To all Clubs,


For clarity, we have been asked a couple of times what occurs when a team is dismissed prior to the maximum overs in an uninterrupted Days Play (i.e. 80/64 Over Two Day Match conditions)


Note: With the Innings Changeover of 3 overs now removed, a maximum of 80/64 overs, in an uninterrupted days play, MUST BE bowled on Day 1, in any combination of either Team A (Batting its maximum quota of 80/64) or Team A/Team B (Batting the maximum quota of 80/64 in combination)


Example: If Team A is dismissed in the 67th over, then Team B must bat for the remaining 13 overs of the days play. If Team A is dismissed in the 77th over; Team B must bat the remaining 3 overs in the days play.


A Rule change proposing to introduce an over reduction in the instance of Team A dismissing Team B prior to the full days play (80/64 Overs) was not accepted and therefore DOES NOT APPLY in season 2015/16.



All Clubs,


Please note MyCricket Permits are required for potential T20 Players as defined by the BHRDCA T20 Rules Manual 2015/16 (included on the BHRDCA Website under the Senior Rules tab)


To avoid any disappointment please ensure that all Permit requests are lodged via MyCricket (Email or phone requests will not be actioned until lodged via MyCricket). This ensures transparency for all clubs who seek permitted players as well as their opponents who may come up against such a permitted player.



Confirming advice to all clubs from BHRDCA Secretary (Peter White)…


Tuesday nights (10th November) washed out T20 Matches have now been rescheduled to next Tuesday November 17th, and all T20 Grade Fixtures have been updated to reflect this date change. Also, after the inclusion of Blackburn Nth Utd. in the T20 Top Notch Trophies Grade, the fixture has been recast removing the Bye Round.


These changes are all now reflected on MyCricket.



Today, courtesy of Steve Tully (Mitcham CC), links recording all Senior Grade, Veterans Grade Premierships and the overall Club Premiership tally, from the BHRDCA’s extensive history from 1890 to 2014/15 have been uploaded.


We have also posted, courtesy of the BHRDCA Historian (Andy Lambert) a potted history of all player achievements, records & statistics from the inception of the competition in 1890 until 1965.


Where there are gaps in our records we encourage Clubs or individuals who believe they can add to or correct these records, to contact the BHRDCA Admin. Mgr. for these updates to be included.

All Clubs,


Discussion took place at the Delegates Meeting on Tuesday night with respect to Permit conditions and exemptions for clubs who have successive Club teams four or more BHRDCA grades apart.


The CoM has today circulated to all Club Presidents/Secretaries, clarification on this ruling, which may create greater flexibility in the selection of players, seeking to move within successive Club Grades in the pre Xmas component of the 2015/16 season. Please confer with your President/Secretary for this advice.


If any Club has a concern over this advice, contact Tom Anderson (Permit Committee Chairman) or myself to discuss further.


Steve Flemming

BHRDCA Admin. Mgr.

All PPS compliant Clubs,


All players submitted via the 2014/15 updated Spreadsheet and/or on new Player PPS Application forms for the 2015/16 season have now been made PPS compliant on MyCricket.


The player points for each player should now be visible to all who select their respective Teams on MyCricket as well as, on match day to clubs participating in their respective match i.e. opposing teams can view each other’s player points once the Team Sheet has been entered on MyCricket.


Please note if a player selected has no (zero) points next to his name then he IS NOT registered for PPS at your club. To avoid disappointment and the possibility of having a result reversed, by way of Forfeit, Clubs must strictly comply with the PPS Rules (Rules & Regulations Tab on the Website) and provide a new player submission to me and/or Peter White asap and prior to the match being confirmed, in which the player first participated for your club.


Yours in Cricket,


Steve F.

BHRDCA Admin. Mgr.


All Clubs,


Throughout the past few weeks, the BHRDCA Website has been undergoing a transformation to make it more user friendly & relevant for all Clubs, their administrators, players and supporters of the Box Hill Reporter District Cricket Association.


This includes switching the Website to a more secured server, updating the headline ‘tabs’ and their ‘drop down’ options for more relevance, including refreshed links for BHRDCA Committee Contacts, Club Contacts, Association Venues, International, National & Local Laws of Cricket, Senior, Junior & Veterans Rules, BHRDCA Regulations, BHRDCA Policy documents etc. These and other links will be progressively uploaded over the next few days.


Additionally we have added new sections covering…


  • a Heritage component where much of the Associations history of over 125 years in operation will be uploaded by the BHRDCA Heritage Committee,
  • an Image Gallery where much of the Competitions representative, playing and social interaction will be stored,
  • a Meetings tab where Minutes of AGM’s, Delegates Meetings etc may be accessed & read, and
  • an Event Calendar which will include key dates and events for the 2015/16 season


We thank you for your patience while this upload process takes place and ask you to familiarise yourself with the new layout and information provided.



All Clubs,


Please note new versions of the 2015/16 Senior & Junior Rules (inclusive of their conversion to PDF’s), have been posted on the BHRDCA Website (Click on Resources, then Rules, Regulations & Policies).


The Senior Rule updates include further clarification (provided by the BHRDCA Umpires Association) on BHRDCA Local Rules as well as layout changes to make the document more user friendly.


The Junior Rule updates include confirmation, in Attachment 7 (Split Innings Rules), of the introduction of this playing format to all Under 14 and Under 12 (Friday & Saturday Grades) as unanimously voted for inclusion, at the recent Junior Delegates Meeting.


Should any Club wish to discuss these updates, contact the BHRDCA Admin. Mgr.; Steve Flemming on 0420 904 467



All Clubs,


For clarification; in 2015/16: the 12 player grades are B Grade to G Grade inclusive…


B Grade to E Grade are allowed (for Two Day Games only) to select 12 players per Senior Rule 9(e), 12 Players per Team (Interchange Player Rule)


F Grade & G Grade (Split Innings) are allowed (For all Two Day & One Day Games) to select 12 players per Senior Rule Attachment 6, Split Innings Rules



All Clubs,


At the end of a match both Captains must agree that the Scorebooks are an accurate reflection of the game, i.e. they must balance and should, in theory, be correct and matching each other in the details associated with Batting, Bowling & Fielding, inclusive of any Sundries involved.


Home teams should enter the match scores for both teams and ensure that their records of the match are correct within 26 Hours (Seniors/Veterans) & 32 Hours (Juniors) after the completion of the final days play and importantly then save the match with the result of the game.


The Away team then gets an additional 24 hours within which they should either check that their player performances are correct, if entered by the Home Team, or if not entered by the Home Team, complete them and “Confirm” the result as an accurate reflection of what occurred in the match.


Any discrepancies should be sorted out via communication between Clubs; all Contact details are on the BHRDCA Website or have been distributed to Clubs by the Section Mgrs.



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