Green Shield - Premier U16 Competition
North Sydney Cricket Club was founded in 1858, and in 1893 became one of the founding members of the Sydney Grade Cricket competition. Based at North Sydney Oval, North Sydney Cricket Club has a long and proud tradition in Sydney Grade Cricket, boasting past players such as Sir Donald Bradman, Bill O’Reilly, Sid Barnes, Keith Miller, Charlie McCartney, Stan McCabe, Doug Walters, Trevor Chappell, Kerry Keefe, Phil Marks, Scott Hookey and Stuart MacGill.
North Sydney last won the Green Shield in the 2008/9 season, since which time it won the Second Grade in the 2010/11 season, and the First Grade Limited Overs competition in the 2012/13 season.
The A W Green Shield, or “Greenies” as it is more commonly known, comprises teams who represent their grade sides in an Under 16 competition consisting of 7 preliminary rounds, qualifying finals, semi-finals and a Final.
Many of NSW's top cricketers have come through this prestigious competition. The A W Green Shield is currently regarded as the toughest junior competition in the world, making it very difficult to both gain selection into and compete in. All points received in this competition go towards the Club Championship.