The BHRDCA has completed its most successful VMCU carnival culminating in premierships to the U/18’s and the U/14’s in the Russell Allen Shield which is the top grade.
Our 18’s restricted Mornington Peninsula CA to 9/128 from 45 overs with Heatherdale’s Trent Callen taking 3/10 from 5 overs and Cameron Clark, Nunawading CC, returning 2/12 from 6 overs.
The run chase started poorly and BHRDCA slumped to 5/54 leaving plenty to do after drinks. With Trent Callen still unbeaten there was some hope and he anchored the innings brilliantly to see BHRDCA finish on 6/131 to lift the trophy. Callen remained 61 no and had great support from Clark with 29 as the two boys enjoyed a day to remember. Callen deservedly won the medal for best on ground.
Coach Anthony Smith (Blackburn CC) did a stunning job blending the team which at times looked doubtful to actually get to the carnival. Smith has coached the 18’s the last few years and has a great understanding of the age group and how to maximise the talent whilst dealing with the challenges of VCE, work and other pressures associated with that age group.
The 14’s were asked to bowl against South Eastern CA who they had lost to in a round robin game five days earlier. Kerrimuir’s Kalan Fazio was outstanding returning 4/19 from 6 overs and had great support from Mitcham’s Luke Tully, 2/28 from 8, to leave SECA 7/140 after their 40 overs.
BHRDCA lost an early wicket before an 87 run partnership between Heatherdale’s Billy Box, 52, and Luke Tully, 38, turned the game. With 3 balls left the winning runs were hit and BHRDCA won by 5 wickets. Fazio won the best on ground medal for the bowling that set up the game dismissing the top four SECA bats.
Steve Box (Heatherdale CC) coached the side and was sensational in gelling the group into a competitive outfit that peaked at the right time. Steve Tully also played a key role in the planning, warm ups and reviews of each game.
Aside from these two teams, the U/12 girls were runners up, three other teams made semi finals and one played a quarter final. So 7 of our 8 sides played finals cricket.
This is just reward for the hours of work volunteers, coaches and players put in not only during the carnival but also leading into it. Ross Chambers, as the manager of our representative program, is unwavering in his commitment to the program, teams and coaches. Ross does an enormous amount of organising, live scoring and ensuring venues and all relevant information gets to coaches and team managers. Often this is received late the night before or the morning of game day as the weather dictates the days playing conditions.
A huge thank you to all coaches, parents and the brilliant team managers that just make this work and the results are there for all to see.
We look forward to continued support of representative cricket as the BHRDCA results continue to capture others attention.
Mark Lane – Guest Host
Simon Meade – Vermont Sth President
Adam Hardy – Mitcham CC Captain
A reminder to all clubs – in accordance with BHRDCA Senior Rules (Attachment 7), Permit conditions change from the resumption of fixtured matches this weekend for all Senior Grades.
First Two Day Match after Christmas
- A Permit is required for any player that drops One Club Grade or more, if they have previously played Four games or more in any higher grade during that season
- A Permit is required for any player that has previously played four games OR LESS in any higher grade earlier that season, if they are seeking to play more than Two (2) club grades or FIVE or more Association grades below where they had played their last match.
NOTE: This Rule applies from the first Two Day round after Christmas as stipulated by the CoM
- Players are required to have played 6 playing days in that grade to qualify for finals.
As a result of a meeting held this week between Cricket Victoria and the BHRDCA, the BHRDCA wishes to issue the following statement:
The BHRDCA unequivocally apologises to Mr Paul Caylock for the publishing of insensitive facebook comments towards him in 2016/2017 and the inappropriate public identification of Mr Caylock at the 2017 BHRDCA Annual General Meeting.
The BHRDCA acknowledge this was improper and should not have happened.
The BHRDCA Executive wishes to retract a news item and social media posts in relation to a recent meeting between BHRDCA and Cricket Victoria.
BHRDCA Executive apologises to Cricket Victoria and the VMCU for publishing information relating to the issue that could be misleading.
