The U/12 Mitchell Shield team will be having an optional training session on Thursday 02/01/14.

 

Doncaster Cricket Club is kindly hosting this session, at Doncaster Reserve, Doncaster Road, East Doncaster.

 

Mel. 47 K1. Parking is available near the nets located at Leeds St end of the oval.

 

Please arrive at 3.30 pm for a 4 pm start. The session should finish by 5.30pm. Please bring cricket gear, hats and drink bottles as the change rooms are not available.

 

 

If you are unable to attend, please advise Jason Irish or Ross Chambers

 

Thank-you

 

Jason Irish, Mitchell Shield Coach
m: 0422 971 502
e: jason.doncastercc@gmail.com

 

or

 

Ross Chambers
Junior Competition Secretary / Representative Manager B.H.R.D.C.A.
e-mail:chambers.ross@optusnet.com.au
Mobile: 0432 660 951

Hi All,

 

Please note today’s practice match has been cancelled. The cap presentation & BBQ will still be on.

 

Start time: 5.30pm

 

The venue: Bulleen Park,#2 oval, Bulleen Road, Bulleen. Map 32 C9

 

Please contact Ross Chambers should you need to.

M: 0432 660 951

 

 

 

On behalf of the BHRDCA Junior Executive Committee, I would like to thank our two U14 teams coaches, and advise of the following OPTIONAL training session.

 

Allen Shield Team Manager / Coach: Glen Johnston
Email: gj001@bigpond.net.au
Mobile: 0414 325 722

 

 

Nolan Cup Team Manager / Coach: Justin Lui
Email: justinlui@live.com.au 
Mobile: 0432 692 522

 

The U/14 Allen and Nolan teams will be having optional training on Sunday 22/12/13. Blackburn South Cricket Club is kindly hosting this session, at Mirrabooka Reseveve, Holland Road, Blackburn South. Map M 61 K3. (same venue as the U14 practice matches).

 

Please arrive at 9.30 am for a 10 am start. The session should finish by 11 am. If you are unable to attend, please advise Justin, Glen, or myself.

 

Thank-you

 

Ross Chambers
Junior Competition Secretary / Representative Manager B.H.R.D.C.A.
e-mail: chambers.ross@optusnet.com.au
Mobile: 0432 660 951

It was a depleted Donvale that travelled down to Livingstone to take on Vermont Sth. Despite an early wicket Nicholas Dore and Ronan Prigg combined for a 100 run stand, Ronan making his half ton. Wickets fell steadily after that but the final score of 173 was always going to be tough for the undermanned Donvale. I don’t have Donvale’s batting stats, Tom Cunningham 4/23 ensured that they were never in the run chase and Donvale finished 50 adrift. Unfortunately I hear that Donvale has had to pull the plug due to lack of numbers. To the small band of boys who fronted every week, thank you for your efforts, you did your club proud battling against the odds every week.

 

Both Blackburn Sth and Vermont were desperate for a win, Vermont to keep their unbeaten record intact and Blacky Sth to get their season back on track. The Eagles found runs hard to come by and no batsman was able to dominate the score against accurate bowling from Keiran Van DerWal and Jarrod Smith. Conor Spinks continued his fine form with the bat for a valuable 41 ably backed up by Danny Ryan, but Blacky Sth would have been satisfied to keep them to 9/152cc.

 

Unfortunately Day 2 never went to plan for the Mirrabooka boys with wickets falling steadily to a consistent Vermont attack to fold all out for 107 and well short. This win was very much an Eagles team effort with everyone making a contribution to the cause.

 

Park Orchards welcomed Forest Hill in what shaped as the hardest game to predict in the round. The Zebras batted first and whilst several players got a start, none took the game by the throat and a final score of 5/116 was disappointing. Gavin Carusi 2/15 had the best Zebra figures.Forest Hill must have been confident as Chris Thomson and Ben Matthews gradually hauled the score in with a top 73 run partnership with plenty of talent still in the sheds. Lional Hunt caused a few heart flutters but the steady Zebras were able to secure the points on the day thanks mainly to Ben Matthews 53.

 

East Burwood recent batting woes continued against a determined Heatherdale. Sam Brooks 3/12 and Jarrod Parr 2/4 quickly got among them and apart from James Rizio’s fighting 35 a final tally of 124 was always going to be tough to defend. In replay Heatherdale’s batting was highlighted by an excellent 63 by Brendon Green with great back-up from Sam Brooks 53 and a 36 by Ben Joseph to run out comfortable winners. Mitch Gale 2/16 topped the East Burwood bowling.

 

Heathmont’s innings got off to a flying start, James Kelly 32 and Nathan Mullenger-McHugh 71* laying the foundation. Steve Brown 28 carried on the good work to close at 3/179cc.

 

Doncaster in reply were quickly in trouble as Josh Clark 2/2, Nathan Mullenger-McHugh 2/8 and Tom Delaney 2/7 shared the spoils cutting a swathe through the Doncaster line-up to roll them for 66 and pick up some valuable percentage points in the bargain whilst cementing 2nd position behind Vermont in the run to the finals.

 

Maddocks Sports Player of the Round goes to the excellent all-round performance of Heathmont’s Nathan Mullenger-McHugh. His 71* and 2/8 earns Nathan the Maddocks voucher – well done Nathan.

 

We are now in the last Round before Xmas and I would like to take the opportunity to wish all players, parents and support staff all the very best fro Xmas and the New Year. Have a great break but most importantly stay safe.

 

Peter

Aching limbs, aging knees and dicky hammy’s were all put on hold on Sunday when the cream of the Eastern Cricket veterans turned out for the 15th Annual battle between the Ringwood and District Cricket Assn (RDCA) and the Box Hill District Cricket Assn (BHRDCA) for the coveted “Colonels Cup” and bragging rights as the Premier Eastern Veterans Assn.

 

At Cheong Park, hard earned reputations meant little where the Over 60’s locked horns. Sent in first BHRDCA lost early wickets and it was left up to Stuart Stockdale who with a battling 41 (ret), ably supported with some lusty late hitting from Sri Rajah and Alan Ellis to see Box Hill through to 114/9cc in their allotted 36 overs. For Ringwood Paul Robinson and Graeme Seymour with 3 and 2 wickets each were the pick of the bowlers.

 

In reply Gary Paget and Bill Stafford had Ringwood off to a sound start putting on 32 for the first wicket. The Box Hill bowling was tight and coupled with a slow outfield Box Hill remained in the match. John Kent threw a spanner in the works as he collected 2 /11 in a great spell and when Garry Walles fell for a patient 21 it meant Ringwood needed 7 runs off the last over to get the required runs. Kent’s last over started sensationally with a wicket first ball, but the task proved just too much and it was a well struck 4 by Russell McNeill that saw Ringwood home with 2 runs to spare.

 

Meanwhile over at Fred Geale Oval, the O50’s saw Ringwood batting first. Anderton settled in early and along with Dale Goldsmith the score rose steadily, the pair adding 47 runs for the second wicket. Steve Teakel kept the run rate going and a late hard hitting 26* from Vaughan took Ringwood to a competitive 144/6 at the close of the innings. Dennis McNiece 2/13 returned the best bowling figures for Box Hill.

 

Box Hill skipper Frank McCann and fellow opener Darren McNeil were quickly into stride and their opening stand of 62 set a solid base for Box Hill’s run chase. Kevin Howell, Dave Jensen and David Corrigan all contributed valuable runs to the cause allowing Box Hill to knock off the required runs with 8 overs still to be bowled in an emphatic victory. Phil Kickleton and Artis both took two wickets for Ringwood.

 

This meant that the “Colonels Cup” was on the line at the Over 40 match at Croydon Oval. Ringwood batted first with Andy Wu and Craig Buchan looking very strong against some sharp Box Hill bowling both taking their scores into the 20’s. After 18 overs Ringwood were looking at posting a very competitive total but as o often happens runs began to dry up against great bowling by Narendran Shanmugratnam, Matthew Vittiritti and Dean Jones who combined to take 6 wickest for only 38 runs in their 15 overs to close Ringwood out at 132/8cc.

 

Box Hill lost two early scalps before Brett Cunningham 41 (ret), Dave Cronin 18, skipper Danny Taylor 43 (ret) and Dean Jones 22* led a strong revival getting Box Hill over the line with 7 overs to spare and secure the “Colonels Cup” for the Box Hill Assn

 

The big winner on the day was the sport of cricket. It was fantastic to see the game played in such a great spirit by two strong associations, adding yet another chapter to the intense but friendly rivalry that has grown over 15 years.

