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Veterans Community Cricket

Veterans Community Cricket Competitions are amongst the fastest growing segments in Community Cricket across NSW


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Veterans Community Cricket

Veterans Community Cricket Competitions are amongst the fastest growing segments in Community Cricket across NSW. Whether it be the opportunity to continue participation in the game or a chance to reconnect after many seasons away from the sport, record numbers or players are enjoying competitions specifically catering for peers in their age group.

 

Organisation

Veterans Cricket NSW (VCNSW) is the administrative body for most Veterans Community Cricket competitions across NSW, although the organisational structure at a local level differs from location to location. VCNSW oversees the operations of State Carnivals in several age groups each season as well as the selection of teams representing NSW in National and International Championships. In between the State Carnivals, local Veterans Cricket Clubs and Associations organise ad hoc and semi-frequent matches against other clubs and associations in their immediate proximity.

The main exception to this is within Sydney Metropolitan area, where the Sydney Masters, Sydney Veterans and Sydney Classics competitions are operated by independent entities, with the Port Jackson Veterans Cricket Club acting as the Representative body for these participants.

 

Playing

If you are interested in playing in a Veterans Community Cricket competition* we recommend reaching out to the nominated contact in your local region. A full list of Veterans Cricket contacts can be found here.

*Competitions conducted by VCNSW are subject to age-based eligibility criteria and teams for certain carnivals may be selected on a merit basis.

 

Umpiring

Umpiring is a great way to participate in Veterans Community Cricket and demand for suitably qualified umpires is always high. For opportunities to umpire in local competitions or State Carnivals, we recommend that you contact a local Veterans Cricket Club or Association directly to understand what qualifications or requirements may apply.

To obtain formal qualifications as an Umpire, the NSW Cricket Umpires and Scorers Association run numerous Umpiring Courses each season. Membership of the Association is available to those that sit and pass the entrance exam offered at the end of an eligible course.

Click here for more information about becoming an Umpire

 

Scoring

Acting as the Scorer of a game of cricket is an enjoyable pastime for many. If you have a good understanding of the game or would like to learn more, and have a good attention to detail, then scoring is for you! Scoring a game of cricket is traditionally performed with the use of a specifically designed scorebook but many Veterans Community Cricket matches are now scored via an electronic scoring app on a smartphone or tablet. Electronic scoring simplifies the process for recording the events of a match making it easier for beginners to learn the ropes.

To become involved as a Scorer, we recommend enquiring with a local Veterans Cricket Club or Association directly. Local clubs and associations will often host training sessions for prospective Scorers, particularly in the use of the electronic scoring app. Additional training is also offered by the NSW Cricket Umpires and Scorers Association.

Click here for more information about becoming a Scorer

 

Committee

Veterans Cricket NSW has a vibrant and active Committee tasked with organising cricket carnivals throughout the year in addition to supporting its affiliated members. VCNSW and their affiliates are always on the lookout for potential new committee members that share their love for the game. To enquire about joining a committee, please contact the VCNSW Executive Committee here or an affiliate member in your local area here.