Junior Cricketers “Woolworths Blasters” and “Master Blasters” ‘Have a Go’ day!

  • This Sunday 23rd from 10am at Kalang Park
  • 20~30 minutes of skill-based activities (based on “Woolworths Blasters” format).
  • Followed by up to x4 separate “Master Blast” T20 short-format games (approx. 10 children in each match) which last for ~60 minutes.
  • Mixed-ages, mixed abilities, across the oval at Kalang Park – Kalang Street, Blackburn (home of the Laburnum Cricket Club).
  • A (fruit) morning tea for the Blast cricketers will be provided.

Senior Cricketers (spectators):

  • This is a T20 inter-club competition from 12.30.
  • The “Golden Duck” Café will be open (featuring Dim-sims & famous hot-chips!), and a BBQ will be on later in the afternoon.
  • A “Treadcare” ‘Player of the Match’ medal will be awarded after the game to each team.
  • We have created and will be playing for the Treadcare Tyres Community Cup” (established 2020).

Due to the current weather, and with what is forecast, along with very poor light the T20 grand finals scheduled for tonight (18/2) have been postponed.

The reserve day of Tuesday 25th February will be invoked to complete the T20 season.

BHRDCA Committee of Management.

All Competing Clubs/Players,

Once again mother nature is throwing an element of unpredictability at us re the weather, which looks highly likely to impact on the T-20 Grand Finals scheduled for Tuesday 18th February.

At this stage, all  players & Umpires are to proceed to the Grand Final venues per the published T-20 Fixtures. 

Any decision to cancel the T-20 Grand Final matches scheduled for tomorrow night, will be posted on this site and on the Associations Social Media outlets by 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

The CoM also determined this evening that Tuesday 25th February will be put in place as a Reserve Day should matches be cancelled tomorrow night.


All Super 7’s & Fast 9’s Clubs,

Please report to grounds and assess the conditions in relation to this morning’s play.
Unfortunately light drizzle is hanging around which may inhibit playing conditions.


Pop Up Woolworths Blast Program:

  • Wednesdays 5-6pm
  • Box Hill City Oval, crn Middleborough and Whitehorse Rd, Box Hill
  • Wed 19th Feb to Wed 11th March
  • 2 female coaches
  • $40 for a 4 week Program
  • First 40 female participants can use $10 discount voucher BOXHILL10
  • $25 Woolworths Reward Voucher(would have received if you have a Woolworths Rewards Card) can be used for this program making it just $15 for participants.
  • Please register at https://www.playcricket.com.au/club-finder/club-details?Id=515

Inner East Girls Cricket Competition:

  • Held on Wednesday nights 5-7pm
  • Stage 1 cricket Program with shortened pitch and a soft ball, girls wear helmets and pads.
  • See iegc.com.au to see which clubs are involved close to you.
  • Contact Sharon Lynas at ecagirlscricket@gmail.com for more information
  • 6 week summer season just starting now, clubs would welcome any new players.

To keep in touch with everything happening with cricket in our region please head to our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CVInnerEastMetro/

Hope to see many of you at our pop up Blast sessions!


Sharon Lynas
Club Officer – Inner East Metro

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Hi all Clubs, we are looking for umpires for upcoming Junior & Senior finals.

Please contact Trevor McGary on 0488 287 676 if you have an interest in getting involved.

T20 Kookaburra Shield – Monday 17th February 2020 at 5:15 p.m.
Heatherdale vs Blackburn South @ Heatherdale Reserve East (#1)


T20 Grand Finals – Tuesday 18th February 2020 at 5:15 p.m.

ANZ Bank Shield: Bulleen-Templestowe vs Blackburn @ Ted Ajani Reserve

Topline Shield: Templestowe vs Fitzroy Doncaster @ Templestowe Reserve North (#1)

Rebel Sports Shield: Kerrimuir United vs St Davids @ Springfield Park East

Field of View Shield: Deakin vs Laburnum @ Bennettswood Reserve South

Storage King Shield: Heatherdale vs Doncaster @ Heatherdale Reserve East (#1)

To all Junior Clubs,

Melbourne’s weather has turned on a couple of seasons at once, with extreme heat causing tonight’s cricket to be cancelled.

