We are now taking registrations for players, both junior and senior, who wish to play in the WCA Winter competition.
Please register your interest asap via email to email@example.com
Registrations are accepted by mail and via MyCricket online. For instructions on how to register via MyCricket, click here.
Our official Sign-on Day is Saturday March 30th 2019 between 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm, at The Nest on the north oval, where you can register in person.
EFTPOS facilities will be available on the day, and cash or cheques are accepted.
As for last year, this year we are hoping that the majority of registrations will be completed prior to sign-on day via the MyCricket registration system. This should therefore negate the need for most people to physically attend the sign-on day. The process also helps ease the last-minute administrative workload of previous years for our committee members.
- If you register via MyCricket, you can pay by credit card during the transaction.
- If you register in person on sign-on day, you can pay by cash or cheque.
- You can also pay by EFT to the club’s account:
Name: Albany Creek Cricket Club
BSB: 124068 Account number: 10245195.
Please include the player’s name as reference.
The season commences on the 4th May, depending on the number of teams in the draw, and goes through to the 10th August, followed by semi-finals on 17th & 24th August and finals on 31st August & 1st September. Six-team competitions will play 5 x 1-Day and 5 x 2-Day matches; Eight-team competitions will play 7 x 2-day games.
Matches are played on Saturdays and are played at a variety of north-side venues such as Brendale, Bardon, Dakabin, Burpengary, Ferny Grove, Albany Hills, Marchant Park and 7th Brigade Park (again, dependent on the teams in your draw).
The WCA endeavours to run separate north-side and south-side competitions where possible, but this depends upon the number of teams nominating, so there is always the slight possibility that some travel to south-side venues may be required. The majority of matches are played on synthetic pitches but junior teams may also get an occasional game on turf throughout the season. Semi finals are played over two Saturdays in August (11th & 18th), while the finals are played on the following weekend on the Saturday and Sunday (25th & 26th).
Please note that fixtures continue through the school holidays.
The WCA uses the same age eligibility criteria as BNJCA, for example, if a player is playing U13 in the current summer season, that player is eligible to play U13 in winter. As a general rule, the WCA will permit players to play ‘up in age’ two years beyond their age eligibility, if ability allows. They also make allowances for any female players wishing to play ‘down in age’ and also will look favourably at cases where BNJCA have previously given permission for players to play in a lower age-group. The minimum age allowable for any player competing in a junior WCA competition is 10 years. We will not accept registration for any player younger than 10 years of age.
Games commence at 11.45am and conclude at 4.35pm. Each day’s play is a minimum of 70 overs in duration – each team’s first innings is limited to a maximum of 70 overs for two-day games, that is, compulsory closure after 70 overs, to ensure at least a first innings result is achieved. One-day games are 35 overs per side. The rules for each age group vary slightly with regard to bowling restrictions etc., but are very similar to those used in the BNJCA competition.
Standard of Cricket:
The standard that can be expected amongst most winter teams would rank somewhere between a strong summer club team and a BNJCA development team. The longer format of the game (70 overs per day) has proven to be beneficial for our participating junior cricketers, as it allows batsmen to build an innings, bowlers to build up pressure when bowling and fielders to improve their levels of concentration.
ACCC summer players will be expected to wear their club shirts. It is not compulsory for players joining us for winter from other clubs or school teams to purchase ACCC gear, although we have found over previous years that most players prefer to wear the same outfit as their team-mates and eventually purchase a club shirt and cap. Club shirts ($20), hats ($15) and caps ($10) will be available for purchase at sign-on day or can be purchased via the MyCricket registration page. Some winter afternoons can become quite cool when the westerlies are blowing, so a sleeveless sweater can be a worthwhile purchase.
Usually held at the Brendale nets one afternoon/evening per week (coach to advise team of day and time). We are aware that some of our players may be travelling from areas outside of Brisbane and/or may be competing in other sports over winter, and that there will be inevitable clashes and/or school commitments which may prevent attendance at games or training. Please advise your coach in advance when you are unable to attend a game or a training session.
The season commences on 4th of May for Saturday competitions, and goes through to the 10th August, followed by semi-finals on 17th & 24th August and finals on 17th & 24th August and finals on 31st August & 1st September. Six-team competitions will play 5 x 1-Day and 5 x 2-Day matches; Eight-team competitions will play 7 x 2-day games. Games commence at 11:00 am and finish at 4:35 pm, with a minimum of 70 overs to be bowled per day.
For Sunday teams, the season commences on the 5th of May for group A, and 12th May for group B (groupings will be decided once all teams are registered). Sunday teams play every second Sunday, usually playing seven games over the course of the season (again, this may change due to the number of teams in your draw). Games commence at 10:00 am and consist of 50 overs per team. Games usually finish by 4:30 pm.
For Saturday competitions, semi finals are played over two Saturdays, the 17th & 24th August, while the finals are played on the following weekend, Saturday and Sunday the 31st August & 1st September.
For Sunday competitions for both groups, semi finals are played on the 18th of August, while the finals are played on the 25th of August.
|Junior Saturday Teams||$180.00|
|Senior Saturday Teams||$160.00|
|Senior Sunday Teams||$115.00|
|Juniors wishing to compete in senior competitions must pay senior fees||$As above|
|Hawks playing shirt (white)||$25.00|
|Hawks baggy playing cap||$15.00|
|Hawks supporter’s cap||$10.00|
|Hawks broad-brimmed cricket hat||$15.00|
Playing fees for junior competitions includes grounds and match ball fees. Umpire fees are NOT included, and cost $60 per team per game day (approximately $5.50 per player).
Playing fees for senior competitions includes match ball fees. Grounds and umpire fees are not included. Umpire fees cost $60 per team per game day, grounds fees are based on the type of pitch and are as follows:
|Sunday||One-day game only||$130.00||$135.00|