Melbourne is again putting on another challenging weekend with the weather predicted to impact play on friday night.
We will keep a keen eye on the weather and do some ground inspections tomorrow and by 1pm advise of friday nights juniors state of play.

T20 McIntosh Shield Grade


The RCDA won the toss and sent BHRDCA into bat, and it was soon realized by RDCA that this was a big mistake.  Nick Chancellor and Ben Joseph opened the batting, with Chancellor going out for 4 runs off 5 balls.  Joseph hit the ground running and started hitting boundaries after only a few deliveries.  Chelvin, Wise, OShea, all going out very cheaply but this did not stop a rampant Joseph who by the end of a shortened match due to earlier rain, smashed 72 from just 35 deliveries, in what was a T20 clinic from an in form player.  All up BHRDCA scored 7/147 from just 15 overs.

RDCA came in to bat and the BHRDCA bowling attack was weathering the storm very well keeping everyone down on scoring except for Adams with 51 off 36 balls. A late surge toward the end of the innings was not enough for RDCA to get over the line with other notable scores being Stevenson (37) and Mitchell not out on 24.  A stellar bowling performance from Newey with figures of 4/16 after 3 overs.  In the end RDCA finished up with 8/131 at the end of their 15 overs.


T20 Wilson Shield Grade


With the ECA needing to withdraw from the game only a single match was played at Kimberly Reserve in Chirnside Park. With bad weather looming the BHRDCA started poorly with Fenner, Hunt and Proctor all going out very cheaply.  Arnold battled on and made 13 off 16 balls.  Rain delayed play as a thunderstorm passed over.  After approximately half an hour, play resumed, and the wickets continued to tumble for the BHRDCA with Farry bowled for 5 off 16, Theunissen caught off the bowling of Pandya for 11, Ross LBW on his first ball for a duck, Fox run out without facing a ball and Volpe caught for 1 off 6 deliveries.  Hodges and Humphries, representing the tail end of the innings, both battled on to see out the full 20 overs after being 9/38 at the 13th over.  At the end of the innings BHRDCA were 9/69 with Hodes on 20 off 21 balls and Humphries at 13 from 29 balls.

The RDCA came into bat and at the end of a very expensive first over Humphries took the first wicket, but the precedence had been set with RDCA being 1/14 at the end of the first over.  Jensen came in to bowl the second over and on his second ball claimed Wong who mishit the ball and was caught for a duck.  Humphries bowled a much more tidy second over getting another wicket and at the end of the third over it was 3/19.  The runs flowed but so did the wickets for BHRDCA, RDCA batsmen were Pandya 18 from 16 balls, Johnson 11 from 6 balls faced, Nelson and DeSilva both not out and hitting the winning runs.



East Burwood Cricket Club will hold its annual past players day on Saturday, January 19 at which the club will acknowledge a number of premiership milestones. With many of its records incomplete, the club is finding it challenging to contact members of those teams that will be recognised. The club is inviting all former East Burwood, Bennettswood and East Burwood/Bennettswood players to attend the function at the East Burwood Reserve with the premiership wins of the East Burwood A Grade side of 1988, Bennettswood’s C Grade side of 1988, Bennettswood’s Ray McIntosh Shield winners of 1989 and East Burwood/ Bennettswood’s Shield 2 (1994) and C Grade (1994) sides to be acknowledged. “At our past players days we’ve never really acknowledged any of the premiership milestones, the five years, the 10 years, the 20 years,” former premiership player Anthony Apps said. “But our records aren’t that great, so we’re relying on word of mouth and social media.” The event will start at 1.00pm as East Burwood hosts Bulleen Templestowe for the second day of a McIntosh Shield two-dayer. The club will also hold its major fund raising raffle that night. For more details, and for past players to get in touch, contact David Nelthorpe (0404 018 574).

