North West Women’s Cricket(NWWC) is a collaboration between Merivale Papanui Cricket Club (MPCC) and Burnside West Christchurch University Cricket Club (BWCUCC), providing women’s cricket playing pathways for ages 10 and up.
The pathway for girls starts off in both clubs from Years 1-4 in Junior Cricket, either in a Friday night program or mixed gender Saturday teams, or at school.
From Year 5/6 up girls get the opportunity to play in all female teams for NWWC all the way from junior cricket to senior premier and social grades – so there is no interruption in transition from primary, intermediate school and high school.
Currently the NWWC Convenor is Ross Hastings and this season we are looking forward to having teams in the Premier Women’s Grade, Social T20, Div 1, U16, Year 7/8 and Year 5/6 Grades.
Registration Information (registrations are currently OPEN)
You can register online now for the new season at CricHQ on the following link, please note if you would like to be associated with BWCUCC or MPCC. Please sign in first for your profile. NWWC CricHQ Registration link
You can register online now for the new season. If you are at primary school you can register as a Junior at MPCC MPCC Junior CricHQ Registration link which will enable you to access the cheaper MPCC Junior subscription rates of $90.
Players at secondary school and above can register at CricHQ using this link (when registering note if you would like to be associated with MPCC or BWCUCC. Please sign in first for your profile NWWC CricHQ Registration link
NWWC subscriptions are $150.00 for Youth / Secondary School Students in October, $180.00 for University Students and U21 Players, and $230.00 for Senior Players.
If you want to come down to the cricket club and discuss girls cricket then we have the following registrations days:
At Merivale-Papanui Cricket Club, Edgar MacIntosh Park, Condell Avenue – Saturday 18th September, 2:00pm - 4:00pm or Sunday 19th September, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
At Burnside Cricket Club, Burnside Park – 336 Avonhead Road – Saturday 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th September and Saturday 2nd October 10am - Midday
MPCC and BWCUCC have been partners in girls and women’s cricket for over 10 years, mainly due to player numbers which means we often share and exchange players at different skills levels to form Girl’s only sides.
In 2015/16 there was the formation of the North West Zone for Woman’s cricket which is intended to provide a pathway for Youth Woman towards Premiers Woman’s cricket. As a club we fully support this focus of combining several clubs strengths to form age appropriate and skill levels sides to compete in the Christchurch Metro Competition.
In 2017/18 Season we entered our first combined sides as North West Youth Cricket sides for Youth Girls, however the following season we decided that would include all our junior girls and we would focus on this collaboration specifically for Women’s cricket.
2019/20 saw two U19 sides finishing first and second in the competition and approval to play Premier Cricket in the 2020/21 season, we also had increase in Junior playing numbers as well as adoption of new logo, branding and clothing.
Please contact the club if you have any specific enquiries with Women’s Cricket.