Please see attached correspondence received from Scott Tutton at Cricket Victoria concerns the use of helmets for 2016/17 season and beyond.

The Key points are:
– all juniors must wear helmets when batting and wicket keeping
– helmets will become compulsory for all senior community cricketers by the 2019-20 season
– helmets must be compliant with the British Standard BS7928-2013, as prescribed by the ICC


Rod Patterson

VMCU – Administrator

Ph 0408 088 580


Opening of Round 1 of the VicHealth Active Club Grant Program.

In the first of two rounds for 2016-17, two levels of funding grants – up to $3,000 or up to $10,000 – are available to community sports clubs across Victoria.

Providing huge benefits for the community, VicHealth’s Active Club Grants program has been supporting local sports clubs in remote, rural, regional and metropolitan areas to get more Victorians living healthier and happier lives for nearly three decades.

Social sports and programs for women and girls will be the winners in VicHealth’s latest funding round.

VicHealth is looking to fund clubs which:

  • demonstrate how they will get more women and girls involved in physical activity, through new or recently established programs, activities and opportunities
  • start up a social or modified sport program which will attract more people to be regularly physically active.

VicHealth CEO Jerril Rechter said female participation in sport is still lower than male involvement, and due to a lack of time and confidence, many women and girls fail to fit the recommended 2.5 hours of moderate physical activity into their week.

“Too many people still think that being active means you have play an organised sport, run a marathon or win a trophy. Our research shows that every step really does count, and anything that gets you moving is beneficial. With these grants, VicHealth wants to support a wider range of opportunities for everyone to get active – particularly those aimed at women and girls. Non-traditional, social and modified sports are becoming an increasingly popular choice” Ms Rechter said.

Social sport includes more flexible, fun and less-structured opportunities with a focus social interaction, and less emphasis on performance, results and competition – they might be modified to increase opportunities across age, disability, skill level, fitness level, lifestyle, or location.

For further information or to apply online, visit


We wanted to share with you a video produced titled “Being A Welcoming Cricket Club” that highlights how your club teams can be more welcoming on match day.

The footage was captured during a Sunday One Day match between Sunshine Heights CC v Avondale Heights CC in the Victorian Turf Cricket Association.

All the people featured in the footage are non-actors and all the components of the video are real and occur at each match –


Footage and tip sheets available via link below.




NICK HATZOGLOU | Manager – Club Cricket
Cricket Australia | 60 Jolimont St | Jolimont Victoria 3002
Direct: +61 3 9653 8861 | Fax: +61 3 9653 8889 | Mobile: +61 425 733 105 |

We wanted to share with you an opportunity to register for our new Club Support program.

What is the Club Support Program?

The Club Support Program is a series of 8 emails designed to guide committees and club volunteers through the key activities which should be undertaken by the club during the appropriate time of the year. Each email will not only list a range of tasks but link to resources, information, tools and templates designed to support and empower volunteers to successfully undertake each task.

The Club Support Program emails are in checklist format so volunteers can update the status of tasks as they progress throughout the year.

To register for the program, click the link below and enter your details. You will then automatically be sent the various support emails, resources and helpful information at the appropriate time, leading into and during the cricket season.

If you have any questions about the program or any issuing in signing up, please do not hesitate to contact us on

Kind regards


NICK HATZOGLOU | Manager – Club Cricket
Cricket Australia | 60 Jolimont St | Jolimont Victoria 3002
Direct: +61 3 9653 8861 | Fax: +61 3 9653 8889 | Mobile: +61 425 733 105 |

More girls playing cricket means a stronger club/association. You can play a role in fast-tracking the development of girls competitions in your community by applying for funding to support and develop community level competitions and teams for girls aged 11-18


The BHRDCA CoM is pleased to confirm the dates of play for the 2016/17 season as follows…


The season will commence on Saturday October 8th, with a One Day Game, followed by five Two Day matches prior to the break for Xmas. Matches will resume on January 7th with a One Day Game, followed by four Two Day matches with the final H & A round concluding on March 4th.


