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Are you already thinking about what to do about the next cricket season and what it might hold for your U9 or older child and perhaps yourself? If so, there will be great opportunities for your child / children and yourself with Wynnum-Manly Junior Cricket in 2013-2014 and subsequent seasons. For your child/children, if it is a case of wanting to play cricket, whether it be for the fun of it, enjoying playing a competitive team sport and/or having the pathway to play cricket at the highest level, Wynnum Junior Cricket will provide this full array of opportunities for both boys and girls.

For yourself, it is just a case of saying you want to help out the other volunteers at Wynnum-Manly Junior Cricket and a suitable role will be found for you, with training and support provided to you as necessary. Set out below is a summary of the possible cricket opportunities that are available through Wynnum-Manly Junior District Cricket Club;

 U9, U10, U11 and U12 Inter-club Cricket 

Saturday morning inter-club cricket for U9 to U12 teams is organised by the Eastern Districts Junior Cricket Association (EDJCA)  and involves teams from the following junior cricket clubs: Wynnum-Manly, Bulimba Valley, Carina, Holland Park, Mansfield and Villanova College (-Christmas only). The U9 and U10 teams play “one day” games only while the U11 and U12 teams play a mixture of both “one day” and “two day” games. All play to modified rules with LBW only applying to the U12 competition. Teams compete for the enjoyment of cricket rather than any premierships. Wynnum Junior Cricket had 4 x U9 teams, 2 x U10 teams, 4 x U11 teams and 5  x U12 teams in the pre-Christmas part of the 2016-2017 season and has 5 x U9 teams, 2 x U10 team, 1 x U11 team and 2 x U12 team in the post Christmas part of the 2016-2017 season.

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U13 to U16/U17 Inter-club Cricket

The Bayside East and Redlands Junior Cricket Association, better known as BEARS,  organises the Saturday morning inter-club cricket for our U13 and older players (who are still at school) and involves teams from the following junior cricket clubs: Wynnum, Carina, Holland Park, Mansfield, Villanova College (pre-Christmas only), Wellington Point, Redlands Sharks, Alexandra Hills, Cleveland, Thornlands and Muddies. Players are graded into teams based on ability, with due consideration given to their age and who are their mates. These graded teams play in “Divisions” rather than age groups, with normally six teams per division with Division 1 being the highest grade and Division 9 (pre-Christmas) and Division 6 (post Christmas) being the lowest grade.

Teams play a mixture of both “one day” and “two day” games and there are pre and post Christmas divisional premierships, as club championships, to be won. Wynnum-Manly Junior Cricket had 10 teams playing in the pre-Christmas part of the 2016-2017 season and has, because of the impact of school cricket, 4 teams in the post Christmas part of the 2016-2017 season.

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U11 to U16 Regional and Representative Cricket

  • U11 – Eastern districts enters an U11 team in the Ian HEaly cup. This team is picked via club nomination and a limited trail.
  • U12:- Generally the first opportunity for representative selection from club cricket is at U12 with one of the two teams selected by the Eastern Districts Junior Cricket Association to compete in the U12 Ian Healy Development Carnival  hosted each January by the Brisbane North Junior Cricket Association. Wynnum Manly nominates players to participate in the trails for these teams and the Eastern districts state carnivalside. Trials are held over 3 Sundays.
  • U13, U14, U15 and U16:- BEARS select a representative team for each age to compete in the annual underage State Cricket Championships, which are normally held each December at different regional venue for each age group. The State’s twelve cricket regions, these being BEARS, Metropolitan South West, Brisbane North, Gold Coast, South East Queensland, Darling Downs South West Queensland, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay, Central Queensland, Mackay Whitsunday, North Queensland and Far North Queensland, normally each have a team competing at each underage championships. These championships are arranged by Queensland Junior Cricket.
  • U13 & U14:- BEARS also select an U13 Development Team to compete at the Ballina (NSW) Cricket Development Carnival and an U14 Development Team to compete at the Yandina Cricket Development Carnival, both held each January.
  • U15 & U16:- Wynnum-Manly Junior Cricket, to ensure that our better junior players get the best opportunities to play their cricket at a high standard, has a team in the pre-Christmas south east Queensland U14 Ray Weier Cup and the U15 Shane Watson Cup competitions, which are arranged by South East Queensland Cricket Inc, played on Sundays and can involve teams from the Tweed Border, Gold Coast, Beenleigh-Logan, Beaudesert, Ipswich, Redlands, Valleys and Wests.

Combining Club and School Cricket

With structured fixtures many of the boys and girls are able to successfully combine playing both Club cricket for Wynnum and cricket for their School. Private schoolboys and girls tend to play Club cricket for Wynnum in Term 4 and cricket for their School in Term 1. Wynnum-Manly Junior Cricket has half season registration fees to facilitate these arrangements. Depending on the location of your child’s school, there is also the opportunity to play representative cricket for Metropolitan East School Sports, Metropolitan West School Sports or Metropolitan North School Sports  in their respective 12 years and under Primary Girls team, their 12 years and under Primary Boys team, their 14 years and under Secondary Boys team, their 15 years and under Secondary Girls team and their 19 years and under Secondary Boys team.

The Pathway to Senior and Grade Cricket with Wynnum Manly D.C.C

Wynnum-Manly Junior Cricket is part of the Wynnum Manly District Cricket Club, which is one of the twelve Clubs with teams in the Brisbane Grade Cricket Competition. The Wynnum Manly District Cricket Club presently has a team in each of the six grades, and an U16 team playing in the Lord Taverners competition, a Sunday Legends team, an Over 40 team, a team playing in the Sub-Districts competition and a team in the Warehouse competition. The plan is to have a Wynnum women’s team playing in next season’s Brisbane Grade Cricket Competition.

As Wynnum junior cricketers develop their cricketing skills, notch up some significant performances and grow in size and maturity, they are provided with opportunities to play senior cricket whilst they are still juniors and to train with the men. This greatly eases their way into senior cricket and it often helps to ensure that they continue to play cricket after leaving school.

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