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BHRDCA U/14 Allen Shield & Nolan Cup Teams – Optional Training Session

On behalf of the BHRDCA Junior Executive Committee, I would like to thank our two U14 teams coaches, and advise of the following OPTIONAL training session.


Allen Shield Team Manager / Coach: Glen Johnston
Mobile: 0414 325 722



Nolan Cup Team Manager / Coach: Justin Lui
Mobile: 0432 692 522


The U/14 Allen and Nolan teams will be having optional training on Sunday 22/12/13. Blackburn South Cricket Club is kindly hosting this session, at Mirrabooka Reseveve, Holland Road, Blackburn South. Map M 61 K3. (same venue as the U14 practice matches).


Please arrive at 9.30 am for a 10 am start. The session should finish by 11 am. If you are unable to attend, please advise Justin, Glen, or myself.




Ross Chambers
Junior Competition Secretary / Representative Manager B.H.R.D.C.A.
Mobile: 0432 660 951

Maddocks Sports U/18 Cup Rd 5 wrap-up….

It was a depleted Donvale that travelled down to Livingstone to take on Vermont Sth. Despite an early wicket Nicholas Dore and Ronan Prigg combined for a 100 run stand, Ronan making his half ton. Wickets fell steadily after that but the final score of 173 was always going to be tough for the undermanned Donvale. I don’t have Donvale’s batting stats, Tom Cunningham 4/23 ensured that they were never in the run chase and Donvale finished 50 adrift. Unfortunately I hear that Donvale has had to pull the plug due to lack of numbers. To the small band of boys who fronted every week, thank you for your efforts, you did your club proud battling against the odds every week.


Both Blackburn Sth and Vermont were desperate for a win, Vermont to keep their unbeaten record intact and Blacky Sth to get their season back on track. The Eagles found runs hard to come by and no batsman was able to dominate the score against accurate bowling from Keiran Van DerWal and Jarrod Smith. Conor Spinks continued his fine form with the bat for a valuable 41 ably backed up by Danny Ryan, but Blacky Sth would have been satisfied to keep them to 9/152cc.


Unfortunately Day 2 never went to plan for the Mirrabooka boys with wickets falling steadily to a consistent Vermont attack to fold all out for 107 and well short. This win was very much an Eagles team effort with everyone making a contribution to the cause.


Park Orchards welcomed Forest Hill in what shaped as the hardest game to predict in the round. The Zebras batted first and whilst several players got a start, none took the game by the throat and a final score of 5/116 was disappointing. Gavin Carusi 2/15 had the best Zebra figures.Forest Hill must have been confident as Chris Thomson and Ben Matthews gradually hauled the score in with a top 73 run partnership with plenty of talent still in the sheds. Lional Hunt caused a few heart flutters but the steady Zebras were able to secure the points on the day thanks mainly to Ben Matthews 53.


East Burwood recent batting woes continued against a determined Heatherdale. Sam Brooks 3/12 and Jarrod Parr 2/4 quickly got among them and apart from James Rizio’s fighting 35 a final tally of 124 was always going to be tough to defend. In replay Heatherdale’s batting was highlighted by an excellent 63 by Brendon Green with great back-up from Sam Brooks 53 and a 36 by Ben Joseph to run out comfortable winners. Mitch Gale 2/16 topped the East Burwood bowling.


Heathmont’s innings got off to a flying start, James Kelly 32 and Nathan Mullenger-McHugh 71* laying the foundation. Steve Brown 28 carried on the good work to close at 3/179cc.


Doncaster in reply were quickly in trouble as Josh Clark 2/2, Nathan Mullenger-McHugh 2/8 and Tom Delaney 2/7 shared the spoils cutting a swathe through the Doncaster line-up to roll them for 66 and pick up some valuable percentage points in the bargain whilst cementing 2nd position behind Vermont in the run to the finals.


Maddocks Sports Player of the Round goes to the excellent all-round performance of Heathmont’s Nathan Mullenger-McHugh. His 71* and 2/8 earns Nathan the Maddocks voucher – well done Nathan.


We are now in the last Round before Xmas and I would like to take the opportunity to wish all players, parents and support staff all the very best fro Xmas and the New Year. Have a great break but most importantly stay safe.



RDCA vs BHRDCA Vets Representative Cricket wrap-up

Aching limbs, aging knees and dicky hammy’s were all put on hold on Sunday when the cream of the Eastern Cricket veterans turned out for the 15th Annual battle between the Ringwood and District Cricket Assn (RDCA) and the Box Hill District Cricket Assn (BHRDCA) for the coveted “Colonels Cup” and bragging rights as the Premier Eastern Veterans Assn.


At Cheong Park, hard earned reputations meant little where the Over 60’s locked horns. Sent in first BHRDCA lost early wickets and it was left up to Stuart Stockdale who with a battling 41 (ret), ably supported with some lusty late hitting from Sri Rajah and Alan Ellis to see Box Hill through to 114/9cc in their allotted 36 overs. For Ringwood Paul Robinson and Graeme Seymour with 3 and 2 wickets each were the pick of the bowlers.


