How many teams can my club/school enter?
Clubs and schools can enter an expression of interest for as many teams as they like, however depending on interest levels and ground capacity, there may be a need to limit numbers. Individuals can also enter a team with friends.
Can I enter a mixed boys and girls team?
Yes. Clubs can enter mixed teams when they do not have enough players for separate boys and girls teams. Mixed teams will compete in the boys division.
What equipment does our club need to provide?
Clubs need to provide only a helmet with face mask if wicketkeepers will keep up to the stumps. Wicket keeping gloves are optional. Each Centre and Coordinator will provide all other equipment.
Can players use their own wooden bats?
Yes. All equipment will be provided, however participants may choose to use their own bat. Please ensure that all external equipment is clearly named.
Can more than eight players play per team?
The maximum number of players allowed on the field at one time is eight, however a team may choose to have a player who bats and does not bowl and another player who bowls but does not bat, permitting 10 players per team. Alternatively, players may be ‘rostered off’ for one of the games. Every effort should be made to limit teams to eight.
What age do the players have to be?
MILO T20 Blast in Clubs and Associations is essentially a competition for 8 to 12 year-olds. Teams with limited numbers of players can use players from a younger age group to complete a team. Please notify staff prior to the commencement of the carnival if you have younger players. NB. As per Cricket Australia’s Well Played manual, girls may also play two years out of their age bracket if playing in a boys or mixed team i.e. girls 14 years-old can play as 12 year-olds.
Who scores and umpires at the centres?
Each club/school team is required to umpire and score their games at Centres. Coaches can organise a parent or an older brother/sister to perform this role on the day. Some clubs/schools have established links with local secondary schools or senior club cricketers to assist the running of their MILO T20 Blast team.
Can I call an existing competition MILO T20 Blast?
Provided it complies with the requirements of the MILO T20 Blast minimum standards document. A copy of the Minimum Standards document can be obtained by contacting your local State or Territory Cricket Association.
Where will MILO T20 Blast centres be run?
MILO T20 Blast centres will be hosted primarily by Associations or Clubs, but privately run independent centres may also exist. Private centres will typically be run by independent Private Providers and act as feeder centres for Clubs and Association cricket. Some centres may also be run in schools, but school based centres will primarily exist as MILO T20 Blast School Cups.
Who is qualified to run a MILO T20 Blast centre, and when does Deliverer training commence?
MILO T20 Blast centres must be run by a Cricket Australia trained and accredited Deliverer. Typically, Deliverers will be Regional Cricket Managers, Development Officers or Private Providers, but may also be Cricket Australia Sports Development Program students, trained volunteers, or teachers. Training for Deliverers will commence from August 2012.
How long is a MILO T20 Blast season?
A season will run for eight sessions/weeks.
How do participants register for MILO T20 Blast?
Participants may register for MILO T20 Blast by clicking here.
What is in the MILO T20 Blast equipment kit for centres?
The kit contains:
- 1 x MILO T20 Blast Sports Bag
- 40 x MILO T20 Blast Foam Balls
- 7 x MILO T20 Blast Wooden Bats (Size 4)
- 7 x MILO T20 Blast Wooden Bats (Size 5)
- 12 x MILO T20 Blast Stump Sets
- 90 x MILO T20 Blast Marker Cones
- 2 x MILO T20 Blast Polo Shirts
- 10 x MILO T20 Blast Deliverers Vests
- 10 x MILO T20 Blast Batting Tees
- 11 x MILO T20 Blast Volunteer Caps
All items are MILO T20 Blast branded.
What is the make-up of a centre?
Participants may come from clubs and MILO in2CRICKET centres, MILO T20 Blast School Cups, or from Private Provider programs. Centres may align to clubs, but they may also have no club alignment (i.e. a girls-only centre) where participants come to one place, are put into teams, and are registered to the Association.
Where do we get the extra Volunteers?
MILO T20 Blast centres are fully coordinated by trained and qualified providers who coordinate the full process: registration, set up of grounds, collation of results and clean-up of the venue, limiting the need for extra volunteers. If extra volunteers are required, the short duration, easy-to-understand rules and game format will enable easier recruitment of parents and others.
Where is MILO T20 Blast played?
MILO T20 Blast can be played on grass outfi elds or at Indoor Cricket Centres. It can be at one centre that accommodates any number of teams, at an individual oval if there are eight or less teams, it can be at one venue every week, or be rotated through a number of venues. There is no one specific model. Due to wash outs, or unforeseen circumstances, back up facilities may be used where available (indoor sports centres, basketball courts, tennis courts, beach, etc.).
How important is winning?
While the MILO T20 Blast is a competition-based program, ensuring that everyone is involved and having fun is the most important aspect. Those involved should remember this objective when running the program.
What happens if a session is effected by rain?
While it is always preferable to make up sessions not completed due to inclement weather, this is not always possible and your MILO T20 Blast Coordinator will deal with these circumstances on a case by case basis.
As a parent what can I do to get involved in the MILO T20 Blast experience?
Parents are encouraged to get involved in the program wherever possible. Your MILO T20 Blast coordinator will always be looking for assistance with umpiring, scoring and managing games at a MILO T20 Blast centre. Make sure you introduce yourself to your MILO T20 Blast coordinator and offer your assistance each week.