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Community Sporting Clubs | Thriving Through Crisis Workshops – thanks to sponsor Club Builder & Grants Professional

The Thriving Through Crisis  workshops are designed to get community sporting leaders talking constructively about the current COVID-19 crisis and more importantly, how to survive and thrive through it.  We will talk about what clubs need to be doing to secure the organisation and its membership in the short term (right now); what clubs can be doing over the next two to six months to capitalise on opportunities as they arise – and they will; what clubs can be doing six to nine months from now (and beyond) to ensure that they come out of this period stronger than ever.


Group Day Date Time Booking Link
1 Wed 8/4/20 18:00  Full
2 Thu 9/4/20 11:00  Full
3 Thu 9/4/20 15:00  Full
4 Sat 11/4/20 11:00
5 Mon 13/4/20 18:00  Full
6 Mon 13/4/20 19:30
7 Tue 14/4/20 11:00
8 Wed 15/4/20 11:00
9 Wed 15/4/20 19:00
10 Thu 16/4/20 11:00
11 Thu 16/4/20 18:00
12 Sat 18/4/20 11:00

We are living in amazing and unprecedented times that are providing enormous challenges for everyone in every aspect of daily life.

 Cricket may well be the least of those for some people and that is acknowledged.

Many clubs have had to cancel presentation day, or night, which is a tough call especially when we should be celebrating individual and team success.

Similarly, the BHRDCA presentation night, scheduled for April 3rd, cannot proceed in the current environment.

We do propose to hold this in the future and acknowledge those that have achieved success this season, our valued sponsors and other key stakeholders that are strong supporters of the association. The timing of this is, however, unclear today.

There has  been emails sent to our sponsors in the interim thanking them for their support and assuring them that when the sun comes up again, we will be here and we hope our partnership continues. We will continue to promote them where possible via the website and social media. If an opportunity presents to support them then I am sure they would love to hear from anyone within the BHRDCA community, and let them know you are part of the BHRDCA community.

The CoM are planning as we normally would for the pre AGM and AGM although the challenge of how to hold those events is still to be resolved. No doubt clubs will be faced with similar challenges and we will work through the logistics as best we can or consider postponing the scheduled events based on Government advice and rules imposed.

We trust that everyone, and your loved ones, stay safe through the turmoil and we all get out the other side bigger and stronger. With the absence of AFL and many other local sports, it underlines what an important role sporting clubs play in the local community and why so many volunteers give their time to ensure it is a thriving and vibrant environment within each club. It will be a great day when the clubs are populated and buzzing again.

Let’s stay the course together and look out for each other.


BHRDCA CoM  HWS GF  BGrade GF  D Grade GF  C Grade GF  E Grade GF  RMS GF  DMS GF  u15 Girls GF HCC H Grade GF Peter White Shild GF  Random around the ground Day 1 GF u16a Ron Hennessey Shield GF U18 GF top grade u14 GF top grade E Grade Semi final D Grade Semi final RMS Semi final  D, G & I Grade semi’s Storage King T20 GF FoV T20 GF Rebel Sports T20 GF Div 2 Vets GF Div 3 Vets GF Div 1 Vets GF Kookaburra T20 GF Nunawading vs Koonung 300th & 400th games Vets C Grade Semi









After much deliberation and debate, the decision is not to continue day two of the game.

There has been a lot of information presented this week, and continues to be so. From Federal and State Government, peak state and national sporting bodies, other cricket associations and some of it is conflicting and varying.

The decision not to play is a unified one between the two competing clubs, umpires, host club East Burwood and the Committee of Management.

There is no right or wrong decision in the current environment and everyone has a situation that is slightly different and needs consideration.

As per the BHRDCA rules, Forest Hill CC are Kookaburra Ray McIntosh Shield premiers for 2019/20.

The CoM would especially like to acknowledge the outstanding leadership of respective clubs presidents in Andrew Grealy (HCC) and Ken Thomas (FHCC) this week in gathering as much information as possible, convening meetings and capturing all points of view within their respective clubs to arrive at a decision.




