Jo Fairy

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.

VMCU Carnival Update

Semi finals have been played over the last two days with mixed results for the BHRDCA teams.

The 16s lost a very close semi final to WRJCA in the penultimate over to end their tournament. A great carnival by the boys and augurs well for the 18s next season as some of these boys progress to that age group next season.

The 12s Mitchell Shield side lost their semi final to a very strong SECA side but can hold their heads high in their first year of representative cricket.

Our 12s girls also were on the wrong end of todays semi final. However, the real plus is to be able to field a team and give the girls the opportunity to play representative cricket. To win 2 of their 3 round robin games and play a semi final will stand them in good stead for their cricketing futures.

The 14s Allan boys were thumped by ECA in the round robin game by 112 runs. But hit back in the semi final by restricting the ECA to 9/133 with a brilliant bowling and fielding display, then running that total down with 5 overs to spare and 5 wickets in hand. They now play Ferntree Gully DCA at Ferndale Park, Glen Iris Rd, Glen Iris on Sunday at 10.30am in a bid to win back to back championships.

The 14s girls bowled first today and a strong RDCA side posted 3/157 after their 30 overs. A daunting target to chase and with a tournament best of 114 it was all uphill. However the girls rallied well with 6 of the 9 girls making double figures to get the win with 2 overs to spare. Bowling half the number of extras certainly helped as they head to their second grand final in the last two seasons. The girls now play North West Metro CA at Lynden Park, Highfield Rd, Burwood on Sunday at 10.30am.

Best of luck to both sides and games can be followed via the VMCU website

The VMCU carnival is at the pointy end with some BHRDCA sides in contention.

In what has been a trying two weeks, with the conditions being very challenging, all sides have played some great cricket and enjoyed success along the way.

Our boys 18s have just missed the finals winning 3 of their 5 games.

The boys 16’s finished on top and will host Western Region JCA @ Donvale Reserve.

The U/14 Allan Shield tam finished 6th and had a stirring quarter final 2 wicket win yesterday to now play ECA in the semi final at Balwyn Park.

Our Mitchell Shield U/12 side also won their quarter final after finishing 6th and will play SECA at East Caulfield Reserve.

The 14s Nolan and 12s Browne side both lost their quarter finals yesterday however played very well during the carnival to make it to that stage of the tournament.

All the boys semi finals will be played Thursday January 16th.

Our girls have also been in action this week.

The 16s have had a tough run and are without a win from their 3 games despite some strong individual performances.

The 14s have won all 3 games to finish top and will host a semi final, most likely at Heatherdale CC..

Our 12s side has won today to make it 2 from 3. We now rely on other results to see if they progress.

All the girls semi finals will be played Friday January 17th.

Grand finals will be played Sunday January 19.

A lot of games are live scored and can be followed on the VMCU website

Good luck to he remaining sides over the next few days.

“Nazza” is currently the Treasurer at Burwood District Cricket Club. He is across all club financials and ensures every subscription is paid. Since taking on the role he has implemented new processes that have seen the club’s financial position grow significantly. Nazza also is a great organiser, he manages volunteers and delegates tasks to others to ensure responsibilities are shared. This was most evident at our recent trivia event, which over one hundred people attended. He regularly communicates to members, about happenings around the club and ensures the weekly team announcements are posted. Nazza has worked with different suppliers this year to have all our players dressed in new training shirts and new match day apparel. He is the person that will go out of his way to pick up the cordial on match day or open the change rooms early so people can collect what they need. Our club is truly appreciative of Narayanan’s efforts.


