At the recent umpires AGM, Steve Markwell stood down at the completion of his 4 year term as the umpires constitution decrees. Pat Lambert was elected to the role of President. Russ Punton remains as Secretary, Neil Glanville as Treasurer and Des Hearn as the Umpires Advisor.


Pat can be contacted on 0434 212 362 or email and would welcome contact from the Clubs on any issue. Pat will also sit on the Committee of Management as part of his new role.


Congratulations to Pat and thanks to Steve.




Dates of play for 2015/16


After consultation with delegates at the meeting on July 29, we can announce the dates of play for the 2015/16 season. There are unique challenges this season driven by the AFL Grand Final being played a week later than normal, Labour day being held a week later than normal and Easter being early next year; Easter Saturday is March 26.


Round 1 October 10

Round 2 October 17 & 24

Round 3 October 31 & November 7

Round 4 November 14 & 21

Round 5 November 28 & December 5

Round 6 December 12 & 19

Round 7 January 9

Round 8 January 16

Round 9 January 23 & 30

Round 10 February 6 & 13

Round 11 February 20 & 27

Semi Final March 5 & 6 – No Reserve Day

Grand Finals March 12 & 13 (Sun) McIntosh Shield Reserve Day March 14 (Mon)

Grand Finals March 12 & 19 All other Grades Reserve Day March 20 (Sun)


BHRDCA Committee of Management

The Minutes of the 2014/15 Annual General Meeting – incorporating the Rule Changes proposed/accepted from the pre AGM Meeting and those accepted on the night of the AGM, have now been posted in the Past Meeting folder (under the Resources tab on the BHRDCA Website) or refer to the following link:  BHRDCA 2015 AGM Minutes


Note that those Rules held over on the night for further discussion and pre work before the September Delegates Meeting, will be raised again at that Meeting to be either ratified or rejected as inclusions prior to the 2015/16 season commencing.


Steve Flemming (BHRDCA Admin. Mgr.)

Condolences to Ross Chambers


The association is saddened to hear of the passing of Elizabeth Harms, wife of Ross Chambers. The funeral will be held on Wednesday July 22 at 10 a.m. at Tobin’s Chapel Burwood Hwy, East Burwood. This will be followed by a burial service at Springvale Botanical Cemetery.


Our sincere thoughts and sympathies are with Ross and the family.


BHRDCA Committee of Management


To all Clubs & MyCricket Administrators…


I have now set MyCricket to reflect 2015/16 as the active season for the BHRDCA


  • Reconfirmation flags set of all applicable person records for this association and clubs. The auto remove date is now set to 31 December 2015.
  • Office Bearers information has been copied to the current season where no data existed previously so you will need to update this to reflect any changes since your AGM’s were held




Steve Flemming

BHRDCA Admin Mgr.

As previously advised, Emma Boschetti is not continuing in the role this season.


We are delighted to announce Jo Fairy will fill the rather large shoes left behind. Jo has worked with the association over the last 2 seasons taking team photos of the VMCU representative sides and shots throughout the carnival. Jo has her own business and a wealth of experience in digital marketing, sponsorship sourcing and business partnership development.


Jo is already meeting with potential sponsors and continuing the excellent work Emma did. In the interim Jo can be contacted on 0411 313 334, further contact details will be provided shortly.




The BHRDCA has secured a $5000.00 grant from Cricket Victoria to continue developing junior female cricket within the association. Hot on the heels of winning the u/12 VMCU Claudia Fatone shield in January, this will assist in continuing the development of those players and providing opportunities for them. In addition , ALL clubs are requested to have female participation in their thoughts as they plan for the upcoming junior season.


This area is a big push from both Cricket Victoria and Cricket Australia with the Big Bash season to have female teams for each franchise this season and the profile of female cricket continuing to grow. Clubs will be able to work with the association as part of this grant to attract players and help with equipment, clothing, training and other resources to develop individuals and teams.


More information can be sought from the Committee of Management and a huge thanks to Ross Chambers who did the leg work to secure this.

It is with sadness the association advises that Margaret’s brother, Kenneth, has passed away in Malaga, Spain after a long illness.


Our thoughts are with Margaret and family.



As part of the 125th anniversary celebrations a comprehensive record of the 125 years of top grade Grand Finals was complied.


Any additional information or corrections are welcome. Please contact Stephen Tully (Mitcham CC) or Steve Flemming (BHRDCA Administrator)


BHRDCA 125 Years of Grand Finals

The BHRDCA Pre-AGM will be held at:

The Matsudo Room (Box Hill Town Hall)
Wed 29th April
7.45pm start.