Semi Finals will be played on the traditional “Labour Day” Weekend – 11/12 March with Monday the 13th designated as a Reserve Day, leaving the Grand Final dates to be allocated to Sat/Sun 18/19 & 25/26 March, 2017.


By the end of June, Clubs can expect to have received their pre season Administration & Affiliation pack, which will require completion and return to the Secretary as soon as possible afterwards. In the meantime, should any Club be aware of the unavailability of any of their playing fields, please contact the Secretary with confirmation of this asap.



The BHRDCA is delighted to announce another sponsorship has been secured.

This is with Trackon and they will provide the association representative teams with clothing for the next two seasons with an option of a third season.

The agreement provides the association with an annual cash component including sponsorship of our in season weekly radio show and the McIntosh Shield Grand Final live stream.

As with all our sponsors we strongly encourage clubs to make contact and consider Trackon when looking at their apparel needs. Be it match day clothing, social wear, training tops, T 20 uniforms, junior and/or senior teams there are plenty of opportunities to engage with Trackon and see how they can meet your needs.

The contact is Craig Rutley who can be reached at or 0434 269 034




At the recent AGM the existing Committee of Management was primarily returned with the following changes:

Tom Anderson becomes Junior Section Manager.

Vice President & Permits chair positions are currently vacant.

Sincere thanks to outgoing Junior Manager Ross Chambers who has done a stellar job and will continue to be an integral part of the junior structure looking after our representative sides.

The outcome of proposed rule changes will be posted shortly.



The CoM has completed its review of the crowd behaviour at the Australian Cricket College McIntosh Shield Grand Final on day 2 in conjunction with hosts Blackburn CC who proactively conducted their own internal investigation.

This has resulted in sanctions against some spectators involved and BCC itself. BCC has also taken internal steps addressing the matter.

Thankfully those scenes were not repeated as other grand finals concluded the following week.

The CoM fervently hopes there will no repeat of this type of incident in the future.



The winners of the 2015/16 BHRDCA Grade averages (and those from the 2000/01 season) are now posted on the Heritage Tab > Records & Statistics


During the 2016 off season the BHRDCA Heritage Committee will commence the task of compiling all Grade Average winners (where found) from 1890/91 until 1999/2000 and this table will also be posted onto the BHRDCA Website. While the Committee is confident it has most of the Grade Average winners, we will ask clubs for assistance to complete missing records – stay tuned for further advice when the final table is uploaded.


BHRDCA Heritage Committee

The Grade Averages have now been made available on MyCricket for all to view.


The BHRDCA Heritage Committee has updated the Premiership tables for Senior, Junior, Vets & T20 competitions to now include the victors from 2015/16


The 1st XI Grand Final Scoresheet document has also been updated to include the 2015/16 McIntosh Shield Grand Final


For these documents and other BHRDCA Heritage records, please refer to the Heritage Tab (Records & Statistics) on the BHRDCA Website

After the conclusion of the 2015/16 playing season, the BHRDCA Heritage Committee has updated the Premiership tables inclusive of additions from the 2015/16 season. These can be found, along with material associated with the BHRDCA’s 126 season long history and playing records, under Heritage on this Website.


Additional information or updates on missing records are always welcomed, so if you believe you can assist don’t hesitate to contact a member of the BHRDCA Heritage Committee or the BHRDCA Secretary.

All Grand Final Permits lodged have now been processed and are available on the Website


Good luck to all Teams playing this weekend and next weekend


BHRDCA Permit Committee

Sponsors, Partners & Supporters

BHRDCA Events Calendar

ANZ Volunteer of the Month Recognition

ANZ Volunteer of the Month Recognition

The Volunteer Of The Month Is:

OCTOBER: Ross Kainey - Blackburn North
NOVEMBER: Jo Bowler - Blackburn
DECEMBER: Narayanan Ramakrishnan - Burwood Districts
JANUARY: Jason Brooker - Mitcham
FEBRUARY: Jason Seedy - Vermont South
MARCH: Simone Hewitt - Laburnum