The BHRDCA Heritage Committee (BHRDCA Heritage) was formed in 2006. After a steady beginning, it has ramped up activities over the last few years, culminating in the BHRDCA 125th Anniversary held at Box Hill City Oval in February 2015. The statistical history of the BHRDCA from 1890 to 1964/65 has also now been completed and is published on this Website. Work on the most recent 50 seasons is progressing as well.
Alongside this a number of other activities have been completed…
- Compilation of all Office Bearer’s records from the competitions origins
- Compilation of all 1st grade Grand Final scorecards (where information exists)
- Compilation of Senior, Junior & Veterans Premierships for all grades
- One page biographies on over 50 BHRDCA Legends
- Short histories of Clubs that have left the BHRDCA or folded over the 125+ seasons
BHRDCA Heritage has now commenced work on collating additional information from Scorebooks provided by Forest Hill, Nunawading, Doncaster and Templestowe CC’s. BHRDCA Heritage will expand its collection of club histories with a focus on some of the bigger and more successful clubs that are also no longer in the competition. As part of this ongoing activity, BHRDCA Heritage is always keen to hear from clubs and past and present players, who may have information from before 1965. We are interested in looking at or acquiring Scorebooks, Fixtures, Annual Reports, Photographs and any other information relevant to the long history of the BHRDCA.
We’ve also spoken with many clubs and individuals already, but are always interested in growing our list of contacts and sources for available information. Over the coming months, BHRDCA Heritage is investigating the scope of loading past season fixtures and match results into MyCricket. This will be a lengthy and challenging task due to the following…
- Clubs that have merged, changed names, left or simply disappeared
- Changes in Grade names/levels. e.g. “A Grade” in 1967/68 was the equivalent to today’s “Ray McIntosh Shield” grade
- Fixtures entered or translated incorrectly (c,2002 – 2004)
On a positive note, BHRDCA Heritage has all senior fixtures (except for 1971-72), which allows the initial scoping of this activity. Watch this space as other heritage items get reviewed and reloaded. The introduction of this Website link, has given BHRDCA Heritage an opportunity to share its findings with other interested parties from within and outside the BHRDCA. With details of almost 9,000 senior grade matches between 1890 to 1965, we would love to hear from interested parties and respond to inquiries which give us ideas and a sense of direction on what else we could now also focus on.
If you do have a question about local cricket in the inner and outer eastern suburbs, or BHRDCA history prior to 1965, that would be of interest to yourself or to your club, please contact the BHRDCA Historian; Andy Lambert on firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, BHRDCA Heritage Committee Chairman; Steve Tully or the BHRDCA Admin. Mgr.; Steve Flemming (Contact numbers are on the Website)