Unfortunately the forecast conditions for Saturday Junior matches in the Fast 9 & Super 7 competitions are likely to be the direct opposite with heavy rain on the radar.

The CoM, mindful that these matches do not have any bearing on Finals/Ladders etc, have determined to cancel all Saturday morning Fast 9 & Super 7 matches.

NOTE: Sunday Fast 9 & Super 7 matches should proceed as normal.


ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Trophy Tour.
Where: Hislop Park, corner Albury St and Balwyn Rd, Balwyn
When: Wednesday 5th Feb
Time: 4-5pm

All Welcome and should be an amazing experience for our little Blast kids and Older Cricket fans.

Sharon Lynas
Cricket Victoria, Club Officer – Inner East Metro

All T20 Clubs & participants,

The H & A rounds of the 2019/20 T20 competition have now concluded and next Tuesday night (4/2) sees the Semi Finals commence – MyCricket has been updated with the Semi Final matches and Venues. Please ensure all Clubs check their player qualification & eligibility (per BHRDCA T20 Rules), and that where necessary, Permits are submitted for guest or higher level players.

Good luck to all teams


All BHRDCA Junior Clubs,

NOTE: Owing to the extended pattern of heat forecast for today the BHRDCA Junior Committee has cancelled all play in tonites Friday night competition.

BHRDCA Jun. Committee

Note: All incomplete matches should be declared Drawn on MyCricket (Please ensure the full team sheets and match scorecards reflect the state of the game at Stumps on Day 1). Those which have already achieved a result either by 1st Innings victory or Forfeit should be declared a Win on 1st Innings for the respective Clubs.

The BHRDCA Junior Committee is aware of the predicted weather forecast for Friday and will review temperature and playing conditions by Thursday afternoon and provide a final update by 10:00 a.m. Friday morning on the state of play for Friday night matches.


Venue: Hays Paddock (North and South ovals), Leason St, Kew East…3102

Time: Briefing at 10.15, first ball at 10.45am, Final starts at 7PM, presentations finished by 8.30PM

Registration: email your team/club name to michael@hydromech.com.au and the amount your club/team is donating as your ‘entry fee’ (we’re encouraging clubs to reach for the stars here – engage your sponsors/local community/playing group to get involved in the donation as it will form a major part of the fundraising effort).

Who can play: Anyone, players don’t have to be registered with your club or any club for that matter, you just need a minimum 6 players an entry. Bear in mind the games may be short, but there are only 4 fielders on the ground so there’s a lot of work to be done in the field/running while batting. You’ll be able to rotate the teams between matches to give everyone a go.

Format: 6 a side, 1 keeper, 5 overs each side to bat, everyone bowls an over

Umpires: Provided on the day by DUCC and or ECA

Match Balls: Provided

Fundraising activities: Sausage Sizzles, All takings from the Hayshed (the café at Hays), Egg throw comp, 80 m sprint, High ball catch (pinged out of the bowling machine), bowling machine on offer for the kids in 30 minute blocks, Face Painting, Jumping Castle, coin tossing (Bottle of bourbon for the adults, chocolate for the U18’s), farm animal petting, we’ll have Boroondara Brass Band on site, DJ’s etc etc

We’ll sell some “Corporate” hospitality behind the picket fences/marquee’s as well – stay tuned for more information via Email/Facebook.

Tax receipt for donations will be available for anyone or any business donating.

For now the most important thing is to email me your team/club name and the amount you think you can pledge (a budget figure is fine). We will reward the highest entry fee with a prize.


A reminder to all Clubs re Post Xmas Permits,

  • A Permit is required for any player that drops One Club Grade or more, if they have previously played Four games or more in any higher grade during that season
  • A Permit is required for any player that has previously played four games OR LESS in any higher grade earlier that season, if they are seeking to play more than Two (2) club grades or FIVE or more Association grades below where they had played their last match.
  • This Rule applies from the first Two Day round after Christmas as stipulated by the CoM


  • All Permits must be submitted to the Permits Committee via My Cricket (only) by Thursday 10:00 p.m. prior to the match in which the club seek to select the player
  • An extension to this deadline may be provided but only on direct contact with a Permit Committee member prior to the Thursday 10:00 p.m. deadline
  • Unless specified by the Permit Committee; Permits are only applicable only to the match for which the Permit is applied

Good luck to all Clubs in the run home to the Finals



In a brilliant finish to the two week long carnival, the 14 girls and the 14 boys delivered when it mattered to secure premierships yesterday.

