Revised junior formats aim to attract and keep Australian kids in cricket

Update: The Revised Junior Formats are delivering great results to date and are providing a far better playing and learning experience for boys and girls early in their cricket journey. They face more balls, can play more shots in more areas, get more wickets and field far more than a traditional 11 a side, full-length pitch format.

Current State of Play

More balls in play, more action and better skill development.

The preliminary results below (as at 1 March 2017) are focussed on the average of the U10-U13 matches which represents 87% of the pilot.


  • 23% less dot balls
  • 22% more balls being hit by the batter
  • Wides and no balls are reduced (contributing 31% less to the total score)
  • 44% more wickets per over
  • 23% less dot balls


  • 61% more balls being bowled on a good length
  • 21% more balls hit forward of the batter
  • 10% more balls hit on the off side
  • 62% more boundaries per over

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