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JG Craig Competition Under 15

Balwyn Cricket Club extends an invitation to any young cricketer to attend our special J.G. Craig Shield (formerly R.M. Hatch) training sessions and vie for selection in the final Balwyn Cricket Club J.G. Craig Shield Squad.
 
J.G. Craig Shield is a high standard prestigious competition conducted by the Victorian Sub-District Cricket Association in the month of January for cricketers at the Under 15 level.

It is an invaluable learning experience for a young cricketer to play in this competition on turf pitches at the grounds used by 1st XI teams of the Sub-District competition.

All 28 Sub-District teams field a side and some of the best cricketers in the metropolitan area and also some from country areas participate.


Eligibility

Players must be under the age of 15 years at 1st September.

Our Aims

First and foremost we want the players to enjoy playing in the J.G. Craig Shield Competition. We want them to learn from the experience and improve their cricket skills. We would like them to be part of a competitive team. Whilst it is good experience for the players to play in a winning team, winning matches at all costs is not our objective. We would like players to play the game in a proper spirit of sportsmanship and to enjoy themselves in the process.

What We Offer

Balwyn Cricket Club has excellent training (turf and synthetic practice pitches) and match facilities. We offer sensible, intelligent and supportive coaching from experienced and qualified coaches and senior players. Transport to and from games can be arranged and all reasonable endeavors will be made to minimise disruption to family holidays. Our aim is to give every player a "fair go" and a chance to perform. However, we will not pursue this to extremes to the detriment of the more talented players.

Ability

All players, irrespective of ability, are welcome to attend training. However, all should be aware that J.G. Craig Shield is a high standard competition and the final squad will be selected on ability. The standard of the squad can vary considerably from year to year. We suggest young players, if they are in doubt, attend training and judge for themselves whether their skill levels are comparable to those of other players at the training sessions.

Safety

All batsmen and wicket keepers must wear helmets both in practice and in matches. In addition fielding restrictions apply: no fieldsmen other than those in the slips cordon may field within 11 yards (just over 10 metres) of the batsmen.
 

Contact Us

For any further information, please contact:

Chris Wilks
Juniors Co-Ordinator
 

Training

Please contact the Coach for training details.

Matches

The first match is early January. Please see the fixture in the menu under MyCricket > Matches > Fixture. Matches are 45 overs per team. The competition runs for 10 days in a round robin competition with the Final at the end of January.

History

Our notable results:
• 2016/17 - Runner-Up
• 2015/16 - Qualifying Final
• 2014/15 - Winners
• 2008/09 - Finals
• 2004/05 - Runner-Up
• 1978/79 - Runner-Up
 
Select Grade:
GRADE RND DATE HOME TEAM   AWAY TEAM  
VSDCA:North/East 1st XI 6 24 Nov 18
1 Dec 18
Balwyn
   def by  
Preston
VSDCA:North/East 2nd XI 6 24 Nov 18
1 Dec 18
Preston
   def  
Balwyn
VSDCA:South/East 3rd XI 6 24 Nov 18
1 Dec 18
Balwyn
   def  
Mt Waverley
VSDCA:South/East 4th XI 6 24 Nov 18
1 Dec 18
Mt Waverley
   def  
Balwyn
VSDCA:T20 Twilight 2018/2019 1 27 Nov 18
Balwyn
   def  
Kew
VSDCA:T20 Twilight 2018/2019 2 4 Dec 18
Endeavour Hills
   def  
Balwyn
ISEC:Under 17 Sunday - Robert Ary Shield 4 25 Nov 18
Balwyn
   drew  
Moorabbin
ISEC:Under 15A (turf) Sunday - Iain Giles Shield 4 25 Nov 18
Mazenod OC
   drew  
Balwyn
ISEC:Under 15A (turf) Sunday - Iain Giles Shield 5 2 Dec 18
9 Dec 18
Balwyn
   def  
Ashwood
ECA:Under 14B EC Orr 5 30 Nov 18
7 Dec 18
Burwood
   def  
Balwyn / Deepdene
ECA:Under 12C RK Wilkins 6 24 Nov 18
Balwyn
   drew  
Canterbury C2
ECA:Under 12C RK Wilkins 7 1 Dec 18
Balwyn
   def  
Mont Albert
ECA:Under 12C RK Wilkins 8 8 Dec 18
Canterbury C2
   def  
Balwyn
ECA:Under 10 Blue 6 24 Nov 18
Burwood
   drew  
Balwyn
ECA:Under 10 Blue 7 1 Dec 18
Ashwood Blue
   def  
Balwyn