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Bentleigh Cricket Club runs the most successful and sought after junior cricket programs in the Southern Bayside region.

TEAMS

Kids can start their cricket journey at Bentleigh Cricket Club from the age of 5 with our Cricket Blast program. Click here for more details about Cricket Blast.

Following on from Blasters, our Junior cricket pathway offers:

  • Rookies

  • U12s

  • U13 Girls

  • U14s

  • U16s

With over 140 registered junior players we can offer team options for a wide range of abilities.

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WHAT ARE THE AGE GROUPS?

  • Under 12's - players must be under the age of 12 by the 1st of September for the coming season. This includes Under 12 Rookies.

  • 13 & Under Girls - players must be under the age of 13 by the 1st of September for the coming season.

  • Under 14's - players must be under the age of 14 by the 1st of September for the coming season.

  • Under 16's - players must be under the age of 16 by the 1st of September for the coming season.

  • 16 & Under Girls - players must be under the age of 16 by the 1st of September for the coming season.

  • Under 18's - players must be under the age of 18 by the 1st of September for the coming season.

* Note that there is some age qualification flexibility in girls playing mixed cricket.

CAN GIRLS PLAY?

Yes, girls are always encouraged to play, and can join our junior mixed teams or our All Girls Comp teams. For further information see our All-Girls Cricket page.

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ALL ABILITIES

Bentleigh Cricket Club run a Junior All Abilities cricket program for kids aged 5-15 with disability.  Follow this link for more information.

COMPETITION

Our mixed junior teams compete in the SECA competition with our girls teams under the All Girls Cricket Comp (AGCC)

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PATHWAYS

Players that are recognised as emerging talent have will be invited to train with the BCC Woodards Junior Academy (see below).  

Junior players can be selected to trial for representative teams for summer carnivals usually played over the January holiday period.

TRAINING

Our juniors train at the club usually once a week on a weeknight, depending on the age group of their team.

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REGISTRATION

To register, click the Play Cricket button above. All players must be registered to play, and registration can only be completed by paying. Registration should be completed as soon as possible to be enable club planning for the season to take place.

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COACHES

Coaches and Team Managers for each team are appointed each season as passionate club volunteers. Your Coach and/or Team Manager will be in contact with you prior to the commencement of each season and continue communications throughout the season. All our coaches are minimum Level 1 Cricket Australia Coaching Accredited and have a current Working with Children Check. Our Team Managers also hold a current Working with Children Check.

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ENQUIRIES

Contact our Junior Coordinator 

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Proudly supported and sponsored by Woodards Bentleigh.

The Bentleigh Cricket Club has a long and distinguished reputation within the cricket community in Victoria. The ongoing benefits of sport for the individual and community are well documented. As an active participant in the community, the Bentleigh Cricket Club has made a leadership decision to extend the positive benefits of sport for the youth in this area and established the Bentleigh Cricket Academy in 2011.

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The Academy is a joint partnership between the Bentleigh Cricket Club and Woodards Bentleigh that seeks to provide a pathway for junior cricketers moving from junior to senior cricket. This is achieved by providing specialist coaching/mentoring to participants in the areas of batting, bowling, fielding, fitness, and leadership skills; while providing an insight into the game, its culture and playing philosophy.

 

One of the goals of the Academy is to provide young cricketers with the tools that will enable them to progress through to the 1st XI at Bentleigh, and beyond. The Academy focuses on encouraging, preparing and developing junior cricketers to pursue their goals in the sport, and  assist them to achieve their highest level possible - be that at Bentleigh, Premier League, State or International level. The primary philosophy of the Academy is to develop and enhance individual skills, and allow the player to progress according to their natural ability. In addition to technique analysis (including video analysis) a range of development methods are used to aid in player growth including mentoring and goal setting.

 

By providing junior players this opportunity, the Academy aims to retain young people in cricket and help them to maintain and improve their ability and skill level, affording them the opportunity to progress within the sport.

 

Players are selected by the Cricket Department in consultation with the Junior Coordinator and junior coaches, and are invited to take part in the Academy prior to each forthcoming season.

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