2023/24 Cricket Blast Registrations
Cricket Blast now incorporates what was formerly Junior Blasters and Master Blasters into one program (but importantly still split across the same two groups). The growth in our junior program, the transition of juniors into seniors and the increase in representative players has all stemmed from the great foundation our kids get in our introductory programs.
We will run sessions on Friday nights for those boys and girls who are new to the game – this will replicate the previous Junior Blaster program and is now called Friday Night Blast..
And for those girls and boys who are slightly more experienced, we will run what was the Master Blaster program on a Saturday morning – and is now called Saturday Blast. For those who have done either of these programs before – the only thing that will change will be the name.
Both programs will be held at Boss James Reserve.
The Friday night program will run from 5pm to 6pm, while the Saturday morning games will start about 9:30am, and generally run for about 1 hr 30 mins (although as the players develop the games get quicker). We will also run a weekly training session for those in the Saturday program to ensure they are getting the best grounding for their move to hardball cricket
- Saturday program (Saturday Blast) commences Saturday 21st October 2023. Training for these participants will likely begin on the 16th of October, but this will be confirmed
- Friday program (Friday Night Blast) commences Friday 27th October 2023
Volunteers – we need your assistance
We always need extra hands to help with the early days of your child’s cricket career. On Saturday, everything runs pretty smoothly but we do need parental assistance to make it work – generally it is a parent to umpire (which is very simple), one to score (which is very simple) and one to make sure that each team and their members go to the right game (generally the hardest part). If you can assist, please let us know – the games really can’t function without your help
On the Friday sessions with the slightly younger kids – we strongly encourage parents to get involved to lead drills. Apart from a desire to help, no specific skills are required but we will gladly pay for you to do accreditation courses to help you, if this is of interest.
Parents playing 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 0400130737
Junior Manager – Michael Curtis 0428 648 738 email: Junior Manager
Cricket Blast (Friday) – Ben Kezilas 0423 780 723 email: Blaster Coordinator
Cricket Blast (Saturday) – Clint Robinson 0405 746 047 email: Blaster Coordinator
Secretary – Glenn Finkelde 0400 130 737 email: Club Secretary