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Representative Cricket Operations

 

Introduction

 

This page describes how the Brisbane North Junior Cricket Association operates its representative cricket program.

Some of the terms used throughout this document are listed below.  These may vary to some degree from terminology that has been used prior to this document being released.

 

CASEY CUP: An elite Under 12 competition between four teams of 12 players that are chosen by the Under 12 selectors.   Details of the Casey Cup can be found HERE

 

REEVESIE CUP: An elite Under 13 competition between four teams of 12 players that are chosen by the Under 13 selectors.  Details of the Reevesie Cup can be found HERE

 

ANSTEY LA FRANTZ SHIELD: An elite Under 14 competition between four teams of 12 players that are chosen by the Under 14 selectors.  Details of the Anstey La Frantz Shield can be found HERE

 

The following diagram provides a visual representation of the process flow for the Brisbane North representative cricket program.  The information below the diagram describes each element of this process flow in more detail.

 

 

Process Map

 

 

 

Nomination of Players

 

At the July Delegates meeting each year, delegates are reminded that nominations of players for representative trials are to be in the hands of the Administrator, on the correct form, before the start of the Annual General Meeting in August.

 

The Representative Cricket Trials Nomination Form includes:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email Address
  • Mobile
  • Club
  • Age group
  • Preferred discipline (bat,bowl,keep)
  • Bat hand
  • Bowl hand
  • Batting order preference
  • Bowling type

 

The nominations are collated into a list of prospective players.  This list will become an input for the trial processes for each age group.

 

Nomination of Selectors

 

At the July Delegates meeting each year, delegates are reminded that nominations for selectors are to be in the hands of the Administrator, on the correct form, before the start of the Annual General Meeting in August.

 

 The Selector Nomination Form includes:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email Address
  • Mobile
  • Club
  • Availability (weekday afternoons / Sundays)
  • Age group(s) of any children currently playing junior cricket
  • Any preferred age group
  • Previous experience outside Brisbane North

The nominations are collated into a list of prospective selectors.  This list will become an input for the process to appoint selectors to each age group.

 

 

Appointment of Selectors

 

The Championship coach for each group will function as the Head Selector for the age group.

 

Selectors may move with the age group to provide some consistency and familiarity both for players and selectors, however this is not mandatory.

 

With the large number of selectors required in the Under 12 age group, only the number of selectors required for the Under 13 age group could progress to the new age group with the players.

 

There is no need for progression of selectors from the Under 15 age group to the Under 16 age group as the Lords Taverners coaches from the district cricket clubs select for the Under 16 age group.

 

Selector performance from the previous season is assessed.  Performances are graded as either satisfactory or unsatisfactory.

 

Selectors graded as satisfactory are contacted to determine if they are available to act as a selector for the up-coming rep season.  They are also asked if they would prefer to progress to the next age group (unless they were a selector for Under 15s last season).

 

Under 13 selectors are first chosen from those wishing to stay with the Under 13 age group.  No more than the ideal number of selectors for this age group should be allocated at this stage.

 

Under 14 selectors are first chosen from those wishing to stay with the Under 14 age group.  No more than the ideal number of selectors for this age group should be allocated at this stage.

 

Under 15 selectors are first chosen from those wishing to stay with the Under 15 age group.  No more than the ideal number of selectors for this age group should be allocated at this stage.

 

If there is less than the ideal number of selectors in the Under 13 age group, additional selectors are added, up to the ideal number, from last season’s Under 12 selectors who have indicated that they are available to move to the Under 13 age group.

 

If there is less than the ideal number of selectors in the Under 14 age group, additional selectors are added, up to the ideal number, from last season’s Under 13 selectors who have indicated that they are available to move to the Under 14 age group.

 

If there is less than the ideal number of selectors in the Under 15 age group, additional selectors are added, up to the ideal number, from last season’s Under 14 selectors who have indicated that they are available to move to the Under 15 age group.

 

Under 12 selectors are first chosen from those wishing to stay with the Under 12 age group.  No more than the ideal number of selectors for this age groups should be allocated at this stage.

 

Allocate any extra suitable selectors to the four age groups from Under 12 to Under 15 up to the maximum number of selectors for that age group.  Suitability is determined by:

  • Eligible for the age group (child not in the age group)
  • Graded as satisfactory by the Representative Cricket Committee

 

The Under 11 trials run in February and therefore there is no conflict with any other age group trials.  This means that a large number of selectors for age groups from Under 12 to Under 15 will also be eligible to select for the Under 11 age group.

 

Suitable selectors, up to the maximum number of selectors for Under 11, should be allocated.  

 

Suitability is determined by:

  • Eligible for the age group (child not in the age group)
  • Graded as satisfactory by the Representative Cricket Committee

 

As a general rule of thumb, the Lords Taverners coaches from the four district cricket clubs in the Brisbane North area fulfill the selecting roles for the Under 16 age groups.

 

The Representative Cricket Committee will review the Under 16 Selector positions each season and if it is deemed that a variation to this process is required then replacement selectors can be named by the Committee.

 

In either case, the Under 16 Head Selector will be informed of the selectors he will have available to him.

 

Once all the selectors have been chosen for an age group (Under 11 through to Under 15) by the Representative Cricket Committee, the list of selectors for the age group will be sent to the Administrator who will advise selectors by email of their appointment and the age group for whom they will be selecting.