In reply Gary Paget and Bill Stafford had Ringwood off to a sound start putting on 32 for the first wicket. The Box Hill bowling was tight and coupled with a slow outfield Box Hill remained in the match. John Kent threw a spanner in the works as he collected 2 /11 in a great spell and when Garry Walles fell for a patient 21 it meant Ringwood needed 7 runs off the last over to get the required runs. Kent’s last over started sensationally with a wicket first ball, but the task proved just too much and it was a well struck 4 by Russell McNeill that saw Ringwood home with 2 runs to spare.


Meanwhile over at Fred Geale Oval, the O50’s saw Ringwood batting first. Anderton settled in early and along with Dale Goldsmith the score rose steadily, the pair adding 47 runs for the second wicket. Steve Teakel kept the run rate going and a late hard hitting 26* from Vaughan took Ringwood to a competitive 144/6 at the close of the innings. Dennis McNiece 2/13 returned the best bowling figures for Box Hill.


Box Hill skipper Frank McCann and fellow opener Darren McNeil were quickly into stride and their opening stand of 62 set a solid base for Box Hill’s run chase. Kevin Howell, Dave Jensen and David Corrigan all contributed valuable runs to the cause allowing Box Hill to knock off the required runs with 8 overs still to be bowled in an emphatic victory. Phil Kickleton and Artis both took two wickets for Ringwood.


This meant that the “Colonels Cup” was on the line at the Over 40 match at Croydon Oval. Ringwood batted first with Andy Wu and Craig Buchan looking very strong against some sharp Box Hill bowling both taking their scores into the 20’s. After 18 overs Ringwood were looking at posting a very competitive total but as o often happens runs began to dry up against great bowling by Narendran Shanmugratnam, Matthew Vittiritti and Dean Jones who combined to take 6 wickest for only 38 runs in their 15 overs to close Ringwood out at 132/8cc.


Box Hill lost two early scalps before Brett Cunningham 41 (ret), Dave Cronin 18, skipper Danny Taylor 43 (ret) and Dean Jones 22* led a strong revival getting Box Hill over the line with 7 overs to spare and secure the “Colonels Cup” for the Box Hill Assn


The big winner on the day was the sport of cricket. It was fantastic to see the game played in such a great spirit by two strong associations, adding yet another chapter to the intense but friendly rivalry that has grown over 15 years.






BHRDCA U/12 Mitchell Shield Team – Final Squad Announcement

On behalf of the BHRDCA Junior Executive Committee, I would like to congratulate the following players for being selected to represent the BHRDCA in the 2014 U/12 Keith Mitchell Shield: 


Coates, Jack Mitcham
Coates, Josh Mitcham
Cullen, Jack Park Orchards
Heron, Matthew Heatherdale
Holloway, Jayden Mitcham
Horsnaill, Ben (v-capt) Blackburn
Hubber, Kieren (capt) Blackburn
Irish, Jordan Doncaster
Joseph, Matthew Heatherdale
Lammardo, Ben Blackburn
Pancholi, Prithish Mulgrave W Hill
Tampeo-Lee, Jackson Templestowe
Tellis, Kurt Mulgrave W Hill



Team Manager / Coach: Jason Irish
Mobile: 0422 971 502


The U/12 Mitchell squad will be having optional training on Thursday 02/01/14. Details of venue and times to be advised soon. If you are unable to attend, please advise Jason, or myself.




Ross Chambers
Junior Competition Secretary / Representative Manager B.H.R.D.C.A.
Mobile: 0432 660 951

BHRDCA U/12 Browne Plate Team – Final Squad Announcement

On behalf of the BHRDCA Junior Executive Committee, I would like to congratulate the following players for being selected to represent the BHRDCA in the 2014 U/12 Josh Browne Plate:


Bardwell, Jade Blackburn
Carter, Liam Surrey Hills
Carter, Morgan Surrey Hills
Corbally, Connor East Doncaster
Cosham, Bryce Heathmont
Hamzovski, Samir Yarraleen
Hansen, Toby Yarraleen
Howell, Dominic Heatherdale
Matheson, Blake Templestowe
Powell, Liam GWH
Rae, Liam Forest Hill
Reynolds, Simon East Doncaster
Sticca, Josh Bulleen Temp.
Wynne, Ethan Heathmont



Team Manager / Coach: Glenn Powell
Mobile: 0421 012 845


The U/12 Browne squad will be having optional training on Monday the 23rd of December from 4-30pm till 6-00pm at Zerbes Reserve, Blackburn Rd, East Doncaster. Melway map 34 B 10.


Thank-you to our kind hosts, East Doncaster Cricket Club. Please wear white top and dark shorts / track pants, and bring your cricket kit and a drink.


If you are unable to attend, please advise Glenn Powell, or myself. Thank-you

Ross Chambers
Junior Competition Secretary / Representative Manager B.H.R.D.C.A.
Mobile: 0432 660 951

Junior Rep team cap presentations update

For both the U12 and U14 presentations, and the U16 presentations, can all players please wear full whites, primarily for the team photos, but they can also be worn for net sessions or practice matches. Please also remember to bring your full cricket kits as well.