As per previous advice, please note that all rule change proposals must be in to Steve Flemming, via your Club Secretary, by 5.00pm tomorrow (Friday 24th).






Now the season is done and Easter is behind us, the BHRDCA presentation night is just 10 days away!


Being held Friday April 17 at the Veneto club 7pm for 730pm.


Please reply with your club numbers to


The dress code is lounge suit and strictly NO DENIM!




This will be held Wednesday April 29 at 7:45pm, venue TBA.


Any proposed rule changes need to be sent to Steve Flemming (via your Club Secretary) by 5pm Friday April 24.




This will be held at East Burwood Wednesday May 27 at 7:45pm




To help things run smoothly at the 2014/15 BHRDCA Junior Presentation tomorrow at East Burwood CC, following is a breakdown of the age groups being presented and the time frames.


We hope to see you there!


U/12: 10-11am
U/14: 11-11.45am
U/16: 11.45-12.30am
U/18: 12.30-1pm

Neil Davey (Bennettswood; East Burwood-Bennettswood; East Burwood; BHRDCA) – late 1970’s to current.


Every club probably has a Neil Davey type person, but few would have one who has achieved so much on and off the field with both club and association. At 55 Neil has finally decided to hang up the boots after a career spanning more than 35 years, firstly with Bennettswood and then the merged club with East Burwood, his contributions have to be admired by even the most fervent competitor.


Neil’s career in the BHRDCA started in the late 1970’s when he transferred from his Mount Waverley junior club to the seniors at Bennettswood starting a long and illustrious career as player, captain, coach and administrator. Immediately entrenching himself as a leading batsman in an up and coming young team, Neil or more affectionately known as “Muppet” (a nickname given to him by an aspiring VFL footballer at the time in Peter Schwab) was an integral part in Bennettswood’s rise from B Grade to Shield Grade in the space of a few years. Some may say playing alongside Frank Horne and Mark (“Perc”) Jones meant he had an armchair ride, but the truth is that he was a leading batsman making many runs and occupying the crease for long spells paving the way for Frank and Perc to weave their own magic.


B Grade premiership honours in 1980/81 were followed quickly by an A Grade premiership in 1984/85 and then the club’s first Shield premiership in 1988/89. Following the merger with East Burwood, he captained the seconds to the Shield II premiership in 1993/94 and the thirds to the B1 premiership in 1997-98 in addition to playing in many finals campaigns.


Neil has played well over 400 senior games now making numerous centuries, winning countless team batting averages as well as winning a couple of association batting averages along the way. Most players would strive to have one or two of these achievements let alone all to have a record of all of these.


Off the field Muppet (as he is universally known) started coaching juniors in the early 1980’s and continued to do so until 2014. Over 30 years he nurtured young cricketers, many of whom went on and played countless games of senior cricket in the club’s various elevens. It took some time for one of his junior teams to win a premiership which was more indicative of his team approach to give every player a go at the expense of winning at all costs. The Under 12C team did it for him in 2006-07 and the Under 14C team in 2011-12.


In the last year of the Bennettswood Cricket Club prior to the merger, Muppet took on the Secretary’s role which he continued for the first 15 years of the merged club. After that he was Assistant Secretary for two years mentoring his young replacement then Vice President for 2 two years. Before and after these stints he was also “just” a committeeman. Neil has been awarded countless Best Clubman awards for the huge efforts and sacrifices he has made which signify the contributions he has made for the club, both on and off the field. He was awarded Life Membership in 1992 whilst still at Bennettswood which signifies the amount of work he was doing back then before the mountain of work he undertook at the merged club.


As if he did not have that much on his plate, Neil took on the Association’s Treasurer role for nine years helping turning around an Association that had little funds and assets into a profitable and financial organisation. Also he decided that taking on the association Junior Co-ordinator’s role for 2 years would also fill in some time as well.


Neil was awarded the Tim Moore Award for contribution to association junior cricket and Life Membership of the BHRDCA in 2007. There is not much left for Muppet to achieve or to be awarded; though a Shield premiership at East Burwood would be something that he would love to see.


Neil “Muppet” Davey: a credit to Bennettswood, East Burwood and the BHRDCA and a magnificent cricketer, competitor, coach and administrator.