The girls lost the toss and batted first. Early wickets fell before a series of steady partnerships saw the girls finish on 125 but leave nearly 6 overs of cricket unused.

Double figure contributions from Sunday, Rituja, Poppy and Sanika (49 balls) allowed the girls to set a target that was defendable.

A steady start with the ball saw North West Metro JCA at 3/25 and on the back foot. They had a very talented player who batted extremely well and despite some chances not taken the girls kept their cool and dismissed them for 100.

Rituja, Sunday and Poppy took 2 wickets each in a very even bowling performance. Conceding 20 extras less was again a key factor in the win.

Congratulations to all the girls and coach Simon De Roos on winning the first ever BHRDCA girls premiership. Stella and Rituja did a brilliant job leading the girls all week winning 5 games in a row, and the win is a great reward for them after being runners up last year.

The growth of girls, and womens, cricket is important to the association and this team has been a great ambassador for all girls playing the game under the BHRDCA banner.

The 14 Allen Shield boys played Ferntree Gully DCA, lost the toss, and bowled first. After an early wicket FTGDCA built slowly before they lost 4/17 including 3/5, to be 5/57 after 21 of their 40 overs.

They rallied with a solid 54 run partnership for the 6th wicket but when that partnership was broken the tail fell away under good bowling, fielding and the pressure to post a total. FTGDCA finished on 9/138.

The pick of the bowlers was Ollie Davidson with 3/31 from his 8 overs, skipper Arnav Chobisa took 2/23 and 1 wicket to Anshu Panjikar and Luke Cariss-Brett. Two good run outs also kept the heat on FTGDCA.

The run chase started well and at 1/46 after 11 overs, BHRDCA was in control. In the 34th over BHRDCA passed the total 5 wickets down. The chase was brilliantly anchored by captain Chosiba with 61 no out and great support from Lachie Whitchurch, Louie Miller and Luke Fryer.

In what was a long and hard fought carnival, the boys finished 6th and won two finals on the road before defeating FTGDCA. They have beaten 1st, 2nd and 3rd on the table to claim consecutive Russell Allen Shields for the association.

Congratulations to all involved and in particular coach Jack Peters who has done a magnificent job managing and coaching the team. At just 20, Jack also has a bright future.

Very well done to Des Hearn and Michael Snell as BHRDCA umpires who were appointed to grand finals.

Many thanks to clubs that hosted, parents that scored, helped with transport, lunches and just getting things done. Whitehorse and Mannigham council support has also been significant.

Lastly, a huge thanks to Ross Chambers who does the majority of the work over many months and is the driving force behind the BHRDCA representative program.

VMCU Carnival Update

Semi finals have been played over the last two days with mixed results for the BHRDCA teams.

The 16s lost a very close semi final to WRJCA in the penultimate over to end their tournament. A great carnival by the boys and augurs well for the 18s next season as some of these boys progress to that age group next season.

The 12s Mitchell Shield side lost their semi final to a very strong SECA side but can hold their heads high in their first year of representative cricket.

Our 12s girls also were on the wrong end of todays semi final. However, the real plus is to be able to field a team and give the girls the opportunity to play representative cricket. To win 2 of their 3 round robin games and play a semi final will stand them in good stead for their cricketing futures.

The 14s Allan boys were thumped by ECA in the round robin game by 112 runs. But hit back in the semi final by restricting the ECA to 9/133 with a brilliant bowling and fielding display, then running that total down with 5 overs to spare and 5 wickets in hand. They now play Ferntree Gully DCA at Ferndale Park, Glen Iris Rd, Glen Iris on Sunday at 10.30am in a bid to win back to back championships.

