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
KOOKABURRA RAY MCINTOSH GRAND FINAL live stream link.
Watch from wherever you are on most devices.
Please note MyCricket has been updated to reflect the provisional Grand Final venues for all Senior & Junior grades.
NOTE: These will be subject to Local Council approval from Boroondara, Manningham & Whitehorse Councils, which we expect to receive in the next 24 -48 hours
Good luck to all competing Clubs
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
The BHRDCA and Cricket Victoria are pleased to announce that we are embarking on an Indoor Cricket program over the winter months, (Term 2 and Term 3)which is open to boys and girls who currently play in the Under 12 and Under 14 age groups.
Please see attached flyer for details
This is a great way to enhance every facet of cricket as all kids bat, bowl and field, a great way to improve hand/eye coordination whilst having fun.
Team consist of 6 a side and only takes an hour on a Monday night where club plays club wearing your coloured cricket shirts. (eg Nunawading V Blackburn)
At a cost of $80 per player for the 8 week term with equipment provided it is certainly cost effective, the matches will be played at the Box Hill Action Indoor Centre.
This may also be an opportunity for friends of current club players to try their hand at cricket, potentially being a recruit the following outdoor season as indoor cricket can have an electrifying buzz about it.
If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to call me on 0450 336 992. Tom Anderson