Supported by BDC Partner
The BDC Mini Super 8s has been operating since 2001 and is an extremely successful annual programme for boys and girls in Year 4. It gives young children an opportunity to join one of our five local clubs and represent that club in a competitive softball environment. It has so often been the spur for those young cricketers to develop a lifelong passion for the game.
The tournament is open to both boys and girls and over the years it has been the key factor in developing so many players who want to then progress into hardball cricket.
This is softball cricket, the nationally recognised format of the game at this age. Players bat in pairs and face two overs each. Any wicket costs the team 5 runs (start on 200) and the batter who is out continues for their pair's allotted two overs. Every player must bowl at least one over, either overarm or underarm. The batting team receives 2 runs for every wide or no-ball, and in the final over of the innings any wide or no ball is rebowled. To see more detailed rules and our complete Spectator's Information guide, click here.
Players train with their clubs weekly in the summer term and then teams play each other as many times as posible by competing in several two-hour festivals spread through June to mid-July and hosted at the club grounds. Weekly there are a small number of individual prizes and at the final festival every player receives a medal and there are players of the tournament awards, all presented by a representative from our partners, Wise Insurance.
How do we particpate?
Simply contact the most convenient club for you directly from the table below. Or if you would like more information or to discuss the best option for you, contact our Programmes Manager, Matt Cheesbrough
Bexley CC, Bexleyheath CC and Sidcup CC are hosting festivals and entering teams.
Festival 1 – Friday 8th June, 5:30-7.30pm - Bexleyheath CC
Festival 2 – Friday 15th June, 5:30-7.30pm - Sidcup CC
Festival 3 – Friday 22nd June, 5:30-7.30pm - Sidcup CC
Festival 4 – Friday 29th June, 5:30-7.30pm - Bexleyheath CC
Festival 5 – Friday 6th July 5:30-7.30pm - Bexley CC
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The War Memorial Sports Ground
Park View Road