Competitive teams are fielded in a number of age groups for boys/mixed – Under 12, 14 and 16. For the first time we are also providing an extra opportunity to play, as we are entering teams in the ISEC U15 Turf Competition on Sunday morning. We will aim to have four U16, five U14 teams, eight U12 teams and four Rookies, as well as the two Under 15 Sunday turf sides – consolidating our status as the biggest club in Bayside.
For Girls we have teams in under 12’s & 14’s and looking at building on our five teams from last season – once again the biggest girls’ program in Bayside.
Hampton Cricket Club will also offers Cricket Blast programs on Saturday mornings and Friday late afternoons sessions (formerly T20 Blast and MILO In2Cricket) for younger boys and girls who are new to the game, or aren’t quite ready for hard ball cricket. More details about these programs for kids aged 4-10 years can be found here
We are delighted that through season 2023-24 we will be massively extending our relationship with Century Cricket Coaching (formerly Australian Cricket Institute) to provide professional coaching for all our junior cricketers. We are immensely proud of this investment, the levels of which is acknowledged by Cricket Victoria as being possibly unique in this state.
Our home games are played on grounds in the Hampton area with the Club’s official home ground being Boss James Reserve. Many of the junior games are played at Castlefield Reserve.
Both Master Blasters and Junior Blasters are held at Boss James Reserve.
To reduce the work done by our volunteers we strongly recommend you click here to register on-line. Please note, due to insurance requirements, fees are payable prior to the 1st game. Age eligibility cut-off is 1st of September. Players must be under the nominated age as of August 31st. Boys and girls between the ages of 8 – 15 on 1st September are eligible to be registered to play.
We always need extra hands to help with the early days of your child’s cricket career. If you are keen to help out as a coach, team manager, scorer, BBQ cook, drink waiter, pitch sweeper, stump inserter, witches hat distributer – or just a supporter – we are keen to have you along. We will gladly pay for you to do accreditation courses to help you, but also have a heap of talented people who are more than happy to offer advice and assistance. If you have an hour to spare, I strongly recommend you complete the introduction to cricket course. It is very informative and is all done online in your own time.
Training Days will be agreed with coaches and team managers, but will be held at Boss James Reserve, Widdop Crescent and Castlefield Reserve.
Juniors over the age of 14 years also have the opportunity to play turf cricket with the Club’s senior teams in the Cricket Southern Bayside competition – on either a Saturday or Sunday. If you are interested in making yourself available for senior selection, please contact Glenn Finkelde via email or on 0400 130 737.
In recent years we have been regularly fielding teenagers from U14s and U16s in our senior teams, and we want to see even more juniors playing throughout the grades this year as a supportive part of their development pathway into senior cricket..
We have plenty of opportunities for parents to play senior cricket as well. We have 7 senior sides with games on Saturday or Sunday. Skill level is varied, and experience is not a pre-requisite so if you are keen to play on a regular or fill-in basis please contact Glenn Finkelde via email or on 0400 130 737. It is a great opportunity to get back into the game – particularly in a ‘father/son’ environment, which has been so much fun for both boys and their dads.
We are looking to re-start a Women’s team at Hampton so if you or any family/friends are interested in playing Women’s cricket please contact Glenn Finkelde.
Round 1 for SECA cricket commences Friday 13th October 2023
Round 1 for AGCC girls cricket commences Wednesday 18th October 2023
|Junior Manager||Michael Curtis||0428 648 738||Junior Manager|
|Secretary||Glenn Finkelde||0400 130 737||Secretary|
We will provide you with all the contact details for coaches and team managers as soon as the teams are finalised.
For now we are simply keen to have all players for 23-24 register as soon as possible so that we can start organising teams and registering them for leagues and fixtures. New players are always warmly welcome and if you have any questions please just ask (as per key contact details above).