Marks Park Cricket Club Junior Section provides cricket coaching and games for young boys and girls from the Central Gauteng Lions that includes Greater Mayfair, Fordsburg, Homestead Park, Crosby, Melville, Emmerentia, Greenside, Northcliff, Robertsham and surrounding areas. The Club emphasises participation, enjoyment, family involvement and opportunity for all junior cricketers.

Junior League Cricket

Marks Park Cricket Club is affiliated to the Central Gauteng Lions (CGL) and all junior teams from Under 7 to under 15 play in the CGL Junior League. The league runs from the beginning of October to the end of March with a break during the December school holidays. Games are played either at home or away at other Cricket Club’s affiliated to the CGL.

Junior League Training

August to September – Saturday Afternoons from 2:00PM to 5:00PM at Marks Park Sports Club

October to March – Saturday mornings from 8:00AM to 12:00PM & Wednesday evenings from 5:30PM to 7:30PM (optional)

Junior Coaches

Our Junior coaches and administrators are committed to develop and coach children as cricketers and to also provide them with the discipline and life skills learnt through playing this wonderful game. All our Junior coaches are minimum Level 1 Certified.

Under 7 cricket is about participation and enjoyment. Players are introduced to the game of cricket and go through 3 levels of development: developing their fine motor movement and hand-eye coordination, developing cricket techniques for batting, bowling and fielding and playing league games against other club’s. The game is played using Mini Cricket rules. Under 7 Pitch Length : 16m

 

 Fixtures

Date Home Team VS Away Team Ground
30 Jan 2022 Old Parks VS Marks Park Old Parks
12 Feb 2022 Marks Park VS Wanderers Marks Park
26 Feb 2022 Old Eds VS Marks Park Old Eds
12 Mar 2022 Marks Park VS RCC J U7 Cats Marks Park

At Under 9 level, players are introduced to the hard ball and are required to wear all protective gear when batting. The batting, bowling and fielding techniques for playing with the hard ball are developed through net sessions and drills. Players are divided into teams based on the number of players. All players are given the opportunity to play league games every alternate Saturday during the cricket season. Ball Size : 113g, Pitch Length : 17,68m.

Fixtures

Date Home Team VS Away Team Ground
5 Feb 2022 Marks Park VS Jeppe Marks Park
19 Feb 2022 Marks Park VS Soweto C C Marks Park
5 Mar 2022 Old Eds VS Marks Park Old Eds
19 Mar 2022 Old Parks VS Marks Park Old Parks

At Under 11 level, players batting, bowling and fielding techniques are further refined and the game is played more competitively. Players are divided into two playing pools, the Under 11 1st team and the Under 11 2nd team. Both teams play league matches every alternate Saturday during the cricket season.

Fixtures

Date Home Team VS Away Team Ground
30 Jan 2022 Old Parks VS Marks Park Old Parks
12 Feb 2022 Marks Park VS Wanderers Marks Park
26 Feb 2022 Marks Park VS Alexandra Old Parks
12 Mar 2022 Marks Park VS Randfontein Marks Park

Under 13 cricket is played at a more competitive level. Players at this level  are aware of their cricketing abilities and talents and are played in assigned batting and bowling roles. Physical fitness, cricketing technique and discipline are emphasised.

Fixtures

Date Home Team VS Away Team Ground
30 Jan 2022 Marks Park VS Old Eds Marks Park
12 Feb 2022 RCC U13 Rhinos VS Marks Park Randburg Club
26 Feb 2022 Marks Park VS Wanderers Marks Park
12 Mar 2022 Pirates VS Marks Park Pirates Club

 

 

Under 15 cricket is the stepping stone to Senior Cricket. Players at this level have already developed and refined their cricket techniques and are now coached on their physical fitness, mental aspects and technical disciplines of the game.

07th Nov’20 – Pool 1 – Wanderers vs MPCC @ MP1

21st Dec’20 – Pool 1 – Wits vs MPCC @ MP1

05th Dec’20 – Pool 1 – MPCC vs Glenvista @ Southern Suburbs

12th Dec’20 – Pool 1 – MPCC vs Jeppe @ Jeppe Quandom