 

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On behalf of the BHRDCA Junior Executive Committee, I would like to congratulate the following players for being selected to represent the BHRDCA in the 2014 U/12 Keith Mitchell Shield: 

 

NAME CLUB
Coates, Jack Mitcham
Coates, Josh Mitcham
Cullen, Jack Park Orchards
Heron, Matthew Heatherdale
Holloway, Jayden Mitcham
Horsnaill, Ben (v-capt) Blackburn
Hubber, Kieren (capt) Blackburn
Irish, Jordan Doncaster
Joseph, Matthew Heatherdale
Lammardo, Ben Blackburn
Pancholi, Prithish Mulgrave W Hill
Tampeo-Lee, Jackson Templestowe
Tellis, Kurt Mulgrave W Hill

 

 

Team Manager / Coach: Jason Irish
Email: jason.doncastercc@gmail.com
Mobile: 0422 971 502

 

The U/12 Mitchell squad will be having optional training on Thursday 02/01/14. Details of venue and times to be advised soon. If you are unable to attend, please advise Jason, or myself.

 

Thank-you,

 

Ross Chambers
Junior Competition Secretary / Representative Manager B.H.R.D.C.A.
e-mail: chambers.ross@optusnet.com.au
Mobile: 0432 660 951

On behalf of the BHRDCA Junior Executive Committee, I would like to congratulate the following players for being selected to represent the BHRDCA in the 2014 U/12 Josh Browne Plate:

 

NAME CLUB
Bardwell, Jade Blackburn
Carter, Liam Surrey Hills
Carter, Morgan Surrey Hills
Corbally, Connor East Doncaster
Cosham, Bryce Heathmont
Hamzovski, Samir Yarraleen
Hansen, Toby Yarraleen
Howell, Dominic Heatherdale
Matheson, Blake Templestowe
Powell, Liam GWH
Rae, Liam Forest Hill
Reynolds, Simon East Doncaster
Sticca, Josh Bulleen Temp.
Wynne, Ethan Heathmont

 

 

Team Manager / Coach: Glenn Powell
Email: agpowell7@bigpond.com
Mobile: 0421 012 845

 

The U/12 Browne squad will be having optional training on Monday the 23rd of December from 4-30pm till 6-00pm at Zerbes Reserve, Blackburn Rd, East Doncaster. Melway map 34 B 10.

 

Thank-you to our kind hosts, East Doncaster Cricket Club. Please wear white top and dark shorts / track pants, and bring your cricket kit and a drink.

 

If you are unable to attend, please advise Glenn Powell, or myself. Thank-you

Ross Chambers
Junior Competition Secretary / Representative Manager B.H.R.D.C.A.
e-mail: chambers.ross@optusnet.com.au
Mobile: 0432 660 951

For both the U12 and U14 presentations, and the U16 presentations, can all players please wear full whites, primarily for the team photos, but they can also be worn for net sessions or practice matches. Please also remember to bring your full cricket kits as well.

 

The photographer will take photos of the cap presentation, team photos and officials / team manager photos. Proofs of the boys photos will be handed out to parents during the first rep match for each age group. Parents are asked that they complete the order form and hand them back to the nominated person ASAP.

 

There will probably be some OPTIONAL training sessions between now and 6th January. Further details will be published as they come to hand. We do understand that some will not be able to get to these due to family holidays etc.

 

I look forward to seeing you all on 15/12/13 (U12, U14 presentations) or 23/12/13 (U16 presentations)

 

On behalf of the BHRDCA Junior Executive Committee, I would like to announce the following programme of events for the Under 16 rep teams cap presentations on Monday 23/12/13:

 

2pm: Players to arrive, for warm up at 2.15pm

3pm: Practice game start. 25 overs per side

6pm: Players BBQ

6.20-6.45pm: Cap presentation and photo opportunities for families and friends, and team photos

6.45-7.30pm: Coaches address to players and parents -outline carnival particulars/expectation etc.

 

For each team the $50 levy can be paid in cash on the cap presentation day, or by direct deposit.

 

Account Name : Box Hill Reporter District Cricket Association Inc

BSB : 033005

Account No. 180742

Please use as a reference: “Team Surname”

Eg. U16 Lane

 

The venue is Bulleen Park,#2 oval, Bulleen Road, Bulleen. Map 32 C9

 

I would like to thank our wonderful hosts, Yarraleen Cricket Club, for helping to make this possible.

PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU R.S.V.P. TO MY CONTACT DETAILS BELOW, FOR CATERING PURPOSES.
I look forward to seeing you all there

 

Ross Chambers
Junior Competition Manager, BHRDCA
M: 0432 660 951
E: chambers.ross@optusnet.com.au

 

 

 

Veterans Representative Teams 2013

On this Sunday 15th December at various grounds. Show your support and get along to see the guys in action.

 

Over 40 Croydon Oval, Mel 50K4 – 12.00pm start

Danny Taylor – Mitcham / Captain

Matthew Vittiritti – Heathmont

David Cronin – Kew

Brett Cunningham – Notting Hill/BP

Earl Eddings – East Ivanhoe

Richard Willing – Notting Hill/BP

Joe Amad – Kew

Michael Whitehead – Koonung Heights

Dale Connolly-  Notting Hill/BP

Narendran Shammugaratnam – Box Hill Nth Super Kings

David Rechsteiner – Heathmont

Dean Jones – Blackburn

 

Over 50 Fred Geale Oval, Mel 50 K5 – 11.30am start

Frank McCann – Heathmont / Captain

Bill Grabham – East Doncaster

Michael Goldsmith – Richmond City

Michael Slade – Mt Waverley

David Jensen – Mitcham

Shane Keneally – Heathmont

Darren McNeil – Mt Waverley

Chris Chivers – Mitcham

David Corrigan – Mont Albert

Clive Welti – East Doncaster

Kevin Howell – Mitcham

Dennis McNeice – Mitcham

 

 

Over 60 Cheong Park, Mel 50 G7 – 11.30am start

Ian Pell – Mitcham / Captain

Peter Mirkovic – Canterbury

Stuart Stockdale – Hawthorn

Sri Bawan – Victorian Stars

Rob Redmond – East Doncaster

Bill Hansen – Canterbury

Michael Angwin – Canterbury

Alan Ellis – North Balwyn

Kim Albiston – Doncaster

Jeff Grannon – Nth Balwyn

Rob Thurasingham – Box Hill Nth Super Kings

Sri Rajah – Victorian Stars

John Kent – Canterbury

North Metro CA VS Box Hill Reporter District CA

 

The boys travelled to the lovely suburb of Sunshine looking for 3 wins out of 3 games and a semi final berth. Skipper Jarryd Taun-Henderson won the toss and we batted first on what ended up being a slow and lifeless deck. Will Hastings and Scott Edwards did the job opening the innings, taking the shine off the new ball and the grunt out of their opening bowlers. Hastings was dismissed for a fluent 8 and at 1/10 Michael Kitson strode to the crease. Coming off a cracking 183 in MS2 Kitson looked as though he had picked up exactly where he had left off at Ted Ajani Reserve the previous Saturday. The wide open expanses of Dempster Park weren’t big enough for the Englishman and he batted with a mixture of aggression, finesse and beauty on his way to a brilliant 103. In terms of run scoring Kitson played almost a lone hand but was aided by all of his partners to keep the scoreboard ticking over. At the end of our 40 overs we posted a  very competitive 168 on a very slow outfield.

 

Early wickets would be the key, and it was Kitson again that stood up to cap off a remarkable all round performance. His brilliant new ball spell of 3/21 left the opposition reeling at 4/21. They were never fully able to recover from a top order collapse. Some smart batting down the bottom saw the scoreboard look a little closer but 2/29 from Josh King and 2/24 from Josh Cunningham saw the NMCA all out for 146, 23 runs shy of the target needed.

 

Our boys finished on top of the ladder after 3 rounds of qualifying games. We travel to Malvern on the 12th of January to take on the Eastern Cricket Association in the first semi final.

 

Good luck lads!