 

The appointment of selectors will be completed by the November Delegates meeting.

 

 

Chairman of Selectors

 

This is a nominated member of the Representative Cricket Committee.  The role of this position is to oversee all selections across all representative age-groups and provide guidance as requested and to provide a casting vote in selection decisions where required.  Other members of the Committee may also assist with providing direction to selectors as requested.

 

The chairman of selectors will be the arbiter of any unresolved selection issues between the selectors of an age group.

 

The chairman of selectors will be a point of reference for all Head Selectors in regard to BNJCA policies.

 

The assessment of nominations for selector positions will be discussed by the representative cricket committee and recommendations provided to the chairman of selectors who will have the final decision on each of the selection positions.

 

The chairman of selectors will review the selection processes of each group to ensure that the selection processes are being properly followed

 

 

Head Selector

 

This is the championship coach for the age group and the senior selector for this age group.  This role is accountable for the selection of all teams in this age group and reports directly to the Chairman of Selectors.  Note that the Under 13 Head Selector is also accountable for the selection of players for the Reevesie Cup competition and the Under 14 Head Selector is also accountable for the selection of players for the Anstey La Frantz Shield competition.

 

The head selector for each age group will be given the responsibility to oversee the selection of representative teams for that age group.

 

In most cases the head selector for an age group will be the Championship coach for that age group, however this is not mandatory.

 

Selectors for an age group will be assigned by the Representative Cricket committee and the head selector will be advised of these appointments

 

The head selector will be present at the trials organised for the age group.

 

In the case of Under 13s and Under 14s where competition games are used for selection and are operated concurrently:

  • the head selector will co-ordinate the attendance of all the selectors for the age group at games so that all teams are being scrutinised equally across all disciplines and across all stages of a game.
  • the head selector will, as much as possible, spread their time equally across all teams so as to be seen to be providing equal opportunity for each team.

 

The head selector will consult with the chairman of selectors on any points of clarification or if there are any unresolved selection issues

 

The head selector will provide the lists of selected teams at least one week prior to the cap presentation evening. if a time extension is required, the head selector will email this request to the representative cricket committee and the association secretary.

 

 

Selector

 

There maybe any number of people who will fill this role.  Each one will responsible for contributing to the selection of representative teams for given the age group and report to the Head Selector for the age group.  Note that Under 12 Selectors are to contribute to the selection of players for the Casey Cup, Under 13 Selectors are are to contribute to the selection of players for the Reevesie Cup competition and Under 14 Selectors are to contribute to the selection of players for the Anstey La Frantz Shield competition.

 

Selectors for an age group will be assigned by the Representative Cricket committee and the head selector will be advised of these appointments

 

The selectors will be present at the trials organised for the age group.

 

In the case of Under 13s and Under 14s where competition games are used for selection and are operated concurrently, the selectors will take direction from the head selector in regard to which games they should attend at which times

 

Selectors will take direction from the head selector in regard to:

 

The selectors will consult with the head selector for the age group on any points of clarification.

 

 

Nomination for Stage 2 Trial Coaches

 

At the July Delegates meeting each year, delegates are reminded that nominations for Reevesie Cup and Anstey La Frantz Shield coaches are to be in the hands of the Administrator, on the correct form, before the start of the Annual General Meeting in August.

 

The Casey Cup, Reevesie Cup and Anstey La Frantz Shield Nomination Form includes:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email Address
  • Mobile
  • Club
  • Age group(s) of any children currently playing junior cricket
  • Any preferred age group
  • Coaching Accreditation Level

 

The nominations are collated into a list of prospective coaches.  This list will become an input for the process to appoint coaches for Casey Cup, Reevesie Cup and Anstey La Frantz teams.

 

 

Selection of Stage 2 Trial Coaches

 

The nomination list for coaches is reviewed and four coaches will be allocated to each age competition based on the following criteria:

  • Higher coaching accreditation level over lower accreditation level
  • No child in the age groups over child in the age groups

 

Coaches that have worked positively with the Representative Cricket Committee previously will rank higher than coaches that have not worked with the Committee previously, and these will rank higher than coaches that have worked negatively with the Committee or the association previously.

 

If there are insufficient nominations for these coaching positions then the clubs will be approached again for nominations and the process repeated.

 

 

Selection of Representative Team Coaches

 

The Representative Cricket Committee will review the performance of each of the previous season representative coaches including feedback from the coach, manager, championship or carnival organisers etc.

 

Coaches for the upcoming season will be selected based upon previous performances as a coach and also upon team results.

 

Coaches for championships will be allocated first and then coaches for development carnivals will be allocated.

 

Coaches will be notified of their appointment by email and also be provided with a position description for their role.

 

 

Coaches and Managers Meeting

 

The Administrator books a meeting room for the presentation

 

The Administrator advises all coaches, managers and scorers of the meeting date and time and also the requirement to attend

 

The Representative Cricket Committee present to the coaches, managers and scorers on the following subjects

  • Etiquette
  • Standards
  • Boundaries
  • Structures
  • Coaching styles

 

 

Representative Coach Development

 

The Representative Cricket Committee will work the Queensland Cricket Talent Officer(s) to determine the activities required for the development of each of the appointed representative coaches.