About the Willowfest World Junior Championship

Willowfest is entering its 42nd year of Competition. As part of our expansion of our Championships, Willowfest will be conducting the inaugural World Willowfest Junior Cricket Championships in Mildura, Victoria Australia from 17th – 24th December 2019.

We are currently seeking expressions of Interest for the Inaugural Willowfest World Junior Cricket Championships. Players competing will be Under 16 as on the 1st December 2019.

Willowfest plan for 8 International teams to participate at these inaugural Championships.

An option will be available for the junior teams to stay over the Xmas break and also participate in the open age Willowfest Australian Championships from 27th – 30th December 2019. There will a 2-day break between the Junior Tournament & the senior Willowfest tournament.

Willowfest World Junior Cricket Championships

Eligibility: Players Age – Under 16 1st December 2019

Dates: Arrive 15th December & Depart 25th December 2019

Touring Party: 13 players & 2 officials

Game Formats:

  • Day 1 1 x 50 Over game – 17th December
  • Day 2 & 3 3 x T20 games – 18th – 19th December
  • Day 4 Rest Day – 20th December
  • Day 5 & 6 2 x 50 Over games – 21st – 22rd December
  • Day 7 3 x T10 games – 23rd December
  • Day 8 Finals 1 x 50 over game – 24th December

8 team places are available
2 pools of 4 teams
All games played on Turf – (weather permitting)


  • Accommodation incl. 3 meals/day
  • local Bus – includes Fuel & driver
  • Team Entry in the competition
  • Bus Hire – Melbourne – Mildura – Melbourne
  • Bottled Water & Snacks etc while in Australia
  • Civic Reception 16th December
  • Team manager & meet & greet 16th December at Willowfest HQ
  • 10 x 4-piece Kookaburra Senator balls
  • Game format: as Above
  • Umpires x 2 per game
  • All games played on Turf (subject to weather)
  • Lunch on game days
  • Scorebooks
  • Willowfest Whack & Express competition
  • Presentation Dinner for 15 players & officials (Other members $30ea)
  • Entertainment
  • Guest Speaker – high profile former Australian Test Cricketer TBC

Expressions of Interest: 30th June 2019

Nominations Close: Strictly 31st July 2019

Draw Available: 1st December 2019
Posted on the website after this date

Total Cost per Team: A$30,000.00 (A$2,000 per member)

50 % Deposit payable on Player Visa Application approval from the Australian Government.

Our organising Committee is extremely excited about this year’s inaugural World Willowfest Junior Cricket Championships and looks forward to your team registering to represent your Country in Australia and being part of history at Willowfest 2019

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