BHRDCA confirms that, contrary to speculation, Cricket Victoria and the VMCU have not said the BHRDCA or and it’s member clubs are facing disqualification or suspension.
Richard Harford – Templestowe CC President
David Cowell – Nunawading CC President
It looks as if we will finally see conditions that are conducive to cricket.
There were 6 games that got under way last Friday where both teams were able to complete the same amount of overs. These games will continue as 2 day games this Friday with the allotted 44 overs (22 overs per team)
The games where only limited overs were played before the heavens opened will be scrapped and recommence as a 44 over one day games this Friday (22 overs per team)
Where no play was available last Friday the game will revert to a 44 over one day game (22 overs per team)
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call me on 0450 336 992, Tom Anderson
The CoM is aware of an article by Toby Prime headlining possible bans from Cricket Victoria.
This is pure speculation as the BHRDCA has received nothing threatening same from Cricket Victoria.
There is a meeting scheduled with Cricket Victoria this Wednesday to ensure both sides of the story are presented and a resolution arrived at.
All Saturday morning junior games are to proceed, please attend at grounds as per normal and assess the conditions of the venue. Please ensure that we work together in the interest of playing
Please report to all grounds as normal.
Currently the weather is stable and ground inspections have been undertaken which shows the grounds at this point in time are playable.
The forecast for late today is not flash!
T20 McIntosh Shield Grade
The RCDA won the toss and sent BHRDCA into bat, and it was soon realized by RDCA that this was a big mistake. Nick Chancellor and Ben Joseph opened the batting, with Chancellor going out for 4 runs off 5 balls. Joseph hit the ground running and started hitting boundaries after only a few deliveries. Chelvin, Wise, OShea, all going out very cheaply but this did not stop a rampant Joseph who by the end of a shortened match due to earlier rain, smashed 72 from just 35 deliveries, in what was a T20 clinic from an in form player. All up BHRDCA scored 7/147 from just 15 overs.
RDCA came in to bat and the BHRDCA bowling attack was weathering the storm very well keeping everyone down on scoring except for Adams with 51 off 36 balls. A late surge toward the end of the innings was not enough for RDCA to get over the line with other notable scores being Stevenson (37) and Mitchell not out on 24. A stellar bowling performance from Newey with figures of 4/16 after 3 overs. In the end RDCA finished up with 8/131 at the end of their 15 overs.
T20 Wilson Shield Grade
With the ECA needing to withdraw from the game only a single match was played at Kimberly Reserve in Chirnside Park. With bad weather looming the BHRDCA started poorly with Fenner, Hunt and Proctor all going out very cheaply. Arnold battled on and made 13 off 16 balls. Rain delayed play as a thunderstorm passed over. After approximately half an hour, play resumed, and the wickets continued to tumble for the BHRDCA with Farry bowled for 5 off 16, Theunissen caught off the bowling of Pandya for 11, Ross LBW on his first ball for a duck, Fox run out without facing a ball and Volpe caught for 1 off 6 deliveries. Hodges and Humphries, representing the tail end of the innings, both battled on to see out the full 20 overs after being 9/38 at the 13th over. At the end of the innings BHRDCA were 9/69 with Hodes on 20 off 21 balls and Humphries at 13 from 29 balls.
The RDCA came into bat and at the end of a very expensive first over Humphries took the first wicket, but the precedence had been set with RDCA being 1/14 at the end of the first over. Jensen came in to bowl the second over and on his second ball claimed Wong who mishit the ball and was caught for a duck. Humphries bowled a much more tidy second over getting another wicket and at the end of the third over it was 3/19. The runs flowed but so did the wickets for BHRDCA, RDCA batsmen were Pandya 18 from 16 balls, Johnson 11 from 6 balls faced, Nelson and DeSilva both not out and hitting the winning runs.