Cam Vos Gold team:

  1. Tanay Bhatkhande
  2. Lachlan Gilligan w/k
  3. Yash Goel
  4. Griffin Box
  5. Isaiah Boston
  6. Charlie Pataki w/k
  7. James Webb
  8. Heath Fox
  9. Sam Dall’Oglio
  10. Jackson Doherty
  11. Ahil Maredia
  12. Jack Lauder
  13. Timothy Eggleston

Curtis Stephens Blue team:

  1.  Jai Ramsdale w/k
  2. Hamish Kennet
  3. Gookul Guhan
  4. Logan Sonderhoff
  5. James Matthews
  6. Jakey Pietz
  7. Jake Becchetti w/k
  8. Lucas Leggio
  9. Jack Tyers
  10. Cohen Hines
  11. Henry Robinson
  12. Noah Collins
  13. Declan O’Farrell


We would love to see as many girls and families as possible this Sunday at Box Hill City Oval (9am -12pm) for this free event to promote and engage our future female participants.

There will be many activities from Cricket games, Inflatables for classic catches, face painting, music, dancing and free give always. All Free

An exciting announcement from Topline!

We are pleased to welcome Una Raymond-Hoey to our Specialist Cricket Coaching Team.  Una is a current Irish International with extensive coaching experience playing this summer for Ringwood CC.

She is available on Tuesday and Friday from 4.00pm and on Saturday mornings by arrangement.  Please call asap to make your booking.P: (03) 9761 5881

Hi all

Ignore this if you have received this grant in the last 2 years as you are ineligible.

Please note that this grant has become increasingly competitive and you can only be successful if we can substantiate a real need for the funds that will in turn deliver significant and lasting benefits. Looking for funding one new random female team for example will probably not suffice.

Applications under the Social or Modified Sport Program category are highly encouraged.

Under the Increasing Female participation category, projects will be assessed by our team closely, as from experience projects “just” intending on adding a female team in 2020 for example will not achieve funding. To be successful we will need to demonstrate a solid need for the project and that the project addresses the need identified very well. Also, while this grant focuses in part on increasing female participation, this needs to be part of the strategic direction of the club creating pathways and opportunities as opposed to opportunistically creating a team because a few girls want to play.

Vic Health are looking for eligible organisations under either of the following 2 categories:

1. implement a NEW social or modified sport program through your club to increase participation of either or both genders of low-participation groups, e.g. Football Federation Victoria’s Summer Sevens, AFL 9s, Auskick, Bowls Victoria’s Jack Attack, Netball 5s, Net Set go, Fast 4 tennis, T20 Blast, Aussie Hoops, Wheelchair Tennis, Walking soccer / basketball, introductory junior programs, sport-based fitness programs (e.g. Cardio Tennis, Fit Football), programs designed for people with disability, etc. are great examples of sport programs that are less structured / less competitive with a focus on fun and social interaction that fits in with peoples’ lifestyles, which in turn attracts participants that would normally not want to compete in a traditional structured, competitive and inflexible environment.

2. Or increasing and / or retaining FEMALE participation in sport via a NEW initiative (new female team/s, new activities, new programs or new competitions) from June 2020. Grant funds cannot be used retrospectively. There will be another round of this grant around mid-2020 potentially more suitable for Summer type sports adding to participation in late 2020 to early 2021.

Like previous rounds, the grant will generally fund:
• core equipment, uniforms, injury prevention items
• start-up costs (team affiliation costs)
• training material, education or training for coaches, facilitators, deliverers or instructors so that they can deliver a new participation initiative (e.g. community coaching course, training specific to a new social sport)
• licence fees to allow your club to offer a new social or modified sport program
• marketing/promotional activities (up to $500 for the $3,000 tier and up to $1,000 for the $10,000 tier)
• venue hire, deliverer fees, and small upgrades that will make your club environment more welcoming to women and girls. Maximum funding that can be requested for these categories is $1,000. E.g.
– Court hire fees on weekday mornings to support a new social competition,
– fees for a facilitator to run the newly created Sunday morning Junior Hoops program,
– block out curtains to increase privacy for players in the change rooms,
– play pens for babies to be in a safe location on the green whilst their mums are actively participating in a new Bowling with Babies program.

