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BOBBY MUDHER – 0414 451 921
NEALE CLARKE – 0412 376 565
MATT WILLIAMS – 0438 355 112

All senior grades to wear black armbands this week and all juniors to observe a minutes silence.


All senior sides are asked to wear black armbands as a mark of respect for George Murphy and Fred Watson who have passed away in the last 10 days. Both were much loved life members of the association and further details on their contributions will follow shortly. Cricket Victoria have also asked clubs to wear black armbands as a mark of respect to Luke Batty and the Tyabb CC.


All junior players are asked to observe a minutes silence as a mark of respect to Luke Batty and the Tyabb CC




In support of the family and friends of Luke Batty and the Tyabb Cricket Club, all BHRDCA junior teams are asked to hold a minutes silence before the commencement of each match as a mark of respect.



Thank-you in advance,



Peter White

Junior Co-ordinator

We are pleased to announce ANTHONY SMITH from Blackburn CC as the BHRDCA U/18 rep side coach for the upcoming game against West Gippsland Cricket Association.


Sunday 2nd March
East Burwood No 1 Oval
Commencing 10.00am


Good luck to all involved.

Under 18 Representative team selected (proudly sponsored by Maddocks Sports)


It is with great pleasure that I am able to announce the BHRDCA Under 18 Representative team to play the West Gippsland Cricket Association on


Sunday 2nd March

East Burwood No 1 Oval

Commencing 10.00am


The selectors had a very difficult job with such a wealth of young talent available and have chosen a very strong side that will give a great account of itself


Rudi Hunt (Park Orchards)

Jarrod Smith (Blackburn Sth)

Vernon Mittal (Blackburn Sth)

Ryan Phillips (Vermont)

Lincoln Wong (Heathmont)

Scott Edwards (Blackburn Sth)

Mitchell Gale (East Burwood)

Dylan Howard (Heathmont)

Gavin Carusi (Forest Hill)

Kieran Vanderwal (Blackburn Sth)

Josh King (Forest Hill)

Josh Clark (Heathmont)

Coach to be announced


Congratulations to all players


The Mackay Cup Under 16 VMCU Carnival side coached by Steve Carusi will also play West Gippsland on East Burwood Oval 2, so this should be a great day of cricket, so drop by and support the boys on the day.


Peter White

Manager Junior Section

Upcoming Event!


The Yarraleen Cricket Club is holding its first Bulleen Park Carnival.


Sunday 23rd February from 11.00am – 4.00pm

Bulleen Park, Bulleen Road, Bulleen


Entry is free! Family and friends of the local community & BHRDCA are cordially invited to enjoy a fun and exciting day at Bulleen Park Carnival.


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Due to the Saturday forecast of 40c, ALL junior and senior play scheduled for Saturday 8th February has been cancelled.


All scheduled 2 day games will now be played as a one day game Saturday 15th February, weather permitting.


Permits may be reapplied for.




Due to the current forecasts of 40 Saturday and 39 Sunday, I must inform you that in consultation with Michael Sukkar’s office Sunday’s charity and community games have been cancelled by the association hence this early notice.


I am very appreciative of the work the participating clubs have put into this and I know that there will be a number of very disappointed kids who were looking forward to representing BHRDCA for the first time in their lives.


This was a very important initiative for the assn and the opportunity of raising money for charity is one that we want to be part of in the future and hopefully will become a permanent fixture in the junior calendar. Therefore we are negotiating an alternative date, probably just prior to the start of next season.


Again thank you for your hard work, support and understanding.


Peter White

Junior Section Manager

Please find attached the latest version of the U/18 Comp Rules.


Apologies if there was any confusion with an old version of the rules previously been posted.




Thank-you, BHRDCA CoM


With finals very much around the corner the top 4 in both McIntosh and Wilson Shields are not set in stone and round 9 proved to be important.


McIntosh Shield


Blackburn needed a win against Forest Hill at home to stay in touch with the top 4 and the home side delivered. Batting first the Zebras were going along nicely at 4/148 before losing 6wickets for just 19 runs to post a below average 167. Aaron Taun-Henderson scored an 11 boundary 64 but it was Matt Yeo’s 5/22 that stole the show on day one. The home side stumbled to 5/60 thanks to Peter Jones’ sharp work with the new ball but it was Robbie Chancellor who guided the Panthers to a fantastic victory, his 81* sees Blackburn move to fifth spot on the ladder just 4 points shy of a finals berth.


