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Kookaburra Cup

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the format played?

The format is Twenty20.

How many matches are played?

We endeavour to ensure teams play a minimum of five (5) matches over the three (3) days unless a bye occurs due to uneven numbers of teams in that division. Two matches will be played on the first day, two one the second with finals played on morning of the third day.

How many players can play in a team?

The Kookaburra Cup is an 8-a-side competition.

What if I don't have enough players for a full team?

If you do not have enough players for a full team, email with what your current situation is. Often, there are other groups in the same situation who can be combined to help each other. 

What are the age groups and divisions?

Boys: Under 12, Under 14, and Under 16
Girls: Under 15

Each age group is split into three divisions, identified as the “Cup” for higher skilled teams such as district and representative teams, or individual clubs who feel they can compete in at a high standard, the “Plate” for community based teams including schools and smaller local cricket clubs and "Shield" for community based teams who play lower division teams 

What equipment is provided?

Teams are provided with one ball per two matches and a scorebook. This will be provided at the opening ceremony for the entire tournament, NOT after every match.

One set of stumps (including bails) is available for you to hire with a $50 deposit but teams are able to bring their own.

Each team must supply enough boundary markers to mark out the field.

At which venues will matches be held?

Ground allocations are provided after the draw is finalised in the weeks prior to the competition start. When allocating grounds, the competition will attempt to keep age groups and divisions clustered together in adjacent districts of the ACT. Most transfers between grounds will be no more than a 10 minute drive.

When will a draw be provided?

A draw will be supplied approximately one week before the competition starts.

What is the age cut off for players?

The age cut off is 1st September. For example, if a player turns 14 on September 2nd, they may play Under 14s. However, if a player turns 14 on August 31, they must play in the Under 16 division. This is the same rule as is applied in most Australian Underage cricket competitions.

Are teams required to provide officials for each match?

Cricket ACT will endeavour to provide as many umpires as possible for each fixture. However, given the size of our pool of our umpires, and the tournament taking place mid-week, we cannot guarantee that we will have enough officials to stand in all fixtures. Where possible, we will allocate one umpire per match, so that the batting team will only have to provide a square leg umpire for 20 overs. Please come prepared to provide at least one official.

We also ask that each team provide a scorer for the entirety of the match.

How do you determine ladder positions?

A Net Run Rate (NRR) calculation will be used to determine ladder positions.

A team's net run rate is calculated by deducting from the average runs per over scored by that team, the average runs per over scored against that team.

In the event of a team being all out in less than its full quota of overs, the calculation of its net run rate shall be based on the full quota of overs to which it would have been entitled and not on the number of overs in which the team was dismissed. Only those matches where results are achieved will count for the purpose of net run rate calculations.

What are my team’s responsibilities at the end of each match?

Both teams in each match are responsible for ensuring that scorecards are submitted to Cricket ACT.

We understand that visiting teams may not have internet access away from their accommodation. Please send them in as soon as possible, this is vital on the second day so that we can generate draws for the final day as quickly as possible.

Teams also have the option to enter the individual scores for players if they would like, if you would like to do this please let tournament staff know should you not have access. If your statistics are not entered on MyCricket, please be advised we will not be keeping our own records.