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 will put the final decision to the Council Meeting on Saturday 23rd February 2019.
|Under 9||15 Yards (13.72m)||15 yards (13.72m)|
|Under 10||17 Yards (15.54m)||17 Yards (15.54m)|
|Under 11||17 Yards (15.54m)||17 Yards (15.54m)|
|Under 12||19 Yards (17.37m)||19 Yards (17.37m)|
|Under 13||19 Yards (17.37m)||19 Yards (17.37m)|
|Under 14||21 Yards (19.20M)||21 Yards (19.20M)|
|Under 15||22 Yards (20.12M)||22 Yards (20.12M)|
|Under 17||22 Yards (20.12M)||22 Yards (20.12M)|
NOTE: It is proposed to retain the same pitch lengths for boys & girls and for soft & hard ball cricket.