In a largely inconsequential game to both the finals and relegation battle Blackburn South played St Davids at Mirrabooka Oval in an action packed high scoring affair. Sent in to bat the Cobras made the most of some poor fielding and had the measure of the Saints most of the day. The home side as able to post a remarkable 324, with a host of batsmen getting starts. Peter Alderton (59)was the only batsman to reach a half century for the day while Dean Sofianopoulos (5/101) continued his good wicket taking form. The St Davids run chase was always ahead of the run rate but the home side were capable of taking wickets at the crucial moments. The Saints eventually stumbled to be all out for 298, a fantastic win for the home side. Mike Enticott’s 67 was the highlight for the batting side while Mundy 3/33 and Thompson 3/54 were great with the ball.


At Howard Wilson Oval it was the Sean De Kretser show, the Heatherdale premiership skipper was ruthless in his dispatching of the East Box Hill bowlers. De Kretser was able to bat the whole innings and compiled a brilliant 176* he was assisted brilliantly by Brenton Toole (66) and Lachie Johns (43). After their 80 overs the Dales finished up at 6/363. It was always going to be tough for the Breakers in reply Andrew Bethune provided the only real resistance with 55 as Nick Rodwells 4/40 ensured the visiting side would come away with an emphatic win, eventually rolling East Box Hill for 146.


In a likely finals preview Vermont hosted Bulleen Templestowe at the Vermont Recreation Reserve and came away with a fairly comfortable win. Bating first, The White Ants were ever really able to recover after being 4/45. Jack Berry (47) and Andrew Verga (41) provided some fight in the middle order their 76 run stand saw the visitors eventually post 205 from their 80 overs. Mitch Rickarby’s excellent season continued with another 5 wicket haul (5/49). In reply it was all Brad Cullen the Eagles opener blasted a brilliant 112* which combined with Rickarby’s 41* saw the home side win by 5 wickets with still 22 overs left. These two sides are now equal first with BHNSK on 42 points atop the McIntosh Shield ladder.


Templestowe were able to claim a late season scalp at East Burwood Reserve. Thanks to Nish Sopariwala’s 57 they were able to post 173 and overnight on day one had the home side reeling at 3/12. East Burwood were never able to recover from that damage and 4/13 from Daniel Arfi combined with another bag of wickets (4/55) from Luke Costa saw the Stowers roll their opposition for 154.


At Walker Park the Box Hill North Super Kings continued their march towards the finals with an emphatic 7 wicket win over the Wilson Shield bound Mitcham Tigers. Batting first the home side posted a more than defendable 221 with half centuries to Abbot (84) and Johnson (55) the cornerstones of their innings. Jamie Phillips was he pick of the bowlers with 5/41. In reply the Super Kings showed why they sit in equal firs position on the ladder, losing just three wickets on the way to 228 and a big win. Ramesh Shanmugam’s 69 was vital in steering the visitors home.




In what was undoubtedly the match of the round at Terrara Park the Vermont South Vultures were able to take a scalp and give themselves some breathing space in fourth position. Batting first only Ben Davis (61) provided any real resistance as wickets at regular intervals saw the Bulldogs post only 183. Fantastic bowling from Guruge (5/45) cemented his favouritism for this seasons Fred Watson medal. Lahiru Anthony was ruthless in his batting the next week, contributing 73 of the last 78 runs to guide the home side to a convincing 5 wicket win.


At Wellington Reserve Mulgrave/Wheelers Hill were unable to extract themselves from the relegation battle. The home side going down in a close game to Laburnum. Ashley Keys was brilliant for the visiting team, taking 3/44 then smashing a brilliant 56* to guide his team to 9/212 and a hard fought one wicket victory.


Eley Park were another side looking to move away from the relegation zone when they hosted the Glen Waverly Hawks. Batting first the home side were rather disappointing, limping to a paltry 166, Luke Galle (3/34) was the main destroyer for the Hawks. In reply Jarrod Greaves (61*) ensured that Eley Park were never really a chance. The visiting side finished up at 5/169 still with 16 overs remaining.


At Greythorn Park it was Doncaster who provided the upset of the round, knocking off second place Koonung Heights. Their patient batting really grinding the home side, a host of batsmen were able to get starts, Tim Waters (54) was the pick of the bunch. At stumps Doncaster finished up at 9/267. Two early wickets from skipper Sam Noble (3/48) really got the ball rolling for Doncaster. Wickets at regular intervals proved to be too much for the home side as they were bowled out or 208.


