The next meeting will be held at East Burwood on Monday August 11 at 7:45pm.


This is an important meeting as we put forward a further tidy up of existing rules as mentioned at the AGM. There is also new club affiliations to consider and other information on upcoming events.




Welcome to season 2014-15, the 125th Anniversary Year of the BHRDCA.

Attached please find forms for

1. Club Administrators Details  BHRDCA_CLUB OFFICIALS FORM
2. Senior Teams Nominations BHRDCA Team Nominations Seniors 2014.15
3. Junior Teams Nominations  BHRDCA JUNIOR TEAM REGN FORM

It would be greatly appreciated if you could complete same as soon as possible and get them back to me so we can update our contact records, website and start the grading process.

Note: they must be back to me by 31 July at the latest.

You will note that the U18 nominations are on the Junior Nominations Form not Senior as in the past.

The Junior Committe would also like to offer a Friday Night U16 grade again this coming season if there is sufficient interest, Ross Chambers will be broaching that with clubs soon.

If you need any further clarification or assistance with the forms (or any other matter) please do not hesitate to contact me.


Peter White
Hon Sec (BHRDCA)
mob 0420 907 157

The 2014-15 cricket season is set to be the largest on record with the ICC Cricket World Cup, the fourth instalment of the KFC T20 Big Bash League, along with the Boxing Day Test providing an unrivaled opportunity to capitalise on cricket’s popularity.


The season is quickly approaching and to assist your club with its planning, the Inner East Metro Region Committee is pleased to invite you to a Region Forum. This forum will provide key information for all Inner East clubs on the following agenda items:


  • Cricket Victoria Pathway Program – Inner East Emus
  • MILO in2CRICKET & MILO T20 Blast
  • Coach Education information
  • BBL|03 season review and BBL|04 opportunities – Presented by Clint Cooper (Melbourne Stars CEO)
  • Female Cricket opportunities
  • Cricket Australia’s PlayCricket campaign and National Sign On Week


Where: East Burwood Reserve, Burwood Hwy, East Burwood
When: Monday, August 4, 2014
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Who: All club and association committee members, junior coordinators, coaches, volunteers and players are welcome.


To register please: click here and provide your details.


The 125th Anniversary committee, under the Chairmanship of Peter White, has met twice since the AGM, with the members of the Committee all enthusiastically involved in all manner of tasks related to the Anniversary.


In conjunction with the 125th Anniversary Committee and the COM, a theme related to the 125 key people and events of the BHRDCA’s history is being established. This will involve bio’s on the individuals selected and a synopsis on the relevance and importance of events included. These will be displayed on the night in the format of a timeline of the keys points across the association’s history.


Some of the projects and tasks undertaken to date or now underway include…


  • Settling on a Date & Venue in the 2014/15 season – PW/EB to formally advise Familiarising ourselves with holdings at the Whitehorse and Box Hill Historical Societies, with respect to their holdings and establishing working relationships with their management for assistance in displaying the material loaned and adding to the research depth and background on the Clubs, people, objects and ephemera relative to the BHRDCA’s history
  • Establishing the type of event the 125th Committee and BHRDCA COM believe will capture the anniversary well
  • Developing a ‘theme’ around the anniversary for BHRDCA paper based material – Scorebooks, Newsletters, Website etc – EB has underway
  • Collating and formalising BHRDCA equivalent Honour Boards which detail… Office Bearers since 1890 Premiers & Runners up (in all grades – Snr, Jnr & Vets) since 1890
  • Establishing Affiliation records for all Clubs, Grades in each season Commencing summary accounts of each season with commentary, Round by Round results and performance highlights of the season – a few examples have been completed with others being presented for review in the next month or so
  • Building a basic Club history template with examples that each club can use as a model for each club to record their own club history – to be used as a component of the 125th Anniversary presentation


A couple of significant achievements have already been made by the 125th Committee.


They include…


  • Locating a Photograph of the original meeting place where the BHRDCA was established
  • Locating a Photograph of the original ‘Reporter Newspaper’ offices, inclusive of E.F.G. Hodges, the Associations first significant Office Bearer, standing in front of the building
  • Locating BHRDCA COM Minutes 1967 – 1987 and teaming them up with their predecessors from 1913 – 1966 at the Whitehorse Historical Society


If you would like to get involved or have something that you feel may be of interest to the exhibition, please contact Andy Lambert or Peter White.


