Junior cricket pitch directive

U13s in Luxembourg (2018)
U13s in Luxembourg (2018)

Changes in the 2019 MCC Laws have acknowledged the requirement for differing pitch lengths in junior cricket but have stopped short of defining these in the Laws.


Instead the Laws have left it to the national cricket body of each country to specify the length of the pitch ideal for their junior cricket programmes.


Cricket Switzerland have looked at various standards adopted by the ECB and differing English counties (Wiltshire & Surrey) and Switzerland's recommended pitch lengths for junior cricket were decided by the Council Meeting on Saturday 23rd February 2019.

Boys Girls
Age Group Pitch Length
Pitch Length
Age Group
Under 9 15 Yards (13.72m) 15 yards (13.72m) Under 10
Under 11 17 Yards (15.54m) 17 Yards (15.54m) Under 12
Under 13 19 Yards (17.37m) 19 Yards (17.37m) Under 14
Under 15 22 Yards (20.12M) 22 Yards (20.12M) Under 16
Under 17 22 Yards (20.12M) 22 Yards (20.12M) Under 18


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