Cricket starts soon!

Junior Cricket is starting again, with all our teams from Under 10s to Under 18s having their first game this weekend.

Since 1957 our club has built a strong culture of participation and community involvement. Our goal is to encourage children of all abilities to enjoy cricket and be involved in their community.

For over 60 years our best coaches have not measured their success by runs or wickets or wins. Our success is the players who come back year after year because they have fun, compete and feel involved in something special.

Welcome to our new season. Let's play cricket in the right spirit and have fun out there!

Yours truly,

Simon Mead
President

This note covers:
  1. Uniform & Helmet pick up available tomorrow afternoon 5pm - 6pm.
  2. Equipment required this season
  3. WA Cricket COVID-19 guide
  4. For scorers- e-scoring and the book
  5. Do you have a younger sibling? Junior Blasters & Master Blasters
  6. Do you have an older sibling? Paid Coaching & Umpiring opportunities

1. Collect or correct your cricket uniform tomorrow afternoon

Did you miss us on Tuesday? Or did you collect the wrong shirt or hat?

For anyone who still needs a shirt, hat or helmet before they play this weekend the clubrooms will be open from 5pm to 6pm, Friday 15 October. Raphael Park, Corner of Gloucester and Armagh Streets, Victoria Park.

Since Tuesday we have secured additional helmets in small sizes, so if you missed out on a helmet on Tuesday or if it is too big or small please come down tomorrow and get the correct size.

Coaches who need something for their kitbag are also welcome to drop in.

Please refer to our website for more information on uniforms. 


2. Equipment required this season 

Four items your player must have before they can play this season. 

As a club we had always been very proud to say that you could play cricket just by bringing yourself along. That we would provide all the equipment you need to train and play.

Unfortunately due to COVID-19 restrictions, we can no longer provide all equipment to players.

Before the season commences all players from U10s up to U18s will need to have these four items before they can play cricket.
  • Groin protector (compulsory for boys, optional for girls)
  • Hat
  • Helmet
  • Glove inners
Please note, you do not have to buy a helmet. The club has dozens of helmets available for players.

If you would like to borrow a helmet from the club for the season please contact spjcc.equipment@gmail.com. There will be $50 bond for the helmet. This is fully refundable at the end of the season.

Please note Junior Blaster and Master Blaster players do not need to purchase the four items listed as they play with a soft ball.


3. WA Cricket COVID-19 Guidelines



4. For scorers - e-scoring and the book

Are you happy to help score at the cricket this summer?

As with last year, our club asks for two scorers per game, generally one parent from each side.

We strongly encourage one scorer to use the MyCricket Live Score App and the other to use the old fashioned scorebook.

This covers all the advantages of using the app (live updates, instant recording etc) and all the disadvantages of using the app (the app lagging or crashing, dodgy mobile coverage etc).

Whether you're new to scoring or just rusty since last year we have you covered.

Book - If you're using the book brush up with this U10 and U11 Scoring Tutorial video.
(older age groups will differ slightly).

App - If you're using the app you can refer to these Cheat Sheets produced by Cricket Australia

Stage 1 e-scoring Cheat Sheet
Stage 2 e-scoring Cheat Sheet
Stage 3 e-scoring Cheat Sheet

5. Junior Blasters & Master Blasters 

Do you have a younger sibling, cousin or friend who would like to try cricket?

Junior Blasters is cricket fun for Pre-Primary & Year 1 kids. For 12 weeks they build their skills through fun, game based activities. The games are designed for small groups to ensure every child gets a go, allowing them to test and learn new skills. 

Master Blasters is a super fun, social, safe, cricket program for boys and girls in Year 2 at school in 2021. The program is much shorter than traditional cricket, with a maximum of 90 minutes playing time.

Both are played with plastic bats and balls, all the equipment is supplied and the games take place at Collier Reserve each week.

Starting Saturday 6 November 2021

Master Blasters (Yr 2) - 8.30am to 10am
Junior Blasters (PP - Yr 1)  - 9am to 10am

Send your friends and family this iink..

And let them know it's not an all day commitment!

6.a) Paid Opportunity - Coaching Blasters

Do you have an older sibling, cousin or friend who would like to coach cricket?

Our Junior Blasters and Master Blasters programs have been very successful for many years. Hundreds of our current Junior Cricketers started with these fun games.
 
A large part of the success of the program is having enthusiastic young coaches to help parents and players learn all the basics of cricket.

In particular, the kids get an enormous kick when they are coached by young adults who also played at our club as kids.
 
This year we are increasing our number of coaches. Do you know anyone 17 years and over who is interested in helping out?

These are paid positions. The commitment is 2.5 hours each Saturday morning, which includes set up and pack down. The Blasters season runs for 12 weeks across Term 4 & Term 1

Each coach must complete a free Cricket Australia Community Coaching Accreditation Course and will need a Working with Children Card.

Please forward this email to anyone who might be interested. Contact our Club Administrator Inez de Wit at spjcc.club@gmail.com for more details or to register your interest.

 
6.b) Paid Opportunity - Junior Umpiring

Junior umpiring will again be available for 14 year olds and older to umpire Under 13s to Under 18s South East Metropolitan JCC competitions. These are paid positions and the Level 1 umpiring course will be completed before they commence.

For further information, please contact the SEMJCC President, Jesse Liddle on president.semjcc@gmail.com