BHRDCA Heritage – An update – March 2019
The BHRDCA Heritage committee was formed in 2006 and after a slow beginning has ramped up its activity over the last few years, culminating in the BHRDCA 125th Anniversary held at the Box Hill Pavilion in February 2015.
Subsequent to this event, the statistical history of the BHRDCA from 1890 to 1970/71 has been completed and is published on this site.
Work compiling the records from the five decades from 1970 is progressing also. Alongside this a number of other activities have been completed (where the available information has been identified/located).
- Compilation of all Office Bearers Records from the BHRDCA’s origins
- Compilation of all 1st Grade Grand Final Scorecards
- Compilation of Senior, Junior & Veterans Premierships for all Grades
- Short biographies on more than 50 BHRDCA legendary players & administrators
- Short histories of Clubs that have left the competition or folded during the competition’s lifetime (1890 – 2019)
- BHRDCA Average Winners, from 2000/01 to date, with earlier records being collated for those prior to 2000
BHRDCA Heritage has now commenced work on collating information from scorebooks sourced from Clubs. We intend to expand the collection of Club histories focusing on some of the bigger and more successful clubs that are no longer in the competition. As part of this ongoing activity, we are always interested to hear from Clubs and past/present players who may have information from pre 1971. We are interested in acquiring scorebooks, fixtures, Annual Reports, photographs and any other information relevant to the history of the BHRDCA.
BHRDCA Heritage has also commenced loading past season fixtures into MyCricket, with some clubs now having loaded all available Scorebook details against these fixtures back to 1957/58. BHRDCA Heritage has all senior grade fixtures (except for 1959/60 & 1966/67), which allows the establishment of seasons, grades, and teams within each grade for a given season.
The introduction of this Website, has given BHRDCA Heritage an opportunity to share its findings with other interested parties from within and outside the BHRDCA. With details of over 11,000 Senior grade matches between 1890 to 1971 there remains much information to gather and update.
If you do have a question about local cricket in the inner/outer eastern suburbs, or BHRDCA history prior to 1971, that would be of interest to yourself or to your club, please contact…
BHRDCA Historian: Andy Lambert on firstname.lastname@example.org
BHRDCA Heritage Chairman: Steve Tully
BHRDCA Administration Manager: Steve Flemming
Contact details can be found on this Website under the “About’ tab.