Cricket is New Zealand's favourite summer sport and a great way for your son or daughter - or yourself, at any age - to learn teamwork, skills, confidence, have fun and make lifelong friends.
The rules and language of cricket may seem complex at first, but trust us, you'll soon get the hang of it!
Unsure where to start, or how to enrol?
Looking for a club in your local area (District Association)?
Click here to find your local District Association that manages club cricket in your neck of the woods. D.A. staff are local experts and more than happy to answer any queries about playing junior cricket, and point you clubs offering suitable cricket in your area.
Junior cricket is a modified "Age and Stage" version of the game that provides a fun, safe introduction for beginners. It is designed by New Zealand Cricket to make the game inclusive, fun and safe for all kids, with the emphasis on taking a balanced approach to sport at this age.
Smash Play junior-tamariki is a cricket programme for 5– 2 year olds focused on providing quality experiences for all. With a focus on game play, values and enjoyment, every session has more hits, more catches, more action: more fun!