The president was interviewed by Paul Hooper about the season ahead.
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
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…
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)
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.
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