Kerrmiuir United well and truly put their early season blues behind them. Their 5th consecutive victory came against Heatherdale at Heatherdale reserve. Jordy Wise 3/67 played the role of spearhead as the home side were rolled for just 199. Needing 200 for victory the Muirs were never really challenged. They got there for the loss of just 3 wickets and look like the team to beat come finals.

Round wrap-up by Paul Semertzidis



Best Batting Performances



207 David Shevlin Kerrimuir United A Grade 9 1 Vermont South
176* W Sean de Kretser Heatherdale McIntosh Shield Grade 9 1 East Box Hill
155 Trent Batchelor Nunawading B Grade 9 1 Forest Hill
128* Joshua A Swainston Mulgrave Wheelers Hill Cricket Club B Grade 9 1 Mitcham
123 Chris Tillotson Syndal A Grade 9 1 Deakin
112* Brad Cullen Vermont McIntosh Shield Grade 9 1 Bulleen Templestowe
109 Daniel Hammond Laburnum Cricket Club (previously NCoCCC) C Grade 9 1 Box Hill North Super Kings
102* Sam Weideman Vermont F Grade 11 1 Nunawading
102* John Gillam Koonung Heights F Grade 11 1 Forest Hill
101 Chris Evans Heatherdale F Grade 11 1 East Box Hill
101* Stephen Carusi Box Hill North Super Kings McIntosh Shield Grade 2nds 9 1 Mitcham
101* Shaun King East Box Hill B Grade 9 1 Syndal


Best Bowling Performances



7/34 Matthew Hale Bulleen Templestowe McIntosh Shield Grade 2nds 9 1 Vermont
6/74 Geet Dhillon Box Hill North Super Kings C Grade 9 1 Laburnum Cricket Club (previously NCoCCC)
6/94 Robert O’Shannassy Forest Hill B Grade 9 1 Nunawading
5/5 Jordan A Syle Templestowe Under 12 B Grade 7 1 Laburnum Cricket Club (previously NCoCCC)
5/11 Chris Sexton Yarraleen cricket club A Grade 9 1 Blackburn North
5/22 Matthew Yeo Blackburn McIntosh Shield Grade 9 1 Forest Hill
5/29 Luke K Gibson Blackburn E Grade 11 1 Blackburn North
5/34 Matthew Magee Blackburn South D Grade 9 1 Mitcham
5/38 Aidan Bond Eley Park D Grade 9 1 Koonung Heights
5/41 Jamie Phillips Box Hill North Super Kings McIntosh Shield Grade 9 1 Mitcham
5/42 Rajender S Multani Burwood District A Grade 9 1 Park Orchards
5/43 Trevor Batchelor Laburnum Cricket Club (previously NCoCCC) Wilson Shield Grade 9 1 Mulgrave Wheelers Hill Cricket Club
5/45 Sudesh Umayanga Guruge Vermont South Wilson Shield Grade 9 1 Blackburn North
5/49 Mitchell Rickarby Vermont McIntosh Shield Grade 9 1 Bulleen Templestowe
5/101 Dean Sofianopoulos St Davids McIntosh Shield Grade 9 1 Blackburn South





3 Jordan A Syle Templestowe Under 12 B Grade 7 1 Laburnum Cricket Club (previously NCoCCC)


Inaugural Deakin Community Cup to support local organisation


Sunday 9th February –  Terrara Park, Vermont South will showcase some of the best junior cricket in the Deakin electorate. Ten junior clubs from the Box Hill Reporter District Cricket Association will join forces making two teams and play three match’s simultaneously in an under-10, under-12 and under-14 carnival.


The BHRDCA Deakin Community Cup will be run with the support from Michael Sukkar MP, Federal Member for Deakin and other businesses in the local area. This is a charity event and all money raised through gold-coin donations will be donated to Taralye, an organsition in Blackburn that assists children with hearing loss.


To decide the teams the electorate has been spilt into North and South, using Central Rd as the geographical borders which means;


North will include Mitcham, Blackburn, Blackburn Nth, Heatherdale & Laburnum, and

South will include Forest Hill, Heathmont, Vermont, Vermont South and Nunawading


The North Team will be named Deakin Hutchinson and the South Deakin Davis after the first two elected MP’s for Deakin.


