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


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

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


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

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 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


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


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

2014-15 BHRDCA Junior Grading Form

Cricket Victoria and Cricket Australia invite you to attend the MyCricket Scorer App Demo session.


When: Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Venue: Cricket Australia office, 60 Jolimont Street, Jolimont


The purpose of the session is to provide local scorers the opportunity to score a pre-recorded game of cricket (KFC T20 Big Bash League match) using the MyCricket Scorer app with the ‘Demo Mode’. After the session, scorers will have the skills to use the app for local games of cricket.


Click here to register


We encourage you to bring your own device (with the app downloaded). There will be a small amount of iPads available to use for those who don’t have access to a device.

Upcoming coaching sessions for the 2014/15 season:


* Coach Mentoring (see attached – register to Neil Gray)


* Community Coach Accreditation Course (Level 1) (see attached)


* Regional Coaching Seminar (Fielding 360 with Simon Helmot) Monday 13th October, 2014 6:30pm at East Burwood Reserve (no flyer attached)


* MILO in2CRICKET & MILO T20 Blast In services TBC For more coach education information and to register for courses, please go to


Coach Mentoring - Inner East Metro  Course Flyer- Scotch College - October 26

Please find below the Draft Senior Rule as discussed at the recent Delegates meeting. Rewording to be voted on by Delegates at the next Delegates meeting.




Text in green are rule changes passed at the 2014 AGM.

Text in blue is wording to be deleted.

Text in red is proposed re-wording.



As indicated at the delegates meeting on Monday night completed PPS Forms are due back from clubs by Thursday 25th September, 2014.


All completed forms should be sent via email to the BHRDCA Secretary, Peter White 


If you have any queries or need assistance completing your form please contact Rod Bird (BHRDCA Vice President) or Steve Flemming (Administration Manager).


Rod Bird
Ph: 0412 418 054


Steve Flemming
Ph: 0420 904 467


Download your PPS Forms (Word & PDF) below. Sample included in the PDF version.


BHRDCA Player Points Submission Form (PPSF)


Also at the recent delegates meeting, it was approved to trial 12 players per team where required in the 65, to become 64, over grades. This will also be extended to the lowest 80 over grade for the coming season. This is a feature of neighbouring competitions and is helpful to clubs trying to fill their lower grade sides. So players only available one day are able to play and be interchanged the following week. Team sheets still need to be exchanged naming the 12 players competing at the start of day one. This experiment will be monitored during the season to determine if a more permanent arrangement comes into play.

At the delegates meeting on Tuesday 11 August, the delegates unanimously accepted the nominations from Wyclif CC and Manningham CC to join the BHRDCA for season 2014/15.


Both clubs come from the top synthetic grade of the ECA and will bring 4 senior sides each. Probably 4 each of juniors as well and a veterans side. It is great to see our association as a destination of choice and being sought out by clubs. We look forward to a long and successful relationship with both clubs and warmly welcome them to our growing association.

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)