Welcome to Season 2014/15


This season sees the U18 competition split into two Championships one sponsored as last season by Anthony and the crew at Maddocks Sports, and the other by a welcome new sponsor in Rebel.


Whilst these are separate competitions playing for two flags, umpires votes will again decide who will emerge as this seasons Doug Rickarby Medalist as the Associations U18 Player of the Season.


Thank you to Anthony and Corey for their support and we call on all players, families and friends to continue to support both these great organisations and encourage others to do so.

Read the full wrap-up of Round 1 here…




This just in!


Teams for the season launch T20 at East Burwood have been announced;
The game starts at 5:45pm this coming Tuesday!


Ray McIntosh Shield:

Sean Bramstedt (EBCC)
Sean de Kretser (HCC) C
Clint Proctor (KHCC)
Jarryd Taun-Henderson (FHCC)
Aaron Taun-Henderson (FHCC)
Stephen Voerman (BSCC)
Robbie Chancellor (BCC)
Andrew Hone (TCC)
Luke Costa (TCC)
Chris Bell (VCC)
Shane Luby (EBHCC)
Malith Chathuranga (HCC)


Wilson Shield

Matt Stella (wk) KUCC
Trav Balaam MWHCC
Sam Noble DCC
Jordan Wise © KUCC
Luke Galle GWCC
Apura Sarve GWCC
Nathan Mill BNCC
Greg Clift WCC
Adam Johnson MCC
Ash Keys LCC
Ross Henderson LCC
Matt Bright VSCC


Who is your money on!?



Next Tuesday 28 October, the season launch of our 125th year will take place at East Burwood CC. Some of the activities included are:


> Milo T20 Blast from 430pm run by Cricket Australia and SEDA students. Starman will be appearing, music and hype that accompanies the T20 game and free sausage and drink for the participating boys and girls – does you club have a side entered?
> T20 game between a selected McIntosh Shield side and a selected Wilson Shield side from 545pm. Sean de Krester and Jordan Wise leading these sides. Former Test player and current Victorian selector Ray Bright will coach one side and Kelly Applebee, current Vic Spirit star and current AFLPA multicultural manager, will coach the other side.
> Cricket World Cup count down clock will be live at the ground.
> Cricket4Kids will have a presence collecting used cricket equipment to provide to developing cricket nations and the under privileged. Please bring any equipment your club, or you, no longer need.
> BHRDCA sponsors in Rebel and My Club First will be in attendance and available to speak to clubs.


We look forward to all clubs supporting this one off event as we launch our 125th year.





Committee of Management



All Junior Friday and Saturday fixtures are now posted live on MyCricket.


There are a number of ground clashes which we are working through which we will have resolved well prior to Christmas.


Please notify the Junior Section Manager, Ross Chambers, via email if you have any concerns with your Club’s fixture.




Stephen Flemming

BHRDCA Administration Manager

Koonung Heights CC wishes to advise that Michael Schokman passed away on Saturday 4 October evening.


Since debuting in 1966/67, Michael in some capacity has been a friend, father figure, team mate, mentor, coach, and/or captain to all at Greythorn Park. Michael played 300 games, is the club leading wicket taker, 6 time premiership player, life member and father figure of our club.


Once Michael retired from playing he joined the umpires where he spent 10+ years and was awarded life membership.


The Nungers would not be where they are today without the contribution of Michael. The man was Koonung Heights Cricket Club and for that we will always be indebted.


A Thanksgiving Service for the life of Michael will be held in St Peter’s Anglican Church, 1038 Whitehorse Road Box Hill on Thursday October 16th 2014 commencing at 2.30pm.


Parking available at Centro Shopping Centre.


In lieu of flowers, donations in Michael’s memory to the Cancer Council of Victoria would be appreciated.


Upon conclusion of the funeral, the doors will be opened back at Greythorn Park where an opportunity will arise to share a story or 2 over a glass of red.


Koonung Heights CC


The grading committee recognises the lateness of the junior and 1 day grade draws. We have had changes and team withdrawals still coming through today to deal with & as such emails are being dispatched tonight and tomorrow morning to Club’s with 1st round fixtures attached.


