School Cricket is a great opportunity for our students to learn the skills of the game and have great fun with their friends representing Woodend. School Cricket caters for ALL levels, from beginners in Milo and Kanga Cricket to the more experienced players in Years 4/5/6/7.
Our JP students participate within the Milo and Kanga cricket programs run at the Reynella Cricket Club. Our students from year 4-7 play in the Glenelg Cricket Club Zone, the South Australian Cricket Association organises and runs the competition.
Rules are modified to keep the game flowing, and to keep everyone involved, regardless of skill level.
Kanga Cricket is designed for years 2 & 3, and is a one and a half hour game Saturday morning against a neighbourhood school, always played at Reynella Cricket Club. No equipment is required, and the players are required to wear school uniform and a hat.
Older Children are able to play either Thursday night or Saturday mornings, (for approx. 2-3 hours, depending on age) and are placed into teams based on age and experience. These matches are played on a home and away basis with nearby schools.
With the older grades, the parents will need to purchase Cricket Whites (clothes) and a protector for their child for hygienic reasons. Parents may purchase their child their own cricket equipment if they wish, but the school does have a supply of bats, helmets, pads and protectors all of which must be worn. The balls are modified when compared to “adult” cricket balls.
Cricket is played in terms 1 & 4, and for year 4-7 students they will train once a week, after school – depending on parent assistance.
For further information please feel free to contact the School Cricket Coordinator Amy Gill 0411284598
Registration forms for cricket are available from the school office.