McIntosh Shield Grade

 

Box Hill North Super Kings hosted the defending Premiers Heatherdale and the Dales batted first posting a respectable 9-254cc with Brenton Toole 54, Jarrod Thorpe 44*, the main contributors. But the match belonged to former Sri Lanka star Russell Arnold taking 5-73 and making 48 opening the batting to see the Super Kings take the points and get back in the top 4, they look threatening approaching the mid season break.

 

Blackburn South  were desperate to stay out of relegation contention and saw a chance against the winless Mitcham. Day 1 the Tigers could only manage 119 with Jason Thompson proving his class with the ball taking  5-34. Blackburn South faced a short session before stumps and were left at 3/25 at stumps and game on. Day 2 and the Cobras Seaton Mundy would turn the game once again hitting 50 with 5 towering 6’s to guide the Cobras to their second win of the season.

 

Vermont have gone to the top of McIntosh Shield ladder defeating arch rival East Box Hill scoring a massive 9-332cc on Day 1  with young gun Ben Gibson 86, Geoff Mann 47 and Brad Taylor 43 leading the way.  Chris Borg took 5-85 to be the best of the EBH bowlers. Chasing a big total was always going to be tough, and Mitch Rickarby crashed through EBH taking 8-56 to see them all out for just 85, following on East Box Hill finished at 2-109  to avoid an outright defeat.

 

St Davids hosting Templestowe would see two days of dramatic action with Templestowe only managing 86, Christian Slattery 4-41 for St Davids. The home side staggered to 118 with only Michael Enticott 62* standing firm and Templestowe skipper Andrew Hone outstanding with 8-44 for the visitors. Templestowe 2nd innings got to 9/140 (dec) with St Davids finishing at 4/56.

 

East Burwood won the toss and batting first posted 166, led by  Sean Bramstedt with 71, best for the Burners was Sujeewa Liyanage  returning 4-50. Blackburn got to 4/60 at stumps. Simon Cocks broke Blackburn with a stunning 7-52 to see them fold for 117 in a match winning performance. East Burwood’s 2nd time at the crease saw them limp to  8-62 and again Liyanage did the damage with 6-23. East Burwood’s win moves them to 6th place.

 

Bulleen Templestowe travelling to Forest Hill dismissed the ladder leaders for a disappointing 127. Lee Woolcock led the way for the Bullants with 4/23. After losing a couple of early wickets, Luke Mason, 55*, steadied the ship guiding the visitors to safety and 6-183. The Bullants now sit 2nd equal on wins with Vermont and Forest Hill.

 

Wilson Shield Grade

 

Laburnum hosted Doncaster and posted 326 with Matt Henderson 111, Ross Henderson 57, Ross Theunissen 43 the best, Sam Noble toiled manfully taking 6-59 for the visitors. Doncaster’s innings never got going and they were all out for 150, Ross Henderson had a handy double taking 6-25. Doncaster batting a second time finished at 6-146 with Mark Albiston with 75 showed the type of fight placking first time around. Ross Henderson snared 4-32 to give him 10 wickets for the match in an outstanding effort and surely the 3 votes.

 

Koonung Heights continued its great start to the season with a win over Mulgrave Wheelers Hill after restricting the home side to 9-156cc with Cameron ‘Hotel’ Hall taking 4-31. The Nungers got them 6 down with Sahan Pathirnana 37 and the consistent Clint Proctor 36 doing the job.

 

Eley Park hosting top of the ladder Blackburn North and after being sent into bat the Parkers would struggle to 7/100 at tea against a very strong bowling line up eventually being dismissed for 137. Youngster John Rozakis made 53 to be the only shining light for the Parkers scoring his first half century. Dean Burton’s 5-13 did the damage for the Bulldogs. They were never really troubled resuming at 1/44 with a Ben Davis unbeaten century led from the front to keep the Bulldogs undefeated.

 

In other games Kerrimuir United 4-183 easily passed Glen Waverley Hawks 182 to record back to back wins, while Vermont South 7-348cc led by Sudesh Umayanga Guruge 144 steamrolled Heatherdale who replied with 141 Vermont South now sit now in fourth spot on the ladder.

 

Special Mentions 

 

206 from Trent Bachelor for Nunawading in B grade as Nunawading continue its resurgence.

 

This round also saw two hat-tricks: 

 

Kesavan Jeyarajah Box Hill North Super Kings  One Day A Grade  against Park Orchards

Jamie Cornwell Forest Hill  Under 16 B Grade against St Davids

 

ROUND HIGHLIGHTS:

 

Best Batting Performances

 

206  Trent Batchelor Nunawading  B Grade 5  1 Box Hill North Super Kings

183  Michael Kitson Forest Hill  McIntosh Shield Grade 2nds 5  1 Bulleen Templestowe

158  Huon Bertino Deakin  A Grade 5  1 Blackburn North

157*  Robert J Willis Blackburn  B Grade 5  1 East Box Hill

155*  Alexander Beard Blackburn  McIntosh Shield Grade 2nds 5  1 East Burwood

144  Sudesh Umayanga Guruge Vermont South  Wilson Shield Grade 5  1 Heatherdale

131*  David Patterson Vermont  One Day A Grade 10  1 Waverley

119  Connor McCafferty Heatherdale  B Grade 5  1 Syndal

111  Matt Henderson Laburnum Cricket Club (previously NCoCCC)  Wilson Shield Grade 5  1 Doncaster

106*  Craig S Matthews Bulleen Templestowe  McIntosh Shield Grade 2nds 5  1 Forest Hill

 

Best Bowling Performances

 

8/44  Andrew Hone Templestowe  McIntosh Shield Grade 5  1 St Davids

8/56  Mitchell Rickarby Vermont  McIntosh Shield Grade 5  1 East Box Hill

7/24  Jackson Manning Forest Hill  B Grade 5  1 Mitcham

6/23  Sujeewa W Liyanage Blackburn  McIntosh Shield Grade 5  2 East Burwood

6/25  Ross Henderson Laburnum Cricket Club (previously NCoCCC)  Wilson Shield Grade 5  1 Doncaster

6/25  Ashraf Tokhi Templestowe  McIntosh Shield Grade 2nds 5  1 St Davids

6/52  Simon Cocks East Burwood  McIntosh Shield Grade 5  1 Blackburn

6/69  Sam J Noble Doncaster  Wilson Shield Grade 5  1 Laburnum Cricket Club (previously NCoCCC)

5/4  Kesavan Jeyarajah Box Hill North Super Kings  One Day A Grade 10  1 Park Orchards

5/8  Andrew Thompson East Doncaster  Under 14 B Grade 5  1 Blackburn

5/8  Matthew Coad Notting Hill-Brandon Park  A Division – Veterans 5  1 Heathmont

5/12  Sam Varghese Doncaster  E Grade 7  1 Nunawading

5/13  Dean Burton Blackburn North  Wilson Shield Grade 5  1 Eley Park

5/17  Conlan Carusi Box Hill North Super Kings  Under 16 B Grade 5  1 Monash

5/23  Craig Gislingham Vermont  McIntosh Shield Grade 2nds 5  1 East Box Hill

5/24  Stephen Creighton Heatherdale  F Grade 7  1 Mitcham

5/31  Jason Thompson Blackburn South  McIntosh Shield Grade 5  1 Mitcham

5/33  Sam Kimber Eley Park  Under 16 B Grade 5  1 Doncaster

5/34  Mitchell Fitton Blackburn South  D Grade 5  2 Glen Waverley Hawks

5/34  Peter Ioannidis Doncaster  C Grade 5  1 Laburnum Cricket Club (previously NCoCCC)

5/38  Glenn Evans Heatherdale  D Grade 5  1 Bulleen Templestowe

5/42  John Clark Syndal  A Grade 5  1 Burwood District

5/56  James Broadbent Box Hill North Super Kings  C Grade 5  1 Nunawading

5/73  Russel S Arnold Box Hill North Super Kings  McIntosh Shield Grade 5  1 Heatherdale

5/85  Christopher T Borg East Box Hill  McIntosh Shield Grade 5  1 Vermont

5/88  Peter Kovess Blackburn North  A Grade 5  1 Deakin

 

Hat-Tricks

 

3 Kesavan Jeyarajah Box Hill North Super Kings  One Day A Grade 10  1 Park Orchards

3 Jamie Cornwell Forest Hill  Under 16 B Grade 5  2 St Davids

 

Thanks to Matt Lee for the Rd 5 Reporter Wrap

The Ebees Cricket Club was formed on a Sunday morning by three Burwood neighbours John O’Sullivan,Tony Toms and Kevin Horne in 1969.  From this social meeting came the idea to start up a cricket side. At a subsequent meeting called on the August 3rd 1969 the Ebees Cricket Club was formed.

