Happy Birthday to the BHRDCA – on this day (5th September 1890), the BHRDCA was founded
130 summers later as we prepare for season 2020/21 the challenges we face administering & playing under COVID conditions will be unusual, different and feel strange and awkward to many Clubs, Officials and players, however the competition has survived the ravages of World Wars, Bush Fires, Depressions and other disasters and gone from strength to strength over thirteen decades.
Stick together as Clubs, Officials and Players committed to the great sport that is cricket and we will get through the current challenge as well as our predecessors did when confronted with theirs.
Happy Fathers day to the Dads this weekend also…
All Clubs & MyCricket Administrators,
Having completed all administration and closed all outstanding matches for the 2019/20 season, the administration season for MyCricket has now been set to 2020/21, as has the default MyCricket season for all BHRDCA Member Clubs.
In a program change provided by MyCricket Support, this update has also copied across all recorded 2019/20 Office Bearers, so should Clubs have altered these positions since the completion of the 2019/20 season, the Club MyCricket Administrator will need to update these records.
If anyone has any issue associated with this update please contact the BHRDCA Admin. Mgr.
All BHRDCA Clubs,
As we are aware, the 2019/20 Junior Presentation night was cancelled due to the impact of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) issue being experienced across Australia at present. Nevertheless, we still had a season that saw some great cricket and excellent results and achievements by Clubs, Coaches, Association representatives and players alike.
The BHRDCA CoM is pleased to advise the winners of all 2019/20 Awards (refer link below) and will ensure the presentation of Premiership Pennants & Medals, Trophies and other awards for the 2019/20 season will be made at a time and place to be arranged, when hopefully life returns to normal for all of us in future.
Congratulations to all Premiers & Award winners
All BHRDCA Clubs, officials & players
UPDATE: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Health and Hygiene guidelines for Victorian cricket
As you will be aware, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared COVID-19 Coronavirus at pandemic level internationally.
To reduce the risk of person-to-person transmission of the Coronavirus disease, Cricket Victoria seeks the support of all people involved in the game (whether they be playing, support staff, administrators, volunteers or others) in taking note of the below actions to promote higher levels of sanitisation and individual hygiene.
At this point in time there is no advice that cancellation or postponement of these local fixtures is required, however we urge everyone involved in Victorian cricket to exercise a caution and common-sense approach to their training and match day setups.
The below measures should be put into effect now by all Victorian cricket teams to reduce the spread of all illnesses, including COVID-19:
- Hand sanitiser to be available in team rooms and players/staff encouraged to use it as well as completing hand washing prior to meals
- Players should avoid using saliva as a method of shining the cricket ball
- All players with any form of respiratory or associated illness or symptoms consistent with COVID-19 should self-isolate and report this immediately to medical staff and be quarantined from training and all matches until assessed and cleared. Players and coaches should not attend training while ill.
- Do not share drinks, towels, lip balm, sunscreen with others (bring your own)
- Limit change room and training attendance to staff who have an operational reason to be there
- Limit sharing of cricket equipment (other than the ball)
The best way to protect yourself and your family is to pay attention to good hand and respiratory hygiene.
- Cover your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing with a tissue, or cough into your elbow, dispose of the tissue into a bin and then wash your hands afterwards.
- Wash your hands regularly, after using the toilet and before eating.
- If you have concerns about your health, please see your doctor.
- Healthcare workers are advised to use appropriate infection prevention control measures when looking after patients.
For the latest advice and further information please visit:
Victorian Department of Health and Human Services website
Federal Health Department website
Further to the note below, after the inspection of a number of Semi Final venues and the continuing drizzle/rain which has saturated venues today, the BHRDCA CoM has reluctantly called off tonight’s Junior cricket.
Further communication re playing conditions for Friday night, should the current conditions persist, will be advised by Friday 11:00 a.m.
All Junior Clubs, please note that in light of the extreme conditions apparent & forecast today/tonight, the BHRDCA CoM will determine by 2:00 p.m. today, whether Day 1 of the Semi Finals will be played or not.
- If no play is possible tonite, Day 2 (Friday 6/3/2020) will revert to a One Day match played under One Day rules (Refer BHRDCA Junior Section Rules)
- In the event that Friday is also impacted by weather conditions (which are currently forecast) and the commencement of play is delayed, the match may be reduced to a minimum of 30 overs (15/team) to provide a result
- Any further time lost after that reduction and/or if no play is possible, the two highest finishing teams will be promoted to the respective Grand Final matches next week
Any further announcements re Junior Semi Final conditions will be posted to this Website and via the BHRDCA Social Media channels
Once again weather is threatening to impact our T20 cricket tomorrow.
We have exhausted the Reserve days available to us, so play will proceed as scheduled tomorrow afternoon.
The weather could impact at any time, and where possible the Umpires will ensure both teams receive equal amount of balls faced.
Be reminded to constitute a match, both teams must receive at least 5 overs. The team with the highest score after the 5 overs will be the winner. If more balls are bowled than the 5 overs, it will be the scores of both teams at that point that will decide the match.
In the event that both sides do not receive 5 overs, then if circumstances permit (Umpires will decide) a bowl off will be contested to achieve a result.
If circumstance make a bowl off impossible, the match shall be decided by the toss of a coin under the supervision of the Umpire.
Should no play commence, then the premiership will be awarded to the highest finishing teams of the two combatants.
These conditions are provided in the BHRDCA T20 Rules, which were generated from the Big Bash competition.
We hope that the weather has little impact on the matches, and the games can be played out but please be prepared.
Good luck to all teams.
Michael Van Zuyden (per BHRDCA CoM)
All Competing Clubs/Players,
Once again mother nature is throwing an element of unpredictability at us re the weather, which looks highly likely to impact on the T-20 Grand Finals scheduled for Tuesday 18th February.
At this stage, all players & Umpires are to proceed to the Grand Final venues per the published T-20 Fixtures.
Any decision to cancel the T-20 Grand Final matches scheduled for tomorrow night, will be posted on this site and on the Associations Social Media outlets by 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.
The CoM also determined this evening that Tuesday 25th February will be put in place as a Reserve Day should matches be cancelled tomorrow night.
All Super 7’s & Fast 9’s Clubs,
Please report to grounds and assess the conditions in relation to this morning’s play.
Unfortunately light drizzle is hanging around which may inhibit playing conditions.
To all Junior Clubs,
Melbourne’s weather has turned on a couple of seasons at once, with extreme heat causing tonight’s cricket to be cancelled.
Unfortunately the forecast conditions for Saturday Junior matches in the Fast 9 & Super 7 competitions are likely to be the direct opposite with heavy rain on the radar.
The CoM, mindful that these matches do not have any bearing on Finals/Ladders etc, have determined to cancel all Saturday morning Fast 9 & Super 7 matches.
NOTE: Sunday Fast 9 & Super 7 matches should proceed as normal.
All T20 Clubs & participants,
The H & A rounds of the 2019/20 T20 competition have now concluded and next Tuesday night (4/2) sees the Semi Finals commence – MyCricket has been updated with the Semi Final matches and Venues. Please ensure all Clubs check their player qualification & eligibility (per BHRDCA T20 Rules), and that where necessary, Permits are submitted for guest or higher level players.
Good luck to all teams