The John Craig Shield is a representative competition run by the Victorian Sub-district Cricket Association (VSDCA) to identify and encourage talented young cricketers. All VSDCA clubs enter a representative side in the competition which is held over two weeks in January of each year, drawing from young players across their catchment.


This competition is an excellent stepping stone between junior cricket, Dowling Shield, Premier Cricket and beyond. This competition also provides young cricketers experience playing on quality turf pitches and against other promising young crickets from across Melbourne.


Brunswick Cricket Club has appointed 1st XI player Ben Moss as the John Craig Shield coach for the 2018-19 season. Ben will be supported by senior coaches and players from the club.

A squad of up to 15 players will be selected from the trials, with additional training sessions and practice matches, to be announced at the time.

The six matches and finals will be played from 5th January 2019. The fixture can be found on the Brunswick CC website or the VSDCA website

Personal invitations will be sent to selected players in late September early October. However all keen under 15 players are welcome.

If you would like to trial for the Brunswick John Craig Shield team or have any questions about the program, please contact Ben Moss 0407910078 or Karl Mayne 0418428628.