Cricket Coaches Australia

Junior Formats

As planned we are continuing to capture information which is being reviewed as we consider future adaptations. This work will culminate in the announcement of the junior formats for the 17-18 season in late March 2017.

The changes to the Junior formats have had a great impact on how the kids play the game!

Coaches have helped to transition players to the new formats and the results have shown improvements on the kids skill development:


  • 61% more balls being bowled on a good length
  • 21% more balls hit forward of the batter
  • 10% more balls hit on the off side
  • 62% more boundaries per over


For more information on the results of the revised junior formats click here!

August 2016

The way junior cricket is played in Australia is set to change with format revisions designed to increase fun, action and skill development for young players. 

Following Cricket in Australia being one of the most popular and highest participation sports with a record 1,311,184 participating around the nation last year, achieving a 16% growth in junior participation, Cricket Australia wants to ensure every child in Australia has an opportunity to access and enjoy the game.

Revised pitch lengths, boundary sizes and the option of playing Twenty20 are amongst the changes to allow juniors to better develop their skills and become more involved in each game.

For more information on the format revisions or to watch the video visit