Date of Event Oakleigh Cricket Club : Thu Aug 26, 2021 9:14AM

The Oakleigh Cricket Club extends an invitation to any aspiring under 15 cricket players to attend our selection trials for the J. G. Craig Competition.


The sessions will commence Wednesday 27 October and will be held at the D.W. Nicoll Reserve (Warrawee Park). Sessions will continue every Wednesday evening (COVID permitting) until the final squad is selected just prior to Christmas.


For more information on the selection trials (or the Craig Shield competition), please contact Head Coach, Ryan Chapple, on 0439 070 676 or


Each season, the Victorian Sub-District Cricket Association (VSDCA) runs the J.G. Craig Shield competition for Under 15 cricketers. It is recognised as the premier U15 cricket competition in Victoria and is played on the professionally prepared turf wickets of the 32 VSDCA clubs in January each year.


To be eligible to play in the JG Craig competition, players must be under 15 years of age as of September 1.


We have historically fielded a team that is a combination of the best current Oakleigh CC U15 players together with juniors from other metropolitan clubs in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne as well as players from rural Victoria.


 The Oakleigh JG Craig representative team is coached by experienced senior players and trials are held at D.W Nicholl Reserve (Warrawee Park, Warrigal Road,;Oakleigh) from October through to December.

The objective of these selection trials is to:

  • Select a competitive squad of 13 to 14 players
  • Provide quality, supportive coaching from appropriately qualified coaches
  • To give players an opportunity to play on quality turf wickets.

Oakleigh's squad will be finalised & announced in December. Please note that players who are selected must ensure they are available for all matches including finals.


 We welcome all eligible cricketers to attend our selection trials. They should attend and assess whether their skill levels are comparable to those of other players at the trials, as selection of the final squad will be based on ability.


Training Attire & Equipment

  • White playing shirt (preferably club shirt) or club training shirt
  • Rubber-soled cricket shoes (spikes if you have them)
  • Hat (club hat or white cricket hat)
  • Drink bottle
  • Cricket equipment (bat, pads, gloves, etc.)

For further information please contact:

Ryan Chapple

OCC Craig Shield Coach

0439 070 676


Last updated: Thursday October 28, 2021 10:59AM
Author: Brendan McGuinness