Junior Formats Recommendations

Managing Junior Games

Coaches, team managers, parents and young people are often asked to manage or umpire junior games. How games are managed has an impact on how much children enjoy their cricket and therefore want to keep playing. Whoever takes on the role of umpire, plays a vital role in making sure it is a fun and safe game for everyone.


Managing Junior Games Handbook

For top tips on how to manage and communicate with young players download the handbook below including:

Know where to stand when asked to umpire
Learn the most common ways of being out
Understand the signals you’ll need to know
Score the game
Involve players in umpiring and scoring


Scoring Junior Games

Play-Cricket Scorer is a free digital scoring app - the easy way to digitally score junior games and automatically upload onto It features:

  • Junior match format templates for pairs and standard cricket, saving time when creating fixtures
  • A brand new, simple scoresheet specifically for junior cricket
  • New functionality including retiring at 25, two lives and double scoring zones


Download via Google Play 

Download via App Store

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