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Keen to get involved in cricket? Check out what we offer below

School Cricket

Counties Manukau Cricket offer a range of School Competitions and Tournaments throughout the cricket season.

Holiday Programmes

These Holiday’s we are offering cricket holiday programmes for boys and girls in school years 1-8.

Female Cricket

Counties Manukau Cricket offer a range of options for Female Cricketers

After School Cricket Hubs

The SuperSmash Afterschool Hubs are designed for children who are new to playing cricket.

Social Cricket

Counties Manukau Cricket offer fun opportunties for anyone to have a go at playing

Coaches Corner

Whether you’re a current cricketer, a past player, a parent, a teacher or a fan – you could be a coach! Learn more about the coaching process right here.

UMPIRES

Umpiring and scoring are essential parts of every cricket game, and a great way to become involved.

School Cricket

CMCA offer a range of In-School Programmes, Tournaments and Festival Days.

These programmes give children the opportunity to have a go a cricket, learn new skills and play some games.

See below for information on the programmes we offer.

Awareness Sessions

Introduce students, schools and teachers through the promotion of fundamental movement skills utilising ‘Teaching Games for Understanding ’through cricket.

Delivery: One session (40-60 minutes)

Purpose: Introduce the game to as many schools and students across the CMCA region and promote participation opportunities through Superstar hubs and seasonal membership (school or club)

Festival Days

Play: An opportunity for inter or intra school event days, which support the transition of programme learnings into game play formats focused on inclusion and fast paced participation environments for both players and adult volunteers. Minimum of four 8 over games played per team.

Delivery: One day event (4-6 hours)

Purpose: create a great cricket experience which is fun and inclusive.

SuperStar Skills Programme

Develop students ’fundamental movement skills through cricket opportunities, while supporting teachers and schools to understand the use of cricket as part of the ‘small-ball skills’ curriculum.

Delivery: Four sessions (40-60 minutes each session)

Purpose: A progressive programme that enables participants to develop fundamental movement skills and understand a basic structure to play cricket

School Tournaments
ANZ Primary Cup and Shield

Participate: An opportunity for school participation in an inter-school formal competition. Each DA will host a competition to determine an overall District winner to progress to NDCA Qualifiers. 

Delivery: Various –one off matches, pool matches or tournament

Purpose: Students to represent the school, and for schools to participate within a formal opportunity of play.

Sista Smash Festival Day

School Festival Day for girls in years 5-8

This is a great day of fun for girls to come along and have a go at playing cricket. Modified games, 6 aside, softball, no gear required!

Run in Counties Manukau for this first time in 2021, it was great seeing so many girls having a go at cricket!

Term 4 and Term 1 dates will be available shortly.

Click the button below to register your interest for any of our school programmes.

Holiday Progammes

Cricket holiday programmes for boys and girls in school years 1-8.

Come along to our Cricket Holiday Programmes running during the School Holidays. These sessions focus on leaning new skills as well as helping improve existing ones, all in a fun game based environment.

Holiday Programmes for the October School Holidays will be unable to go ahead due to Covid restrictions. These will be running again the January Holidays.

See below for dates and venues.

Mountfort Park (Weymouth)
January dates TBC
Yr 5-8: 9am-12pm
Yr 1-4: 1pm-3pm

Bruce Pulman Park (Papakura)
January dates TBC
Yr 5-8: 9am-12pm
Yr 1-4: 1pm-3pm

Karaka Sports Park
January dates TBC
Yr 5-8: 9am-12pm
Yr 1-4: 1pm-3pm

Bledisloe Park (Pukekohe)
January dates TBC
Yr 5-8: 9am-12pm
Yr 1-4: 1pm-3pm

Click the button below to register online.

Please note, while we are hopeful these programmes will go ahead, we are closely monitoring Covid-19 restrictions and will be guided by them.

Female Cricket

Counties Manukau Cricket are passionate about seeing females getting involved in cricket!

Are you keen to give cricket a go? Have a look at all our options below

Sista Smash Festival Day

School Festival Day for girls in years 5-8

This is a great day of fun for girls to come along and have a go at playing cricket. Modified games, 6 aside, softball, no gear required!

Run in Counties Manukau for this first time in 2021, it was great seeing so many girls having a go at cricket!

Term 4 and Term 1 dates will be available shortly.

Sista Smash Hub

Sisita Smash Hubs are for girls in years 3-6

Come along for four fun evenings of softball cricket. Modified games and activities, no gear required!

Join in for the fun on Monday evenings in Papakura or Thursday evenings in Pukekohe, filled with music, laughter and some cricket.

Term 4 dates will be available shortly.
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Girls Club Competition

CMCA will be offering girls club cricket competitions for the 2021/22 season

If you are keen to play cricket this season, get in touch with your lcoal club.

To find your nearest club, click the link below.