EAST BURWOOD HONOURS FLAGS
East Burwood Cricket Club will hold its annual past players day on Saturday, January 19 at which the club will acknowledge a number of premiership milestones. With many of its records incomplete, the club is finding it challenging to contact members of those teams that will be recognised. The club is inviting all former East Burwood, Bennettswood and East Burwood/Bennettswood players to attend the function at the East Burwood Reserve with the premiership wins of the East Burwood A Grade side of 1988, Bennettswood’s C Grade side of 1988, Bennettswood’s Ray McIntosh Shield winners of 1989 and East Burwood/ Bennettswood’s Shield 2 (1994) and C Grade (1994) sides to be acknowledged. “At our past players days we’ve never really acknowledged any of the premiership milestones, the five years, the 10 years, the 20 years,” former premiership player Anthony Apps said. “But our records aren’t that great, so we’re relying on word of mouth and social media.” The event will start at 1.00pm as East Burwood hosts Bulleen Templestowe for the second day of a McIntosh Shield two-dayer. The club will also hold its major fund raising raffle that night. For more details, and for past players to get in touch, contact David Nelthorpe (0404 018 574).
Steve Wood – Burwood Districts CC President
Clint Proctor – Koonung Heights CC Captain
Ray McIntosh Shield Representative Team:
Jodan Wise © Blackburn CC
Rob Chancellor Blackburn CC
Nick Chancellor Blackburn CC
Daniel O’Shea East Box Hill CC
Leigh Newey East Box Hill CC
Damien Cupido East Burwood CC
Justin Coombe Blackburn North CC
Dean Burton Blackburn North CC
Arun Chelvan Glen Waverley Hawks CC
Connor Spinks Kerrimuir United CC
Ben Joseph Heatherdale CC
Tharanga Jayawardhane East Burwood CC
Howard Wilson Shield Representative Team:
Clint Proctor © Koonung Heights CC
Chris Ross Koonung Heights CC
James Fenner Koonung Heights CC
Jacob Janssen Mitcham CC
Jack Humphries Mulgrave Wheelers Hill CC
Kristien Arnold Mulgrave Wheelers Hill CC
Jackson Fox Mulgrave Wheelers Hill CC
Lionel Hunt Park Orchards CC
Ross Theunissen Laburnum CC
Will Farry St. Davids CC
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This grant is winnable but very competitive for any organisation to win, let alone a Sporting organisation. Nonetheless with a compelling unique story to tell, some Sporting Organisations win the grant. 23% of applicants won this grant last round. There is high oversubscription and we as Sporting organisations are competing against Historical societies, Museums, etc. Refer to attached winners from last round, https://prov.vic.gov.au/round-16-recipients-2017-2018.
But if you have a compelling, unique story to tell that has wide audience reach, then let’s discuss and possibly apply. The grant able to be applied for is for up to $15,000 but most Sporting organisations win much less (a couple of $ thousand at most).
Link to last year’s winners: https://prov.vic.gov.au/round-16-recipients-2017-2018 to possibly stimulate some ideas.
Some examples of organisations we have won the grant for to date are:
The grant will fund items that help preserve, record and share the local, social and community history of Victoria and Victorians. Refer below to what will be funded:
Deadline for this grant is Tuesday 18 December 2018.
Let us know if interested, what type of project are you looking to do, as well as provide us some background on your organisation’s history (most clubs provide us a document or a link to their club history) that would be appreciated. And then we can discuss from there.
03 8592 9537
Junior rep update:
Our U12 and u14 squads have been selected. We thank those that trialled; they are a credit to their clubs.
The individual teams will be finalised soon. U16 and U18 teams will be selected soon after further trials.
We are looking for two more U18 players that are available to play in January, particularly if they regard themselves as an opening bowler.
Please contact Anthony Smith (u18 coach on 0421096807) or Ross Chambers 0432660951, firstname.lastname@example.org
January dates of play are: Monday 7th to 18th Most weekdays. Grand final on 20th Jan
The BHRDCA CoM has reviewed options associated with the washed out Round 2 T20 matches and determined due to the tight timeframe associated with the 2019 T20 playing dates, that the round will not be replayed. All Clubs should complete MyCricket asap reflecting your Round 2 Team Sheet (the match will count toward T20 Finals qualification) and a Drawn result.
Bradd Taylor – Vermont CC
Jordy Wise – Blackburn CC