 

From just fielding one senior team in 1969, the club has expanded to over 10 team ranging from Seniors, Juniors and Veterans and a Milo Cricket program for young children.

 

It wasn’t long before the Ebees were making a name for themselves in the BHRDCA, playing off in the finals in their first year only to be beaten by old foes Templestowe Footballers .They went one better in their second year by winning a senior premiership. Since then the club has gone from strength to strength winning premierships at all playing levels.

 

Our first premiership team in 1970/71 comprised of John O’Sullivan (Capt), Kevin Horne, Kevin Dows, Tony Toms, Vic Rodwell, Vruce Muitimer, Kevin Fareelly, Max Thomson, Tony Smith, Ron Mcnamara, Bob Jantke. Playing against Wattle Park the opposition batted first and made 196 EBEES were struggling st 9 for 120 when Captain John O’Sullivan in typical fashion, declared our innings closed and set about trying for a second innings win. It worked as Wattle Park were dismissed for 90 runs in their second innings leaving EBEES with 170 to win. EBEES passed this score for a memorable premiership Our supporters included at the game Barry Pearce and Eddie Madjeski who showered us all with champagne, Peter Taylor drank his fair share.

 

Then in 1971 a young player joined our under 12 side and soon made his mark as a player of the future – Dean Jones. Dean made centuries as a junior player and also performed well when he played in the afternoon our seniors. Dean was also a member of an Under 12 premiership team. We all congratulate Dean on his outstanding International career with Australia and his service to Victorian cricket.

 

From the successful early days we went onto win senior premierships 1970/71, 75/76,  76/77  ,78/79  ,80/81, 81/82, 83/84 , 85/86. 86/87, 89/90, 90/91, 92/93, 95/96

 

The early days of the EBEES were exciting ones with players the calibre of John O’Sullivan, Kevin Horne, Vic Rodewell, Kevin Dow, Noel Grayson, John Uren Ramsey Gunasekera, the Carter brothers Greg and Ted, the Muitimer brothers John & Bruce, Les Gosstray, Tony Toms, Ron McNamara, Ray Pearson, Kevin Farrelly, Colin Crowle ,Bob Jackson and many others.

 

1975 saw the club join the Oakleigh Districts Cricket Association and for two years we established ourselves as a force to reckon with, winning two premierships. Who could forget the last wicket partnership between Bruce Muitimer (70 runs) and Bob Jackson (52no) in 1975/76 which took the score from 9/120 to all out 244. The opposition were bowled out for 186 with Kevin Dows involved in a “Mancad”run out at bowlers end, and there was Ray Pearson and his team of youngsters who also won a thrilling Grand Final in 1976/77.

 

In 1978 the club changed its name to Eley Park Cricket Club and re-joined the BHRDCA, where our performances have been up with the best in the competition. We established our headquarters at the Eley Park Community Centre at long last we had some where to have our GRO-AX ‘s (Grog and Tarax). Up to this stage we relied on on the generosity of players to open up their homes for us to congregate after matches. Ian Belling’s garage (even if it was often flooded) was used, Bruce Muitimer’s backyard and Jhn Uren’s loungeroom were aso meeting placesafter matches.

 

At this stage we had some good youngsters coming through our junior teams. Warren Gibson, Greg Dows, David Muitimer, Tony & Daryl Grayson, David Bowen, Steven Jackson,Craig Davidson, Andrew Duncan and Scott Pearson. All these players have gone on to represent in our senior 1st sides. We have prided ourselves in looking after our juniors .

 

During the 1990’s our club has enjoyed many finals appearances in many grades in 1995/96 our C1 team had a great win in the Grand Final against

 

In 1997/98 the club appointed Robbir Jursonovics as Captain Coach with great results reaching the Grand Final against Mitcham at East Burwood. The Parkers were well in the contest having Mitcham 9  for 150 but a recod 10th wicket stand of 150 put the game out of reach. The sixths won a best of  three games in the Grand Final lead by some Darren Bookluck. They again went onto defend the tittle in 1998/99 in a memorable final at Blackbiurn.

 

In our 30th season our on field performance in Shield 1 was poor which saw the club relegated to A1. The only highlight of the season being the announcement of our Team of Century at a function at the Eley Park Community Centre.

 

In 2000/01 the club appointed Tony Wunhym as Captain Coach with immediate results making the Grand Final only to go down to a very strong Glen Waverley Hawks team. In 2001/02 we again managed to make the A1 Finals this time defeating Bulleen Templestowe in the Semi Final and then defeating our biggest Rival Blackburn South at Forest Hill Fraser Reserve to regain Shield 1 status similar to 1983/84. At 5 for 123 it appeared as though we were in trouble but a solid partnership by Patrick Luby and Matthew Whitbread guided us to 5 for 212 at stumps on Day one. On Day Two resuming at 5 for 212 we managed to get to 264 all out a reasonable target to defend. Our bowlers did the job bowling Blackburn South out for 114.

 

In 2002/03 we were very competitive winning 6 games missing the finals by 8 points, the following season after a good start to the season we faded only winning 5 games for the season finishing in ninth position.

 

At the start of the 2004-05 season the club appointed Ross Peterson as Club Coach and favourite son Glenn Comte as Captain with Comte coming home finally after a 10 year stint at Sub District club Box Hill. Both Shield 1 and Shield 2 teams finished on top of the ladder with the 2nd XI  & 3rd XI all eliminated in the Semi Final. The Shield 1 team won the Semi Final in a rain effected game chasing 129 off 54 overs to advance to the Grand Final.

 

The Grand Final was played at Walker Park with Eley Park winning the toss and batting making 6/247cc with Tony Wunhym 64 and Matthew Tynan making 42. Tony Wunhym sent butterflies through the Eley Park camp when he dropped a catch. But when Peterson whipped off the bails to dismiss the final batsman, the crowd and 11 players were whipped into a frenzy  The Parkers then recorded a magnificent win, to bring The McIntosh Shield home to its rightful home and break a long awaited drought.

 

The clubs First XI currently plays in Wilson Shield after being relegated at the end of the 2011/12 season. The club currently is rebuilding after some tough times. Eley Park has been a valuable part of the local community for over 40 years and is looking forward to an exciting future in the years to come.

Fixture for Junior Representative Teams

 

I have received many enquires regarding the fixture for the matches in January 2014. The following fixture does not have grounds for away matches as yet, so please make allowances for a minimum of 1 hour travel time to away grounds. We need all players to be available on EVERY week day from 6/01/14 to 17/01/14, and Sunday 19/01/14. All matches usually start at 10am (but can be earlier) and finish around 4pm, except the U/16 Beitzel Sheild, which start at 11am and finish around 5pm. All players are expected to be at the relevant ground at least 45 mins before play starts, to enable a proper warm up, and have team meetings.

 

 

    BEITZEL U16 MACKAY U16 ALLEN U14 NOLAN U14 MITCHELL U12 BROWNE U12
  HOME GROUND SPRINGFIELD PARK E.BURWOOD STH MORTEN EAST MORTEN WEST E.BURWOOD STH E.BURWOOD NTH
MON 1/6/14 H v SDCCL H v DVCA H v NWMCA H v YVCA A v WRJCA A v MJCA
TUE 1/7/14 A v SECA A v ECA A v ECA A v DVCA H v ECA H v DVCA
WED 1/8/14 RESERVE DAY H v WGCA A v WRJCA A v ECA A v SECA-1 A v ECA
THU 1/9/14 A v DVCA RESERVE DAY RESERVE DAY RESERVE DAY RESERVE DAY RESERVE DAY
FRI 1/10/14 RESERVE DAY A v NWMCA H v SECA H v NWMCA H v DVCA H v SECA
               
               
MON 1/13/14 H v GDCA H v WRJCA A v DVCA A v SECA A v NWMCA A v WRJCA
TUE 1/14/14 H v NWMCA RESERVE DAY RESERVE DAY RESERVE DAY RESERVE DAY RESERVE DAY
WED 1/15/14 RESERVE DAY Q FINAL Q FINAL Q FINAL Q FINAL Q FINAL
THU 1/16/14 S FINAL? RESERVE DAY RESERVE DAY RESERVE DAY RESERVE DAY RESERVE DAY
FRI 1/17/14 S FINAL? S FINAL S FINAL S FINAL S FINAL S FINAL
               
SUN 10/19/14 G FINAL G FINAL G FINAL G FINAL G FINAL G FINAL

 

 

Under 16 cap presentation details will be notified soon, and any extra training session details.

