Cornwall Cricket Club has the best run junior programme in the country and the midget programme is it's crown jewel. Whether you're a parent on the boundary or a child learning the game, it doesn't get better than midget cricket at the scenic Cornwall Park!
At Cornwall, we strongly believe in being a club for the whole family. As such, we encourage parents and caregivers to involve themselves in their child's cricket at whatever level they can. If you would like to be involved as a volunteer please don't hesitate in letting our convenors know!
The Midget Grades include all children in School Years 1-4. Girls in Year 1 and 2 also typically play in the midget grades.
You can register and pay online via the PlayHQ platform.
Registrations for the 2023/24 season open on Tuesday 1st of August
Click here for more information
2023/24 Season Fees:
The full season fee for Year 1 is $99.00The full season fee for Years 2, 3 and 4 is $175.00
Note full payment is required at the time of registration.
2023/24 Season Dates:
Years 2 and 3 start on Friday 3rd of November
Years 1 and 4 start on Saturday 4th November
The last weekend before Christmas is the 15th/16th of December, starting again on the 10th Feb until 23rd of March
Please refer to the online Events Calendar which has this information available and kept up to date.
The majority of games are played at Cornwall Park with a maximum of two games over a season played at Michaels Avenue in Ellerslie.
The midget grades play once a week on alternating Friday nights from 5.00pm and Saturday mornings from 8.30am over the season.
Games last approximately 1.5 - 2 hours.
The midget Pre-Christmas draws for each year group can be downloaded below.
We will add the Post-Christmas draws as well at a later date.
There are 17 pitches around the outside of the three cricket fields. Download the pitch layout below:
We try not to cancel games, however if play is not possible then games will be cancelled. Our policy is to cancel by 3pm on Fridays and 7am on Saturdays if there is little prospect of the weather clearing.
Your Grade Convenor should send an email to confirm that cricket has been cancelled, otherwise cancellations will be posted on the Cornwall Facebook page
Children in these grades typically do not have training during the week, however, this differs from team to team.
All players must wear the correct Cornwall playing shirt (with McDonald's and Players Sports the only logos on the shirt), a Cornwall cap or bucket hat and white shorts.
Suitable footwear, such as sneakers, should be worn. Bare feet is not allowed.
The uniform is available from PlayersSports, 7/273 Neilson Street, Onehunga, Auckland
There are some important differences between the year groups in terms of rules and general playing conditions.
Please ensure you are familiar with the rules for your year group before the start of the season.
The rules for Years 1-4 can be downloaded for printing by clicking on the link below:
All Midget cricketers play with a soft cricket balls:
Years 1 and 2: Kookaburra PVC Kiwi Cricket BallYears 3 and 4: Kookaburra Star Softaball (this provides a good transition into hardball cricket ball which begins in Year 5 / U10).
Our junior formats all fall into New Zealand Cricket's best practice recommendations. The length of each game is as follows:
Year 1: Skills-based activities followed by an 8 over per side gameYear 2: 12 overs per sideYears 3 & 4: 16 overs per side
Matches are scored on paper score sheets. Each team will have been provided with a number of these score sheets at the start of the season.It's best to score in pencil, and have a rubber and pencil sharpener closeby at all times! Download the Scoring Quick Reference Guide to help you understand how scoring works for Midget Years 1 and 2:
Additional score sheets for each year group can be downloaded for printing by clicking on the links below:
Every team is supplied with their own cricket gear at the start of the season. This includes balls, bats and plastic stumps.
Because Years 1-4 play with a softer cricket ball, protective gear like gloves, pads etc are not required.
However, should your child may want to wear additional protection to feel more confident (gloves, pads etc) it is perfectly fine, you will just need to provide this yourself.
Your grade convenor will send a list of players in your team at least 10 days prior to your first game.
Teams are selected to provide a mix of abilities and schools as much as possible. We do our best to accommodate any requests.Our junior teams are put together based on our selection policy for graded and non-graded teams.
As you drive in, take a left and you will find plenty of car parking at the ground. When it's busy we often have friendly car park attendants who will tell you where to park.
We have an on-site canteen that is open on both Friday nights and Saturday mornings that serve chips, drinks, iceblocks and general sweets. We accept both cash and eftpos.The club bar will be also open for refreshments.
Year 4 is the first year that players are eligible to play in the the JTS Sparling Super Series competition.This competition presents an opportunity for the stronger Year 4 players to play against similar teams from Parnell, Howick Pakuranga, Grafton and Auckland University.This starts at the end of November and trials will be held before this starts. Further details on trial dates and registration will be provided by the Year 4 Grade Convenor. More information about the JTS Competition can be found here: www.jtssuperseries.co.nz
Cornwall Cricket Club has determined that its aim is “To deliver to members an outstanding all round cricketing experience”.You can find official codes of conduct for players, parents, spectators, umpires and coaches here.
Should you require any further information on the midget grades please email our Club Manager
Where To Find Us
Cornwall Park, Greenlane West, Epsom(directly across the road from ASB Showgrounds entrance)
PO Box 74 223, Greenlane, Auckland 1061