Ray McIntosh Shield Representative Team:

Jodan Wise ©                           Blackburn CC

Rob Chancellor                         Blackburn CC

Nick Chancellor                        Blackburn CC

Daniel O’Shea                           East Box Hill CC

Leigh Newey                             East Box Hill CC

Damien Cupido                         East Burwood CC

Justin Coombe                          Blackburn North CC

Dean Burton                              Blackburn North CC

Arun Chelvan                            Glen Waverley Hawks CC

Connor Spinks                           Kerrimuir United CC

Ben Joseph                                Heatherdale CC

Tharanga Jayawardhane         East Burwood CC

Howard Wilson Shield Representative Team:

Clint Proctor  ©                      Koonung Heights CC

Chris Ross                                Koonung Heights CC

James Fenner                          Koonung Heights CC

Jacob Janssen                          Mitcham CC

Jack Humphries                       Mulgrave Wheelers Hill CC

Kristien Arnold                        Mulgrave Wheelers Hill CC

Jackson Fox                             Mulgrave Wheelers Hill CC

Lionel Hunt                              Park Orchards CC

Ross Theunissen                     Laburnum CC

Will Farry                                 St. Davids CC

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Hi all

This grant is winnable but very competitive for any organisation to win, let alone a Sporting organisation.  Nonetheless with a compelling unique story to tell, some Sporting Organisations win the grant. 23% of applicants won this grant last round. There is high oversubscription and we as Sporting organisations are competing against Historical societies, Museums, etc. Refer to attached winners from last round,

But if you have a compelling, unique story to tell that has wide audience reach, then let’s discuss and possibly apply. The grant able to be applied for is for up to $15,000 but most Sporting organisations win much less (a couple of $ thousand at most).

Link to last year’s winners: to possibly stimulate some ideas.

Some examples of organisations we have won the grant for to date are:

  • Box Hill Reporter Cricket Association (BHRDCA) for “Researching, Collecting and Preserving Over 128 Years of the Association’s History”
  • Maccabi Sport Victoria for “Researching, Collecting, Preserving, Sharing and Displaying over 100 Years of Sport as an Integral Part of Jewish Immigration to Victoria”
  • Powerhouse Rowing Club “Researching, Collecting and Preserving over 85 Years of the Association’s History to Produce an E-Book”.
  • Moreland City Soccer Club for a cabinet to display their 100 year history
  • “My World is Round” to capture the history of Football (Soccer) in Victoria (“Recording of oral history of Victorian “Soccer” migrants).

The grant will fund items that help preserve, record and share the local, social and community history of Victoria and Victorians. Refer below to what will be funded:

  • The recording of oral histories
  • The preparation of local history e-publications
  • Conservation of objects and records. If a conservator is engaged, they should be a member of the Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Materials (AICCM)
  • Cataloguing of objects and records
  • Development and production of exhibitions
  • Online projects that provide local history information or resources
  • Training in local history or collection management skills
  • The design and production of interpretation panels and signage
  • The digitisation and online publishing of collection items and local history information (Note that this does not include the digitisation of public records)
  • Digital storytelling including film and DVD projects
  • Apps for mobile devices
  • Consultancy fees for the provision of specialist skills not found within the organisation
  • The purchase of archival quality materials
  • The purchase of high standard storage and display cases
  • Newspaper digitisation projects
  • Microfilm digitisation
  • Equipment and assets to display or preserve collection

Deadline for this grant is Tuesday 18 December 2018.

Let us know if interested, what type of project are you looking to do, as well as provide us some background on your organisation’s history (most clubs provide us a document or a link to their club history) that would be appreciated. And then we can discuss from there.
Best Regards

Omee Garcia

Grant Professionals

03 8592 9537


Junior rep update:

Our U12 and u14 squads have been selected. We thank those that trialled; they are a credit to their clubs.

The individual teams will be finalised soon. U16 and U18 teams will be selected soon after further trials.

We are looking for two more U18 players that are available to play in January, particularly if they regard themselves as an opening bowler.

Please contact Anthony Smith (u18 coach on 0421096807) or Ross Chambers 0432660951,

January dates of play are: Monday 7th to 18th Most weekdays. Grand final on 20th Jan

The BHRDCA CoM has reviewed options associated with the washed out Round 2 T20 matches and determined due to the tight timeframe associated with the 2019 T20 playing dates, that the round will not be replayed. All Clubs should complete MyCricket asap reflecting your Round 2 Team Sheet (the match will count toward T20 Finals qualification) and a Drawn result.