 

For each team the $50 levy can be paid in cash on the cap presentation day, or by direct deposit.

 

Account Name : Box Hill Reporter District Cricket Association Inc

BSB : 033005

Account No. 180742

Please use as a reference: “Team Surname”

Eg. U14 Tellis

 

I look forward to seeing all U14 and U12 players and family on Sunday 15/12/13 for cap presentation – please see earlier notice for details.

 

Ross Chambers
Junior Competition Manager, BHRDCA
M: 0432 660 951
E: chambers.ross@optusnet.com.au

 

 

 

On behalf of the BHRDCA Junior Executive Committee, I would like to announce the following programme of events for the Under 12 & Under 14 rep teams cap presentations on Sunday 15/12/13:

 

09.30 am: U/12 players arrive

 

10.00 am: U/12 practice match begins (first innings – 30 overs per side)

 

10.15 am: U/14 players arrive

 

10.30 am: U/14 training in the nets

 

12.00 noon: rep players bar-b-q

 

1.00 pm: cap presentation for U/14 teams

 

1.30 pm: cap presentation for U/12 teams (it is requested that U14 players are able to stay for this)

 

2.00 pm: photo opportunities for family and friends

 

2.15 pm: second innings of U/12 practice match (no need for U/14 players to stay)

 

4.30 pm: day finishes

 

The venue is Park Orchards Cricket Club, Domeney Reserve, Knees Road, Park Orchards, Map 35 E9

 

I would like to thank our wonderful hosts, Park Orchards Cricket Club, for helping to make this possible.

 

PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU R.S.V.P. TO MY CONTACT DETAILS BELOW, FOR CATERING PURPOSES, AND BECAUSE I STILL DO NOT HAVE EVERY PLAYERS CONTACT DETAILS!

 

I look forward to seeing you all there

 

Ross Chambers

Junior Competition Manager, BHRDCA

M: 0432 660 951

E: chambers.ross@optusnet.com.au

The next meeting will be held at Bulleen-Templestowe CC on Tuesday 10th December at 8pm. All delegates are invited to stay after the meeting for some refreshments and supper courtesy of the association.

On behalf of the BHRDCA Junior Executive Committee, I would like to congratulate the following players for being selected to represent the BHRDCA in the Mackay Cup:

 

 

Full Name BHRDCA club
Baysinger, Michael East Burwood
Carusi, Conlan Box Hill North SK
Douglas, Liam Heathmont
Epstein, Rafael Doncaster
Ericjoy, Nick Templestowe
Feltham, James Mitcham
Kral, Joshua Heatherdale
Mahoney, Mitchell Blackburn
Patterson, Corey Blackburn
Rahman, Mujahid Heathmont
Ross, Ben Mitcham
Sevior, Matt Vermont
Vidajic, Adrian Yarraleen

 

 

 

I would also like to congratulate the following players for being selected to represent the BHRDCA in the Beitzel Shield:

 

 

 

Full Name BHRDCA club
Box, James Heatherdale
Dowland, James Blackburn
Gill, Kirath East Box Hill
Grierson, Lucas Heatherdale
Howell, Sam Heatherdale
Joseph, Ben Heatherdale
Lane, Nelson Forest Hill
Macrokanis, Thomas Mitcham
Morrison, Jack Vermont
Rose, Christopher Heathmont
Stewart, Matthew Heatherdale
Vasan, Vasish East Box Hill
White, James Vermont

 

 

 

Details of date and venue of cap presentation for both teams will be announced soon. First matches for both teams are on Monday 6/01/14.

 

Many thanks to the selection / coaching team of Anthony Stewart, Chris Box and Steve Carusi.

 

Thank you to every player and parent that has been involved in the trial process so far. The standard of play has been extremely high and you should be very proud of yourself for making it this far in the process. For the boys that have not been successful in progressing to the final squads, please don’t be too disappointed, but keep trying your hardest at club level and hopefully you will be invited to try again next season.

 

Good luck for the rest of the cricket season, we wish you all the very best.

 

CONTACT
Ross Chambers
Junior Competition Secretary / Representative Manager B.H.R.D.C.A.
e-mail: chambers.ross@optusnet.com.au
Mobile: 0432 660 951

On behalf of the BHRDCA Junior Executive Committee, I would like to congratulate the following players for being selected to represent the BHRDCA in the U14 Nolan Cup:

 

 

NAME CLUB
Balamurugan, Ranjit Vermont
Clark, Lachlan Vermont
Gill, Karan East Box Hill
Hardman, Jonno Vermont
Hodges, Gregory Heatherdale
Hubber, Brant Blackburn
Kohne, Mitchell Mulgrave W Hill
McNally, Henry Vermont
Mumford, Isaac Heathmont
Olley, Dylan Vermont
Rathi, Aryaman Yarraleen
Rimmer, Max Blackburn North
Toppi, Christian Templestowe
Welsh, Rohan Forest Hill

 

 

I would also like to congratulate the following players for being selected to represent the BHRDCA in the Allen Shield:

 

 

 

NAME CLUB
Anderson, Ben Heatherdale
Bino-Thomas, Frank East Box Hill
Carroll, Thomas Park Orchards
Eaton, Matt Vermont
Harte, Sam Blackburn
Johnston, Thomas East Box Hill
McCarthy, Ben Forest Hill
Murray, Josh Blackburn
Reid, Callum Vermont
Sticca, Jake Bulleen Temp.
Tallariti, Daniel Box Hill North
Tellis, Auzburt Mulgrave W Hill
Warhurst, Harrison Park Orchards
McDonald, Nick East Box Hill

 

 

Details of date and venue of cap presentation for both teams will be announced soon. First matches for both teams are on Monday 6/01/14.

 

Many thanks to the selection / coaching team of Glen Johnston, Justin Lui, Craig Hunt.

 

Thank you to every player and parent that has been involved in the trial process so far. The standard of play has been extremely high and you should be very proud of yourself for making it this far in the process. For the boys that have not been successful in progressing to the final squads, please don’t be too disappointed, but keep trying your hardest at club level and hopefully you will be invited to try again next season.

 

Good luck for the rest of the cricket season, we wish you all the very best.

 

 

CONTACT:

Ross Chambers

Junior Competition Secretary / Representative Manager B.H.R.D.C.A.

e-mail: chambers.ross@optusnet.com.au

Mobile: 0432 660 951

 

On behalf of the BHRDCA Junior Executive Committee, I would like to congratulate the following players for being selected to represent the BHRDCA in the U12 Browne Plate or Mitchell Shield:

 

 

 

NAME CLUB
Bardwell, Jade Blackburn
Carter, Liam Surrey Hills
Carter, Morgan Surrey Hills
Coates, Jack Mitcham
Coates, Josh Mitcham
Corbally, Connor East Doncaster
Cosham, Bryce Heathmont
Cullen, Jack Park Orchards
Hamzovski, Samir Yarraleen
Hansen, Toby Yarraleen
Heron, Matthew Heatherdale
Holloway, Jayden Mitcham
Horsnaill, Ben Blackburn
Howell, Dominic Heatherdale
Hubber, Kieren Blackburn
Irish, Jordan Doncaster
Joseph, Matthew Heatherdale
Lammardo, Ben Blackburn
Matheson, Blake Templestowe
Pancholi, Prithish Mulgrave W Hill
Powell, Liam GWH
Rae, Liam Forest Hill
Reynolds, Simon East Doncaster
Sticca, Josh Bulleen Temp.
Tampeo-Lee, Jackson Templestowe
Tellis, Kurt Mulgrave W Hill
Wynne, Ethan Heathmont

 

There will be one more practice match between two sides selected from these players only. Details of date and venue for this and cap presentation for both teams will be announced soon.

 

First matches for both teams are on Monday 6/01/14. There will be a further notice detailling those players that have been selected in each U12 team.

 

Many thanks to the selection / coaching team of Jason Irish, Justin Lui, David Banfield.

 

Thank you to every player and parent that has been involved in the trial process so far. The standard of play has been extremely high and you should be very proud of yourself for making it this far in the process. For the boys that have not been successful in progressing to the final squads, please don’t be too disappointed, but keep trying your hardest at club level and hopefully you will be invited to try again next season.