All participating players will receive a special cap to commemorate the occasion provided by Mr Sukkar, who will also be on hand to make the presentations for team and individual awards at the end of the matches.


The three games will commence at 9.00am with the U/12 and U/14 playing 25 overs each innings and everyone in the community is encouraged to come down to support the players.


Peter White, BHRDCA Junior Section Manager says, “It is sensational to have Michael Sukkar’s involvement in this event.  We think this is a fantastic opportunity to not only showcase each of these clubs, but junior cricket as a whole.”


A sausage sizzle and other family entertainment will also be available on the day.


Please contact Emma Boschetti, Marketing Manager BHRDCA, on 0420 906 197 for more information or to get involved.

To downloads Michael Sukkar’s press release click the link below.

30-01-14 Junior cricketers get set for inaugural Deakin Community Cup


Over the past month or so there have been a number of requests to reopen MyCricket matches.


The majority of these requests have resulted from the HOME TEAM’s actions when they have (incorrectly) confirmed scores before the AWAY TEAM has had an opportunity to complete or check the scores & enter their player records. It is the AWAY TEAM’s responsibility to Confirm the match.


To clarify the BHRDCA MyCricket Match entry requirements…


BOTH TEAMS should enter their Selected teams (the equivalent to a Team Sheet) prior to, or at the latest, by 6.00 p.m. the day after the match commences


The HOME TEAM should enter the Short Result & update the Match status to a Saved Match Result by 6.00 p.m. the day after the match has concluded. (NOTE: Any earlier progress scores i.e. Innings entered after Day 1 of a Two Day game should only be saved as a Match in Progress.) Where possible, the HOME TEAM player performances should also be entered by 6.00 p.m. the day after the match has concluded (NOTE: This makes it easier for the AWAY team to meet their match completion obligations & for the Ladders to be formalised as early as possible in the days following the actual match conclusion)


The AWAY TEAM has up to three days after the match has concluded e.g. Tuesday at 6.00 p.m. to enter their player performances & to ensure that the HOME TEAM has entered the result correctly. The AWAY TEAM on ascertaining that the match result & team lists are correct should then Confirm the match as an accurate reflection of the Match outcome.


This will trigger an alert to the BHRDCA that the match day administration has been completed and the result (and Ladders) will be made official.




Steve Flemming

BHRDCA Admin Mgr.

0417 036 136 / 0420 904 467

McIntosh Shield


With 7 Rounds now completed all competitions are starting to heat up at both ends of the ladder. After extreme heat conditions throughout the week players were greeted with cooler conditions.


Box Hill North Super Kings took on arch rival East Box Hill. After batting first East Box Hill would post a competitive 9/152 with Damian Yze making a swash buckling 77 not out. The Super Kings were never really threatened with Tom Mitchell 66 not out and Brad Carroll 43 the stars. The Super Kings sit in 3rd position and look in premiership contention.


Bulleen Templestowe now sit on top of the ladder 4-171 after defeating bottom of the ladder Mitcham 9-170cc. Michael Abbott 50, Alex White 40 for the Tigers, while Adrian Tabaccheria 5-21 for the Bullants. Mitcham still remain 6 points clear on the bottom and face the relegation.


Blackburn travelling to Templestowe would only manage 124 with Andrew Hone 5-22 Templestowe in the match, but the brittle Templetowe batting once again was brought undone only managing 8-116cc. Nishidh Sopirawala 42, while Burners stalwart Andrew Steele 4-39 proving the match winner with his experience.


St Davids at home to East Burwood in a very important game to stay in contact with the top four, but also to stay out of the relegation zone they would steam roll East Burwood’s respected batting for a disappointing 109. Chris Jones 51 the only highlight, while Brent Williams 5-15 would be the destroyer. East Burwood struggled to get early breakthroughs with Erilcott and Williams setting the platform with a solid opening stand. Ryan Coutts 27 not out, while Williams 31 not out would see victory from the home team.


Defending Premiers Heatherdale sitting in 9th place in a season they would like to forget so far took on Vermont who were keen to carry on their recent form. After winning the toss Vermont would post 207 with Jarrod Moody 71. Heatherdale could only manage 155 Lachlan Johns 64. Mitchell Rickarby taking 4-30 for the Eagles to inflict more pain for the Dales and putting its finals chances in severe jeopardy.


