Eastern Suburbs Cricket Club (ESCC) is one of the largest cricket clubs in Australia and is unique in that our junior and senior teams are managed under one Management Committee. Player participation drives all our cricket programs and we aim to provide a family friendly environment to allow everyone to develop to the best of their abilities.
We offer junior cricket for boys and girls aged between 5 and 17 and have pathways into Sydney Premier Cricket through our senior program. Our junior programs are aligned to Cricket Australia’s pathway (https://www.community.cricket.com.au/clubs/participation-programs/junior-formats).
WOOLWORTHS BLASTER CRICKET
Our entry-level program is Junior Blasters at Waverley Oval on Sat mornings or Friday evening for children aged 4 to 7. This is a skills-based program . Our Saturday program is unique in that it is run by our grade players.
The next step is Master Blaster on Saturday mornings and Friday evenings for boys and girls 7 and 8. This is a game-based format focussed on fun and participation.
- The Saturday competition takes place at Rowland park in conjunction with other local clubs. Players are formed into teams at the beginning of the season and play with the same team. Teams are coached/managed by parents.
- The Friday session also offers game-based, however players are not part of a specific team and play a game organised on the day by Easts co-ordinators. Players can also do skills if they prefer
STAGE 1-3 JUNIOR CRICKET
Following Master Blaster players move into the formal junior competition for ages 8-16. This progresses through Stages 1-3 of Cricket Australia's pathway starting with U10’s and finishing with U17’s. All formats require protective equipment and are played in the Eastern Suburbs (U10-U12) and both the Eastern Suburbs and Inner West (U13-U17). Details are:
- U10’s and U11’s play Stage1 cricket with modified rules and a continued focus on participation and fun.
- U12’s and U13’s play Stage 2 cricket, with fewer rule modifications and longer games.
- U14-U17 play Stage 3 cricket as the game evolves towards traditional rules.
- Casual Players: by arrangement with coaches, it is possible for teams from U10 and above to use casual players if they do not have sufficient numbers for a game. Casual players MUST register via PlayCricket and meet age requirements.
All registration takes place on Cricket Australia’s PlayCricket website. Further information on the formats can be found there:
Easts are committed to providing access to junior cricket. Any players facing financial hardship due to COVID can contact the club directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss their situation.
Information on formats: Australian Cricket Pathway Foundation
Click the appropriate Program link below for more info on your age group.
Please read our Club Policies.
Cricket Australia has published a comprehensive document outlining the formats to be followed for junior cricket. They are working on ensuring that the format and style of game is consistent for all associations, clubs and schools across Australia. The formats are geared to ensure an age appropriate approach to player participation and development and take into account the needs of parents as well as kids by having faster more inclusive game formats.When do we play and when do we train?
The Master Blasters (formerly T20 Blast) (for U8 and U9) and the U10 play on Saturdays. All other age groups play on Sunday (it can be either morning or afternoon)
As we have some 40+ teams in the local competition made up of kids from around the Eastern Suburbs we leave it to the coach and parents to decide what date and time suits for each teams' training.
Who do I contact if I have questions?
What do I do if I've registered my child for the wrong program?
Please email email@example.com and let us know what changes we need to make!
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