The 5th World Schools Cricket Challenge (WSCC) will again be held in Melbourne. The high quality cricket facilities at our host, Haileybury School, making this a memorable experience for students and staff/coaches.
The 2017 WSCC saw teams from Pakistan, South Africa, New Zealand, Bangladesh and several local Melbourne schools compete in the 1st XI and Development XI divisions. For the first time we were able to also have use of the cricket facilities at Mentone Grammar, directly across the road from Haileybury School. This event goes from strength to strength and we already have 5 schools entered for the 2018 event.
- Twenty20 grading day with umpires and balls supplied
- Four 50 over games with umpires and balls supplied
- BBQ function at Haileybury School
- Tournament Dinner and Awards Evening
- Melbourne Cricket Ground Tour
- Souvenir handbook
Open to any school cricket team around the world.
Two Grades - 1st XI and Development Grade (13 to 16 years)
The objectives of the World Schools Cricket Challenge are:
- Give school cricketers an opportunity to play in a quality international tournament.
- To encourage participation and development of cricket within high schools.
- Provide a solid base for young cricketers to plan their cricketing future.
- Provide educational opportunities and experiences for students with an interest in cricket.
- Promote the enjoyment and qualities of cricket regardless of their abilities.
- Promote the traditional values of cricket in attractive environments.
Situated in South-East Melbourne, Haileybury School are the host for the World Schools Cricket Challenge for the 4th year running. In terms of school cricket grounds and facilities, they are of the very highest standard.
Haileybury has three cricket ovals (Rendall, Hazlitt and Orange Ovals) at their Keysborough campus and a brand new oval at their nearby Berwick campus. The wickets are hard and true and the meticulously maintained outfields are a pleasure to field on. (It's no surprise that visiting players and coaches are continually impressed with the standard of these grounds).
All schools are invited to bring teams to Melbourne to experience the sporting, cultural and educational experiences that the region and the tournament have to offer. Schools can enter as many teams as they wish.
Team members must be pupils or immediate past pupils of their school. Open to any school from any part of the world.
All teams will need to be accompanied by teachers, coaches or registered caregivers on a ratio of 1 adult for every 8 students. In the event the group is less than 8 there must be one supervising adult.
Participants will broaden their education and understanding of different parts of the world and experience interaction with individuals and teams from other countries.
Secondary Schools (High Schools) to be invited to enter into one or both of two age groups-1st XI (all ages) or Development XI (13-16 inclusive as at 9th December, 2017). Teams will be graded according to self-assessed ability, background and experience.
Teams will play round robin within their age group and grading over the 1st 3 days of play with the 4th day being Finals Day.