BHRDCA & COVID-19 Update

As you are aware, COVID-19 has thrown everyday life into chaos as facts are presented and recommendations made by Government, councils and national sporting bodies.

There are different views on how to manage this for sporting bodies and indeed different plans of action invoked.

A major challenge is the continually evolving information flow and the unprecedented scale of impact to our communities; be that family, work or recreational.

Self isolation, social distancing, reporting immediately if you feel unwell, increased hand sanitisation are constant messages designed to curb the spread and to help manage the virus.

Currently the BHRDCA has cancelled the President’s lunch this Saturday with an announcement on Junior Presentation night in the next 36 hours. An announcement on the Senior Presentation night will be made next week.

We are working with various bodies regarding day two of the Kookaburra Ray McIntosh Shield Grand Final this Saturday at East Burwood. We would like to be able to complete the match but also understand this possibility may be taken out of our hands.

There will be updates as soon as possible, whilst appreciating we are not necessarily the sole decision maker in most instances.

We appreciate your patience in these unheralded times and hope everyone stays safe and can look after each other.



For quick reference SENIOR GRADES – ground locations
• Ray McIntosh Shield, East Burwood Reserve (South), Forest Hill CC vs Heatherdale CC
• Howard Wilson Shield, Bennetswood Reserve, Vermont South CC vs East Box Hill CC
• Dorothy McIntosh Shield, Templestowe Reserve (#1 Oval), Templestowe CC vs St. David’s CC
• Peter White Shield, Heatherdale East (#1 Oval), Heatherdale CC vs Forest Hill CC
• B Grade, Walker Park, Box Hill North Super Kings CC vs Koonung Heights CC
• C Grade, Mirrabooka Reserve (#1 Oval), Blackburn South CC vs Wyclif CC
• D Grade, Livingstone P.S. West (Main Oval), Vermont South vs East Burwood CC
• E Grade, Vermont Recreation Reserve, Vermont CC vs Forest Hill CC
• F Grade, Hartwell Sports Ground (East Oval), Burwood Districts CC vs Wyclif CC
• G Grade, Rieschiecks Reserve (#1 Oval), Manningham CC vs Heatherdale CC
• H Grade, Timber Ridge Reserve, Bulleen Templestowe CC vs Templestowe CC
• I Grade, Terrara Reserve (West (#1 Oval), Vermont South CC vs Laburnum CC
• J Grade, Rieschiecks Reserve #2 Oval (#2 Oval), Manningham CC vs Eley Park CC

All Clubs,

Please note MyCricket has been updated to reflect the provisional Grand Final venues for all Senior & Junior grades.

NOTE: These will be subject to Local Council approval from Boroondara, Manningham & Whitehorse Councils, which we expect to receive in the next 24 -48 hours

Good luck to all competing Clubs


Congratulations to Jason Brooker from Mitcham Cricket Club on receiving the ANZ Volunteer of the month award for January 2020




Congratulations to Jason Seedy from Vermont South Cricket Club on receiving the ANZ Australia Volunteer of the month award for February 2020


The BHRDCA and Cricket Victoria are pleased to announce that we are embarking on an Indoor Cricket program over the winter months, (Term 2 and Term 3)which is open to boys and girls who currently play in the Under 12 and Under 14 age groups.

Please see attached flyer for details

This is a great way to enhance every facet of cricket as all kids bat, bowl and field, a great way to improve hand/eye coordination whilst having fun.

Team consist of 6 a side and only takes an hour on a Monday night where club plays club wearing your coloured cricket shirts. (eg Nunawading V Blackburn)

At a cost of $80 per player for the 8 week term with equipment provided it is certainly cost effective, the matches will be played at the Box Hill Action Indoor Centre.

This may also be an opportunity for friends of current club players to try their hand at cricket, potentially being a recruit the following outdoor season as indoor cricket can have an electrifying buzz about it.

If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to call me on 0450 336 992.  Tom Anderson

Junior Cricketers “Woolworths Blasters” and “Master Blasters” ‘Have a Go’ day!

