Overview of Grades

To view links to the grade summaries and full grade conditions scroll down to underneath the images below or use the Grade Rules and Scoresheets page of the website.

The pictures below provide a reference guide for players to narrow down the correct grade they should be playing in based on their school year, ability and if they want to play hard ball or a modified and soft ball version of cricket. There is a separate picture for girls wishing to play in the 'girls only' grades.

Access to the specific grade rules can only be made by clicking on the relevant grade name listed below the pictures. This encourages all users to check out the picture overviews and come to their own conclusions regarding the grade most appropriate for them. Most clubs or schools will assist in this process and all should allow players to move within the grades during a season, if team numbers allow.

The top players may play in a grade above their school year group but we need very good reasons to permit an older player to continue in a grade where the majority of players are younger than them. The girls grades will have more flexibility regarding ages, so please look at the grade rules and contact the grade manager for a chat. If you have any problems accessing these pictures or the grade rules, please contact the CJCA General Manager, Rob Wilkinson on 2818748 or gm@cjca.org.nz .  

 

NOTE: 2015/16 onwards Have-A-Go renamed Superstar Academy by NZC

For both Boys and Girls grades, players can play in a grade which overlaps their school year band, though dispensation may be requested for out of grade players. You will see that each grade comprises two year groups, the extent of the overlap indicates the proportion of players from each year group. A players year group is defined by their school year at the start of the season (i.e. October), but boys moving into Yr 9 must move into Youth cricket grades controlled by Christchurch Metro Cricket in February each year (see notes in those grades).

GIRLS GRADE

The 2016/17 season is the start of a transitional period which will eventually see the following structure of Girls Cricket being in place in the second half of the 2017/18 season.

Teams entered in the competition at the start of the season will remain in the same grade in effect with the Competition being renamed and moved under Christchurch Metro from Christmas (GREEN).

 

Underneath this competition the year 5,6 & 7 competition will also be renamed to reflect the school year of the participants after Christmas (BLUE)

NOTE: 2015/16 onwards Have-A-Go renamed Superstar Academy by NZC

Links to the specific grade rules can be made by clicking on the red links below.

Soft ball grades  
Superstar Academy (was Have-A-Go) (see note below)
Kiwi (summary) OR  for ALL coaches/managers to print off (Full Grade Conditions) and Score Sheet
16/16 Yr 3 (summary) OR  for ALL coaches/managers to print off (Full Grade Conditions) and Score Sheet
16/16 Yr 4 (summary) OR  for ALL coaches/managers to print off (Full Grade Conditions) and Score Sheet 
Super 7 Yr 5 (summary) OR  for ALL coaches/managers to print off (Full Grade Conditions) and Score Sheet

Hard ball grades
Yr 5 (summary) OR  for ALL coaches/managers to print off (Full Grade Conditions) and Score Sheet 
Yr 6 (summary) OR  for ALL coaches/managers to print off (Full Grade Conditions) and Score Sheet  
Yr 7 (summary) OR  for ALL coaches/managers to print off (Full Grade Conditions) and Score Sheet
Yr 7 Premier (summary) OR for ALL coaches/managers to print off (Full Grade Conditions) and Score Sheet
Yr 8 (summary) OR  for ALL coaches/managers to print off (Full Grade Conditions) and Score Sheet
Yr 8 Premier (summary) OR  for ALL coaches/managers to print off (Full Grade Conditions) and Score Sheet

Girls only Grades to be advised as at 4 July 2017

 

Getting Started Grade:
Superstar Academy (formerly Have a Go) enables players to learn to bowl, bat and field without the pressure of a full game environment. This is a really important step and lots of fun is injected to encourage the players to continue with their cricket. Not all clubs run this programme and schools will operate their own coaching methods, which may well follow a similar programme. Ideally the younger players go through this before playing in the Kiwi or other grades but that depends what age the player comes to investigate the wonders cricket has to hold!  

There are resources available for Kiwi and Superstar Academy level players for clubs, coaches and parents.