Heritage & 125th Anniversary Committee

Andy Lambert – Heritage Chair

Peter White – 125th Anniversary Chair


Stephen Tully
John Toogood
Paul Semertzidis
Warren Earl
Steve Flemming
Emma Boschetti
Michael Van Zuyden

The Box Hill Cricket Club (BHCC) are conducting a Female Information/Education Evening on Monday 14th July and free Female Cricket Academy.


BHCC aim to ensure associations, clubs and players that they are a resource to be utilised, they have first class female crickets and coaches at the ready, they are available to assist in developing junior female cricketers, who they would encouraged to continue their junior cricket with their current clubs, however giving the girls the confidence so that when they are of age have a connection to BHCC allowing them to continue their cricket into their adult years. BHCC are also the hub of female cricket when it comes to regional representation, having this established association with the players will offer greater opportunities for the girls to represent the Inner East Emus in all age groups during the state championships as well as being made aware of all other female cricket opportunities as they arise.


Check out all the details in the attached flyers.


BHCC Meg Lanning Female Winter Academy Flyer  BHCC Info Evening Flyer V2

Attention: All U/14 and U/12 cricketers, that intend to play for a BHRDCA club this coming season:
You are invited to a free junior development session on Monday 7th July, at:


Maddocks Sports

10/11 Mary Street

Blackburn 3130
The session runs from 1pm to 4pm (possibly 5pm), so there is no need to be there at the start, even if you can be there for just 30 to 60 minutes.


Please bring your own cricket equipment (helmet, bat, protective gear, etc)


Qualified BHRDCA Coaches in attendance.
Please contact Ross Chambers to advise if you are able to attend, or just come along on the day.


M: 0432 660 951

Cricket Victoria and Cricket Australia are holding their first Winter Warmer club development sessions, titled “So you’re on the committee, now what?”


As the 2014/15 cricket season quickly approaches, all clubs are beginning their preparations for what will be the biggest summer of cricket in recent memory.


Presented by Sports Community’s Steve Pallas, this session will focus on:


  • Clubs obligations under recently reformed Associations Incorporation Act
  • Risk management strategies
  • Importance of setting club objectives
  • Attracting volunteers to your club
  • Fundraising initiatives
  • Social media and communication to your members and local community


Tuesday 15 July, 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Cricket Australia Boardroom, 60 Jolimont St, East Melbourne


Finger food and refreshments will be provided for guests.


Numbers are limited so please RSVP via the online form here


Further enquiries please contact Scott Tutton, Game & Market Development Manager – East 
03 9653 1100 or

At the recent AGM there were changes to the Committee of Management. Peter White replaces Peter Bain as Secretary, Ross Chambers replaces Peter White as Junior Section Manager, Dee Reid replaces Mike Dwyer as Minute Secretary and Tom Anderson replaces Tony Box as Chair of the Permits Committee.

A huge thank you to the retiring Peter Bain and Mike Dwyer. In particular Mike, BHRDCA life member, has been serving the association for more than 20 years. Mike will continue to provide the score service and Peter will continue on the permits committee.


A number of rules were approved and when the rules are updated they will be available on the website.


In the not too distant clubs will be asked to return the officials form for the current season and also nomination of sides for the coming season.


Planning is well underway for the new season at an association level, hopefully clubs are doing the same.





The BHRDCA AGM is on this coming Tuesday (27/05/14) in the Willis Room, Whitehorse Council at 8pm.


Please note this is at the Whitehorse Council NOT at the Box Hall Town Hall.





It is with deep regret I wish to advise the Association of the passing of Les Allan. Les passed away peacefully after a long illness on Saturday Morning.
Les was the Association Scorer for many, many years and will be a sadly missed by not only his Club East Burwood but by his many friends in the Association. Les was also a R.J. McIntosh Memorial Winner and a very well deserved one.


Our deepest condolences to Hazel, Penny and Dale and families.


The funeral service is at the Salvation Army, Kingsley Close, Rowville on Wednesday at 10.00 a.m. then the cortege will go to the East Burwood Ground. A private cremation will follow. Refreshments will be provided at East Burwood.


Yours sincerely,


Margaret McIntosh

Please note the following details for the Pre-AGM and AGM:




This will be held on Tuesday April 29, 2014 at 8pm at the Willis Room, Whitehorse Council at 8pm. Any proposed rule changes need to be in the hands of the secretary – – no later than 7 days before the meeting. A list of CoM proposed rule changes will be circulated prior to the meeting.




This will he held Tuesday May 27, 2014 at 8pm at the Willis Room, Whitehorse Council at 8pm.




Committee of Management.

A great article in the Leader newspaper this week regarding the Laburnum Cricket Club.