 

Good luck for the rest of the cricket season, we wish you all the very best.

 

CONTACT:

Ross Chambers

Junior Competition Secretary / Representative Manager B.H.R.D.C.A.

e-mail: chambers.ross@optusnet.com.au

Mobile: 0432 660 951

To all Junior BHRDCA Cricketers:

 

The announcement of the final squads for the six junior BHRDCA rep teams has been delayed. This is due mainly to the selectors being faced with deciding from many, many talented cricketers.

 

Some of the teams are decided, but we don’t think it is fair to announce those until all teams are final. Please be patient, we hope to publish all the teams very soon.

 

There is also another matter that needs to be brought to the attention of all the parents of players in contention for the final teams. The following letter is from Mr. Peter Rosenthal, president of the BHRDCA, on behalf of the Committee of Management. If anyone has any questions regarding this or any other junior matter, please do not hesitate to contact Ross Chambers on 0432 660 951, or at: chambers.ross@optusnet.com.au

 

Dear Parent:

 

As we near another representative campaign for our junior cricketers, this year there will be a small cost on each player.

 

A review of association costs in 2012/13, revealed that representative cricket across the association costs in excess of $13,000- for our junior, U/21, senior and veterans teams. This includes clothing, match balls, net hire, ground hire, umpires fees and some catering. This cost is not continually sustainable without some balancing of the scales.

 

We appreciate there is already a cost to play in terms of time committed to the cause, annual leave taken and holidays forfeited. In recent years the BHRDCA representative cricket has been rejuvenated with the exceptionally hard work of our volunteer administrators, coaches and managers. This has resulted in on field success and provides an environment that gives all players the best chance to improve and succeed individually and as a team.

 

We know other associations charge nearly $200- for the privilege of playing and it is not our intent to price people out of this great opportunity for their children. For the 2014 carnival, there will be a levy of $50- per player. This will offset some of the costs incurred as mentioned above. The BHRDCA continues to seek to improve itself and sponsorship opportunities are being sought, and signed, on an ongoing basis. These sponsorships also contribute to costs the association incur.

 

Thanks in advance for your understanding and we look forward to another successful January.

 

Regards

 

BHRDCA

Committee of Management

 

Last Sunday The BHRDCA won both games in the Wilson and McIntosh Shield grades against RDCA & ECA to claim both trophies for the first time.

 

More details will follow in the next few days but a great effort with Arthur McKenzie adjudged the player of the Wilson Shield series and Luke Davis receiving the same in the McIntosh Shield series.

 

A  HUGE thanks to Blackburn CC who were great hosts.

Training_2  Training_1

 

Sunday, 1 December 2013

 

McINTOSH SHIELD SQUADS

 

Game No.1 – McIntosh Shield T20 game played on Morton Park East (top ground @ Blackburn CC)
Start time: 9:30am (All McIntosh Shield players to be on the ground for warm ups by 9am)
BHRDCA vs RDCA

1. BEN JOHNSON – FHCC (Shirt No.7)
2. CHARLES ERASMUS – FHCC (Shirt No.10)
3. LUKE DAVIS – BCC (Shirt No.9)
4. JACK BERRY – BTCC (Shirt No.2)
5. LUKE MASON – (VC) – BTCC (Shirt No.4)
6. STEPHEN ALDERTON – (CAPT) – BSCC (Shirt No.3)
7. HEATH O’DWYER – BCC (Shirt No.5)
8. JASON THOMPSON – BSCC (Shirt No.12)
9. TRAVIS PARSONAGE – BHNSKCC (Shirt No.11)
10. JARROD THORP – HCC (Shirt No.6)
11. MITCHELL SCOTT – VCC (Shirt No.8)

 

 

Game No.2 – McIntosh Shield T20 game played on Morton Park East (top ground @ Blackburn CC)
Start time: 3:30pm (All McIntosh Shield players to be ready for warm ups by 2:45pm)
BHRDCA vs ECA

1. BEN JOHNSON – FHCC (Shirt No.7)
2. MICK AMOR – BTCC (Shirt No.15)
3. LUKE DAVIS – BCC (Shirt No.9)
4. SEAN DE KRETSER – (CAPT) – HCC (Shirt No.13)
5. HEATH O’DWYER – BCC (Shirt No.5)
6. JACK BERRY – BTCC (Shirt No.2)
7. STEPHEN ALDERTON – (VC) – BSCC (Shirt No.3)
8. LUKE MASON – BTCC (Shirt No.4)
9. JASON THOMPSON – BSCC (Shirt No.12)
10.TRAVIS PARSONAGE – BHNSKCC (Shirt No.11)
11. MITCHELL SCOTT – VCC (Shirt No.8)
12. CHARLES ERASMUS – FHCC (Shirt No.10) (if needed)

 

Training_7   Training_5

 

WILSON SHIELD SQUADS

 

Game No.1 – WILSON Shield T20 game played on Morton Park West (Bottom ground @ Blackburn CC)
Start time: 9:30am (All WILSON Shield players to be on the ground for warm ups by 9am)
BHRDCA vs RDCA

1. JORDAN WISE – KUCC – CAPT
2. SAM NOBLE – DCC
3. PATRICK LUBY – EPCC
4. SHANE LUBY – EPCC
5. APURWA SARVE – GWHCC
6. ROSS HENDERSON – LCC
7. ASH KEYS – LCC
8. JARROD KEYS – LCC
9. MATTHEW STELLA – KUCC
10. LAITHRU ANTHONY – VSCC
11. JAMES FENNER – KHCC
12. ARTHUR MCKENZIE – KUCC if needed

 

 

Game No.2 – WILSON Shield T20 game played on Morton Park West (Bottom ground @ Blackburn CC)
Start time: 3:30pm (All WILSON Shield players to be ready for warm ups by 2:45pm)
BHRDCA vs ECA

 

1. JORDAN WISE – KUCC – CAPT
2. SAM NOBLE – DCC
3. PATRICK LUBY – EPCC
4. SHANE LUBY – EPCC
5. APURWA SARVE – GWHCC
6. ROSS HENDERSON – LCC
7. ASH KEYS – LCC
8. JARROD KEYS – LCC
9. ARTHUR MCKENZIE – KUCC
10. LAITHRU ANTHONY – VSCC
11. RYAN HILLAS – KUCC
12. JAMES FENNER – KHCC if needed

Sunday 24th November, 2013

 

Our boys were clinical in their disposal of the Williamstown & District Cricket Association in a rain affected match at Harry Trott Oval. Inclement weather forced the game to be reduced to 26 overs per side and on a largely flat and lifeless wicket we were sent in by the opposition, a decision that the opposition captain no doubt regrets. We bowled quick, full and fast to have the opposition reeling at 4/27 before Aaron ‘Puppy Dog’ Clarke came on with his off spinners, he bowled with grace and twirl and finished with stunning figures of 5/11 and as the opposition crumbled to be all out for just 50. In reply we were never really challenged, Charles Erasmus (30*) and Scott Edwards (14*) saw us to a crushing ten wicket victory. A clearly emotional Bobby Mudher had this to say after the game ‘We are the best bunch of blokes’.  The boys next game takes place on the 8th of December at Dempster Park, Sunshine against the North Metro CA. A strong performance could see our u/21s play off in a semi final for the second season running.

 

With Round 4 came a mixture of results, upsets, convincing wins and nail biters. One thing though was certain; the cricket was as good as ever.

 

McIntosh Shield

 

At Morton Park Blackburn moved to second position on the Shield ladder with a hard fought win over the in form Box Hill North Super Kings. The Super Kings were missing both centurions from round 3’s demolition of St Davids and the home side took full advantage. The visiting side slumped to 6-3 before some smart middle order batting and a 62 run 10th wicket partnership saw them post a competitive 220. An unbeaten 67 from skipper Luke Davis meant that the Burners were able to chase the runs rather comfortably, finishing victors by 4 wickets still with 11 overs left in the days play.

 

Bulleen Templestowe showed that they would again be around the mark in season 2013/14. The Bullant’s sent in Blackburn South at Ted Ajani reserve and that certainly seemed to be the right decision. Lee Woolcock ensured that the home side took full advantage, his legspinners taking 4/53 saw the Cobras all out for just 165. Two late wickets on the first day gave the visiting side a little sniff but that was where it ended the home side were largely untroubled after that as they finished the match on 4/201 to move to 4th position on the ladder. Half centuries from Jack Berry and Luke Mason were the highlights of that innings.

