier Grade players are involved in everyone of our sessions and provide all the participants with access to a large number of coaches and active cricketers.  Junior Blasters will commence on 20th October and run to 9th March with a seasonal break aligned to school holidays.

Master Blaster

For players who have some basic cricket skills. Our Master Blaster (formerly T20 Blast) program covers both U8's and U9's and is run at 3 different locations.  Our Saturday U8 Master Blaster players all gather at 8.15am at Rowland Park on Saturday mornings as part of the Cricket NSW managed Master Blasters. U8’s are for players progressing from Junior Blaster or with some basic skills. Our U9’s are for those who have played T20 Blast last year and wish to continue in a competition made up of other U9 teams. The U9's play at Booralee Park in Mascot.  Players get to show off all their skills in highly active T20 cricket matches which last for 90 minutes. The Master Blasters will start 20th October and continue through to 16th March with a break across December and January.

The Friday night Junior and Master Blaster is for those who are unable to make our Saturday programs. This gives players a similar exposure in a smaller scale environment with the aim of parents and players having a fun Friday evening. The Friday night session will start 20th October at Waverley Oval at 5pm.

  • Full Season - Girls & Boys

    Friday

    • Junior Blaster clinic - 5pm to 6pm on Friday evenings at Waverley Oval.
    • Dates: 20th October to 23rd March, with a break from mid December till end January.
    • Skill level: focusses on developing the basic skills of cricket for those new to cricket.

    Saturday

    • Junior Blaster clinic - 8:00 am to 9:00 am on Saturday mornings at Waverley Oval.
    • Dates: 20th October to 23rd March, with a break from mid December till end January.
    • Skill level: focusses on developing the basic skills of cricket for those new to cricket.
    • Our Saturday In2Cricket program is unique in that our senior Sydney Premier Grade players are involved in all our sessions, so we provide participants with access to a large number of coaches and active cricketers.
  • Half Season - Girls & Boys

    Friday

    • Junior Blaster clinic - 5pm to 6pm on Friday evenings at Waverley Oval.
    • Dates: 20th October to 15th December.
    • Skill level: focusses on developing the basic skills of cricket for those new to cricket.

    Saturday

    • Junior Blaster clinic - 8:00 am to 9:00 am on Saturday mornings at Waverley Oval.
    • Dates: 20th October to 15th December.
    • Skill level: focusses on developing the basic skills of cricket for those new to cricket.
    • Our Saturday In2Cricket program is unique in that our senior Sydney Premier Grade players are involved in all our sessions, so we provide participants with access to a large number of coaches and active cricketers.

Ages 9-16 Boys

We field teams in the South Eastern Junior Cricket Association (SEJCA) competition in the under 10 through to under 12 age groups providing a participative yet competitive environment. In addition to team based training (managed by volunteer coaches and parents) we provide development opportunities at Waverley Oval for our younger players with specific coaching sessions managed by our Junior High Performance Coach - Brendan Lyon.

For our Under 13 to Under 16 players we field teams in a combined association (South East, Inner West, St George and Canterbury / Western Suburbs). Brendan Lyon, our Junior High Performance Coach will be running specialist training sessions for these age groups and may recommend that some of the boys join our Seniors at Waverley training so as to prepare them for entry into our senior grade team.  

 PLEASE NOTE,  our U10 through to U15 sides for 2018/2019 are now full and we cannot take any further registrations. We can still accept registrations for U16

  • Saturday OR Sunday - Boys

    Saturday or Sunday for U10 through to U12 age groups

    • Easts CC fields teams in the South Eastern Junior Cricket Association (SEJCA) competitions. Games are played on Saturdays (U10) or Sundays (U11-U12).
    • Dates:
      • Competition starts 20th Oct for U10 and 14th Oct for U11-U12 and runs to 15th December
      • Competition re-starts 2nd February and runs to 16th March
      • Games will be played on a Saturday afternoon (U10’s) or Sundays (U11’s and U12’s)
      • Registered players will be able to participate in a pre-season competition on 15th and 22nd of Sept.

    • Skill level: the next step from the U8/U9 T20 Blast competition. Games are played on artificial pitches progressing towards full tradational cricket in U12's & beyond.
    • Format: U10’s and U11’s will play a Stage 1 format of 20 overs a side with modified rules. U12’s will play Stage 2 cricket of 30 overs a side hard ball cricket. Rotation of batsmen and bowlers is required for both formats to ensure all players play an active part in the game.
    • Teams are managed / trained by volunteer coaches and parents, however Easts CC also provides specific coaching sessions managed by our Junior High Performance Coach - Brendan Lyon.