U/18 Friday night competition has been deferred a week and will commence next Friday night (17/10)


1 Day grade rd 1 & 2 draw attached


Thank-you for your patience and understanding.





Great news! You can now deal directly with Cricket Australia if you are looking to get along to the international cricket as a group.


By booking as a group Cricket Australia are able to offer tickets at reduced prices, the ability to allocate seating together as well as a dedicated contact to give assistance throughout the process. Attached is a document that outlines the ticket options and pricing available for groups. The minimum order is for 10 tickets and this can encompass multiple games and ticket types if required. A postage & handing fee of $19.95 applies to the booking.


There is also a table below outlining the booking deadlines for group for each of the fixtures.


If anyone has any questions or would like further information please contact John Goodson, Group Ticketing Sales Rep – Vic on 0428 409 495 or via email



Groups Ticket Pricing – Melbourne




Groups Ticket Pricing - Melbourne

Rule’s 11 & 16 in the Rule Book identifies the club responsibilities after each match day with respect to Scores.


This process has also been reiterated at the Delegates Meetings, and there are four possible ways to get the Scores in per agreement between the Score taker; Mike Dwyer, and the Committee of Management.


The ‘Score Phone Service’ contact is Mike Dwyer and his number is 0407 585 704 and scores can be sent as Text only (no calls) to this mobile, phoned to the Recorded Message Line number 9877 4438, emailed to him directly at mjdwyer39@gmail.com, or finally uploaded immediately onto MyCricket (Mike has access and checks MyCricket records as a component of the score service) and any of the above will suffice.


Batting performances of 40 or more and bowling performances of 4/ or better should also be recorded along with the individuals name.


The timeframes are as follows – Ray McIntosh, Howard Wilson and Dorothy McIntosh Shield Grades by 7.00 p.m. and all other Grades by 8.00 p.m. after each match day has completed.

Please find attached a copy of the Senior and Junior Rules for this coming season. These documents will also posted on the BHRDCA website under the Resources / Rules & Regulations TAB should you need to refer to them at a later date.


For your information the Senior Rules incorporate the PPS, and more recent addition of the 12th Interchange Player [Rule 10(e) 12 Players per Team]


We suggest you print a copy of the relevant rules for each team and utilise the pocket in the scorebook to store them for future reference.


Should you have any feedback or queries please contact BHRDCA Admin Manager, Steve Flemming on 0420 904 467 or via email at AdministrationManager@bhrdca.com.au


All the best for the season ahead.







Manningham 1st & 2nd XI’s are using Rieschieck’s Reserve #1 Oval (for this season known as iHomes Real Estate Park), while their 3rd & 4th XI’s are using Rieschieck’s Reserve #2 Oval (Melway Ref. M33 J10)

Wyclif 1st & 2nd XI’s are using Highfield Park Lower, while their 3rd & 4th XI’s are using Highfield Park Upper (Melway Ref. M13 K9).

Just a quick reminder to all clubs commencing their season on Saturday 4th October, all matches will commence 1/2 hour early as per our Daylight Saving policy.




80 over games commence at 12:30pm
64 over games commence at 1.00pm



The annual pre-season Captains and Umpires Meeting will take place at Bulleen-Templestowe Clubrooms.


Date: Wednesday 1st October, 2014.


Time: 7:30pm


This is an important meeting for all clubs to ensure they are represented at.


Thank-you. BHRDCA CoM

As discussed at Tuesday’s delegates meeting please find attached a list of Rebel stores paired with BHRDCA clubs (underneath them) showing who their point of contact is from Rebel.


Obviously each club’s members can shop at any of the 90+ Rebel stores nationally. When a club member joins the loyalty program (linked to the club) also free to join, the club will receive a 5% rebate on that purchase. Credits are paid quarterly and expire after 12 months.


Also as mentioned by Corey on Tuesday, clubs who sign up to Support Your Sport, can mention to members – once they have a Rebel Loyalty card (must be linked to their cricket club) they can receive 20% off all full priced cricket gear until the end of October at Rebel Glen Waverley, Forest Hill, Doncaster and Ringwood.