The photographer will take photos of the cap presentation, team photos and officials / team manager photos. Proofs of the boys photos will be handed out to parents during the first rep match for each age group. Parents are asked that they complete the order form and hand them back to the nominated person ASAP.


There will probably be some OPTIONAL training sessions between now and 6th January. Further details will be published as they come to hand. We do understand that some will not be able to get to these due to family holidays etc.


I look forward to seeing you all on 15/12/13 (U12, U14 presentations) or 23/12/13 (U16 presentations)


U/16 Rep Teams cap presentations on Monday 23/12/13

On behalf of the BHRDCA Junior Executive Committee, I would like to announce the following programme of events for the Under 16 rep teams cap presentations on Monday 23/12/13:


2pm: Players to arrive, for warm up at 2.15pm

3pm: Practice game start. 25 overs per side

6pm: Players BBQ

6.20-6.45pm: Cap presentation and photo opportunities for families and friends, and team photos

6.45-7.30pm: Coaches address to players and parents -outline carnival particulars/expectation etc.


For each team the $50 levy can be paid in cash on the cap presentation day, or by direct deposit.


Account Name : Box Hill Reporter District Cricket Association Inc

BSB : 033005

Account No. 180742

Please use as a reference: “Team Surname”

Eg. U16 Lane


The venue is Bulleen Park,#2 oval, Bulleen Road, Bulleen. Map 32 C9


I would like to thank our wonderful hosts, Yarraleen Cricket Club, for helping to make this possible.

I look forward to seeing you all there


Ross Chambers
Junior Competition Manager, BHRDCA
M: 0432 660 951




Veteran Representative Teams 2013

Veterans Representative Teams 2013

On this Sunday 15th December at various grounds. Show your support and get along to see the guys in action.


Over 40 Croydon Oval, Mel 50K4 – 12.00pm start

Danny Taylor – Mitcham / Captain

Matthew Vittiritti – Heathmont

David Cronin – Kew

Brett Cunningham – Notting Hill/BP

Earl Eddings – East Ivanhoe

Richard Willing – Notting Hill/BP

Joe Amad – Kew

Michael Whitehead – Koonung Heights

Dale Connolly-  Notting Hill/BP

Narendran Shammugaratnam – Box Hill Nth Super Kings

David Rechsteiner – Heathmont

Dean Jones – Blackburn


Over 50 Fred Geale Oval, Mel 50 K5 – 11.30am start

Frank McCann – Heathmont / Captain

Bill Grabham – East Doncaster

Michael Goldsmith – Richmond City

Michael Slade – Mt Waverley

David Jensen – Mitcham

Shane Keneally – Heathmont

Darren McNeil – Mt Waverley

Chris Chivers – Mitcham

David Corrigan – Mont Albert

Clive Welti – East Doncaster

Kevin Howell – Mitcham

Dennis McNeice – Mitcham



Over 60 Cheong Park, Mel 50 G7 – 11.30am start

Ian Pell – Mitcham / Captain

Peter Mirkovic – Canterbury

Stuart Stockdale – Hawthorn

Sri Bawan – Victorian Stars

Rob Redmond – East Doncaster

Bill Hansen – Canterbury

Michael Angwin – Canterbury

Alan Ellis – North Balwyn

Kim Albiston – Doncaster

Jeff Grannon – Nth Balwyn

Rob Thurasingham – Box Hill Nth Super Kings

Sri Rajah – Victorian Stars

John Kent – Canterbury

U/21’s remain unbeaten and march into VMCU semi finals

North Metro CA VS Box Hill Reporter District CA


The boys travelled to the lovely suburb of Sunshine looking for 3 wins out of 3 games and a semi final berth. Skipper Jarryd Taun-Henderson won the toss and we batted first on what ended up being a slow and lifeless deck. Will Hastings and Scott Edwards did the job opening the innings, taking the shine off the new ball and the grunt out of their opening bowlers. Hastings was dismissed for a fluent 8 and at 1/10 Michael Kitson strode to the crease. Coming off a cracking 183 in MS2 Kitson looked as though he had picked up exactly where he had left off at Ted Ajani Reserve the previous Saturday. The wide open expanses of Dempster Park weren’t big enough for the Englishman and he batted with a mixture of aggression, finesse and beauty on his way to a brilliant 103. In terms of run scoring Kitson played almost a lone hand but was aided by all of his partners to keep the scoreboard ticking over. At the end of our 40 overs we posted a  very competitive 168 on a very slow outfield.


Early wickets would be the key, and it was Kitson again that stood up to cap off a remarkable all round performance. His brilliant new ball spell of 3/21 left the opposition reeling at 4/21. They were never fully able to recover from a top order collapse. Some smart batting down the bottom saw the scoreboard look a little closer but 2/29 from Josh King and 2/24 from Josh Cunningham saw the NMCA all out for 146, 23 runs shy of the target needed.


Our boys finished on top of the ladder after 3 rounds of qualifying games. We travel to Malvern on the 12th of January to take on the Eastern Cricket Association in the first semi final.


Good luck lads!

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