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.
BHRDCA Nominated for Community Cricket Association of the Year
The BHRDCA was delighted to be nominated in this category under the recent Cricket Victoria ‘Sport for All’ awards.
Whilst not winning the award, to be nominated is great recognition for our association, clubs, players, umpires, many volunteers, sponsors and all involved in the BHRDCA.
We were nominated based on our collaborative approach, prepared to look at new ideas, open your minds to outside your own bubble, support CV programs, a mindset of being prepared to listen to the club’s needs, work well as a team’ amongst other traits.
These awards are the pinnacle of the community cricket season and we will certainly ‘tap into’ CV to better understand where best practices lie and how we can bring those to the association and our member clubs.
Below is a letter of acknowledgement from Andrew Ingleton, Cricket Victoria CEO.
We are living in amazing and unprecedented times that are providing enormous challenges for everyone in every aspect of daily life.
Cricket may well be the least of those for some people and that is acknowledged.
Many clubs have had to cancel presentation day, or night, which is a tough call especially when we should be celebrating individual and team success.
Similarly, the BHRDCA presentation night, scheduled for April 3rd, cannot proceed in the current environment.
We do propose to hold this in the future and acknowledge those that have achieved success this season, our valued sponsors and other key stakeholders that are strong supporters of the association. The timing of this is, however, unclear today.
There has been emails sent to our sponsors in the interim thanking them for their support and assuring them that when the sun comes up again, we will be here and we hope our partnership continues. We will continue to promote them where possible via the website and social media. If an opportunity presents to support them then I am sure they would love to hear from anyone within the BHRDCA community, and let them know you are part of the BHRDCA community.
The CoM are planning as we normally would for the pre AGM and AGM although the challenge of how to hold those events is still to be resolved. No doubt clubs will be faced with similar challenges and we will work through the logistics as best we can or consider postponing the scheduled events based on Government advice and rules imposed.
We trust that everyone, and your loved ones, stay safe through the turmoil and we all get out the other side bigger and stronger. With the absence of AFL and many other local sports, it underlines what an important role sporting clubs play in the local community and why so many volunteers give their time to ensure it is a thriving and vibrant environment within each club. It will be a great day when the clubs are populated and buzzing again.
Let’s stay the course together and look out for each other.
https://www.facebook.com/pg/JoanneFairy/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2376258152474130 Peter White Shild GF
https://www.facebook.com/pg/JoanneFairy/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2375034019263210 Random around the ground Day 1 GF
https://www.facebook.com/pg/JoanneFairy/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2372525006180778 u16a Ron Hennessey Shield GF
https://www.facebook.com/pg/JoanneFairy/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2362345810532031 D, G & I Grade semi’s
https://www.facebook.com/pg/JoanneFairy/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2333811873385425 Nunawading vs Koonung 300th & 400th games
BHRDCA UPDATE ON KOOKABURRA RAY McINTOSH SHIELD GRAND FINAL
After much deliberation and debate, the decision is not to continue day two of the game.
There has been a lot of information presented this week, and continues to be so. From Federal and State Government, peak state and national sporting bodies, other cricket associations and some of it is conflicting and varying.
The decision not to play is a unified one between the two competing clubs, umpires, host club East Burwood and the Committee of Management.
There is no right or wrong decision in the current environment and everyone has a situation that is slightly different and needs consideration.
As per the BHRDCA rules, Forest Hill CC are Kookaburra Ray McIntosh Shield premiers for 2019/20.
The CoM would especially like to acknowledge the outstanding leadership of respective clubs presidents in Andrew Grealy (HCC) and Ken Thomas (FHCC) this week in gathering as much information as possible, convening meetings and capturing all points of view within their respective clubs to arrive at a decision.
BHRDCA & COVID-19 Update
As you are aware, COVID-19 has thrown everyday life into chaos as facts are presented and recommendations made by Government, councils and national sporting bodies.
There are different views on how to manage this for sporting bodies and indeed different plans of action invoked.
A major challenge is the continually evolving information flow and the unprecedented scale of impact to our communities; be that family, work or recreational.
Self isolation, social distancing, reporting immediately if you feel unwell, increased hand sanitisation are constant messages designed to curb the spread and to help manage the virus.
Currently the BHRDCA has cancelled the President’s lunch this Saturday with an announcement on Junior Presentation night in the next 36 hours. An announcement on the Senior Presentation night will be made next week.
We are working with various bodies regarding day two of the Kookaburra Ray McIntosh Shield Grand Final this Saturday at East Burwood. We would like to be able to complete the match but also understand this possibility may be taken out of our hands.
There will be updates as soon as possible, whilst appreciating we are not necessarily the sole decision maker in most instances.
We appreciate your patience in these unheralded times and hope everyone stays safe and can look after each other.
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