Anthony Smith – BHRDCA Coach
Andrew Grealy – Heatherdale CC
Chris Reid – MWHCC
COVID-19 Peak Bodies update: 4/1/21
Trust you were able to enjoy the Christmas break.
Just want to keep the communication open re any COVID logistics for the clubs, as we return back to cricket this week.
You and your teams have done a wonderful job so far enabling people to play and be part of the game, we will need everyone to be on top of their game once cricket starts again.
As we know things can move quickly with COVID. At this stage we haven’t had a sport specific update from the State Government in 2021 – but key things to note are as follows…
This returns to the recent rule where it is required indoors (social rooms / change rooms etc.) and remains recommended outdoors (especially where social distancing is an issue). It is also required on public transport and where a mini bus or car pooling are required to get to games.
NUMBER OF PEOPLE INDOORS (SOCIAL / CHANGE ROOMS)
In the days leading in to Christmas, the State Government confirmed that the rules for the number of people inside at outdoor community sport’s facilities (social rooms, change rooms etc.) can increase to 1 person per 2sqm down from the previous 1 per 4sqm. This therefore is the new normal until further notice but only for clubs who are using a QR code system to capture attendees. Those not using a QR code system must stick with the 1 per 4sqm rule. On the CV website under the COVID-19 resource section is the simple poster for use – https://www.cricketvictoria.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Attendance-Capacity-Poster.pdf
Social functions, team selection dinners etc remain fine to proceed
So long as clubs are sticking to density limits and liquor licence regulations (& are allowed by the local council), then social functions are fine to proceed. Ideally maximise time spent outdoors v indoors.
Other recommended protocols remain in place (and are subject to local Association rules) including:
– hands & ball sanitised at least once per 20 overs;
– no sharing of food / drinks (eg no communal food at lunch / afternoon tea);
– umpires to not touch the ball or players hats, caps, jumpers;
– bowlers to leave their cap, jumper, sunnies either over the boundary or behind the umpire at the bowlers end in line with the stumps.
We will keep the updates coming as things may change following the worsening situation in Vic & NSW over the past week or so.
Thank you, appreciate your support.
Cricket Manager East Metro
The BHRDCA CoM trusts you all enjoyed a great Xmas break and importantly that you and your players and their families have all managed to stay safe and well in these trying times.
Just a reminder that as of this Saturday (9/1) the Permit conditions alter in the lead in to the final phase of the season. Please ensure that you understand the Rules associated with selection when a player is being demoted, should the circumstances require a Permit. (Refer Attachment 7 – Player Permits, in the Senior Competition Rules.)
If anyone has a query about this aspect of the season please contact either MVZ or Steve F. to follow up.
Good luck to all Clubs and players as we resume the 2020/21 Season this coming Saturday.
Mark Blundell – Burwood Districts CC
Paul Newman – St Davids CC
Peter Rosenthal – BHRDCA President
Christine Griffin – Wyclif CC
Laura Box – Heatherdale CC
Sophie Day – WBBL Melb Stars
U18 Arnold Shield
Kings Park #1, Willow Road, Upper Ferntree Gully
U16 Beitzel Shield
Eildon Park #2, Tyers Cresent, Rowville
U14 Allen Shield
Wally Tew Reserve #2, Lyndale Court, Ferntree Gully
U14 Nolan Cup
Monbulk Rec Reserve, Moores Road, Monbulk
U12 Mitchell Shield
Ballyshannassy Park, Highbury Road, Burwood
U12 Josh Browne Plate
Mirrabooka West, Holland Road, Blackburn South