The club has called on its players to donate any unwanted cricket clothing or equipment, including bats and pads , to support the Cricket4Kids program.


Cricket4Kids serves as a link between clubs and communities around the world collecting, transporting and distributing cricket equipment to communities in need.


LCC’s collection will be shipped to the Cook Islands.


For the full article: Leader Newspaper – LCC + Cricket4Kids


Details on the Cricket4Kids program can be found at


Leader Newspaper - LCC + Cricket4Kids


BHRDCA 2013/14 Season Senior Presentation Night Award Winners.


Congratulations to all winners and award recipients.




C Grade Premiership Pennant – Koonung Heights Cricket Club

B Grade Premiership Pennant – Templestowe Cricket Club

A Grade Premiership Pennant – Heatherdale Cricket Club






One Day C Grade Batting Average winner with 410 runs at an average of 58.57 from the Nunawading Cricket Club – Scott Millar
One Day C Grade Bowling Average winner with 28 wickets at an average of 12.21 from the Melbourne Falcons Cricket Club – Gaurav Sharga
One Day C Grade Premiership Pennant – Nunawading Cricket Club
One Day B Grade Batting Average winner with 402 runs at an average of 50.25 from Box Hill North Super Kings Cricket Club – Prathitha Pathirage
One Day B Grade Bowling – No Qualifiers
One Day B Grade Premiership Pennant – Vermont Cricket Club
One Day A Grade Batting Average winner with 432 runs at an average of 61.71 from the Waverley Cricket Club – Jake Rowe
One Day A Grade Bowling Average winner with 27 wickets at an average of 12.84 from the Box Hill North Super Kings Cricket Club – Kesavan Jeyarajah.
One Day A Grade Premiership Pennant – Mulgrave Wheelers Hill Cricket Club






F Grade Batting Average winner with 358 runs at an average of 89.50 from the Vermont Cricket Club – Jason Wade
F Grade Bowling Average winner with 30 wickets at an average of 13.97 from the Heatherdale Cricket Club – Stephen Creighton.
F Grade Premiership Pennant – Mitcham Cricket Club
E Grade Batting Average winner with 301 runs at an average of 50.17 from the East Burwood Cricket Club – Sumeet Kumar
E Grade Bowling Average winner with 32 wickets at an average of 10.88 from the Blackburn Cricket Club – Luke Gibson.
E Grade Premiership Pennant – Blackburn North Cricket Club
D Grade Batting Average winner with 766 runs at an average of 109.43 from the Glen Waverley Hawks Cricket Club – Stuart Wynd
D Grade Bowling Average – No Qualifiers
D Grade Premiership Pennant – South Sharks Cricket Club
C Grade Batting Average winner with 340 runs at an average of 28.33 from the Templestowe Cricket Club – Richard Harford
C Grade Bowling Average winner with 30 wickets at an average of 10.20 from the Doncaster Cricket Club – Jason Irish.
C Grade Premiership Pennant – Laburnum Cricket Club
B Grade Batting Average winner with 733 runs at an average of 91.63 from the Nunawading Cricket Club – Trent Batchelor
B Grade Bowling Average winner with 32 wickets at an average of 15.44 from the Forest Hill Cricket Club – Jackson Manning.
B Grade Premiership Pennant – Nunawading Cricket Club
A Grade Batting Average winner with 681 runs at an average of 75.67 from the Syndal Cricket Club – Chris Tillotson
A Grade Bowling Average – No Qualifiers
A Grade Premiership Pennant – Syndal Cricket Club






Wilson Shield Grade Grand Final Umpires – Matthew Heath and Robert Summers.

The G.H. Griffith Trophy for the McIntosh Shield Grade Grand Final Umpires – Jeremy Beard and Phil Hermann

Frank Horne Memorial Medal (Umpires MVP award) from the Forest Hill Cricket Club – Ben Johnston






R.J.McIntosh Award – from the Box Hill North Super Kings – Steve Carusi and Nunawading Cricket Club – Dave Cowell





McIntosh Shield 2nds Grade Batting Average winner with 383 runs at an average of 63.83 from the Templestowe Cricket Club – Jim Tsiotinas

McIntosh Shield 2nds Grade Bowling – No Qualifiers

The Dorothy McIntosh Shield and Premiership Pennant – Box Hill North Super Kings Cricket Club






Wilson Shield Grade Batting Average winner with 423 runs at an average of 105.75 and a top score of 140* from the Kerrimuir United Cricket Club – Ryan Hillas