Ages 7-15 Girls

We field Girls Master Blasters (formerly T20 Blast) teams in a T20 competitions managed by Cricket NSW. Specialist training and games are held on Friday evenings at Waverley Oval and provide both skills development and competition under the guidance of our club and Cricket NSW coaches.

SIxers/Thunder Girls Cricket League - Easts CC are looking for girls aged 11 – 13 to play in the girls only Cricket League in the Eastern Suburbs. Games are T20, 9 a side, and played on Saturday afternoons. This league is ideal for girls wanting to move to the next step after Master Blasters or playing with your brothers!

Join in a team with your school friends and play Cricket! Volunteer coaches are provided by Easts Cricket Club. The girls will also have the opportunity to participate in high performance coaching sessions with Brendan Lyon. Spring season first game starts 20th October and runs to 1st December then recommencing on 2nd February 2019 and running to 16th March 2019.

  • Friday - Girls

    Friday

    • Girls Master Blaster training clinics on Friday evenings at Waverley Oval.
    • Dates: 20th October to 23rd March with a break from Mid December to end January.
    • Skill level: these clinics are ideal for those new to the game or who have a basic skill level of cricket.
    • Format: The Girls Master Blaster involves both training (skills development) and fun, non-competitive matches. The programme is delivered by coaches from Easts CC and from Cricket NSW.
  • Saturday - Girls

    Saturday

    • Easts CC fields U13 team(s) in the Thunder Girls Cricket League which is played against clubs in the local area. Games are played on Saturday afternoons.
    • Dates: From 20th Oct to 1st December and then recommencing on 2nd Feb 19 and running to 16th March 19.
    • Skill level: this league is ideal for girls wanting to move to the next step after T20 Blast or playing with your brothers!
    • Format: 9-a-side teams. Games are 20 overs-a-side.
    • Volunteer coaches are provided by Easts Cricket Club. The girls will also have the opportunity to participate in high performance coaching sessions with Brendan Lyon.

Casual: Ages 9+ Girls & Boys

Casual players - has your son or daughter asked to fill-in to cover for Rep season? Please register as a casual player. This registration goes week to week.

  • Casual - Girls & Boys

    Casual registration. If your son or daughter has been asked to fill in for a game, you need to be registered as as 'casual player'. The cost is $20 per game.

What do I get for my money?
Registration fees include Easts playing shirt and hat, relevant association fees, council ground fees, insurances, use of appropriate cricket equipment, use of Waverley as training ground, club coaches (Waverley sessions), use of Easts Centrewicket system to track development progress.   Additionally at Easts we provide age focused development opportunities through cross age group training with our junior high performance coaches.

I have more than one Child to register?
We offer discounts if you have multiple children playing at Easts. If you are registering children in Junior Blasters (formerly In2Cricket), Master Blasters (formerly T20 Blast) and Juniors we will reimburse the discount once the season starts.

What is the difference in the style of cricket played at Junior level?
Cricket Australia has published a comprehensive document outlining the formats to be followed for junior cricket.  They are working on ensuring that the format and style of game is consistent for all associations, clubs and schools across Australia.   The formats are geared to ensure an age appropriate approach to player participation and development and take into account the needs of parents as well as kids by having faster more inclusive game formats.

SEJCA adopted the proposed model last season (2016 / 2017) for our Under 9 and Under 10 competition and continue to be at the forefront of embedding the new formats across all age groups.  There will be slight variations to the CA published model to allow for specific local challenges such as ground availability (impacting time and length of games).   Age formats will be amended over time to ensure consistency with changes to representative formats managed by the District Cricket Association (Cricket NSW).

Please follow this link to see the format highlights associated with each Age Group.

When do we play and when do we train?
The Master Blasters (formerly T20 Blast) (for U8 and U9) and the U10 play on Saturdays.  All other age groups play on Sunday (it can be either morning or afternoon)

As we have some 40+ teams in the local competition made up of kids from around the Eastern Suburbs we leave it to the coach and parents to decide what date and time suits for each teams' training.  

Who do I contact if I have questions?
Please email girlscricket@eastscricket.com.au for all Girls cricket enquiries, coaching@eastscricket.com.au for all Junior Blaster cricket enquiries and Paul at juniors@eastscricket.com.au if you have any questions about any of the other cricket programs at Easts Cricket.

What do I do if I've registered my child for the wrong program?
Please email Paul at juniors@eastscricket.com.au and let us know what changes we need to make!

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