Our CD Girls Cricket Tournament for (School) Years 7 & 8 is played as a modified nine-a-side, three-day festival. The focus is very much on having fun and enjoying a chance to play the game, and pick up skills as you go along. All welcome!
CD GIRLS CRICKET FESTIVAL YEARS 9 & 10
• 13-15 DECEMBER 2023 • MANAWAROA PARK, PALMERSTON NORTH
The CDCA pathway for girls changed last summer, as part of a nationwide strategy to create more playing opportunities at this level for players to enjoy their sport - and develop a lifelong love of physical activity as a result.
This initiative was led by Sport NZ who created a ‘Balance is Better’ approach. NZC and CDCA took steps to align with these goals.
Teams in this tournament are nine-a-side which can assist our smaller District Associations to field a team at this level, and all District Associations are allowed to enter more than one team. Our DAs can also join together to form combined teams.
Another recent change is that there is no CDCA tournament team or talent ID selection from this event: the focus is on participating and enjoying the game!
To be eligible to play in this tournament, a player simply needs to be a Year 9 or Year 10 schoolgirl in the 2023 calendar year, irrespective of birthdate.
2022 TOURNAMENT WINNER: WAIRARAPA
WAIRARAPA became last season's tournament winner after a very close final with NELSON.
Nelson’s young player BIDDY THOMAS won a custom-made cricket bat donated by “The Bat Company’, as used by former Central Hinds captain JESS WATKIN after an outstanding three days
ONE FESTIVAL, TWO DIVISIONS
For Years 9 and 10, District Associations can choose to enter either division, each with different playing conditions.
Each division is a nine-a-side T20 competition with pool play and playoffs.
The Championship is the open division. The playing conditions allow for the best teams to compete to do their best
The Festival division has different playing conditions that encourage development, and ensure an increased involvement in the match by all