At home Forest Hill have been the benchmark team to date this season sitting on top of the ladder. Taking on Blackburn South these two teams in the past have had some exciting clashes with this one no different. Winning the toss Forest Hill would be all out for 144, a score well below its standard so far this season. Jarryd Taun-Henderson the only real shining light with 29. The Cobras chasing would lose Captain Steve Alderton early and with the top order rocked at 4/21 the Zebras looked in the box seat. Anthony Giuliano would play a mature innings for 45 and contributions by Seaton Mundy 29 and Steve Vormain 20 not out would get the Cobras over the line in a thriller 9/147 to remain in finals contention and give the Zebras second defeat on the season.


Wilson Shield


Laburnum were hosting Heatherdale in a very important game for both sides. Laburnam after batting first posted 135 with Matt Henderson 35 only managing to bat for 35 overs. James Moye 4-38 for Heatherdale would pass Laburnam at 6-141 to record a victory and remain in finals calculations.


After a win the previous round Kerrimuir United took on the improving Vermont South who have been in good form over recent matches. Vermont South would only make 91 with Dylan Ellis 5-20 the star for United. In reply they would pass the total 4/93 with Ryan Hillias compiling a well made 59 not out. Kerrimuir after a slow start now elevate to third on the ladder.


In the match of the round and living up to it in every way, Blackburn North batting first would only make 129 Ben Davis 37 while with Nick Greenhalf 4-25 for the Nungers. Koonung Heights set about the chase of 129. Christenson would be the only real shining light with wickets regularly falling. Patrao the last out bowled by Luke Macleod with scores tied. Dean Burton 3/32 for the best bowler for the Bulldogs.


Glen Waverley Hawks 9-198cc (Luke Galle 65, Jarrod Greaves 43) would defeat the struggling Mulgrave Wheelers Hill 178 (C.Arnold 57, T.Balaam 53, L.Galle 4-41).


Doncaster hosting Eley Park saw an even contest early with Doncaster 5/108 with 5 overs remaining in its innings managing to score 5-175cc. Late hitting by Josh Waters 42 not out and Mark Albiston 42 defeated a disappointing Eley Park 140 Sam Noble 2/19 . Eley Park who have slumped to the bottom of the ladder making its finals chances extremely difficult.


Wrap-up written by Matt Lee


 Best Batting Performance

Score layer Club Grade Rnd Inns Opposition
138 Parag Verma Box Hill North Super Kings B Grade 8 1 Heatherdale
120 Chris Tillotson Syndal A Grade 8 1 Park Orchards
104* Dammika De Vas Gunawardena Park Orchards A Grade 8 1 Syndal
101* Matthew Drysdale Blackburn North E Grade 10 1 Mulgrave Wheelers Hill Cricket Club
100* Thushitha D Ranaweera Nunawading F Grade 10 1 Forest Hill
95 Anthony La Sala East Burwood B Grade 8 1 East Box Hill
94 Jason Wade Vermont F Grade 10 1 Mitcham
92 Ben Smith Heatherdale E Grade 10 1 Nunawading
83 Andrew Vance Vermont South A Grade 8 1 Burwood District
80 Trent Batchelor Nunawading B Grade 8 1 Blackburn
80 Daniel Mulcahy Blackburn South D Grade 8 1 Forest Hill


