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Canberra Southern Cross Club Kookaburra Cup

Played in the lead up to the start of the junior cricket season, the Kookaburra Cup is a staple of the cricket calendar in the region.

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The Canberra Southern Cross Club Kookaburra Cup is an annual pre-season tournament attracting players and teams from around the country. The mission of the Cup is to showcase Australia’s number one sport - cricket, to kids and families. The festival vibe of the event has been designed to achieve the two primary goals of participation and enjoyment for all.

In its fourteen years of operation, the Canberra Southern Cross Club Kookaburra Cup has continued to grow, attracting more than 750 participants playing over 200 games in three action packed days.

The T20 tournament is held at multiple venues right across Canberra and is open to entries from both boys and girls. The teams have eight players per side, competing in either Cup or Plate divisions.

This tournament has featured prominent names in the cricket community including Australian representatives Adam Zampa and Nic Maddinson.


Key Details

• What: 2019 Canberra Southern Cross Club Kookaburra Cup

• Who: Male & Female Junior Cricketers (11-16 years old)

• Date: Wednesday, 9th of October 2019 to Friday, 11th of October 2019

• Cost: $950 per team ($900 if registered before the 11th of March 2019)

• Age Divisions

- Under 12’s Boys (Cup & Plate Division)

- Under 13’s Girls

- Under 14’s Boys (Cup & Plate Division)

- Under 16’s Boys (Cup & Plate Division)

- Under 17’s Girls


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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the format played?

The format is Twenty20.

How many matches are played?

Every endeavour will be made to ensure teams play a minimum of six (6) matches over the three (3) days unless a bye occurs due to uneven numbers of teams in that division. Three 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 Canberra Southern Cross Club 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?

The age groups for the event are Under 12, Under 14, and Under 16 for boys and Under 13 and Under 17 for girls. Each age group is split into two 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, and the “Plate” for community based teams including schools and smaller local cricket clubs.

What equipment is provided?

Teams are provided with four match balls, one set of stumps (including bails) and a scorebook.  This will be provided at the opening ceremony for the entire tournament, NOT after every match.

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

At which venues will matches be held?

Until the draw is finalised in the weeks leading up to the tournament, ground allocations cannot be provided. 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.

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.