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
The BHRDCA and Topline Cricket are joining forces with Mukti Australia’s Cricket Project to send cricket gear to Sri Lanka.
If you have any cricket equipment or clothing (junior gear only) that you no
longer use or are upgrading, please consider donating to Mukti Australia
to support this worthy cause.
Any gear can be dropped off at Topline Cricket, 31 Burgess Rd, Bayswater North
(when Covid19# restrictions allow – cut off date to follow)
The annual grant for shade coverings is again open, application details are below. Clubs have been successful previously which has helped to fund marquees via association sponsor Altegra. Please contact Simon via email email@example.com or call 0409 700 253 for more information.
Clubs can work with association sponsor Grant Professionals or apply independently.
Rob from Grant Professionals can be contacted on
0476 165 683 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The BHRDCA have been very active over the past months with zoom meetings ensuring that we are in readiness for an October 2020 start for both the seniors and juniors.
I will be organising a delegates meeting for the 3rd/4th week of July when we have the all clear from the appropriate authorities in July where we can interact with each other.
Topline Cricket are once again sponsoring the BHRDCA for the 2020/21 season, Jim has sold the business to Lal Jayasinghe who is a Level 3 High Performance Coach with 32 years of International experience behind him.
Attached is a pre- season coaching flyer that Lal is offering for all age groups, can you please forward this onto the appropriate club persons so that they can be made aware of this offer.
I will be in touch again over the next couple of weeks with specific dates/details. Tom Anderson
The Victorian State Government has just announced the details of the Victorian Community Sport Sector Short-term Survival Package. From our experience it appears to be a grant well worth applying for. This short-term $1,000 survival program is designed to support the ongoing operational viability of clubs throughout the COVID-19 shutdown period and beyond, ensuring organisations are equipped to recommence the delivery of their activities to the community following the lifting of restrictions.
Financial support will be provided to assist the organisation remain operational during the eligibility period, and to support readiness to return-to-play in adherence with Victorian Chief Health Officer restrictions and advice. For more information, see: https://sport.vic.gov.au/our-work/return-to-play
WHAT CAN BE APPLIED FOR?
Funding can be used for:
Please note that equipment and uniforms are not eligible to be applied for.
Wanting to apply?
If you are unaware or unsure of our terms, please note that we work on a ‘success fee’ basis to complete the grant application i.e. we will only charge your club if the application is successful. No charge for the work undertaken if the grant application is unsuccessful or for any other work / advice. Our fees are 20% of the first $1,500 of a grant won plus 15% of the remainder (+ GST).
Please note that this grant will close on the 15th June or sooner if funds are exhausted, so we would recommend that you act as soon as possible to maximise your likelihood of success.
Yours Sportingly, Omee Garcia, Grant Professionals 03 7019 8718