Medal Paints Marks Park Cricket Club Junior Section provides cricket coaching and games for young boys and girls from the Gauteng Central Region 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 Gauteng Cricket Board (GCB) and all junior teams from Under 7 to under 15 play in the GCB 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 GCB.

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.

12th Oct’19 – Delfos vs MPCC @ MPCC

19th Oct’19 – Bye

26th Oct’19 – Lenasia vs MPCC @ Lens Astro 1

2th Nov’19 – Bye 

9th Nov’19 – Randburg vs MPCC @ MPCC

16th Nov’19 – Bye

23th Nov’19 – Old Eds va MPCC @ Old Eds

30th Nov’19 – Bye

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.

12th Oct’19 – Bye

19th Oct’19 – Randburg Leopards vs MPCC @ Randburg

26th Oct’19 -Bye

2th Nov’19 – Old Parks vs MPCC @ Craighal Primary

9th Nov’19 – Bye

16th Nov’19 – Khosa owls vs MPCC @ JFP

23th Nov’19 – Bye

30th Nov’19 – Wanderers vs MPCC @ MPCC (bottom soccer field)

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.

12th Oct’19 – Pool -2 – Bye

12th Oct’19 – Pool -5 – Lenasia vs MPCC @ JFP

19th Oct’19 – Pool -2 – Ennerdale vs MPCC @ Ennerdale

19th Oct’19 – Pool -5 – Bye

26th Oct’19 – Pool -2 – Bye

26th Oct’19 – Pool -5 – Glenvista vs MPCC @ Sir John Admson

2th Nov’19 – Pool -2 – Lenasia vs MPCC @ Lens Astro

2th Nov’19 – Pool -5 – Bye

9th Nov’19 – Pool -2 – Bye

9th Nov’19 – Pool -5 – Delfos vs MPCC @ Cecil Payne

16th Nov’19 – Pool -2 – Randburg vs MPCC @ MP2(bottom soccer field)

16th Nov’19 – Pool -5 – Bye

23th Nov’19 – Pool -2 – Bye

23th Nov’19 – Pool -5 – Wanderers vs MPCC @ MP2(bottom soccer field)

30th Nov’19 – Pool -2 – Old Eds vs MPCC @ MP1(Main middle oval)

30th Nov’19 – Pool -5 – Bye

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.

12th Oct’19 – Old Eds vs MPCC @ Old Eds

19th Oct’19 – Delfos vs MPCC @ Florida High

26th Oct’19 -Randburg Rhino’s vs MPCC @ MP1(Main middle oval)

2th Nov’19 – Bye

9th Nov’19 – Wanderers vs MPCC @ MP2(Bottom soccer field)

16th Nov’19 – Bye

23th Nov’19 – Jeppe vs MPCC @ Quondam Park

30th Nov’19 – Bye

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.

 

12th Oct’19 – Bye

19th Oct’19 – Kagiso vs MPCC @ JFP

26th Oct’19 -Bye

2th Nov’19 – Sedebeng vs MPCC @ Sedebeng

9th Nov’19 – Bye

16th Nov’19 – HPC Academy vs MPCC @ MP1(Main middle oval)

23th Nov’19 – Bye

30th Nov’19 – Lenasia vs MPCC @ Lens Turf 1