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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

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

• Date: Wednesday, 7th of October 2020 to Friday, 9th of October 2020

• Cost: $950 per team

• Age Divisions

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

- Under 13’s Girls

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

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

- Under 17’s Girls

Registrations close on the 19th of August 2020

Shirt Design Competition

The Canberra Southern Cross Club Kookaburra Cup wants its participants to have a say in one of the key aspects of the competition. Each team is given ten tournament shirts and we want the players to create the design. Be as creative as you want and the top three designs will be awarded the prizes below. 

First Prize
- Your design will be used at this official tournament shirt for the Canberra Southern Cross Club Kookaburra Cup
- Your team will receive free entry into the competition

Second Prize

Third Prize

Competition closes on the 19th of August 2020



Terms & Conditions

- You must be a registered to participate in the CSCC Kookaburra Cup to win a prize

- The first prize winner will have their registration fee refunded to represent free entry

- The winning designs will be chosen by a panel comprised of Cricket ACT staff members in consultation with the design team at ISC

Tournament Booklet

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Competition Rules

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ISC Sizing Chart

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Note: All registered sides will be provided with ten shirts per team, if you wish to purchase additional shirts, they are valued at $35 per shirt, please contact us via the email above.

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 and divisions?

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 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 four match balls 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?

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.