The link explaining the program and the application form is found at http://www.rebelsport.com.au/support-your-sport/


BHRDCA Rebel SYS Breakdown



Att: All Clubs!


Wyclif Cricket Club have a ground and team available for a practice match this coming Sunday. Unfortunately their scheduled opponent has just pulled out.


If any club wishes to play a practice match on Sunday, please contact Wyclif CC President, Ben Pilley directly at ben.pilley@vsell.com.au

Please find below for your information the 2014-15 Set Penalty Table (SPT)


The following amendments have been made:


  • Under utilisation of Citings (now more Level 1 offences). This will aid Umpires to better manage player behaviour which will be a renewed focus this season.
  • Re-classified certain offences downwards based on feedback from clubs and officials (penalties for some offences were too harsh and subsequently not used by Umpires)
  • Added a breach of Social Media Policy offence (item 2.10)

BHRDCA Set Penalty Table 2014-15

Great news! We are pleased to announce that all BHRDCA Senior Grade Fixtures are now live on MyCricket.


Thank-you everyone for your patience and understanding, and a big thanks to all involved as more than 70 hours have been put into grading and fixturing thus far. Ground shares, balancing double up games in 10 team grades, clubs still moving sides between grades and removing teams all together are some of the challenges faced and now have been resolved.


Good luck to all for the season ahead, may the weather gods smile early.

BHRDCA_Stars_Lockup Logo_FINAL

BHRDCA is thrilled to announce a new and exciting partnership with the Melbourne Stars, and are proud to be once again setting the pace in metropolitan cricket, as we have been, for the past 125 years.

As part of the agreement Melbourne Stars will provide many benefits to our clubs and the broader association, including committing to having a presence at a number of our 125th anniversary events and promoting our brand through the Melbourne Stars network.


The BHRDCA in turn encourages all clubs to sign up as a Stars Club. Details can be found below or by contacting Meg Keating, Stars Fan, Community & Events Manager, at mkeating@melbournestars.com.au


This is an exciting opportunity for the BHRDCA and we look forward to the upcoming BBL Tournament.


BHRDCA Presentation



The Community Club Facilities Grant helps to provide high quality, accessible community cricket facilities across Victoria through the support of:


  • Synthetic centre and practice wicket facilities;
  • Practice nets (including maintenance and repairs);
  • Upgrades to existing turf wickets; and
  • Establishment of new turf wickets.

Applications close on Sunday, October 26, 2014.


For more information or to apply click here


For help with this grant please contact Emma Boschetti on 0420 906 197


As shared at this weeks junior delegates meeting, please find attached details of the Milo T20 Blast program, how to get started, and answers to questions you may have.


There will be a come and try day at East Burwood Sporting Club on Tuesday October 28, that is FREE. This is part of our BHRDCA 125th year season launch, providing a great opportunity to test the waters and see first hand the program in action. There will be SEDA staff running the show, music and all the T20 Blast hype that kids love. All those participating on the night will receive a free sausage and soft drink. Times to be confirmed closer to the day, but please book mark the date now. Participants can come along individually, or as a group, or club team. We would love to see some girls involved as well, either as part of teams or individually.


If your club runs a Milo In2 Cricket clinic, then I would certainly recommend that your club should consider Milo T20 Blast as a way of retaining boys and girls that are not quite ready for competitive junior cricket.

And any club considering entering a team in the BHRDCA organised Milo T20 Blast for 2014/15 season, is encouraged to send along team members to this come-and – try session.


Further information is available via the following link and is a very helpful tool that clubs can email on to their databases http://www.e-brochures.com.au/cricket_australia/milo_t20_blast_2013/

It is imperative that as clubs and an association we support these initiatives so as not to get left behind on Cricket Australia programs, opportunity for funding and the capability to attract, retain and develop juniors so we all prosper.


Please feel free to contact Chris Gorrie at Cricket Australia with any direct questions or help your club needs to make this happen.