Please note that major infrastructure cannot be funded under small environmental changes category.
The funds will need to increase and / or maintain participation among females as well as other low participation groups in physically active sport… which in turn increases health. Core essential playing and training equipment that is retained by the club is generally the most successful as it has the longer term and more certain benefits. Equipment is generally always needed, and it helps minimise fees and encourage more enjoyable participation.

A good example would be “We need equipment for a new U14’s and U16’s girls team that we are forming to plug a critical gap in our female football program. We currently have Junior Girls and Senior Women’s teams, but are now looking to bridge the gap with our new teams so that we truly offer a pathway for our girls and young women to continue to participate in active sport. This grant funding will help us keep fees to a minimum while offering a quality experience, in turn increasing girls’ self-esteem and making them feel valued as club members.”

The items must be core / mandatory for participation e.g. balls. Tracksuits and bags to make the team look more professional (for example) are not eligible to be applied for. We can also refer to Vic Health’s list to check if what you want to apply for is eligible or not. But remember that the gist of the grant is not about “the grant funds equipment and we need equipment so let’s apply for some money”.

Applying for $10,000 is generally suited to Larger clubs or Leagues / Associations with larger initiatives in mind. An organisation must have at least 200+ participants with multiple teams and wants to make a big impact on participation numbers. There are a few more requirements to complete a $10,000 application e.g. a 90 second video, the Organisation’s vision, etc. and we will work through this with you to complete the application.

The attached link to this Video summarises this grant and may help to provide you with a good idea of what the Government is seeking to promote:

This Girl Can – Victoria Campaign Support
With this round, Vic Health is offering successful clubs an additional $2,000 of funding to support the “This Girl Can – Victoria” campaign. Funds would be used to cover any staff or volunteer time (honorarium) or any material expenses such as printing of posters that the club would incur in promoting this campaign via the club website, social media, etc. Let us know if are interested in at least tentatively committing to promote this campaign and potentially obtain this additional funding. This additional funding is also highly competitive, so don’t assume success for these funds as a consequence of being successful for the grant itself.

You can definitely commit or otherwise at the time of signing any funding agreements if successful.

Applications Close: Monday 24 February 2020. For us to guarantee meeting this deadline, can you please ensure that you supply all necessary information by COB Thursday 20 February 2020 at the latest. As always, we will do our best to assist with late applications, but cannot guarantee submission.

Notification of Outcome: On or before 30 April 2020

Funding Distribution: June 2020

If you could please let us know if you are interested in us applying on your behalf and also advise what initiative(s) you plan to deliver that you believe are eligible. We will take it from there and likely to have a chat with you. Remember, success will be based on the demonstrated need for the initiative you are applying for and why you believe that your club should and can meet this need. The initiative should also fit in well with your club strategy.

Yours Sportingly
Omee Garcia
Grant Professionals
03 7019 8718

Get along to support our U12 Representative Teams at the annual Deakin community cup against our neighbours at the RDCA

8th December 2019


Grant for travel and accommodation costs (only) incurred by “elite” athletes for an event or mandatory training as part of their pathway to representing Victoria in National competitions.

Hi all

This grant aims to help elite athletes with the travel and accommodation costs they incur as part of their pathway to national representation level (e.g. representing Victoria in National competitions).

This grant has, in previous rounds, been heavily over-subscribed, with the vast majority of applications failing to win any funding.  As a result the grant provider is attempting to avoid wasting everyone’s time by being clearer on eligibility, particularly in relation to the definition of ‘elite’ to more specifically refer to athletes that have been selected or short listed for selection to represent Victoria in their chosen sport.

The Athletes Pathway Travel Grants program provides grants to improve Victorian athlete development pathways from Community to National representation level.  Support is available to assist with the costs of Travel and Accommodation for:

  • High performing athletes to represent Victoria
  • Emerging athletes travelling to train or compete at events that contribute to their development within their sporting pathway towards State and National representation

Who can apply / eligibility?
Victorian Sport and Recreation Clubs can apply for funding on behalf of emerging athletes or teams to train or compete at events that contribute to their development within their sporting pathway (i.e. need to demonstrate that the events are recognised as the defined pathway for progression).

