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Coaches, Managers and Parents Information Pack October, 2013. Contents. Our committee How we play Training Game days Roles Parents Coaches Managers Rules Communications. Our Committee. President: Stuart Johnston Treasurer: Maurice Patane

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  • Our committee

  • How we play

  • Training

  • Game days

  • Roles

    • Parents

    • Coaches

    • Managers

  • Rules

  • Communications

Our committee
Our Committee

  • President: Stuart Johnston

  • Treasurer: Maurice Patane

  • Coaching Director: John Russell

  • Under 15 Coordinator: John Russell

  • Under 13 Coordinator: Joe Powell

  • Under 11 Coordinator: Shaun Beattie

  • Pathways Program: Shaun Beattie

  • Operations Manager: Greg Halse

  • Registrar: Skye Burney

  • Secretary: Kristy Walford

  • Uniforms Sam McLennan

  • Communications and Sponsorship: Adrian Parsons

How we play
How we play

  • Enjoyment and learning the game is our focus

    • We create an environment to make new friends, learn new skills and have fun

    • All kids are given the same opportunities at training and on game day

  • We encourage all our members to play within the “Spirit of Cricket”

    • Competition is fun, but not the primary objective when the kids are young

    • Respect for opponents, coaches, team mates & umpires

    • Zero tolerance for unsportsmanlike behaviour

    • Coaches, Managers and Parents are critical to setting the right tone

  • See “How we play” on our website for more information

  • We are a voluntary club and rely upon the efforts of all parents

    • Please support and contribute to the running of your team

    • Parents are responsible for the general welfare of their children on Match Days

      • If you cannot be there on Match Day, please make arrangements with another parent

      • Please do not “DROP and RUN”


  • Schedule

    • Training is held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights

    • Your team is allocated a day and session time – please speak to the Age Group Coordinator for details

  • Coaching

    • We have a dedicated coaching panel for our training sessions

    • The role of Match Day Coach is

  • Cancellation

    • Training will be cancelled if it has reached 35 by 3.00 p.m. – ABC radio

    • Rain - we will send notification of cancellations where possible

Game day
Game day

  • Match format

    • Under 11’s – single day matches, 24 overs per side

    • Under 13’s & under 15’s – 1 and 2 day matches

  • Playing format

    • Bowling – 2 overs per player in younger sides

    • Batting

      • U11’s - retire at 25 or if not out after 4 overs

      • U13’s – retire at 25 (1 day) or 35 (2 days)

    • Batsmen that reach maximum overs return first, in their original batting order

    • Maximum scorers will then follow

    • Bowling and batting orders, and team captain are rotated each week

  • Start times

    • Friday nights: 4.15 p.m. arrival for 5.00 p.m. start

      • Daylight can be an issue for early season matches, so please make every effort to arrive on-time

    • Saturday & Sunday mornings: 8.15 a.m. arrival for 8.45 a.m. start

Game day1
Game day

  • Dress code

    • Club shirt and long white cricket pants

    • White runners or cricket shoes

    • Club cap on arrival and during warm-up, wide-brim hat optional for fielding

    • Plain white cricket jumpers, club jackets available, no windcheaters

    • Sun screen is supplied, but water bottle is mandatory

  • Equipment

    • Individual protectors and cricket bats are recommended

    • Team kits are supplied, including helmets

    • Clearly name everything

    • Buying tips – speak to one of the coaches at training

  • Essential equipment for parents – a comfortable chair!

Match cancellations
Match cancellations

  • When is it too hot?

    • Morning games - when the temperature has reached 30 by 8.00 a.m.

    • Afternoon games - when the temperature has reached 35 by 4.00 p.m.

  • When is it too wet?

    • Both teams must agree that a game is washed out

    • A game maybe cancelled if the ground is slippery and dangerous

    • Bring a rag to dry the ball on damp days!

  • Notification of cancellation

    • Both team coaches must agree to cancellation

    • Unless you receive notification from your coach, you must turn-up to the ground

    • Unless cancellation is communicated prior to the game, a team failing to arrive will forfeit the game, even if the match is subsequently cancelled

    • If in doubt, go to the ground


  • You are an essential ingredient to a successful season!