All players should report to matches per normal today, with an extra hours play possible to complete the days play should any additional weather interruption occur, BHRDCA CoM

Congratulations to Graham Holinger from Kerrimuir CC & David Elliott from Laburnum CC on being chosen as ANZ volunteer of month recipients.
They have been nominated by their clubs for the amazing power of work they do which results in many achievements over time.
There will be an announcement on ‘The Cordon’ Radio show Monday night, be sure to tune in or listen to the podcast following the show.
All recipients will be in the running for Volunteer of the Year award which will be announced 29th March 2019 at presentation night.
The BHRDCA committee has made a decision to cancel play for all junior cricket tonight.
It has been a very wet week, with another 20mls of rain falling last night. Several grounds have been inspected and have surplus water.
A decision will be made by 7pm tonight regarding BHRDCA, RDCA & ECA saturday morning games.

Blackburn South Cricket Club – Beach Night

Saturday 24/11/2018 from 8pm

Mirrabooka Reserve Pavilion, Mirrabooka Reserve, 80-140 Holland Road, Blackburn South.

Cost $15 per person and this is a 18+ event

Live Band: Acoustic Duo “BRENDELLE”.  This duo have recently performed during the half time break at the 2018 NRL preliminary final: Storm vs Sharks and also they were recently touring with Rose Tattoo.

For details about the band please visit the following link:



The T20 games will go ahead as scheduled tonight.

If games can start earlier then please do so with light likely to be an issue.



Due to a number of reports of heavy rain now falling all T20 games for tonight are now cancelled.

A decision about rescheduling will be made at a later date.

It is with great delight that I can announce, that Vermont’s Craig Gislingham has been added as a late replacement to the Australian Over 50’s team for the upcoming Over 50’s World Cup in Sydney joining fellow Victorians Darren Hill and Bill Blair.

Craig represented Victoria with distinction in the last two Australian Over 50 Championships in Brisbane and in Orange, NSW where he was a member of the team that took the Australian Over 50’s A Grade title.

Known for his canny medium pace swing bowling and powerful middle order batting, Craig will be a huge asset over the 3 week tournament.

Congratulations Craig, a well deserved honour.

Australia’s World Cup journey starts with a match against Sri Lanka on Wednesday 21 November.

Further match’s are

Thursday 22nd Nov v New Zealand

Sunday 25th November v England

Monday 26th November v South Africa

Wednesday 28th November v Pakistan

Thursday 29th November v Wales

Sunday 2nd December v Canada

The semi-finals will be on Monday 3rd December and the Grand Final Tuesday 4th December

The World Cup will be followed with 2 “Silver Ashes” matches against England on the 6th and 7th December.

This as you will see is a heavy schedule. Anyone wishing to follow the scores may do so on the Veterans Cricket Australia MyCricket site.

Peter White,  Over 50’s Veterans Cricket Victoria

All Clubs in 12 Players per Team (Interchange Player Grades) i.e. B, C & D Grades

An error has been highlighted in the BHRDCA Rules pertaining to the 12 Players/Team (Interchange Player Grades) and the BHRDCA CoM has determine that the Rule as redrafted below will temporarily apply to all Two Day matches in these grades for the remainder of the 2018/19 season.

Rule 9(e)(i) now reads –

  1. In Two Day Grades (as specified by the CoM), for Two Day matches only, Clubs may select 12 registered players, of which one player on Day 1 MUST be interchanged for another on Day 2. If Team A loses 10 wickets on Day 1, then the substitute player can bat in the second innings, only when that second innings continues into or commences on Day 2 i.e. when the second interchange player is available.

NOTE: If the second team (Team B) bats on Day 1, and the Day 1 Interchange player bats in that innings, then the Day 2 player cannot bat in that innings, regardless of whether the Day 1 player was out or not out at the close of play on Day 1.

NOTE: This Rule DOES NOT apply to ONE DAY MATCHES in the designated Interchange Player Grades.

It will be included for permanent consideration at the 2019/20 Annual Rules Meeting


Cricket Victoria have released three Regional Club Officer roles. The positions are available in the Inner East Region, Outer East Region and South East Country Region.  Click on the links below for further details…

Inner East

Outer East

South East Country

Applications close 20th November, 2018


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ANZ Volunteer of the Month Recognition

ANZ Volunteer of the Month Recognition

The Volunteer Of The Month Is:

OCTOBER: Graham Holinger (Kerrimuir CC)
NOVEMBER: David Elliott (Laburnum CC)
DECEMBER: Robert Nash – Nunawading CC
JANUARY: Simon Meade (Vermont South CC)
FEBRUARY: Luke Gibson (Blackburn CC)
MARCH: Joint winners - Ken Calder (Glen Waverley Hawks CC) & Steve Judd (Koonung Heights CC)