These clubs can also apply for funding for coaches and officials, but not for parents to accompany athletes.

Note that all participants must be over 11 years of age as at the 1st January of the year in which the eligible travel will occur.
Each funding round organisations can apply for two grants.

  • Grants of up to $2,000 is available for teams with a maximum of $500 per team member.
  • Grants of $750 for individuals.

Victorian sport and recreation clubs are eligible for a maximum of two grants in any financial year.
The travel and accommodation costs in this instance must occur between the 5th November 2019 and the 30th June 2020.

State Sporting Associations recognised by Sport and Recreation Victoria can apply for funding on behalf of high performance athletes or teams that represent Victoria.  This representation may include mandatory training camps, selection trials and national championships / events.
In this category, for each funding round, organisations can apply for:

  • Two grants for individuals up to a maximum of $1500 each.
  • One grant of up to $6000 for teams with a maximum of $1000 per team member.

Recognised organisations will be eligible for a maximum of three grants in any financial year
The travel and accommodation costs in this instance must occur between the 1st January 2020 and the 30th June 2020.
The following will not be eligible:

  • Athletes that are playing at the highest level for that sport in Victoria, unless those athletes have also been short listed or selected to represent Victoria in National competitions
  • Athletes attending an event which is not recognised by their State Sporting Association as a National event for which qualification to participate can only be achieved through a defined pathway
  • Officials who volunteer to attend and officiate at National events / titles
  • Athletes who receive funding or in-kind assistance from the Victorian Institute of Sport or the Australian Institute of Sport
  • Applicants who have received a grant under this program in the previous financial year

Please note:

  • The club / sporting organisation must apply on behalf of the team / individual/s. An individual cannot apply.
  • The event must be of some National significance and a pathway to National representation level.
  • The grant will only cover travel and accommodation costs, not any other costs.

If you are unsure of eligibility please contact us. We can also clarify eligibility with the grant provider.

If you believe you are eligible, please provide the following simple details:

  • Who is the elite individual or team?
  • What travel and accommodation costs will they incur? (e.g. flights, fuel etc) and how much for approximately. Note that the costs must be incurred within the eligibility dates noted.
  • For what purpose e.g. which event? which activity? for regular training?

While the grant Deadline is 4th November, please ensure that you respond with all necessary information by no later than the 30th October for us to guarantee submitting your application on time.  We will of course endeavour to submit applications for any late applicants, but cannot guarantee being able to meet the deadline.  Quotes are not needed.

Yours Sportingly
Nicholas Becker
Grant Professionals

We loved seeing the post this week from Laburnum Cricket Club, see below how they have utilised association sponsor Childsafe to endorse Child Safe Policies.

Hello to all members of LCC,

The committee recently held an extraordinary meeting where we focused on the responsibilities of the club in relation to the findings from the final report of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Cricket Australia has provided guidance to community clubs in relation to our response and commitment to Safeguarding Children and Young People, and we subsequently undertook to obtain support from “ChildSafe”, endorse this policy, and adopt the Cricket Australia recommendations.

The Committee made the following official endorsement:

“That the Laburnum Cricket Club endorse and adopt (1) Australian Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children and Young People, (2) Australian Cricket’s ‘Looking After Our Kids’ Code of Behaviour for Affiliated Associations and Clubs, and (3) Australian Cricket’s Commitment to Safeguarding Children and Young People, effective as at 25 June 2019”.

Our success in making our club a safe place for children and young people relies on all members and we look forward to working with you to make this work at LCC.

Further details are available via the club website


c/o Laburnum CC Committee 

Sponsors, Partners & Supporters
BHRDCA Events Calendar
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