Find a Club

 

Club Activation Days

Club Activation Days are for girls in years 2-8

Come along to one of our club activation days, have a go at cricket and join one of our clubs. These are fun interactive days where anyone can come and have a go at cricket. BBQ’s provided for the whole family to enjoy. No gear is required.

Clubs, dates and venues will be available shortly.

 

Women’s Social Cricket Evenings

Come along and have a go at cricket!

Our women’s social cricket evenings are an opportunity to get some friends together, have some fun and play some cricket.

With no outs, soft balls and smaller fields, these event offers opportunities for females to get active with friends in a social and supportive environment.

Check back shortly for dates and venues

Cricket World Cup 2022

Want to be involved in the Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022?

We’re calling on Aotearoa locals to help deliver the Women’s ICC Cricket World Cup 2022 as a tournament time volunteer. If you are keen to get involved, click on the link below to find out more information.

https://www.icc-cricket.com/womens-world-cup/volunteers

Click the button below to register your interest for any of our school programmes.

Super Smash Hubs

After-School Cricket Hubs

Afterschool Cricket Hubs are for boys and girls in school years 1-4.

Run at different venues throughout the week, these programmes are for anyone to attend. A fun and exciting opportunity (4+ sessions) which encourages Year 1-4 boys and girls to ‘GIVE IT A GO’. Through inclusive games and making friends, children develop skills such as throw, catch and strike.

Regisrations are now open!

Te Puru Park (Pohutukawa Coast)
Monday 26 October
6 weeks
4pm-5pm

Massey Park (Waiuku)
Wednesday 28 October
6 weeks
4pm-5pm

Dr John Lightbody Reserve (Tuakau)
Thursday 29 October
6 weeks
4pm-5pm

Bruce Pulman Park (Papakura)
Tuesday 27 October
6 weeks
4pm-5pm

Clevedon A&P Showgrounds
Thursday 29 October
6 weeks
5pm-6pm

Patumahoe Domain (Mauku)
Friday 30 October
6 weeks
4pm-5pm

Mountfort Park (Weymouth)
Wednesday October 28
6 weeks
4pm-5pm

Karaka Sports Park
Thursday 29 October
6 weeks
4pm-5pm

Bledisloe Park (Pukekohe)
Monday 26 October
6 weeks
4pm-5pm (Yr3-4); 5pm-6pm (Yr1-2)

Please note, while we are hopeful these programmes will go ahead, we are closely monitering Covid-19 restrictions and will be guided by them.

Social Cricket

ORB 360 CMPL

The Inaugural Orb360 Counties Manukau Premier league (C.M.P.L) was a fantastic celebration of our cricket communities diversity in 2020/21 with 16 teams participating in the colourful and fun filled 5 week tournament. Plans for C.M.P.L season 2 are well underway, so watch this space for more info.

Dates and registration details will be available shortly. 

Business House League

The Business House League is a fun social softball competition which runs in both Papakura and Pukekohe. This is a great opportunity to get your colleagues, mates and neighbours together and have some funn playing cricket. 

Dates and registration details will be available shortly.

Coaches Corner

Getting Started in Coaching

Coaches are so vital to the growth of cricket in New Zealand. Having coaches that create safe, positive and fun environments for children who play cricket, pave the way for future generations of cricketers.

NZC have created a series of online modules and courses to help develop coaches and ensure they are delivering positive experience for cricketers. Part of the coaching requirements involve registering on the NZC Coach Database and complete an online Vulnerable Persons Module, which includes a Police Vetting Form.

As part of this process coaches, online modules and workshops are available for coaches to attend.

To register as a coach and access the online coaching modules and coaching resources, click the link below

NZC Coach Registration

When registering please select the appropriate level of coaching (please refer to the coaching pathway below) so the correct online modules will be unlocked.

Below are dates for upcoming Practical Courses

NZC Development Course
(Formerly NZC Level 1)

Sunday 17 October
Karaka Sports Park
10am – 4pm

Coaching Practical Course
Player Centered Coaching, Batting and Bowling
Bledisloe Park
Friday 22 October
6.30pm-8pm

Coaching Practical Course
Player Centered Coaching, Batting and Bowling
Karaka Sports Park
Wednesday 27 October
6.30pm-8pm

Coaching Practical Course
Player Centered Coaching, Batting and Bowling
Bruce Pulman Park
Monday 1 November
6.30pm-8pm

Umpires

Umpiring in Counties Manukau

Umpiring in our region has a very proud and strong history. We have had numerous umpires go on to umpire at regional, domestic and international level over the years, and this trend continues today with both John Dempsey and Ash Mehrotra graduating from the CMCA Umpiring school and currently umpiring consistently at Domestic level with international experience already gained.

Our current Area Training Officer is Phil Norvill, and our current Umpire Project Manager is John Dempsey.

We are always looking for new recruits, so if you are keen on watching the game from the best seat in the house, whilst making a bit of pocket money!! Please contact peterz@countiesmanukaucricket.co.nz