The 14s girls bowled first today and a strong RDCA side posted 3/157 after their 30 overs. A daunting target to chase and with a tournament best of 114 it was all uphill. However the girls rallied well with 6 of the 9 girls making double figures to get the win with 2 overs to spare. Bowling half the number of extras certainly helped as they head to their second grand final in the last two seasons. The girls now play North West Metro CA at Lynden Park, Highfield Rd, Burwood on Sunday at 10.30am.

Best of luck to both sides and games can be followed via the VMCU website www.vmcu.vic.cricket.com.au

The VMCU carnival is at the pointy end with some BHRDCA sides in contention.

In what has been a trying two weeks, with the conditions being very challenging, all sides have played some great cricket and enjoyed success along the way.

Our boys 18s have just missed the finals winning 3 of their 5 games.

The boys 16’s finished on top and will host Western Region JCA @ Donvale Reserve.

The U/14 Allan Shield tam finished 6th and had a stirring quarter final 2 wicket win yesterday to now play ECA in the semi final at Balwyn Park.

Our Mitchell Shield U/12 side also won their quarter final after finishing 6th and will play SECA at East Caulfield Reserve.

The 14s Nolan and 12s Browne side both lost their quarter finals yesterday however played very well during the carnival to make it to that stage of the tournament.

All the boys semi finals will be played Thursday January 16th.

Our girls have also been in action this week.

The 16s have had a tough run and are without a win from their 3 games despite some strong individual performances.

The 14s have won all 3 games to finish top and will host a semi final, most likely at Heatherdale CC..

Our 12s side has won today to make it 2 from 3. We now rely on other results to see if they progress.

All the girls semi finals will be played Friday January 17th.

Grand finals will be played Sunday January 19.

A lot of games are live scored and can be followed on the VMCU website www.vmcu.vic.cricket.com.au

Good luck to he remaining sides over the next few days.

The BHRDCA has been requested by Cricket Victoria to share the following message with all Club Officials, Coaches, Captains, players and Umpires.

With the onset of bushfire smoke having the potential to impact matches, grounds, and posing a health risk to players and officials, the below information can help your association or club with managing the risks associated with air quality, smoke and exercise.

Noting how quickly weather conditions can change and smoke pollution can become significantly worse or significantly improve in the space of hours, the decision to play or train should ideally be considered in the same way as other weather events (rain, poor light) and be made on the day.  However, this needs to be balanced against the health risks, potential inconsistent application of approach where there are no official umpires, and in many cases the lack of a “real time” measure of air quality.  This may require competition organisers to implement a blanket cancellation of matches prior to game day.

It is recommended that competition administrators advise all players and officials of the heightened risk to health when participating in smoke-polluted conditions. Those exercising are particularly at risk because of the increase in air entering the airways and triggering respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

The following considerations should be taken into account when deciding to play or train when air quality is a potential issue.

General air quality at the ground / training facility

  • If any of the air quality measures are over 200, we advise serious consideration be given to suspending play/training.  Noting that ‘real time’ measures may not be available, the 24-hour rolling average measure should be considered along with the other points below (acknowledging that the 24-hour rolling average may over or underestimate the actual air quality at the time of judgement). Air quality measures for Victoria can be found via the link here.


  • Where visibility is poor, air quality will be poor.
  • Assessment of visibility will be similar to bad light considerations.

Player feedback

  • Match officials / coaches / captains should monitor players and officials for signs of feeling unwell and seek regular feedback.
  • Those with known respiratory conditions are coping and have the support they need including medications

You can also read up on Cricket Australia’s Smoke Pollution Guidelines for Community Cricket.

Should you have any questions on this recommendation, please contact the BHRDCA Secretary or BHRDCA Admin. Mgr.


All Clubs,

Where an unequal number of Byes occur in Grades with an odd number of Teams participating, the application of a Match Ratio ladder applies per BHRDCA Senior Rule 1(d) & Junior Rule 28.3.

Ladders for the following Grades – I Grade (Senior Section) and U/14 Fri A, U /14 Fri B (Blue) & U/12 Fri B (Gold) (Junior Section) have been calculated and uploaded to the Website > Club & Playing Resources > Match Ratio Ladder > 2019/20 Match Ratio Ladders   

NOTE: These Ladders override any ladders for these Grades that are visible on MyCricket.


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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