Box Hill Reporter District Cricket Association
Grand Finals

Ray McIntosh Shield
14,21 and 22 March 2015
Blackburn 8-162 (T.Arnold 5-40) d Bulleen Templestowe 158 (A.Coulston 63)


14,15 and 21 March 2015
Howard Wilson Shield
Kerrimuir United 8-135 d Blackburn North 46 (B.Watson 5-29, Z.Carroll 4-15)


Dorothy McIntosh Shield
Nunawading 182 (B.Mendis 45, J.North 4-36) d Heatherdale 155 (T.Fernando 4-51)


A Grade
East Box Hill 9-237cc (N.Fitopoulos 61, A.Gauld 49*) d Templestowe 104


B Grade
Wyclif 227 (A.Tongue 72, E.Hartley 48, C.Hallett 6-28) d Forest Hill 226 (B.Beaton 46)


C Grade
East Box Hill 201 (J.Law 67, J.Taylor 5-42) d Heatherdale 148 (R.Batta 7-34)


D Grade
Kerrimuir United 6-130 (A.Bullman 45*) d South Sharks 100 (A.Bullman 4-4)


E Grade
Blackburn 109 (G.Cavallo 4-26) d Doncaster 89


F Grade
Mitcham 6-155 d Heatherdale 9-151cc


G Grade
Koonung Heights 3-127 d Heatherdale 124 (M.Amad 4-29, J.Meehan 4-58)


14 and 15 March 2015
One Day A Grade
Vermont 186 (S.Coghlan 45) d Box Hill North Super Kings 103


One Day B Grade
Glen Waverley Hawks 6-176cc (K.Javed 50ret) d Melbourne Falcons 9-169cc (S.Allamneni 44*)


Under 16 Sat A Grade – Ron Hennessey Shield
14, 21 and 22 March 2015
Heatherdale 3-101 (B.Robinson 42) d Blackburn 100


14, 15 and 21 March 2015
Under 16 Sat B Grade
Heatherdale 8-101cc (J.Sexton 3-17) d St Davids 87 (S.Giblett 3-9, T.Neil 3-9)


11, 12 and 13 March 2015
Under 14 Fri A Grade
Nunawading 3-105 (A.Munukutla 53*, J.Richardson 36*) d Blackburn 104 (L.Dick 33, J.Duncan 4-11, J.Hartill 3-18))


Under 14 Fri B Grade
Blackburn Red 4-151cc (J.Bardwell 52, F.Elliott 38) d Donvale 71 (F.Elliott 3-7)


14, 15 and 21 March 2015
Under 14 Sat A Grade
Blackburn 7-132cc (J.May 41, S.Stewart 3-18) d Vermont 81 (N.Crawford 3-8)


Under 14 Sat B Grade
Blackburn Sth Stone/Kent 2-132 (K.Schreiber 55*, Z.Stone 30*) d East Doncaster 131


11, 12 and 13 March 2015
Under 12 Fri A Grade
Glen Waverley Hawks 1-97 (P.Pancholi 40ret, W.Bromley 39ret) d Heatherdale 89


Under 12 Fri B Grade
Park Orchards 4-115 (M.Hartnett 30*) d Blackburn Red 96


Under 12 Fri C Grade (Gold)
Vermont South 5-141cc (W.Banfield 31ret, R.Askew 30ret) d Donvale 8-135cc (T.McAlpin 30ret, Z.Naunton 30ret)


Under 12 Fri C Grade (Blue)
East Doncaster 7-163 (J.Lyall 30ret) d Doncaster 162 (J.Irish 30ret, J.Lee 30ret, M.Ryan 3-19))


14, 15 and 21 March 2015
Under 12 Sat A Grade
Blackburn 151 (A.Khuwaja 3-15) d Vermont 99 (S.Mulholland 3-12)


Under 12 Sat B Grade
Manningham 7-166cc (J.McArdle 40ret, J.Nadalin 40ret, J.Dell Orso 33) d Bulleen Templestowe 6-143cc (J.Donovan 39ret, N.Paolucci 33)

BHRDCA Junior Presentation Day

Saturday 28 Match, 2015

East Burwood Sporting Club


Order of Award Presentations
Presentation of U12 Club Awards and Premiership Flags
Presentation of U12 Representative Awards
Presentation of U14 Club Awards and Premiership Flags
Presentation of U14 Representative Awards
Presentation of the Tim Moore Shield
Presentation of U16 Club Awards and Premiership Flags
Presentation of U16 Representative Awards
Presentation of U18 Club Awards
Presentation of U18 Representative Awards
Presentation of the Doug Rickarby Medal
Presentation of the George Murphy Award


All Welcome. Drinks available at the bar.




Junior Presentation Day Invitation (2) (2)

The ‘CSR Bradford Cordon’ boy’s capped off a brilliant year of BHRDCA cricket by picking teams of the year in both the Ray McIntosh and Howard Wilson Shields!


If you missed it here is their 2014/15 Ray McIntosh Shield team of the your thoughts on the BHRDCA Facebook page


If you missed the show & would like to know how the team picked the side listen to the podcast here – 








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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