Cricket Blast!

Get into junior cricket at Wests with Cricket Blast! Cricket Blast is a fantastic way for kids to get into cricket in a fun, safe environment.

Who is Cricket Blast for?

You don't need to be a gun cricketer to play Cricket Blast. The format is designed for young players who are either just starting out with cricket, or who are not ready to play junior cricket fixtures. At Wests, our Cricket Blast program accommodates a broad range of player ages from about 5 to 10 years old. Come along and check it our and we'll find the perfect match for your age and skill level!

Can both girls and boys play?

Yes! Absolutely!! Both girls and boys have a great time with our Cricket Blast program at Wests!

How does Cricket Blast work?

Games are played on Wests' playing field at Graceville Memorial Park. Players play with a soft ball and the pace is quick, and lots of fun! There are two formats: Junior Blasters and Master Blasters. Junior Blasters is all about learning the basics of the game while playing fun, game-based activities.. It's for kids of about 5-8 years old. Master Blasters is for older kids of about 9-12 years of age, playing games on the outfield in teams of six players.

What's the format of the games?

Cricket Blast is played using a modified form of the game which has been scaled to match the smaller stature (and titanic enthusiasm!) of young cricketers. The format dove-tails with the modified cricket formats which are progressively being introduced into junior cricket fixtures, so if after a while you find you're up for the challenge of competition cricket, you'll transition into it just fine! Click on the link below to read about Cricket Australia's junior cricket formats.

When and where do you play?

Wests 2018-19 Post-Christmas Cricket Blast season runs at Wests' home ground at Graceville Memorial Park on Friday evenings from 1 February to 8 March 2019 between 5:45 - 7:00pm.  All of Wests' Cricket Blast games are at the same venue ... no travelling to different grounds every week!

Who can I talk to?

Contact details for our Cricket Blast Co-ordinator can be found on our Junior Age-Co-ordinators contact page.

How do I sign up?

You can sign up to play Cricket Blast at Wests on the Playcricket website.

Details about fees can be found here.