To get kids active and involved with our summer game, New Zealand Cricket has developed new resources and guides for Junior and Youth cricketers, coaches and parents.
Different Ages - Different Stages spells out NZC's Junior Cricket objectives and, significantly, the necessity to make the game more accessible for Kiwi kids by making it their size, which means; shorter pitch lengths, fewer player numbers and shortened boundaries. Think faster, more running, more balls in play; fewer wides. Think more fun.
Further supporting documents can be found below -
New Zealand Cricket is introducing cricket to over 100,000 youngsters a year. The Superstar Cricket Programmes and resources support cricket participation, coaching, umpiring and scoring through clubs, communities and schools. It’s all about developing basic cricket skills through small group activities and modified games.