|Country Cricket has had a strong affiliation with the WACA for over 100 years. The first formal link was established in 1907 with the introduction of the now annual Senior Country Week competition. Country Week is one of WA’s great sporting icons, and in 2007 the Centenary of Country Week was celebrated.
Over the years the growth of cricket competitions and development programs has been substantial. Junior Country Week commenced in 1949, the Country Cup was introduced in 1980 and the Girls Country Cricket Carnival was an initiative from the Centenary of Country Week celebrations.
In the 1980s the Regional Junior Cricket Program evolved. Regional Boards and Regional Cricket Officers have the responsibility of increasing participation in junior cricket and ensuring that the high performance program gives talented young players every opportunity to be future State and Australian players.
The Country XI annually competes in the Australian Country Cricket Championships and the Country Colts team participates in the WACA’s One Day League competition. Recently, a Masters program has been introduced.
All applications close on the 30th of April 2013.
Country Cricket Programs
- Senior Country Week
Dates: Sunday 20 - Saturday 26 January 2013
Senior Country Week is played during the third or fourth week of January each year between teams from the WACA’s affiliated Country Cricket Associations.
- Junior Country Week
Dates: Monday 7 - Friday 11 January 2013
Junior Country Week is played during the first two weeks of January each year between teams from the WACA’s affiliated Country Cricket Associations.
- Country Cup
Dates: Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 March 2013 (venue TBC)
The Country Cup is a T20 Competition played between the WACA’s affiliated Country Cricket Associations. Participating Associations compete in a qualifying weekend in November with the winners progressing to the finals weekend in March.
- Girls Country Cricket Carnival
Dates: Thursday 3 & Friday 4 January 2013 (venue TBC)
The Girls Country Cricket Carnival will be played between regional based teams. The exact format of the Carnival is to be confirmed.
- WA Country XI
The WA Country XI consists of the best players from the WACA’s affiliated Country Cricket Associations. The team represents Western Australia in the Australian Country Cricket Championships, which are held in January each year.
- Country Colts
The Country Colts consists of the best under 21 players from the WACA’s affiliated Country Cricket Associations. The Country Colts competes in the WACA Colts Competition.
- Country Masters XI
Nominations for the 2012-13 season will be called for at the beginning of the season.
Country Calendar of Events
Country Pre-season Camp: Sunday 30 September & Monday 1 October 2012. Venue: Secret Harbour,
Nominations close for 2012/13
Country Cup: Friday 5 October
CCB Meeting: Thursday 11 October 2012.
Country One Day League Fixture: Sunday 28 October
2012 – RMDCC v Country. Lark Hill.
Lion Affiliation agreements due: Friday 2 November 2012.
Country Cup Qualifying weekend
state-wide: 3 & 4 November 2012. (Kimberley variable).
Country One Day League Fixture: Sunday 11 November
2012 – Country v Gosnells. Venue: TBC .
Nominations due for Senior and
Junior Country Week 2012: Friday 23 November 2012.
Country One Day League Fixture: Sunday 25 November 2012 – Joondalup v Country. Venue: Iluka.
Regional Board Chairmen’s
meeting: Saturday 1
Country One Day League Fixture: Sunday 2 December 2012 – Country v Willetton.
Country Day at the Cricket: Monday 3 December 2012, Day 4 of the Test.
KPMG Statewide T20 Cup Regional
Qualifier Round: Sunday 9 December 2012– Bunbury & Kalgoorlie.
16’s Regional Carnival: 16-19 December 2012. Venue: Bunbury.
CCB meeting: Friday 21 December 2012.
Girls Country Carnival: 3-4 January
2013. Venue: Britannia Reserve, Leederville. Accommodation: Earn
Halliday DSR Camp.
ACCC Bundaberg: 3-14 January 2013.
Junior Country Week: 7-11 January 2013.
Emerging Warriors 15's: 15-17 January 2013. Venue: Guildford Grammar. Regional sides x 2.
Association Presidents meeting: Saturday 19 January 2013.
Senior Country Week: 20-26 January 2013.
KPMG Statewide T20 Cup Semi Final
and Final: Sunday 20 January 2013.
Emerging Warriors 16’s: 27-30 January 2013. Venue: Point Walter
DSR Camp. 1 Regional side.
Country 20’s v Bayswater Morley
Colts: 17 February 2013. Venue:
Country 15’s v City 14’s: February 2013. Venue: TBC.
Country 20’s v Country Masters : 24 February 2013. Venue: Bayswater.
Regional Carnival 14’s: 2-4 March 2013. Venue: Toodyay&Northam.
Country Cup Final: 3&4 March 2013. Venue: Richardson
Park and Ernest Johnson Oval.
Regional Boys High Performance
Camp 14’s, 15’s & 19's: 14-19 April2013. Venue: Point Walter DSR Camp.
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