  • This Sunday 23rd from 10am at Kalang Park
  • 20~30 minutes of skill-based activities (based on “Woolworths Blasters” format).
  • Followed by up to x4 separate “Master Blast” T20 short-format games (approx. 10 children in each match) which last for ~60 minutes.
  • Mixed-ages, mixed abilities, across the oval at Kalang Park – Kalang Street, Blackburn (home of the Laburnum Cricket Club).
  • A (fruit) morning tea for the Blast cricketers will be provided.

Senior Cricketers (spectators):

  • This is a T20 inter-club competition from 12.30.
  • The “Golden Duck” Café will be open (featuring Dim-sims & famous hot-chips!), and a BBQ will be on later in the afternoon.
  • A “Treadcare” ‘Player of the Match’ medal will be awarded after the game to each team.
  • We have created and will be playing for the Treadcare Tyres Community Cup” (established 2020).

Due to the current weather, and with what is forecast, along with very poor light the T20 grand finals scheduled for tonight (18/2) have been postponed.

The reserve day of Tuesday 25th February will be invoked to complete the T20 season.

BHRDCA Committee of Management.

Pop Up Woolworths Blast Program:

  • Wednesdays 5-6pm
  • Box Hill City Oval, crn Middleborough and Whitehorse Rd, Box Hill
  • Wed 19th Feb to Wed 11th March
  • 2 female coaches
  • $40 for a 4 week Program
  • First 40 female participants can use $10 discount voucher BOXHILL10
  • $25 Woolworths Reward Voucher(would have received if you have a Woolworths Rewards Card) can be used for this program making it just $15 for participants.
  • Please register at

Inner East Girls Cricket Competition:

  • Held on Wednesday nights 5-7pm
  • Stage 1 cricket Program with shortened pitch and a soft ball, girls wear helmets and pads.
  • See to see which clubs are involved close to you.
  • Contact Sharon Lynas at for more information
  • 6 week summer season just starting now, clubs would welcome any new players.

To keep in touch with everything happening with cricket in our region please head to our facebook page at

Hope to see many of you at our pop up Blast sessions!


Sharon Lynas
Club Officer – Inner East Metro

Earn some cash $$$$$

Hi all Clubs, we are looking for umpires for upcoming Junior & Senior finals.

Please contact Trevor McGary on 0488 287 676 if you have an interest in getting involved.

T20 Kookaburra Shield – Monday 17th February 2020 at 5:15 p.m.
Heatherdale vs Blackburn South @ Heatherdale Reserve East (#1)


T20 Grand Finals – Tuesday 18th February 2020 at 5:15 p.m.

ANZ Bank Shield: Bulleen-Templestowe vs Blackburn @ Ted Ajani Reserve

Topline Shield: Templestowe vs Fitzroy Doncaster @ Templestowe Reserve North (#1)

Rebel Sports Shield: Kerrimuir United vs St Davids @ Springfield Park East

Field of View Shield: Deakin vs Laburnum @ Bennettswood Reserve South

Storage King Shield: Heatherdale vs Doncaster @ Heatherdale Reserve East (#1)

ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Trophy Tour.
Where: Hislop Park, corner Albury St and Balwyn Rd, Balwyn
When: Wednesday 5th Feb
Time: 4-5pm

All Welcome and should be an amazing experience for our little Blast kids and Older Cricket fans.

Sharon Lynas
Cricket Victoria, Club Officer – Inner East Metro

Venue: Hays Paddock (North and South ovals), Leason St, Kew East…3102

Time: Briefing at 10.15, first ball at 10.45am, Final starts at 7PM, presentations finished by 8.30PM

Registration: email your team/club name to and the amount your club/team is donating as your ‘entry fee’ (we’re encouraging clubs to reach for the stars here – engage your sponsors/local community/playing group to get involved in the donation as it will form a major part of the fundraising effort).

Who can play: Anyone, players don’t have to be registered with your club or any club for that matter, you just need a minimum 6 players an entry. Bear in mind the games may be short, but there are only 4 fielders on the ground so there’s a lot of work to be done in the field/running while batting. You’ll be able to rotate the teams between matches to give everyone a go.