 

At the start of the round only two sides were anchored to the bottom of the ladder without a win for season 2013/14. East Box Hill hosted Mitcham at Howard Wilson Oval in an early season battle to stave off relegation whispers. The Tigers opted to bat first but a brilliant new ball spell from Campbell ‘Spud’ Gauld saw them reeling at 3-22 and despite a well compiled 48 from Mark Wheeler they were never able to get their innings going. 3/27 from stand in skipper Angus Gauld meant his Breakers would be chasing a modest 170 for victory. At 3/43 the game was still very much in the balance before a 60 run partnership between Atilla Yaman and Brendt Henricus restored some stability and ensured East Box Hill would get their first win of the season. Henricus finished with a marvelous 107* as the home sides innings was eventually declared at 5/252.

 

The upset of the round came at Donvale Reserve where the new kids on the block St Davids accounted for last seasons premiers Heatherdale. Sent in to bat in the first week the home side were anchored splendidly by Brent Williams, who in a remarkable effort batted the entire 80 overs to finish 85* (250) not out. Just 2 wickets down at tea St Davids were able to post a competitive 8/213 on a very slow outfield. Heatherdale’s run chase got off to a brisk start, despite losing De Kretser (9) early they were able to consolidate and were around about 100 runs shy of the target at the tea interval. Lachlan Johns 9 boundary 77 was absolutely superb but when he departed at 5/137 just after the break the game drastically changed course. Dean Sofianopoulos destroyed the Heatherdale bottom order with his disciplined bowling and relentless pressure, the visiting side lost 6 wickets for just 16 runs to be all out for 153. Sofianopoulos finished with 6/23 while Williams backed up his efforts with the bat with 1/30 and two great catches in the gully. With still 19 overs left in he day the Brownlows had a second innings but this was rather inconsequential as they finished 1/63, Sloan 30 (43) and Williams 21*(47) providing some late entertainment for the spectators.

 

At East Burwood Reserve Sean Bramstedt continued his love affair with the Vermont Cricket Club, the EBBCC captain saw the home side put on what eventually turned out to be a match winning 269. In reply Vermont were able to post 221, largely thanks to a career best haul of 5/36 from opening bowler Simon Cocks. This was a very important win by the home side as it sees them square their ledger at 2-2 for season 2013/14.

 

In the last shield match of the round Templestowe were comprehensively out played by a clinical Forest Hill side. The Zebras are now alone at the top of the McIntosh Shield ladder undefeated with 4 wins. A 10 boundary 50 from Aaron Taun-Henderon , 40 from Charles Erasmus and a start from virtually every other batsman allowed the home side to make 282. Luke Costa continued his good form with the ball, taking 3/60 while young spinner Jacob Bevacqua was the pick of the bowlers with 4/58. With only Zaicos (34) providing any real resistance at the top of the order  the Stowers were all out in the 47th over for just 155, their third score under 160 for the season.

 

Wilson Shield

 

Vermont South officially kicked off their season with an impressive 95 run victory over this seasons big improver Laburnum. 5 batsmen made over 30 for the vultures with Sudesh Guruge’s powerful 111 the main reason the home side were able to post 6/345. In reply Laburnum were not completely disgraced, proven performer Jarrod Keys was brilliant with 109 while new recruit Brad Leed made 42. Laburnum still currently sit in the top 4 with 3 wins and just this one loss.

 

Last seasons grand finalists Kerrimuir United also opened their account with a crushing 102 run demolition of Doncaster. Opting to bat first at Springfield Park the home side posted 5/257 largely thanks to a demoralizing unbeaten 140 from Ryan Hillas. Some brilliant bowling at the top of the innings saw the visiting team slump to 4 for 41 and from that they never could recover. Watson 3/34 was the pick of the bowlers as Mahir Qureshi (44) was the only batsman to show any real fight.

 

At Eley Park the home side’s top order struggled against the sheer pace and skill of Nick Greenhalf to be all out for just 168. Wilson Shields most in-form bowler was brilliant with 5/30 off 24 overs, he and left arm spinner Trev Patrao 3/43 didn’t allow them a look in as they posted that below-par score. The home side really struggled to take wickets at regular intervals and 34* from skipper Clinton Proctor and 36* from BHRDCA warhorse Billy Karametos saw the Nungers to 6/201 and another set of 6 points.

 

The most impressive individual performance of the round came at Capital Reserve. Leigh Odermatt bowled at his devastating best taking 3/7 and removing the dangerous Apurwa Sarve for just one. Combined with Nathan Mills 3/36 the Glen Waverly Hawks were only capable of posting a paltry 113 and at stumps on day one Blackburn North were halfway there. The Bulldogs innings eventually finished at 3/196 with that man Leigh Odermatt scoring an unbeaten 116, his first century in any form of cricket and the big fella was certainly very pleased with his efforts! Congratulations and well batted Leigh!

 

Xavier Barry-Murphy completed a fantastic comeback to cricket with an unbeaten 116 at Heatherdale Reserve as a Mulgrave/Wheelers Hill side without Travis Balaam was largely uncompetitive in this last match of the round. Barry-Murphy’s innings included 15 4s and helped his side post a huge 7/294. In reality this was always going to be a tall order for the visiting side. The top order put up somewhat of a fight before eventually folding to leave the tail exposed and were bowled out for 152.

 

VMCU: Neil Wright U21 Shield

 

Our boys were clinical in their disposal of the Williamstown & District Cricket Association in a rain affected match at Harry Trott Oval. Inclement weather forced the game to be reduced to 26 overs per side and on a largely flat and lifeless wicket we were sent in by the opposition, a decision that the opposition captain no doubt regrets. We bowled quick, full and fast to have the opposition reeling at 4/27 before Aaron ‘Puppy Dog’ Clarke came on with his off spinners, he bowled with grace and twirl and finished with stunning figures of 5/11 and as the opposition crumbled to be all out for just 50. In reply we were never really challenged, Charles Erasmus (30*) and Scott Edwards (14*) saw us to a crushing ten wicket victory. A clearly emotional Bobby Mudher had this to say after the game ‘We are the best bunch of blokes’.  The boys next game takes place on the 8th of December at Dempster Park, Sunshine against the North Metro CA. A strong performance could see our u/21s play off in a semi final for the second season running.

This week’s Reporter Wrap written by Paul Semertzidis 

Round Highlights

 

SCORE PLAYER CLUB GRADE OPPOSITION
140* Ryan Hillas Kerrimuir United Wilson Shield Grade Doncaster
116* Leigh Odermatt Blackburn North Wilson Shield Grade Glen Waverley Hawks
116* Xavier Barry-Murphy Heatherdale Wilson Shield Grade Mulgrave Wheelers Hill Cricket Club
115 David Patterson Vermont C Grade Laburnum Cricket Club (previously NCoCCC)
114 Sean Bramstedt East Burwood McIntosh Shield Grade Vermont
113 Scott Cunningham Vermont South A Grade Syndal
111 Sudesh Umayanga Guruge Vermont South Wilson Shield Grade Laburnum Cricket Club (previously NCoCCC)
109* Jarrod Keys Laburnum Cricket Club (previously NCoCCC) Wilson Shield Grade Vermont South
108 Gaurav Malhotra Heatherdale McIntosh Shield Grade 2nds St Davids
107* Brendt Henricus East Box Hill McIntosh Shield Grade Mitcham

 

Best Bowling Performances

 

 

BOWL PLAYER CLUB GRADE OPPOSITION
7/35 Joel Norman-Hade South Sharks D Grade Eley Park
7/37 Ryan Marshman Nunawading C Grade Kerrimuir United
7/41 Michael Armstrong Glen Waverley Hawks D Grade Koonung Heights
7/45 Ashok S Xavier Box Hill North Super Kings B Grade Blackburn
7/52 Guy Steel Koonung Heights D Grade Glen Waverley Hawks
6/15 James Florence Bulleen Templestowe One Day B Grade Blackburn North
6/23 Dean Sofianopoulos St Davids McIntosh Shield Grade Heatherdale
6/32 Brayden Beaton Forest Hill McIntosh Shield Grade 2nds Templestowe
6/36 Justin O’Dwyer Heatherdale B Grade Mulgrave Wheelers Hill Cricket Club
6/39 Sam Kaudinya Burwood District One Day B Grade Koonung Heights
6/50 Lachlan McDowell Mulgrave Wheelers Hill Cricket Club E Grade Blackburn

