Monthly Archives: September 2020
CV have presented to more than 1000 people on Webinars this week and a lot of BHRDCA clubs and people attended.
The situation continues to evolve and change daily and Sunday will see further announcements. That will lead to more discussions next week where CV will ensure we are best placed to commence the season.
There are a number of guidelines around return to play where the initial Government advice did not make sense to cricket people. No spectators and no equipment sharing (especially for juniors) are good examples. CV are addressing these issues and seeking clarification.
Regional cricket is due to commence competition in mid October so we will have real data to help us start our season.
The next few weeks will provide greater clarity towards our goal of starting the season on November 14.
We ask all to hang in there, we are getting close to training and playing.
Stay safe. BHRDCA CoM
After agreeing to focus the BHRDCA’s competition for the 2020/21 season on One Day matches (in support of the CA/CV recommended direction) and to meet the desire of Clubs whose senior grades, where designated, seek to play in coloured attire, the BHRDCA has updated its Ball Provision policy for 2020/21, inclusive of White Ball arrangements.
Please refer to Club & Playing Resources > Policies > Cricket Balls for the most recent update to this policy
The president was interviewed by Paul Hooper about the season ahead.
With recent Government announcements, and assuming health metrics are met, we are planning for:
- Outdoor training can resume October 26, exact size of group(s) are to be determined
- Matches will commence November 14
A working party of 7 club presidents and the CoM have determined:
- Play will commence on Saturday November 14, under the assumption health metrics are met and the rules of the day allow
- The season will consist of 14 one day games, including finals, there will be no two day cricket
- 80 and 70 over grades only will be offered in the one day format
Junior cricket will be aiming for the same start date pending further information and understanding they can probably cope with less pre season. Juniors are a little different from a fixturing perspective with the need to work more closely with RDCA & ECA. Veterans cricket is to be advised but will take a strong lead from Saturday afternoon cricket in terms of timing.
The season start date and one day cricket only is consistent with Cricket Victoria recommendations and also aligned with other metropolitan competitions.
There are ongoing meetings between Cricket Victoria along with state and local government seeking clarification about resumption of training and matches. We are also seeking clarification on Covid practices clubs and venues will need to have in place to ensure training and games can proceed.
Continual updates are being shared with your club presidents and will be provided as the picture becomes clearer.
With regional Victoria easing restrictions, including non contact sport commencing, as well as other states, and territories, starting their seasons we will have real examples of how the new environment looks and operates to help us get our season going.
Stay safe. BHRDCA CoM
Happy Birthday to the BHRDCA – on this day (5th September 1890), the BHRDCA was founded
130 summers later as we prepare for season 2020/21 the challenges we face administering & playing under COVID conditions will be unusual, different and feel strange and awkward to many Clubs, Officials and players, however the competition has survived the ravages of World Wars, Bush Fires, Depressions and other disasters and gone from strength to strength over thirteen decades.
Stick together as Clubs, Officials and Players committed to the great sport that is cricket and we will get through the current challenge as well as our predecessors did when confronted with theirs.
Happy Fathers day to the Dads this weekend also…