Manawatū Cricket Association

Smash Yard! Cricket

We all remember those games of Backyard Cricket with friends or whānau over summer. The taped up tennis ball, one hand one bounce and whatever rules we could come up with depending on where we were playing and with whom! That is what Smash Yard! Cricket is all about! 

An after school programme that is fast paced and action packed. Players will register via their school or can register directly with Manwatū Cricket. There will be two games each night during the 1.5 hour session so plenty of opportunity to be part of the action. Our Smash Yard! Activators will set up games with the players getting input into the rules of each game. 

As with all our Smash Cricket programmes, values are important to us and our Smash Yard! Activators will ask the players how our new values will be displayed - Inclusive & Respect.

Games will see every player get a turn at batting, bowling and fielding in small games. All equipment will be provided and you can play in whatever ‘uniform’ you wish! 

Term 1 2024 is open to all players in Year 7 or 8 at school. If girls would prefer a girls only programme then Yeah! Girls Smash is the one for you! 

Players from PNINS, Ross, Monrad or St Peters please contact your Sports Coordinator for registration information. All other players can register via PlayHQ -

Games will be on Tuesdays down at Ongley Park, Park Road from 4-5.30pm, starting Tuesday 13th February until Tuesday 12th March. 

Cost is $20 for the programme.