Wilson Shield Grade Bowling Average winner with 34 wickets at an average of 9.85 with best bowling figures of 8/23 from the Blackburn North Cricket Club – Leigh Odermatt

The Wilson Shield and Premiership Pennant – Koonung Heights Cricket Club

The Fred Watson Medal winner for 2013/14 with 18 votes from the Vermont South Cricket club – Lahir Anthony 







McIntosh Shield Grade Batting Average winner with 431 runs at an average of 71.83 from the Blackburn Cricket Club – Luke Davis

McIntosh Shield Grade Bowling Average winner with 30 Wickets at an average of 12.07 and best figures of 6/52 from East Burwood Cricket Club – Simon Cocks

McIntosh Shield and  Premiership Pennant – Forest Hill Cricket Club

The Len Toogood Medal winner for 2013/14 with 16 votes from the Blackburn Cricket Club  – Luke Davis  




For all the photos from the night visit:






This Shield was inaugurated in 2006/07 and is presented to the U16A Champion Team It was named after Ron Hennsessy in honour of his contribution to Junior Cricket as Junior Registrar and Records Secretary. Ron, an Association Life Member  was from the Nunawading Church of Christ Club (name changed to Laburnum Cricket Club in 2013/14).


Recipient Teams (U16A Champion Team)



2012/13 VERMONT CC





This Shield was inaugurated in 2001/02 and is presented for Outstanding Contribution to Junior Cricket. It was named after Tim Moore in recognition of his own personal outstanding contribution to BHRDCA Junior cricket, in particular his 10 years as Junior Section Manager which encompassed a watershed era for junior cricket. Tim, an Assn Life Member was from the Nunawading CC.










This Medal was inaugurated in 2013/14 and is presented to the U18 Player of the Year based on votes by the Umpires (Junior Brownlow Medal). It was named after Doug Rickarby in recognition of his significant contribution to BHRDCA Junior cricket and in particular the formation of an U18 Competition. Doug, a former Tim Moore Shield recipient was from the Vermont CC.













This Cup was inaugurated in 2013/14 and is presented to the U18 Champion Team. Its name derives from the Sponsorship of the U18 Competition by the Maddocks Sports Cricket Centre and Manager Anthony McCormack.






The BHRDCA CoM invites your club to celebrate a great season at the BHRDCA Presentation Night 2013/14.


Date: Friday 4th April, 2014

Time: 7pm for 7.30pm

Venue: The Veneto Club, 191 Bulleen Road, Bulleen, Victoria 3105

Dress: Lounge Suit

Tickets: $85pp


Please advise numbers and names of attendees to:

Emma – / 0420 906 197 OR,

Maurie – 0408 340 437


Under 18 Grand Final


The Under 18 Grand Final was very much a game of shifting feelings and fortunes where players and spectators alike ran the gauntlet of emotions from sheer frustration to exhilaration. The biggest frustration was due to light problems that beset twilight grades this late in the season and having to play the game over three days was difficult for all, that the players handled it so calmly was testament to the strength of both sides and the maturity of these young men.


The exhilaration was the last half hour of the contest as the fortunes of both sides rose and fell with every passing minute, never has nail biting been a more apt description of a tense battle.


Heathmont batted first and despite an early run-out the second wicket stand between Lincoln Wong and Nathan Mullenger McHugh was looking ominous for the Eagles before Nathan fell in the battle of the hyphens to Shehan Kudage-Don to finish an excellent 44 run stand. Lincoln was joined by Dylan Howard and again a big target looked probable. Again it was a brilliant run out that sparked the Vermont revival with Lincoln departing for an invaluable 45.


For Vermont James Morrison and Ryan Phillips began to make further inroads into the batting lineup both taking 2 wickets apiece with James being particularly hard to get away. Finally on Day 2 the Heathmont innings closed for 142 with a 3rd run out closing proceedings. Vermont had every right to feel satisfied with their efforts and favouritism had shifted slightly in their favour but there was a resolve from the opposition that they had the runs on the board and could defend them.


The Eagles also suffered the loss of an early wicket with Ben Gibson caught but new batsman Conor Spinks joined the norm Angus Hands and they gradually began to claw the runs back against some great bowling bringing up Vermonts 50. Then as the day drew to a close and Vermont clearly on top there was a mini-collapse with two quick wickets thanks to Tom Delaney and the game was again precariously poised going into day 3.


