Junior cricket at Blackburn Cricket Club is a very popular program with 18 teams playing last season on both Friday Nights and Saturdays. The program caters for all ages and abilities, and we welcome new members to an ever growing club. With specialist coaches and training programs the aim is for every player to not only particpate, but to also improve.
For the littlies, we offer Woolworths Cricket Blast and All Girls Blast Wednesday nights at Morton Park. Supported by Cricket Australia and Cricket Victoria, this program is designed for our future cricket stars to learn the fundamental skills of cricket (batting, bowling, throwing, catching and fielding) in a fun and engaging way. Experienced coaches focus on skill development and build to modified cricket games to build the pathway to Junior Cricket teams. There is also the non competitive Level 1 Super 7's and Level 2 Fast 9's, which gets kids used to playing on a full sized oval, with everyone rotating through the batting and bowling equally.
From there the kids advance to Under 12, Under 14, Under 16 and now U18 with much on field success in these grades throughout the years. The kids are generally graded according to their ability, but trying as much as possible to keep friendship groups, and will compete in a competitive environment.