  • We are a voluntary club and rely upon the efforts of all parents

    • Please support and contribute to the running of your team

    • Parents are responsible for the general welfare of their children on Match Days

      • If you cannot be there on Match Day, please make arrangements with another parent

      • Please do not “DROP and RUN”

  • Rostered roles

    • Scoring – see scoring section of this document for more information

    • Ground set-up and general support

    • Morning/afternoon tea (Home games only, but to be provided for both sides)

  • Every week

    • Encouraging all the players

    • Supporting the team coach and manager

    • Creating an atmosphere that engenders the game being played in a good spirit

    • Assist with match reports and team communications

  • Please notify your Team Coach and Manager if you are away or ill

Team coach
Team coach

  • The Team Coach is a match-day role

    • Attendance at mid-week training is welcome, but is not a mandatory requirement

  • Key activities:

    • Match set-up

      • Batting order

      • Bowling order

      • Set field placings

      • Selection of captain

      • Coin toss (home games)

      • Lead catching and other warm-up drills (share with other Manager and other Parents)

      • Umpire (see Rules section of this document)

      • Liaison with opposition coach, including cancellation

  • Tips:

    • Speak with the opposition Coach and confirm the approach for rules such as Batting retirements, Bowling rotations, No-Balls and LBW to help smooth-out any mid-match questions.

    • Once a game has started, a Coach may assist with field placementsand order of bowling while umpiring, but they should refrain from on-field coaching

    • Keep the game moving at a good pace –

      • Do not spend too much time on field placements

      • Discourage bowling run-ups, particularly in U11 and early U13’s

      • Encourage a good pace at change of overs

Team manager
Team manager

  • The Team Manager is responsible for coordinating match day activities

    • Set the scoring and refreshments roster for team parents (see our website for a roster template)

    • Provide weekly reminder emails to team for match location details and roster duties

    • TIP: Ask team parents at the start of the season to be responsible for organising a fill-in if they are going to be away on a day they are rostered to score or provide refreshment.

  • On match day the Team Manager has a variety of roles

    • Assist with ground set-up at home games – placement of markers, wickets etc.

    • Managing team when batting

      • Ensure kids are padding up

      • Encourage those not batting to support their team mates

  • Post match day, the Team Manager is responsible for uploading scores to My Cricket

    • Each Team Coach and Manager will be provided a log-in and details of score submission deadlines

    • Submission deadlines are monitored by the League and we are fined $10 per late score


  • Scoring should be shared amongst a team’s parents on a rostered basis

  • It can seem a little daunting for the uninitiated, but once learned it’s a great to be involved

    • Tips on how to score can be found on our website home page


All matches are to be played according to the rules of cricket – these can be found on our website

The following modified rules apply for matches in the Southern District Churches League. It is recommended that these are discussed and agreed with the opposition coach prior to the match commencing.

Team size greater than 11

  • Teams may have more than 11 players

  • When fielding

    • Only 11 players, including the keeper and bowler are allowed on the field

    • Rotation of players on and off the field can only occur at the end of an over

  • When batting

    • Teams may rotate their players using the max overs/max runs approach

    • More than 11 players can bat, but only until 10 wickets have fallen

    • Once ten wickets have been taken, the innings is officially over.

    • The two teams can agree that play is to continue after 10 wickets have been taken, but scoring is not to be recorded

      Leg Before Wicket (LBW)

  • LBW is NOT applicable to Under 11 matches

  • LBW is applied in Under 13 and Under 15 matches

Rules cont
Rules cont.

Pitch Length (Under 11)

  • Under 11 matches are to be played on shortened pitches

  • All bowling is to occur from one end of the ground – there is NO rotation of ends at the end of each over

  • Pitch set-up

    • At the batsmen’s end, the stumps are placed in the normal position

    • At the bowlers end, the stumps are placed on the popping crease (where the batsmen would normally stand) and a new popping crease is marked with chalk or tape (1.22m)

      No-Balls – balls bouncing twice, or off the pitch

  • A ball will be declared a no ball if the ball:

    • Bounces in the first half of the pitch (from bowlers end), irrespective of whether it bounces again or not

    • Bounces off the pitch on the first or any subsequent bounce

    • Rolls along the pitch before the popping crease (i.e. the crease on which the batsmen stands)

    • Bounces MORE than twice BEFORE the popping crease (i.e. the crease on which the batsmen stands)

  • A ball is NOT a no-ball if it bounces twice, provided that

    • the first bounce of the ball occurs in the batsman’s half of the wicket

    • the second bounce occurs on the pitch


  • Our website

    • Information resource: rules, news, playing guidelines

    • Team section: players, roster, match reports, photos

  • My Cricket

    • Fixtures

    • Scores

    • Ground locations