Holiday Programmes

2018/19 School Holiday Cricket Programmes


Hamilton Cricket hold holiday cricket programmes through school holidays. These are fun-filled programmes, with plenty of skills on offer too, with the programmes led by Hamilton Cricket coaches.

These programmes are great ways to keep active over the holidays, while also getting the chance to keep your eye in and get some good cricket coaching during the winter months. Whether your child is an active, competitive cricketer or just wanting to try it out, there will be something at the programme for them.

Keep an eye out for the next holiday programmes to be announced soon!

Our holiday programmes are held at the covered cricket nets at the Waikato University, meaning they go ahead no matter the weather. The programmes are designed for children in school years 5-9.

Costs are $100 for a two-day programme (though one-day options are available for $50). Hamilton Cricket holiday programme t-shirts and caps are also available for an extra $25 ($125 total). Sizes available are 8, 10, 12 and 14.

For more details, or to register your child, please contact Janice Fraser on

Entry is taken on a first-in, first-served basis. Please include your child’s name, school year, t-shirt size (if applicable) and clearly note which programme you are registering for.

Please note that programmes are subject to sufficient numbers.

Winter Development

Winter Development Programme 2017

The Hamilton Cricket 2017 Winter Development Programme will again be held during term three. The weekly programme will start in July and will run through till early October.

The Winter Development Programme is designed for boys and girls in school years 5 - 13.

There will be two cycles available,  with each cycle being five weeks duration. 

Cycle one: will begin the week commencing 24th July and finishing the week commencing 21st August
Cycle two: will begin the week commencing 28th  August and finishing the week commencing 25th September

Each session will be 1.5 hours duration and all sessions will be held at the University Nets and St Paul's Collegiate as stated below.

Cycle One

Mondays @ University Nets

5:30pm - 7pm                   Year 5 & 6 students 
7pm - 8:30pm                   Year 7 & 8 students

Tuesdays @ University Nets

5:30pm - 7pm                   Year 5 & 6 students 
7pm – 8:30pm                   Year 9 -11 students

Thursdays @ University Nets

5:30pm – 7pm                   Year 7 -9 students
7pm – 8:30pm                   Year 11-13 students

Sundays @ University Nets

9am – 10:30am                 Year 6-8 & Year 9 - 13


Cycle Two

Mondays @ St Paul's Collegiate

5:30pm – 7pm                   Year 5 & 6 students  
7pm – 8:30pm                   Year 7 & 8 students

Tuesdays @ St Paul's Collegiate

5:30pm – 7pm                   Year 5 & 6 students  
7pm – 8:30pm                   Year 9 - 11 students

Thursdays  @ St Paul's Collegiate

5:30pm – 7pm                   Year 7 - 9 students
7pm – 8:30pm                   Year 11-13 students

Sundays @ University Nets

9am – 10:30am                 Year 5-7 & 9 - 13

The cost of each cycle (5 sessions) is $100.  There is also the option of registering for both cycles (10 sessions in total).

This programme is a fantastic opportunity for any player to advance their game to the next level, while working with excellent, qualified coaches. Throughout the programme, emphasis will be placed on technique improvement. Small changes can make a big difference!

Register your interest at by  Friday 7th July 2017. Please include your child's name, year at school, date of birth and preferred session time.

Please note - All sessions are subject to demand and two coaches will be available for sessions if numbers warrant it.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us on

Superstar Cricket Academy

Term 4 2018 hubs are now available to be entered.

All hubs run from 5:30-7:00pm.

  • North Hub: held at Discovery Park.
    Mondays, 29th October to 3rd December.
  • East Hub: held at Waikato University.
    Tuesdays, 30th October to 4th December.
  • West Hub: held at Swarbrick Park.
    Wednesdays, 31st October to 5th December.

Cost: The cost of the programme is $25 for 6 weeks or $65 for 6 weeks if you wish for your child to receive a cricket pack. Packs may include a plastic cricket bat, ball, backpack, hat and a drink bottle [this is subject to change and availability].

For more details contact Janice Fraser on

Please use registration form below to enter.

Age Range:

  • 5-10 years

Skill Descriptors:

  • Basic skill development – batting, bowling, stopping, throwing, catching
  • Play activities and games
  • Encourage Fair Play
  • Play with modified, safe, plastic equipment


  • To provide a stimulating environment that allows basic cricket skills to be taught
  • To emphasise fun & participation
  • To create an awareness & interest in the game of cricket
  • To get parents & teachers actively involved in the game of cricket
  • To provide the positive first step in a child’s long term participation and involvement in cricket


  • To provide participants with opportunities:
  • To have fun and enjoyment
  • To participate in a variety of play activities and minor games
  • To have a ‘fair go’
  • To learn some new basic cricket skills
  • To make friends
NZ Post Superstarter Skills

To register for Superstar Cricket Academy, go to

Age Range:

  • 11 – 13 years old [Years 7 and 8]

Skill Descriptors:

  • Physical literacy, fundamental skill development, striking, throwing, catching, bowling. Skills challenges, to test and measure skill mastery. Uses modified, safe, plastic equipment.


  • To introduce school children to the fundamental skills of cricket.
  • To have fun and provide the opportunity to acquire an interest in the game through the development of a range of basic cricket skills.
  • To test these skills and acknowledge competence levels with appropriate awards.
  • To promote physical activity, foster an understanding and enjoyment of cricket and encourage children to participate in the game.


  • To have fun
  • To increase their level of physical activity
  • To learn, practise and utilise a number of fundamental movement skills
  • To test themselves against a set of easily measurable standards and achieve a bronze, silver or gold award in recognition of their level of competence


To support the ‘Superstarter Skills’ New Zealand Cricket has designed a high quality resource for teachers to use to develop and test a set of fundamental movement skills with their year 7 and 8 students. It fits easily into the ‘Health and Physical Education’ programmes, covers curriculum objectives for both Level 3 and 4, and can be used in conjunction with the current ‘Small Ball’ and ‘Striking’ units, or it could be used as a standalone module. Each lesson is accompanied with appropriate teaching points, drills, assessment activities and recording schedules.

Teachers require only limited cricket knowledge to organise and run the preliminary drills and testing activities as they are skills-based. Similarly only a minimal amount of equipment is needed to conduct the ‘Superstarter Skills. All the drills and activities have been set up to run using readily accessible New Zealand Post Superstar Cricket Academy equipment and balls.

For each of the skills included in the ‘Superstarter Skills’ there are a number of easy to organise and run drills that teachers can use to increase the various skill competencies of their students before presenting them with the final challenges. For each challenge students record their performance and then depending upon their aggregate score for all five challenge activities they will be awarded a bronze, silver or gold certificate in recognition of their efforts.

The ‘Superstarter Skills’ can also be used as an interschool or interclass competition. The aggregate ‘Superstarter Skills’ scores of each student can be added together for each school team or class, or they can be averaged, to get an overall school or class total score – the highest of which can be awarded the title of ‘top’ school or class.

The ‘Superstarter Skills’ resources and certificates are available from New Zealand Cricket at email or through Hamilton Cricket, email