Have-a-Go Cricket

Age Range:

  • 5-8 years

Skill Descriptors:

  • Basic skill development - batting, bowling, stopping, throwing, catching
  • Play activities and games
  • Encourage Fair Play
  • Play with modified, safe, plastic equipment


  • To provide a stimulating environment that allows basic cricket skills to be taught
  • To emphasise fun & participation
  • To create an awareness & interest in the game of cricket
  • To get parents & teachers actively involved in the game of cricket
  • To provide the positive first step in a child’s long term participation and involvement in cricket


  • To provide participants with opportunities:
  • To have fun and enjoyment
  • To participate in a variety of play activities and minor games
  • To have a ‘fair go’
  • To learn some new basic cricket skills
  • To make friends



To support the Have-A-Go Cricket and Kiwi Cricket initiatives coaching manuals and videos have been produced. The manuals are distributed free to primary schools visited by the  Summer Squad and to coaches trained by them. The videos are also free to Have-A-Go Cricket and Kiwi Cricket Centres set up in schools and clubs, along with a starter kit of  Kiwi Cricket equipment.

Recently, New Zealand Cricket has developed two CD-Roms 'Cricket in the Classroom' and 'More Cricket in the Classroom'. Each CD-Rom comprises a series of carefully planned lessons on cricket covering all aspects of the curriculum. These are also available to primary schools visited by the Summer Squad.

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For further information about the Have-A-Go Cricket Programme, please read the following: Have-A-Go Cricket Information Booklet

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