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Junior Community Cricket

Learn more about the five cricket associations that offer regular competition for junior community cricketers across metropolitan Adelaide.


There are currently five cricket associations that offer regular competition for junior community cricketers across metropolitan Adelaide.


North Eastern Junior Cricket Association

NEJCA is the largest junior-only cricket association in South Australia and is also the fastest growing. The Association offers a pathway that includes MILO T20 Blast, Under 9’s, Under 11’s and Under 13’s. All matches are played on Sunday mornings

Visit http://www.nejca.com/ for further information.


Para Districts Cricket Association

The PDCA was formed in 1958 to cater for cricket at all levels within the Salisbury, Playford and Gawler councils. The Association has grown steadily and now features seven grades of senior cricket, two grades of women’s cricket and five junior age groups.

Visit http://pdca.sa.cricket.com.au/ for further information.


Western Suburbs Junior Cricket Association

The WSJCA was established to provide a pathway for the number of primary school children living in the western suburbs who wanted to play club cricket. The association has Under 11 and Under 13 age groups with matches played on Sunday mornings. There were 12 clubs and over 60 teams competing in the 2014/15 season.

Visit http://wsjca.sa.cricket.com.au/ for further information.


South Central Junior Cricket Association

The SCJCA covers the inner metropolitan area from Unley to Glenelg and also extends through the foothills and southern suburbs. There are three age groups offered with divisions for Under 11, Under 13 and Under 15, which play on Sunday mornings, as well as the new Under 9 MILO T20 Blast program. 

Visit http://southcentralcricket.org/ for further information.


Adelaide Turf Cricket Association

With the development of the community based club structure, a need became necessary to incorporate a junior competition at Under 15 and Under 17 levels providing a clear pathway for young cricketers to move into senior representation, without having to change clubs at this important stage of their development. The junior competition of ATCA currently incorporates over 50 teams playing turf cricket on Sunday afternoons.

Visit http://atca.sa.cricket.com.au/ for further information.