Beautiful weather greeted a good and vocal crowd for day 3 and Vermont were quickly into stride and there target drew closer at an alarming rate for the Heathmont boys. Angus Hand brought up a great 50 but at 109 (42 short) he lifted one too many and Vermont lost wicket no 4 but they were still well in command of the situation. James Morrison and Ryan Phillips added 14 more valuable runs before James also failed to clear the fielder and the Heathmont bowlers visibly lifted.


The Vermont supporters were still confident with Buckets at the wicket and a straight drive for 6 was met with huge applause and then came the moment that to many swung the match. Ryan clipped the ball of his pads to what looked like a certain 4 just fine of square leg. Lurking there was Steve Brown and he launched himself through the air and two handed pulled in the catch of the season, spectators from both teams rose as one and applauded such a great effort, still with 3 wickets in the shed and only 15 runs required the match was there to be won by either team.


There was a shocked silence as Dylan Howard in the middle of a great spell of bowling slipped the next ball through Max Healey’s defence and nails were starting to be chewed down to the quick.  Ned Coghlan was desperately trying to keep bat on ball and eke out the final runs and the last over commenced with Vermont requiring 7 runs but 9 wickets down. Three singles and an overthrow brought on by the pressure edged the Eagles closer but with 1 ball to go and 3 runs needed a 4 was essential. The last ball was struck well to leg and the batsmen ran two while the Heathmont fieldsmen kept their cool, got the ball back to the keeper safely and Vermont were left stranded by the solitary run. Dylan Howard’s 4 wickets to support his 25 runs won him the player of the match but in the wash-up everyone agreed cricket and sportsmanship had been the winners on the day and both teams did their clubs proud.

Peter White

It’s official…we’re counting down to the match of the season! Streaming live from Morton Park, Blackburn, this is your front row seat to the Box Hill Reporter District Cricket Association’s McIntosh Shield Grand Final.


In a first for metropolitan cricket in the state, if not the country, if you can’t make it to the ground the entire Grand Final will be broadcast live meaning you won’t miss one ball of the action.


To watch the live stream visit:


Live streaming from 12:25pm AEDST, Sat 15 & 22 March


And don’t forget to get social…post, tweet or email progress scores from around the grounds so we can include them in the broadcast. #bhrdca



The permits issued and refused for the semi-finals this weekend are attached here:


Permit Register 2013_14 SF


Where the grade from and two are the same, the permit has been granted to a player who may not have played the required number of qualifying games.  This is often in the one day grades where the loss of a round to heat and byes in some grades made qualifying harder this year.


Peter Bain

The BHRDCA is proud to be a supporter of a new online program to support men and their families dealing with prostate cancer.


Over 20,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year – making it the most common cancer in Australia (excluding non-melanoma cancer).

We have over 900 men playing in our Veterans comps, so raising awareness is vital to ensuring our dads, uncles, brothers and even some grandpas are informed, know the numbers and become mindful of the risks.

A new program launched by Australian Prostate Cancer Research in late 2013 is now helping men all over Australia to become more informed, and for those with prostate cancer, providing support to manage their health.

PROSTMATE is a free, confidential online program providing personalised information, advice and support. It includes tools to track progress, treatments and appointments, self-help programs and offers online telehealth consultations with prostate cancer experts.

We recommend you check out PROSTMATE today and share this link through your club.    

After an extremely exciting lead up to the semi finals they are finally upon us.  To all Clubs throughout the year thank you for your hospitality it is much appreciated.  I have been concentrating on the lower grades this year where cricket is just as important if not a little more relaxed, it has been wonderful catching up with people I have known for many years.

To Clubs participating in finals all the very best, let’s hope the weather holds out.  We have had a great year with outstanding performances in all grades.

As to who has won the McIntosh Trophy my lips are sealed, feel free to check out my Face book and you will be surprised who you recognize from previous years, I have had some very interesting comments.


I will not comment on whom I think will win McIntosh Shield but I have an idea after watching performances throughout the year.

Don’t forget the BHRDCA Presentation Night on the 4th April and please feel welcome to bring wives/partners or daughters as last year the women nearly out represented the men.  It is a night to acknowledge the winners and their achievements and to meet ministers, councillors, sponsors and of course friends.


Warmest Regards and Best Wishes,


Margaret McIntosh.

In partnership with the team at MySportlive, the BHRDCA are excited to announce the 2013/14 McIntosh Shield Grand Final will be streamed LIVE.


This is significant first for the competition and ground breaking in metropolitan cricket.


We will publish details of how you can get a front row seat soon. In the meantime, if you would like to get involved in sponsoring the event, please view the sponsorship packages we have available and contact Emma Boschetti 0420 906 197 by FRIDAY 7 MARCH.




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)