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PARTICIPATION CRITERIA

T20 Blast

The primary goal of T20 Blast is for the players to have fun and learn about sportsmanship while being introduced to the fundamentals of match day cricket.  The result and individual performances are unimportant.  Equal participation of all interested players is key.

Under 10

The primary goal is to develop individual and team skills in all players by adopting full player rotations in every game.

  • All players bowl a similar number of overs except for the designated wicket keeper in accordance with Cricket Australia junior format guidelines.
  • All players bat the same number of balls in each game.
  • All players shall have the opportunity to keep wicket during the season.
  • Captaincy is rotated each week and all players will have the opportunity to be captain during the season. Prior to the commencement of the match, the responsibility of the Captain is to toss the coin and, upon winning the toss, choose whether the team will bat or bowl first. At the end of the match, the captain leads the cheers for the opposing side.

    It is recognised that circumstances may not permit equal bowling and batting opportunities in each game. Where this is not achieved, all attempts will be made to restore the balance in following games. Under no circumstances should the participation rules be departed from solely for the purposes of winning a game.

    Under 12 & Anna Lanning Shield Tier 2

    The primary goal is to continue to develop individual and team skills in all players by adopting full player participation in every game:

  • Every player is to be offered the opportunity to bat in a variety of positions in the batting order during the season.
  • It is the Coaches responsibility to retire players to ensure players have equal opportunity to participate throughout the season.
  • Under Stage 3 rules, as a guideline, unless dismissed, batters are to be retired after:
    • 10 overs in a 2 day game, although the Coach will have the discretion to retire a player before then in order to give those who have had limited opportunities in previous games to bat.  
    • 6 overs in a 1 day game.
  • As far as possible, every player, except the wicketkeeper, is to bowl the same number of overs.
  • All players have the opportunity to keep wicket during the season.
  • Captaincy is rotated each week and all players will have the opportunity to be captain during the season. Prior to the commencement of the match, the responsibility of the Captain is to toss the coin and, upon winning the toss, choose whether the team will bat or bowl first. At the end of the match, the captain leads the cheers for the opposing side.

    Under 14 & Anna Lanning Shield Tier 1

    The primary goal is to further develop players’ individual and team skills and to ensure full player participation over the season:

  • Every player is to have the opportunity to bat and bowl in a variety of positions in the batting and bowling order throughout the season;
  • To recognise that some players will want to specifically develop as batters, bowlers or wicketkeepers, and where this opportunity is provided, this may come at the expense of opportunities in other areas.  This may mean that players starting to specialise will be given more opportunities to bowl at the expense of batting opportunities;
  • The Coach to provide guidelines to batsmen as to their role in the innings and will have the discretion to retire a player in order to give those who have had limited opportunities at bat either during the match or in previous matches;
  • Individual players have the opportunity to field in specific/specialist positions;
  • Prior to the commencement of the match, the responsibility of the Captain, who will be chosen on a rotation basis, is to toss the coin and, upon winning the toss, choose whether the team will bat or bowl first. At the end of the match, the captain leads the cheers for the opposing side. The Captain is to set the field in consultation with the coach, and should also have input into bowling changes;
  • In the highest grade (U14A & Tier 1) it is desirable that players begin to specialise in batting, bowling and fielding positions, as this will be more of an emphasis at the U16 level.
  • Under 14 Coaches must liaise with each other throughout the season giving consideration to promoting, demoting players due to performance, providing development opportunities and/or team balance.

    Under 16

    The primary goal is to prepare players for a successful transition to senior cricket:

  • Every player will be expected to bat and bowl throughout the season;
  • It is expected that players will increasingly develop specialised skills and this will be reflected in more stable batting and bowling orders, and fielding positions;
  • At 16A level batters bat until dismissed, or reach the ECA specified number of runs for retirement.  They maybe retired if they are not following or able to follow the coaches direction or in order to allow other team members to contribute to the teams objectives;
  • At 16B and 16C levels the coach is to provide guidelines to batsmen as to their role in the innings and will have the discretion to retire a player in order to give those who have had limited opportunities at bat;
  • Players have different skills and will be played to best develop these skills;
  • Captains and Vice-Captains are elected for the 16As by the coach at the start of the season. Prior to the commencement of the match, the responsibility of the Captain is to toss the coin and, upon winning the toss, choose whether the team will bat or bowl first. At the end of the match, the captain leads the cheers for the opposing side. The Captain chooses the batting and bowling orders in consultation with the Vice Captain and the Coach; and
  • Coaches must liaise with each other throughout the season giving consideration to promoting, demoting players due to performance and/or team balance.