J.G Craig Shield (ex R.M Hatch) Under 15 Competition
The Ormond Cricket Club would like to extend an invitation to any under 15 cricket players to attend our series of selection trials for the J. G. Craig Competition (formerly the R.M. Hatch Competition).
Each year the Victorian Sub-District Cricket Association (VSDCA) runs the J.G. Craig Competition for Under 15 cricket players. It is recognised as the premier Under 15 cricket competition in Victoria and is conducted in January each year. Games are played on the professionally prepared turf wickets of the 28 Sub-District Cricket Clubs around Melbourne and to be eligible to play in the 2019 competition, players must be under 15 years of age as at the 1st September, 2017.
The competition was known as the R M Hatch Competition for more than 50 years but in 2014/15 it was re-named the J G Craig Competition after Ormond and VSDCA legend, John Craig. John scored more than 7,000 runs in the VSDCA and was part of 6 premierships at Ormond. As such, the club has a special connection with the competition and we have enjoyed considerable success in the competition over recent years having won back to back premierships in 20i6/17 and 2017/18. We also won in 2007/08, were runners up in 2008/09 and semi-finalists in 2005/2006, 2006/2007 and 2013/14. The club was also a quarter-finalist in 2010/2011.
We have historically fielded a team that is a combination of the best current Ormond junior under 15 players together with juniors from other metropolitan clubs in the south eastern suburbs of Melbourne plus country Victoria.
The Ormond J. G. Craig Representative Team is coached by experienced senior player, Michael Cove and selection trials are on the following dates:
Friday September 28 at Cricket HQ – 51-53 Levanswell Rd, Moorabbin – 10am – 12pm
Sunday October 7 – Bailey Park – 10am -12pm – Gardeners Rd East Bentleigh behind GESAC
Sunday October 14 – Cricket HQ – 10am – 12pm – 51-53 Levanswell Rd, Moorabbin
Sunday October 28 – Bailey Park – 10am – 12pm – Gardeners Rd East Bentleigh behind GESAC
The objective of these selection trials is to:
Select a Competitive Squad of 13 Players
Provide Quality, Supportive Coaching from Suitably Qualified Coaches
To give the players an opportunity to play on quality turf wickets.
The squad of 13 players will be finalised after the trial process and we have several practice matches planned for December before the tournament starts in January 2019. Please note that players who are selected must ensure they are available for all matches listed below including finals.
We welcome all eligible young cricketers to attend our selection trials and the final squad will be selected on ability not age.
Training Attire & Equipment
Preferably your local club playing or training shirt
Navy or black shorts or club shorts
Rubber-soled cricket shoes
Hat (club hat or white cricket hat – no other hat is allowed).
Drink bottle (full)
Cricket equipment (bat, pads, gloves, etc)
J.G. Craig Shield – 2018/19 Ormond Match Schedule