It is with great delight that I can announce, that Vermonts Craig Gislingham has been added as a late replacement to the Australian Over 50s team for the upcoming O50s World Cup in Sydney joining fellow Victorians Darren Hill and Bill Blair.

Craig represented Victoria with distinction in the last two Australian O50 Championships in Brisbane and in Orange, NSW where he was a member of the team that tool at the Australian A Grade title.

Known for his canny medium pace swing bowling and powerful middle order batting, Craig will be a huge asset over the 3 week tournament.

Congratulations Craig, a well deserved honour.

Australias World Cup journey starts with a match against Sri Lanka on Wednesday 21 November.

Further match’s are

Thursday 22nd Nov v New Zealand

Sunday 25th November v England

Monday 26th November v South Africa

Wednesday 28th November v Pakistan

Thursday 29th November v Wales

Sunday 2nd December v Canada

The semi-finals will be on Monday 3rd December and the Grand Final Tuesday 4th December

The World Cup will be followed with 2 “Silver Ashes” matches against England on the 6th and 7th December.

This as you will see is a heavy schedule. Anyone wishing to follow the scpores may do so on the Veterans Cricket Australia MyCricket site.

Peter White,  O50s Veterans Cricket Victoria

All Clubs in 12 Players per Team (Interchange Player Grades) i.e. B, C & D Grades

An error has been highlighted in the BHRDCA Rules pertaining to the 12 Players/Team (Interchange Player Grades) and the BHRDCA CoM has determine that the Rule as redrafted below will temporarily apply to all Two Day matches in these grades for the remainder of the 2018/19 season.

Rule 9(e)(i) now reads –

  1. In Two Day Grades (as specified by the CoM), for Two Day matches only, Clubs may select 12 registered players, of which one player on Day 1 MUST be interchanged for another on Day 2. If Team A loses 10 wickets on Day 1, then the substitute player can bat in the second innings, only when that second innings continues into or commences on Day 2 i.e. when the second interchange player is available.

NOTE: If the second team (Team B) bats on Day 1, and the Day 1 Interchange player bats in that innings, then the Day 2 player cannot bat in that innings, regardless of whether the Day 1 player was out or not out at the close of play on Day 1.

NOTE: This Rule DOES NOT apply to ONE DAY MATCHES in the designated Interchange Player Grades.

It will be included for permanent consideration at the 2019/20 Annual Rules Meeting


Cricket Victoria have released three Regional Club Officer roles. The positions are available in the Inner East Region, Outer East Region and South East Country Region.  Click on the links below for further details…

Inner East

Outer East

South East Country

Applications close 20th November, 2018


Melbourne Stars Ball Kids Opportunity for BHRDCA Juniors

BHRDCA sponsor  KOOKABURRA have an opportunity for Juniors in our clubs.
Please share this on your clubs social media and website to help get the information out.   Any enquires
The compeition is open to all junior players registerd in the BHRDCA between 10 and 16 years of age.   click for entry form. Winners will be drawn on December 3.
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Round 4, Heatherdale and Vermont do battle but for a very important cause – we’re playing for the Noel Jones Teal Cup.

Noel Jones in Mitcham are both Heatherdale’s & Vermont’s major sponsors and for Round 4, we’re aiming to paint the town teal in support of Ovarian Cancer Australia (OCA).

All Clubs,

The 2018/19 BHRDCA T20 Fixtures are now live on MyCricket and the 2018/19 BHRDCA T20 Rules have been posted to the BHRDCA Website – Club & Playing Resources > Rules & Regulations > Senior Rules

Good luck to all teams competing in the competition this season


An update from the FHCC Sec. from last nights Statewide T20 match between Forest Hill CC & Nth Balwyn CC

Forest Hill ventured out to Macleay Park pretty excited to be a part of the state-wide competition and confident they could be competitive. North Balwyn won the toss and chose to send the Zebras in. Charles Erasmus and Jarryd Taun-Henderson (23 off 12) got the innings under way and struck the ball nicely from the get go. Charles departed in the 4th over which brought Aaron Taun-Henderson (42 off 26) together with Jarryd, and those two ensured the run rate hovered around the 10 an over mark for the early period.

