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

14th Nov’20 – Bye

28th Nov’20 –   Wanderers vs MPCC @ MP

05th Dec’20 –  MPCC vs Randburg @ Randburg

12th Dec’20 –  Old Parks MPCC @ MP

 

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.

07th Nov’20 – MPCC vs Delfos @ Cecil Payne

15th Nov’20 – MPCC vs Randfontein @ John Girffiths

21st Nov’20 – Western Warriors vs MPPC @ MP2 

28th Nov’20 – Randfontein vs MPCC @ MP1 

05th Dec’20 – Old Parks vs MPCC @ MP2 

05th Dec’20 – MPCC vs Randburg @ Randburg 

12th Dec’20 – Old Parks vs MPCC @ MP2

12th Dec’20 – MPCC vs Old Eds @ Old Eds 

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.

 

14th Nov’20 – Pool 2 – MPCC vs Old Eds @ Old Eds

28th Nov’20 – Pool 2 – MPCC vs Randburg @ Randburg

5th Dec’20 – Pool 2 – Wits vs MPCC @ MP1

12 Dec’20 – Pool2 – Randforntein vs MPCC @ MP1

 

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.

07th Nov’20 – Pool 1 – Wanderers vs MPCC @ MP2

21st Nov’20 – Pool 1 – MPCC vs Cover Drive @ Bryanston Sch

05th Dec’20 – Pool 1 – MPCC vs Randburg @ Randburg

12th Dec’20 – Pool 1 – MPCC vs Old Eds @ Old Eds

 

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