Please note the Minutes from the 2020/21 Special General Meeting, held on 10th Nov. at Vermont CC, just before the commencement of the BHRDCA’s 130th season, are now posted in the Past Meetings folder on the Website (Club & Playing Resources > Past Meetings > 2020/21 Meetings)
Among items of note from the Meeting…
- All proposed Rule changes for the 2020/21 season were passed unanimously (inclusive of a free hit for any No Ball call in all Shield Grades (only)), and
- A shift to Online processing of Umpire Match Payments
- The approval of Affiliation Fees, Honoraria and Umpire Match Fees for 2020/21
The final and most significant decision on the night occurred, when the Delegates voted unanimously to support the bestowing of the BHRDCA’s 38th Life Membership on the current serving President; Peter Rosenthal.
Congratulations Peter on a thoroughly well deserved honour after a decade as BHRDCA President and years more contribution to the BHRDCA on and off the field.
Finally, a reminder to all Clubs, and to assist those Clubs who are e-Scoring this season please ensure your Team Selection lists are posted on MyCricket by 8.00 p.m. Friday night prior to Weekend matches and as soon as possible prior to Junior & Veterans Matches.
Good luck to all the Clubs, Teams and players for the 2020/21 season.
The BHRDCA are pleased to announce that we will be having the Junior Awards on Wednesday 11th November 2020 to be held at Topline Sports, 31 Burgess Street Bayswater, commencing at 5.00pm.
With the expectation on Sunday that there will be a further relaxation in relation to Covid-19 restrictions, yet still being mindful of social distancing, the presentation agenda will be as follows:
- Under 12 Presentation 5.00pm until 5.30pm.
- Under 14 Presentations 5.30pm until 6.00pm
- Under 16/18/Tim Moore Award/Doug Rickarby Medal and the George Murphy Memorial Award 6.00pm until 6.30pm
- Presentations will be upstairs where award winners enter and exit in separate doors
- Award winners can be accompanied with one parent
- Premiership pennants can be collected by a club representative
- Jo Fairy will take photos of all recipients so where you club top
- Please where a mask
- Any trophies that cannot be collected will be distributed to the respective clubs
The BHRDCA representatives on the evening will be Tom Anderson, Steve Flemming and Jo Fairy.
Looking forward to seeing you all with big smiles. Tom Anderson
Available for Season 2020/21
CV have presented to more than 1000 people on Webinars this week and a lot of BHRDCA clubs and people attended.
The situation continues to evolve and change daily and Sunday will see further announcements. That will lead to more discussions next week where CV will ensure we are best placed to commence the season.
There are a number of guidelines around return to play where the initial Government advice did not make sense to cricket people. No spectators and no equipment sharing (especially for juniors) are good examples. CV are addressing these issues and seeking clarification.
Regional cricket is due to commence competition in mid October so we will have real data to help us start our season.
The next few weeks will provide greater clarity towards our goal of starting the season on November 14.
We ask all to hang in there, we are getting close to training and playing.
Stay safe. BHRDCA CoM
After agreeing to focus the BHRDCA’s competition for the 2020/21 season on One Day matches (in support of the CA/CV recommended direction) and to meet the desire of Clubs whose senior grades, where designated, seek to play in coloured attire, the BHRDCA has updated its Ball Provision policy for 2020/21, inclusive of White Ball arrangements.
Please refer to Club & Playing Resources > Policies > Cricket Balls for the most recent update to this policy
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