Old Boys' Collegians Cricket Club - Junior Section

Old Boys' Collegians Cricket Club is the biggest junior club in Christchurch.

We are based at Elmwood Park, Heaton Street, Merivale

The 2023-24 season we have 46 teams covering Yr0-Yr8 for boys and girls.

Click the headings below for more details.

OBC Juniors

We are still taking Registrations for some 2023-24 Junior teams.  Spaces are available in the following grades: Yr4, Yr3 and Smash Play Yr0-1 Have a go. Please register HERE.
You will need to create a login for the new PlayHQ system.  Payment will be taken at the time of registration. Details about this season can be found here. Please email obc@coaching-solutions.co.nz to check availability.
This season registration closed 11th September 2023, so that we have enough time to compile the teams and advise players, managers, and coaches prior to the start of the season. Once registered, if you pull out you will incur a $40 admin fee, but if we cannot find a team for you, we will provide a full refund.
For more information and answers to commonly asked questions from parents and players, please see our OBC Juniors Questions and Answers
To find out more about the grades and their age and stage available this season click here.
Grades are based on School year at the start of the season in October. This season subs are :
Boys/Girls Current School Year Grade Subs
Mixed Year 0 & 1 Smash Play Have A Go (beginners) Term4 or Term1 2024 $50
Mixed Year 1 & 2 Elmwood Kiwi novice or CJCA Kiwi $160
Mixed & Girls only Year 3 & 4 (& Yr2 if kiwi last season) T16 Yr3 & Yr4 $180
Mixed Year 5 (& Yr4 if T16 yr4 last season) Yr 5 Hard Ball or Yr5 Super 8 Soft Ball $200
Mixed Year 6 & Year 7 Yr 6 or Yr 7 Hard Ball $200
Girls only Year 5 & Year 6 & Year 7 Girls Yr 5/6/7 Soft Ball $200
Girls only Year 7 & Year 8 & Year 9 Girls Yr 7/8/9 Hard Ball or Soft Ball $200
Boys Year 8 Yr 8 ½ season only (High Sch at Xmas) $120
Teams for the 2023-24 season can be found below. Initially look through the 'A-Z 2023-24' to find your team, then see the 'Team list 2023-24' to see your teammates (correct as of 1/10/23)
A-Z 2023-24   &  Team list 2023-24
Generally, players will be able to play in teams with their friends if there is space and if they are the correct age for the grade. But it is not always possible to accommodate all the requests we receive.
Players from School year 0-6 are not selected on ability. Year 7 & Year 8 players are given the opportunity to trial for our top Premier grade teams at Yr8 & Yr7. Any players not selected into this top-grade team will be place in a team as normal. The Convenor of Selectors decision is final, which sometimes will not always be the preferred outcome for parents.
Players wishing to play up will only be allowed to play one grade above their current year group grade. Dispensation may be required. For example, y4’s will be able to play Yr5 super8 softball but will not be allowed to play Yr5 hardball at the start of the season.  Any requests will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis. It is highly unlikely to be able 2 play 2 grades above their year group. At yr6, 7 & 8 players must play in their grade. To request this please email Mandie with your case as soon as possible.
Players wishing to play down will require dispensation from CJCA. Please email Mandie with your case as soon as possible. On paying your subs for the coming season you are agreeing to the Terms and Conditions as set out at the bottom of this page. You are also required to adhere to the Ground_Rules 2023-24.
Season's dates:
Season starts: 13/14th October 2023
Holiday weekends: CJCA will allocate games on Labour Weekend but have decided not to play the normal Saturday game on Show Weekend.
Last game before Xmas: 9th December 2023
Start back after Xmas: Restarts 3rd February 2024
Last game of the season: 16th March 2024
Prize Giving: 17th March 2024


Playing uniform can be purchased directly from Cricket Express, 37 Mandeville Street, Riccarton
  • HAG, Kiwi & T16 players uniform – white or navy sports shorts, Club blue polo shirt & blue cap.
  • All other grades uniform long white pants (Girls Yr5-9 will be provided with new club blue pants) with the Club blue polo shirt and blue cap.
Each team is provided with a gear bag of equipment for their grade. If you want to purchase your own Cricket Express can assist you. Hardball teams boys need a personal box.
All players receive coaching from our Club Cricket Coaches.
  • Kiwi teams will have a 30min training session Saturday 8.45-9.15am run by our club coaches before their games on Saturday at Elmwood Park. CJCA Kiwi teams will have a 45min session usually on a friday at Elmwood)
  • T16 players will have a 45min trainings session just for their team run by one of our club coaches at a time allocated by the club Monday – Thursday at Elmwood Park.
  • Girls only team trainings are usually Tuesday at Elmwood Park.
  • All other players will have a club coach for a 1hr training session just for their team run by one of our club coaches at a time allocated by the club Monday – Thursday at Elmwood Park.
Coaching starts 9th October and break for Xmas and re-starts 29th January and the last session is 15th March 2024. Please note no coaching Public Holidays. Times will be confirmed via your team manager, or you can check them here.

When attending these sessions, you accept the following Ground_Rules 2023-24
This is usually available on a Tuesday before each game, please check the draw here. Ground codes are available here.


CJCA will make an announcement approximately 2pm for Friday games and 7.30am for Saturday games CJCA website.


On training days, we will try to make a decision around lunchtime unless the weather is still changeable and will post as soon as possible on our facebook page.

HAG & Elmwood Kiwi

We will try to make a decision around lunchtime for HAG or 7.30am for Elmwood Kiwi unless the weather is still changeable and will post as soon as possible on our facebook page.
Team Managers can enter results through your team profile on the Playhq if you are set up as a manager of the team. To E-score use this link here.
As always Volunteers are at the heart of any successfully run club. Please click here for the job description of a Junior Team Manager. If you are interested in attending any of the coaching courses with Canterbury Cricket let us know. Again, this season New Zealand Cricket has a Welfare of Children & Vulnerable Adults Policy, requiring that all our managers and coaches are police vetted and have completed the Child Protection module and Coaching module. This is to create an enjoyable and secure cricket environment for our children. To register please click here.
A summary of the grades can be found Mixed grades here. And Girls only grades here. For details of the rules for each grade (including the scoresheets) click here.

Elmwood Kiwi – Richard Lough 027 680 3810 richard.lough@coaching-solutions.co.nz
CJCA Kiwi & t16 – Cat Quinn 027 298 1031
Year 5 & Super8 – Rob Wilkinson 027 664 4999 gm@cjca.org.nz
Year 6 - Matt Shore 027 2364314
Year 7 – Tim McClurg 021 562 301 or Lynette Ellis 027 6838819
Year 8 – Erin Kreft 027 309 8764 or Dave Hiatt 021 734 432
Girls Grades – Cat Quinn 027 298 1031
To find out about opportunities (boys yr6-8 and girls yr5-8) to be included in the CJCA Representative programme click here.
Every season OBC delivers Holiday Coaching Programmes. Usually Pre-season, Christmas Holidays and New Year's Holidays. For more information, click here.
One-2-One cricket coaching is also available.
Bookings are available on the booking tab at the top of this page.