To get kids active and involved with our summer game, New Zealand Cricket has developed new resources and guides for Junior and Youth cricketers, coaches and parents.

Junior Formats

Different Ages & Different Stages spells out NZC's Junior Cricket objectives and, significantly, the necessity to make the game more accessible for Kiwi kids by making it their size, which means; shorter pitch lengths, fewer player numbers and shortened boundaries. Think faster, more running, more balls in play; fewer wides. Think more fun.

Different Ages & Different Stages Info

Junior Programmes

New Zealand Cricket is introducing cricket to over 100,000 youngsters a year.  The Superstar Cricket Programmes and resources support cricket participation, coaching, umpiring and scoring through clubs, communities and schools.  It’s all about developing basic cricket skills through small group activities and modified games.


New Zealand Cricket has developed fun, fast and inclusive games for anyone wanting to enjoy cricket in secondary school. The games have been created to engage and involve all year 9-13 students, boys and girls.

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