 

Best Fielding Performances

 

C RO ST PLAYER CLUB GRADE OPPOSITION
4 0 1 Blake Herreen Box Hill North Super Kings C Grade Koonung Heights
2 3 Andrew Morrison Templestowe McIntosh Shield Grade 2nds Forest Hill
4 0 Matthew Nicholson Park Orchards A Grade Koonung Heights
4 0 Lachlan McKenzie Blackburn B Grade Box Hill North Super Kings
4 0 Bryce Litchfield Box Hill North Super Kings McIntosh Shield Grade 2nds Blackburn
4 0 Gerard Atilemile Laburnum Cricket Club (previously NCoCCC) C Grade Vermont
4 0 Alex Brennan Blackburn South D Grade Bulleen Templestowe
3 0 1 Danyon McNeilly East Burwood E Grade Doncaster
2 1 1 Huon Bertino Deakin A Grade Yarraleen cricket club
2 1 1 Jack McDonald East Box Hill Under 16 A Grade Blackburn
1 3 Glen Mackie Nunawading One Day C Grade Melbourne Falcons Cricket Club

 

Doncaster hosted Vermont Sth at Boronia Grove and batting first compiled a competitive 6/214cc. Ben Hirsch and Sam MacDonald set the early running with a fine 2nd wicket stand before Hirsch retired hurt for 36. Joe Blyth took up the challenge with a handy 22 but it was MacDonald’s 79 that was the backbone of the innings with Vermont Sths wickets evenly shared.

 

 

Namzi Ozkam made early breakthroughs before Jayden MacLeod and Matthew Sutherland played vital support roles to a brilliant 101* by Tom Cunningham to get Vermont Sth home with 5 wickets to spare in a tight and exciting finish.

 

 

Both Heatherdale and Donvale were desperately chasing points at Heatherdale Reserve but batting first the home side were quickly in trouble against some excellent Donvale bowling and despite a fighting 33 from Ben Joseph it was bowlers Josh White, Nathan Fraser, Riley Winton and Darcey Brush who shared the wickets around to knock Heatherdale over for only 76.

 

 

Scenting victory the Donvale bats put their head down and proved far too strong in reply running out comfortable winners at 4/152 with all batsmen getting a start, Jackson Ford top scoring with 46.

 

 

Park Orchards looked early doors as if they were going to post a big score and give ladder leaders Vermont a real fight. Consistent Rudi Hunt and Michael Minz combined to post a healthy 78 run opening stand and Prahn Nicholson kept the runs ticking along to bring up three figures with only 1 down. The introduction of Fraser Day and Max Healey to the bowling crease started the rot with Mitchell Tomkins-Barry snaring an impressive 3/4 to close out the innings at 8/139cc.

 

 

A slow Eagles start gave Park Orchards early hope but this was quickly dashed by Ryan Phillips who posted a tremendous unbeaten ton supported by fine all-round performances by Tomkins-Barry 23 and Healey 49 to ensure Vermont kept their unbeaten run intact.

 

 

It was a confident Blackburn Sth that travelled down to H E Parker Reserve to take on Heathmont in what promised to be a tight and entertaining clash. It was therefore somewhat of a surprise to see Blackburn Sth wickets tumble at an alarming rate to some hostile bowling by opener James King who was ably supported by Tom Delaney 3/13 and James Kelly 2/17 to be all out for only 76.

 

 

Heathmont however made heavy work of knocking of the runs against a steady attack, it took an excellent all round performance by Tom Deleaney who backed up his bowling with a handy 25 to steer Heathmont home with 5 wickets still in the shed in this low scoring affair.

 

 

Perhaps the most exciting finish of the round was at East Burwood where the home side hosted the Zebras in what was to prove another low scoring affair. Batting first Forest Hill struggled against the bowling of Justin Meridith 3/11 and Jackson Ealy 3/29 and they only just limped past the 100 mark thanks mainly to Gavin Carusi’s 24 and Ben Matthews 19 accounting for nearly half their total.

 

 

Carusi was again prominent for the Zebras when it came time for East Burwood to bat as the bowlers again dominated the bat as the match swung one way and then the other. The loss of Mitch Gale when it seemed East Burwood were slowly but surely coasting to victory gave the Forest Hill bowlers heart and as the score rose slowly and wickets fell it was down to the last pairing to eke out the final few runs as spectators chewed their nails and encouraged their “boys” on. In the end a well struck boundary saw East Burwood over the line in a match that could have so easily gone the other way.

 

 

Picking the Maddocks Sports Player of the Round is again an impossible task with the twin tons of Vermont South’s Tom Cunningham and Vermont’s Ryan Phillips sharing the award.

 

 

Bring on Rd 5 – Peter

Please note: The MyCricket fixtures for the T20 comp are correct. There is NO game this evening. The next game is on TUESDAY 3RD DECEMBER. Please disregard the dates in the manual originally published and refer to the dates in MyCricket. Thank-you. BHRDCA CoM

BHRDCA Twenty 20 Manual 2013_14 

Note to U/16 Rep Squad. The intra- club practice match on Sunday 1/12/13 at Heatherdale Cricket Club will now start at 9am and finish around 1.30pm. Please arrive at 8.30am for a proper warm up. Thank-you.

If you missed 3WBC’s Neutral Corner last Friday here are the podcasts from the BHRDCA boys – Micham’s Brad Lavelle and the President of Blackburn Sth Ben Dall.

 

Brad Lavelle

 

Ben Dall

 

Thanks again to Dougal Austin and Matt Lee for providing us with these podcast.

The Neutral Corner is on 94.1 every Friday from 7-10am.

 

Thank-you for recently taking part in try-outs for the U16 BHRDCA junior representative teams. The response from all clubs in nominating, and inviting their players to participate has been excellent this season, and all participants have represented themselves, and their clubs as true cricketers.

 

The below list of players are required to take part in an “intra- club” practice match on Sunday 1/12/13 at:

 

Heatherdale Cricket Club

Heatherdale Reserve No.1

Purches St Street

Mitcham

map 49 C12

 

The match will start at 10 am. Arrive by 9 am please for a proper warm up. Finish about 4pm.

 

Please wear shorts or track pants, runners (no spikes), and a white top (your club playing shirt if possible). You will also need to bring your cricket kit with you (bat, pads, helmet, gloves etc), and some lunch and a cold drink. Please also bring your keeping gear if you are a regular keeper for your club team. And don’t forget the sunscreen, and a cap or floppy hat.

 

 

 

Full Name BHRDCA club
Baysinger, Michael East Burwood
Box, James Heatherdale
Carusi, Conlan Box Hill North SK
Davis, Brad East Box Hill
Douglas, Liam Heathmont
Dowland, James Blackburn
Epstein, Rafael Doncaster
Ericjoy, Nick Templestowe
Feltham, James Mitcham
Gill, Kirath East Box Hill
Grierson, Lucas Heatherdale
Harte, Jordan Blackburn
Howell, Sam Heatherdale
Johnston, Benjamin Mitcham
Joseph, Ben Heatherdale
Kral, Joshua Heatherdale
Lane, Nelson Forest Hill
Macrokanis, Thomas Park Orchards
Mahoney, Mitchell Blackburn
McKenzie, Lachlan Blackburn
Morrison, Jack Vermont
Patterson, Corey Blackburn
Rahman, Mujahid Heathmont
Rimmer, Tom Vermont
Rose, Christopher Heathmont
Ross, Ben Mitcham
Sandhu, Jagteshwar East Box Hill
Sevior, Matt Vermont
Stewart, Matthew Heatherdale
Vasan, Vasish East Box Hill
Vidajic, Adrian Yarraleen
White, James Vermont

 

 

Thank you to every player and parent that has been involved in the trial process so far. The standard of play has been extremely high and you should be very proud of yourself for making it this far in the process. For the boys that have not been successful in progressing to the practice match, please don’t be too disappointed, but keep trying your hardest at club level and hopefully you will be invited to try again next season.

 

Good luck for the rest of the cricket season, we wish you all the very best”.

 

 

Ross Chambers

Junior Competition Secretary / Representative Manager

B.H.R.D.C.A.

e-mail: chambers.ross@optusnet.com.au

Mobile: 0432 660 951

 

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