How old do I need to be to play?
For girls age 5 up to max 10 we run the Junior Blaster and Master Blaster Programs at Troy Park. These are mixed sessions (boys and girls). For more info click here
The Junior Girls Cricket Competitions are for Under 11s, Under 13s, Under 15s and Under 18s. To register for any of these age groups, click here.
Most children between 8 and 9 years old at the start of the season with prior Junior/Master Blaster experience are able to play in U11s. The U11 rules are set up to be a transition from the Blaster programme. The decision of which to play at this age (Blasters or Juniors) is a personal one – the answer should be where would your child be most happy? Remember that no age group is graded on ability and all players go through major changes in skills and ability throughout their junior years. The U11s competition is available as long as enough Teams are nominated each season from all the local Clubs.
Trevor, our Girls Cricket coordinator can help provide advice on selecting the right competition for you. You can contact Trevor here.
As a club we are dedicated to ensuring kids enjoy learning the game of cricket, playing with their friends and meeting new friends.
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join regardless of experience and skill level.
Can I play with my friends?
As part of registration there is a section where players can request who they would like to play with. Whilst we cannot guarantee this, Bicton JCC wants kids to enjoy their cricket experience and it understands that both playing with friends and making new ones is part of that.
What equipment do I need to play?
Players will be required to play in a Club playing shirt, white cricket pants and broad brim Hat. As the competition will be played on synthetic wickets, runners will also be required. For the playing shirt and hat, these can be purchased directly from Bicton JCC Shop.
There will be a shared Team playing kit (bat, pads, gloves, helmets) provided. Players may wish to purchase their own equipment (bat, pads, gloves, helmets) but there is no requirement to have their own equipment.
Where and when will training be?
Each team will have 1 mid-week training session which lasts 1 to 1 ½ hours. The night that this is scheduled will be decided and communicated by the coaches and team management of each team and will depend on ground availability.
When and where will games be played?
All girls cricket games are played on Saturday morning from 8am. Under 11 and 13 games are 20/20 over format and take about 2 – 2 ½ hours to complete. Under 15 play majority 20/20 games and some 30/30 games (to be determined by SWMJCC) and can take 3 1/4 hours to complete. U18 girls play 20/20 over format which take 2-2 ½ hours to play.
Games are played within the South West Metropolitan Junior Cricket Council which includes Applecross, Bateman, Bicton, Cockburn, East Fremantle, Hilton Park, Jandakot, Kardinya, Leeming and Phoenix.
Under 18 play in the Perth Scorchers Girls League which is played throughout Perth.
Some modified rules and game conditions exist for the various stages of competitions. Below are the links to the rules and game conditions for the 3 stages. These rules outline details such as pitch size, ball size, game duration and number of players at each stage.
Stage 1 – U11 and 13 Girls (opens in a new tab)
Stage 2 – U15 Girls (opens in anew tab)
Stage 3 – U18 Girls (opens in a new tab)
When does the season start?
U15 and U18 girls will start in mid October, while the U11 and U13 girls will start in late October. Once you are allocated to a team, the Coach and / or manager will be in touch with training and game details.
Who will coach and manage the team?
Once teams are allocated, parents within each team will have the opportunity to fill these very important roles. We will assist in providing a Level 1 coaching course for parent volunteers wanting to coach. As of the start of the 2021/22 season we have already identified the 4 teams’ coaches, but will appreciative of any help during training and match day.
How and when do I register?
Register ASAP as places are filling up fast. Click Register at Bicton Junior Cricket Club to register.
Once you register, we will allocate you to a team and the coach and manager will be in touch before the start of the season with details of the season.
For any other questions, please contact Trevor here.
Bicton Girls Cricket Stories
Sammy – 8 years old Sammy started playing cricket in Junior blasters when she was 6, then went on to Master blasters when she was 7. Even in this short time, she has experienced playing cricket on the WACA and at Optus Stadium during the lunch break at the WA Women’s one day game and a men’s test vs New Zealand !.
This year, Sammy is excited to be part of the first ever Bicton Girls Under 11 team with her friends Annabelle and Sophie from Blasters.
Lara – 10 years old
Lara had spent years watching her brother play cricket. Last year his team was training at the same time as the U13 Girls team. Lara thought it looked like fun. She joined half way through the season and was thrown in at the deep end. The team and the coach were very welcoming and the six games she played gave her the feel of what it is like to be part of BJCC. Lara is 10. She played in the U13 team last year which was a bit challenging as the girls were mostly bigger than her, but it didn’t matter much, everyone was still learning. This year she’s hoping to be able to choose between the U13 or the U11 team!