Format: 6 a side, 1 keeper, 5 overs each side to bat, everyone bowls an over

Umpires: Provided on the day by DUCC and or ECA

Match Balls: Provided

Fundraising activities: Sausage Sizzles, All takings from the Hayshed (the café at Hays), Egg throw comp, 80 m sprint, High ball catch (pinged out of the bowling machine), bowling machine on offer for the kids in 30 minute blocks, Face Painting, Jumping Castle, coin tossing (Bottle of bourbon for the adults, chocolate for the U18’s), farm animal petting, we’ll have Boroondara Brass Band on site, DJ’s etc etc

We’ll sell some “Corporate” hospitality behind the picket fences/marquee’s as well – stay tuned for more information via Email/Facebook.

Tax receipt for donations will be available for anyone or any business donating.

For now the most important thing is to email me your team/club name and the amount you think you can pledge (a budget figure is fine). We will reward the highest entry fee with a prize.


In a brilliant finish to the two week long carnival, the 14 girls and the 14 boys delivered when it mattered to secure premierships yesterday.

The girls lost the toss and batted first. Early wickets fell before a series of steady partnerships saw the girls finish on 125 but leave nearly 6 overs of cricket unused.

Double figure contributions from Sunday, Rituja, Poppy and Sanika (49 balls) allowed the girls to set a target that was defendable.

A steady start with the ball saw North West Metro JCA at 3/25 and on the back foot. They had a very talented player who batted extremely well and despite some chances not taken the girls kept their cool and dismissed them for 100.

Rituja, Sunday and Poppy took 2 wickets each in a very even bowling performance. Conceding 20 extras less was again a key factor in the win.

Congratulations to all the girls and coach Simon De Roos on winning the first ever BHRDCA girls premiership. Stella and Rituja did a brilliant job leading the girls all week winning 5 games in a row, and the win is a great reward for them after being runners up last year.

The growth of girls, and womens, cricket is important to the association and this team has been a great ambassador for all girls playing the game under the BHRDCA banner.

The 14 Allen Shield boys played Ferntree Gully DCA, lost the toss, and bowled first. After an early wicket FTGDCA built slowly before they lost 4/17 including 3/5, to be 5/57 after 21 of their 40 overs.

They rallied with a solid 54 run partnership for the 6th wicket but when that partnership was broken the tail fell away under good bowling, fielding and the pressure to post a total. FTGDCA finished on 9/138.

The pick of the bowlers was Ollie Davidson with 3/31 from his 8 overs, skipper Arnav Chobisa took 2/23 and 1 wicket to Anshu Panjikar and Luke Cariss-Brett. Two good run outs also kept the heat on FTGDCA.

The run chase started well and at 1/46 after 11 overs, BHRDCA was in control. In the 34th over BHRDCA passed the total 5 wickets down. The chase was brilliantly anchored by captain Chosiba with 61 no out and great support from Lachie Whitchurch, Louie Miller and Luke Fryer.

In what was a long and hard fought carnival, the boys finished 6th and won two finals on the road before defeating FTGDCA. They have beaten 1st, 2nd and 3rd on the table to claim consecutive Russell Allen Shields for the association.

Congratulations to all involved and in particular coach Jack Peters who has done a magnificent job managing and coaching the team. At just 20, Jack also has a bright future.

Very well done to Des Hearn and Michael Snell as BHRDCA umpires who were appointed to grand finals.

Many thanks to clubs that hosted, parents that scored, helped with transport, lunches and just getting things done. Whitehorse and Mannigham council support has also been significant.

Lastly, a huge thanks to Ross Chambers who does the majority of the work over many months and is the driving force behind the BHRDCA representative program.

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ANZ Volunteer of the Month Recognition
ANZ Volunteer of the Month Recognition

The Volunteer Of The Month Is:

OCTOBER: Ross Kainey - Blackburn North
NOVEMBER: Jo Bowler - Blackburn
DECEMBER: Narayanan Ramakrishnan - Burwood Districts
JANUARY: Jason Brooker - Mitcham
FEBRUARY: Jason Seedy - Vermont South
MARCH: Simone Hewitt - Laburnum