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U9, U10, U11 and U12 Inter-club Cricket  
Saturday morning inter-club cricket for U9 to U12 teams is organised by the Eastern Districts Junior Cricket Association EDJCA and involves teams from the following junior cricket clubs: Wynnum Manly, Bulimba, Carina, Holland Park, Mansfield and Villanova College (Pre-Christmas only). The U9 and U10 teams play “one day” games only while the U11 and U12 teams play a mixture of both “one day” and “two day” games. All play to modified rules with LBW only applying to the U12 competition. Teams compete for the enjoyment of cricket rather than premierships.

U13 to U18 Inter-club Cricket
The Bayside East and Redlands Junior Cricket Association, better known as BEARS,  organises the Saturday morning inter-club cricket for our U13 and older players (who are still at school) and involves teams from the following junior cricket clubs: Wynnum, Carina, Holland Park, Mansfield, Villanova College, Wellington Point, Redlands Sharks, Alexandra Hills, Cleveland, Thornlands and Muddies. Players are graded into teams based on ability, with due consideration given to their age and player preference. These graded teams play in “Divisions” rather than age groups, with normally six teams per division with Division 1 being the highest grade and Division 9 (pre-Christmas) and Division 6 (post Christmas) being the lowest grade.

Teams play a mixture of both “one day” and “two day” games and there are pre and post Christmas divisional premierships, as club championships, to be won.

U11 to U15 Regional and Representative Cricket for girls and boys

  • U11 mixed: Wynnum submits mixed girls and boys teams from the u11 aged players in the Ron Eager Cup each year. This is traditionally held the week before Christmas and involves playing other club U11 teams for the Ron Eager cup. It is  a great introduction to carnival style cricket. Wynnum proudly won the cup in 2015, 2016 and 2019. A representative team is picked from this carnival for the Margaret Torry Cup.
  • U12 boys: Currently the first opportunity for BEARS representative selection from club cricket is at U12 level.Bear selects one State Carnival team and two Ian Healy cup teams from the BEARS competition. Age groups are strictly enforced for this with no underage players allowed. The U12 sate carnival was in 2019 held in Cairns The U12 Ian Healy Development Carnival  is hosted each January by the Brisbane North Junior Cricket Association. Wynnum Manly nominates players to participate in the trails for these teams based on criteria provided by BEARS.
  •  U13, U14, U15 boys: BEARS select a representative team for each age to compete in the annual underage State Cricket Championships, which are normally held each December at different regional venue for each age group. The State’s twelve cricket regions, these being BEARS, Metropolitan South West, Brisbane North, Gold Coast, South East Queensland, Darling Downs South West Queensland, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay, Central Queensland, Mackay Whitsunday, North Queensland and Far North Queensland, normally each have a team competing at each underage championships. These championships are arranged by Queensland Cricket.
  •  U13 & U14 boys: BEARS also select Development Teams to compete at the Ballina (NSW) Cricket Development Carnival and Ipswich (Les Kinane memorial shield) and an U14 Development Team to compete at the Yandina Cricket Development Carnival, both held each January.
  •  U15 boys: BEARS select a state carnival team to play in December and a development team which last year played in Armidale.

With structured fixtures many of the boys and girls are able to successfully combine playing both Club cricket for Wynnum and cricket for their School. Private schoolboys and girls tend to play Club cricket for Wynnum in Term 4 and cricket for their School in Term 1. Wynnum Manly Junior Cricket has half season registration fees to facilitate these arrangements. Depending on the location of your child’s school, there is also the opportunity to play representative cricket for  Metropolitan East School Sports, Metropolitan West School Sports or  Metropolitan North School Sports in their respective 12 years, their 12 years and under Primary Boys team, their 14 years and under Secondary Boys team, their 15 years and their 19 years and under Secondary Boys team.

The Pathway to Senior and Grade Cricket with Wynnum Manly D.C.C
Wynnum Manly Junior Cricket is part of the Wynnum Manly District Cricket Club, which is one of the twelve Clubs with teams in the Brisbane Grade Cricket Competition. The Wynnum Manly District Cricket Club presently has a team in each of the six grades, and an U16 boys team playing in the Lord Taverners competition, a Sunday Legends team, an Over 40 team, a team playing in the Sub-Districts competition and a team in the Warehouse competition.

As Wynnum junior cricketers develop their cricketing skills, notch up some significant performances and grow in size and maturity, they are provided with opportunities to play senior cricket whilst they are still juniors and to train with the men. This greatly eases their way into senior cricket and it often helps to ensure that they continue to play cricket after leaving school.

 

For more information, please email Danielle McKeon, on wmdccjuniorpresident@gmail.com