Welcome to the summer season of Cricket 2016-17
Cricket is back for the 2016-17 season following an enjoyable and successful season last year. We're now looking to build on that success, which you can read about in our Annual Review on this website. Registrations for the new season open on Friday July 22 and can be made online at: http://www.trybooking.com/215345
Also watch out for news updates in Woodchatta and on Twitter @spxcricket
All players wishing to play cricket for the College are invited to attend a pre-season training/coaching session at Oxford Falls on Sunday August 28. There will be a free BBQ and drink for all players after their group sessions which are set out below:
8.15 am - 9.30 am Years 5 and 6* - Please register at 8am
9.30 am - 10.45 am Years 7 and 8 - Please register at 9.15am
10.45am - 12.30pm Years 9, 10 and 11 - Opens - Please register at 10.30am
Wear training gear and bring kit, hat, water bottle and sun screen. There will be net and fielding drill sessions. Parents, particularly those who have nominated as coaches and managers, are welcome to attend to meet the committee and hear of the cricket club's plans for the new season
Qualified coaches from our coaching partners CricketAppeal will be in attendance to oversee the conduct of the sessions. Players are encouraged to take part in this coaching “to kick start” their season. Players will be segmented in training times during the morning, with junior school players commencing at 8:15am, progressing through to the senior players, concluding by approximately 12.30pm. Keep an eye on our Twitter account for wet weather updates and on email if there are any doubts about the weather over that weekend.
* Please note: Internal grading for years 5 and 6 is also being undertaken at Oxford Falls on Thursday sports days beginning in August.
North Shore District Competition (NSJCA) - Starts Saturday September 10
U12 to U14 Saturday PM (Divisions 1 and 2)
Venues : North Shore and some Northern Beaches eg Newport
Manly District Competition (MWJCA) - Starts Saturday September 24
U12 to U16-18 - Saturday AM
Venues : Northern Beaches (often have a regular home ground)
ISA Competition - Starts Saturday October 22
Opens Teams Only - All Day 50 Over games
Venues : Bowral, Central Coast, Oxley, Blue Mountains, Orange, Bathurst, Oakhill, St Patrick's Strathfield, St Andrew's at Sydney University (Home & Away Series)
District Players will be allocated to Teams on the basis of age at 31st August, a SPX Cricket Philosophy has been developed which outlines the factors that affect the selection and placement of players each season.
Open Team (1st & 2nd XI) selections are made by the ISA Selection Committee which is staffed by St Pius School Staff - Not the Cricket Club, all players are eligible to be considered and will be fully informed of the process via the school/student communication process.
As these teams are effectively the 'REP' teams of St Pius X, selections are primarily merit based. Some of the factors considered by the selection panel are: Physical & mental strength, maturity, individual and team skills.
A limited squad of 12 players per team will be selected, this means not all players who trial can or will gain selection.
1st XI and 2nd XI pre-season trials commence on Monday August 22 at Oxford Falls after school.
As always any questions regarding registration or the season in general, please don't hesitate to contact Danny John, SPX CC Secretary via firstname.lastname@example.org
Also keep an eye out for news updates on Twitter - @spxcricket