Junior Playing Formats

More Balls In Play + More Action = Better Skill Development

The Australian Cricket pilot of Junior Formats have delivered outstanding results and have proven to provide a far better playing and learning experience for boys and girls early in their cricket journey.

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The evidence confirms the players face more balls, can play more shots in more areas, get more wickets and field far more than a traditional 11 a side, full-length pitch formats.

Junior Pathway.pdf (7.1 MB)

Junior Format Pilot Results 2016-2017

New formats of junior cricket were trialled in 2016-2017 season to increase the fun, activity levels & skill development of kids as they commence their cricket journey. Cricket Australia, States & Territories partnered with 15 associations to do this and the result was that 640 teams played 6261 innings of cricket under the new rules.

Successful Outcomes



Revised formats = Skills, Support, Stay