CHRIS GORRIE | Junior Participation Specialist – VIC
Cricket Australia | | VIC
Direct: | Fax: | Mobile: +61 449 774 685


BHRDCA T20 Blast Presentation 8-9-14

MyCricket MILO T20 Blast- Getting Started Guide Teams

With cricket season approaching what better way to get involved than with Cricket Camps Australia. These holidays Cricket Camps Australia are hosting a school holiday program at Mirrabooka Reserve, Holland Rd, Blackburn for children aged between 5-14 years. At these cricket programs there are experience and qualified coaches to cater for children who may be having their first cricket experience up to young players who have been playing for 4-5 seasons.


– Great chance to improve skills, have fun and make new friends
– $140 for 2-Days or $70 per day
– Qualified & enthusiastic coaches
– 9am – 3pm / 2-day program (1st & 2nd October)
– Morning & afternoon tea provided
– Giveaways & prizes to all participants


Please see attached the camp flyer which can be forwarded onto families and friends who may also be interested.


For all information and to register please visit www.cricketcamps.com.au and we look forward to seeing you soon at Cricket Camps Australia.


*Note:  There is no affiliation with either Blackburn or Blackburn South Cricket Clubs.

Cricket Camps Australia

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Paul Semertzidis as BHRDCA media manager.


Paul did an outstanding job last season being the face and voice of our stunningly successful McIntosh Shield live stream broadcast. Paul also was involved in producing our fortnightly wrap report and contributing to the broader communications and publicity of the association.


Paul is currently a member of the Eastern FM EFL media team and has recently completed a 3 year sports broadcasting course. Paul plays at St Davids CC and last year represented the association in our U/21 VMCU carnival side that made the semi finals.


There are a number of projects in the pipeline and as we enter our 125th season, publicity of the association, events, clubs and umpires are paramount.


We look forward to Paul’s input this season with great support from the rest of the association.


For the moment Paul can be contacted on 0449 98 0121 or paulnsemertzidis@live.com.au


Committee of Management


The BHRDCA is delighted to announce we have secured sponsorship with Rebel for season 2014/15.


The sponsorship will be for branding on cricket balls used across junior, senior and veteran competitions including T20 games. In return, rebel will provide loyalty discounts and exclusive offers to BHRDCA clubs.


There are 4 Rebel stores in partnership with us, Glen Waverley, Doncaster, Ringwood and Forest Hill. Each of those stores will contact clubs most geographically aligned to the store. Clubs will be offered the chance to sign up to loyalty programs which provide direct benefits to the individual clubs.


We look forward to a strong partnership that will benefit both BHRDCA clubs and Rebel.

Rebel inspires BHRDCA cricketers to achieve their personal best.


Emma Boschetti
BHRDCA Marketing, Sponsorship & Grants Manager


2014 Rebel BHRDCA Mock 2.1

To all BHRDCA club Secretaries, Junior Section Managers and Junior Team Managers:
Please be advised that a junior delegates meeting will be held at East Burwood Clubrooms (M62 B7), on Monday 8 September, 2014 at 7.30pm.
All clubs entering at least one junior team, (from U10 to U18) in BHRDCA for 2014/15 season, are required to have at least one representative attend this meeting.


Non –attendance will incur a fine under BHRDCA rules. Please advise any apologies by email, and any matters of business to be addressed.


Attached is a draft of the junior competition rules, that have been extensively revised. Please ensure they have been read and discussed by relevant persons at your club prior to the meeting on 8/09/2014.


Following any further discussion at the junior delegates meeting, a motion will be proposed to pass all revisions, either as a whole, or on a rule by rule basis.
It is also requested that clubs advise of any up-dates to their junior team nominations, prior to the meeting.


We would also like to hear from anyone interested in assisting the Junior Executive with matters such as team grading, MyCricket compliance, or as Junior representative team managers.


I look forward to welcoming everyone to the new season on 8/09/2014.


Ross Chambers
Junior Section Manager, BHRDCA
Mob: 0432 660 951
Email: chambers.ross@optusnet.com.au 


BHRDCA Jnr Comp Rules (Draft August 2014) (2)

2014-15 BHRDCA Junior Grading Form

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: 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)