The Zebras continued to get solid contributions throughout the innings, with Matt Grace (31 off 15) and Jason Thompson (18 off 12) controlling the middle period nicely. The wicket was quite slow and scoring became tricky towards the back end but Forest Hill kept knocking the ball around eventually finishing 7/167 off their 20 overs.

With a good score to defend, Forest Hill were confident that if they executed their plans well, they would give themselves every chance. Jason & Aaron got the innings under way and were able to really restrict the North Balwyn bats, keeping them to around 6 runs an over for the first 5 overs. From there the Zebras bowlers and fielders were able to keep the pressure on right throughout the North Balwyn innings, eventually dismissing them for 108. Matt Grace (3/17 off 3) and Josh King (3/19 off 3.3) were the standouts with the ball.

Overall a great performance with the team and club looking forward to the next game in the competition.

Congrats to FHCC for winning their first game of the Statewide tournament, which puts them through to the next round.

All Clubs,

A new link has been established on the BHRDCA Website, under Club & Playing Resources > Policies > Safeguarding Children/Young People to provide an overview of the BHRDCA’s adoption of the new CA policy for safeguarding Children and Young people. It includes the PowerPoint presentation conducted by Clint Kennon (CV Cricket Mgr.) as a component of the new Policy and the extract of confirmation from the most recent BHRDCA CoM Minutes indicating that the policy was formally adopted by the CoM.

All Clubs are required to commence the processes associated with compliance of the policy immediately.

Further inquiries on the implementation of the policy at your Club should be directed to Clint Kennon (CV Cricket Mgr.) on 0473 040 593.


All Clubs,

Permits for players to play in lower Grades are issued for individual matches and DO NOT carry forward when a 2 Day match, is reduced to a 1 Day match (weather, extreme conditions etc), such as occurred last weekend i.e. any Permits issued last week were for a Two Day game and must be resubmitted in Grades where the match has now been reduced to a One Day game.

The Permit Register for each Weekend can be found on the BHRDCA Website > Club & Playing Resources > Match Permits and then to the 2018/19 Permits tab


BHRDCA sponsor Field of View Sports Photography will be around the grounds during the season capturing various team in action.

Field of View can be booked for team photos and game coverage – email for information and availabilty.

Victoria’s #1 team players featuring VCC’s Scott Taylor & Craig Gislingham and BHRDCA legend & Australian World Cup Team Manager Michael Van Zuyden doing his duty as Victoria’s Scorer.

All Clubs,

Please note the 2018/19 fixtures for A Grade to E Grade have now been made live on MyCricket.

Fixtures associated with F – I Grades will be made live on MyCricket in the next 48 hours.

Any inquiries on the published fixtures should be directed to the BHRDCA Secretary or BHRDCA Administration Mgr.


All Clubs,

Please note the 2018/19 Ray McIntosh Shield, Howard Wilson Shield and Dorothy McIntosh Shield fixtures have now been made live on MyCricket.

Fixtures associated with A – I Grades will be made live on MyCricket in the next few days, with a delay to these fixtures occurring as a result of late affiliation changes received over the past few days.

Any inquiries on the published fixtures should be directed to the BHRDCA Secretary or BHRDCA Administration Mgr.


All Senior Clubs,

The next Delegates Meeting will be held at Heatherdale CC on Tuesday 2nd October, commencing at 7:30 p.m.

Practice balls and Scorebooks will be distributed before this meeting so your arrival prior to 7:30 to collect these would be appreciated also.

Also note, the Umpires/Captains Meeting will follow the Delegates Meeting, commencing at 8:30 p.m. (NOTE: Where Captains cannot be present, then Delegates may remain as attendees in their place)


After confirmation by the BHRDCA CoM, the 2018/19 BHRDCA Junior Competition Rules have now been posted on the Website, inclusive of changes/updates passed by the Junior Delegates 29/8/2018.

They can be found at Club & Playing Resources > Rules & Regulations> Junior Rules

Inquiries/follow up or clarification on these rules should be directed to the BHRDCA Admin. Mgr. or BHRDCA Secretary


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