Best Bowling Performance

Bowl Player Club Grade Rnd Inns Opposition
5/5 Rochak Batta East Box Hill F Grade 10 1 Koonung Heights
5/15 Brent Williams St Davids McIntosh Shield Grade 8 1 East Burwood
5/17 Ben O’Connor Mitcham D Grade 8 1 Glen Waverley Hawks
5/20 Dylan Ellis Kerrimuir United Wilson Shield Grade 8 1 Vermont South
5/22 Andrew Hone Templestowe McIntosh Shield Grade 8 1 Blackburn
5/25 Chris Stephens Blackburn North A Grade 8 1 Koonung Heights
5/26 Adrian Tabaccheria Bulleen Templestowe McIntosh Shield Grade 8 1 Mitcham
5/34 Chris Hallett Forest Hill B Grade 8 1 Mulgrave Wheelers Hill Cricket Club
5/59 Shane Russell Box Hill North Super Kings C Grade 8 1 Kerrimuir United
4/3 David McDonald Richmond City E North Division – Veterans 6 1 Kerrimuir United
4/4 Craig Smith Surrey Hills B Division – Veterans 6 1 Koonung Heights
4/4 Jason Schinck Vermont South One Day B Grade 14 1 Eley Park
4/5 Gavan G Muckian Richmond City E North Division – Veterans 6 1 Kerrimuir United
4/16 David Wooller Mont Albert D North Division – Veterans 6 1 Burwood
4/16 Paul Egan Mulgrave Wheelers Hill Cricket Club One Day A Grade 14 1 Kerrimuir United
4/18 Edward Garth Eley Park D Grade 8 1 St Davids
4/19 Lachlan Healy Koonung Heights One Day B Grade 14 1 Vermont
4/20 Michael Barro Mitcham McIntosh Shield Grade 2nds 8 1 Bulleen Templestowe
4/22 Sam Weideman Vermont F Grade 10 1 Mitcham
4/22 David Winterton Burwood District One Day B Grade 14 1 Box Hill North Super Kings
4/22 Tim Lane Bulleen Templestowe D Grade 8 1 East Box Hill
4/23 William Deerbon Heatherdale D Grade 8 1 South Sharks
4/24 Nicholas A Greenhalf Koonung Heights Wilson Shield Grade 8 1 Blackburn North
4/25 Vignesh Shanmugaphan Doncaster E Grade 10 1 Blackburn South
4/26 David Katic Notting Hill-Brandon Park A Division – Veterans 6 1 Blackburn
4/28 Matthew Coad Notting Hill-Brandon Park A Division – Veterans 6 1 Blackburn
4/29 Ammar Asim Bulleen Templestowe McIntosh Shield Grade 2nds 8 1 Mitcham
4/30 Mitchell Rickarby Vermont McIntosh Shield Grade 8 1 Heatherdale
4/31 Callum Reid Vermont F Grade 10 1 Mitcham
4/31 Jason Irish Doncaster C Grade 8 1 Vermont



The T20 Semi-Finals are on tonight.

All games start at 5.30pm so get down and show your support for the boys.


A Grade

Bullen-Temp vs. Kerrimuir United @ Ted Ajani Reserve

Heatherdale vs. East Box Hill @ Heatherdale


B Grade

Templestowe vs. Eley Park @ Templestowe Reserve

Syndal vs. Bullen-Temp @ Mount View PS


C Grade

Deakin vs. Heatherdale @ Bennettswood Sports Centre

Koonung Heights vs. Nunawading @ Whitehorse Reserve

Hi All,


Please mark in your diary the 4th March, 2014 for the next delegates meeting.


Venue: East Burwood CC
Time: 7.45pm





Box Hill Reporter Junior Cricket teams have recorded outstanding results over the Victorian Metropolitan Cricket Union Representative carnival held over the past two weeks with 5 of their 6 teams competing winning through to the finals stage.


Unfortunately with several sides coming home with a wet sail, last weeks heat wave intervened and all quarter and semi final games were cancelled leaving only top two finishers to fight out the Grand Finals.


The Carnival showcase event the Jim Beitzel U/16 turf competition saw Box Hill take on arch rivals the Eastern Cricket Assn. with both teams undefeated. Box Hill won the toss and elected to bat with the Mulgrave Reserve outfield running very fast. It was a slow but steady start and despite the loss of two early wickets the Box Hill batsmen rose to the challenge, the charge was led by skipper Lucas Grierson with a fighting 52 with great support from Matty Stewart 34. The final 15 overs saw Ben Joseph 44 and Nelson Lane 32* apply the blowtorch with some superb copybook running between the wickets to carry Box Hill through to a very respectable 6/209 after their 40 overs.


ECA began their inning with a real flourish before the lively bowling of Chris Rose 2/25 made some early inroads. With the breakthrough wickets began to fall at a steady pace helped by some excellent fielding backing the bowlers. James Box 2/16 and Jack Morrison 2/23 also claimed multiple scalps with ECA finally dismissed for 143 and 66 runs adrift. As coach Chris Box emphasised after the game, this was a reward for a team performance with every player going out with a plan and then executing it to perfection.


Individual awards were also presented to Lucas Grierson as Player of the Match, Nelson Lane as Player of the series and Sam Harte as Player of the U14 Allen Shield Series. Congratulations to these fine young cricketeers and to all the players, officials, Umpires, parents and supporters who made this the best VMCU Carnival in Box Hill history – a fantastic effort all round.


Peter White

BHRDCA Junior Section Manager


U_16_Team_1 U:16_Team_3 U_16_Team_4

Following a sensational effort by the BHRDCA teams last week when 5 of the 6 teams made the finals stage, we have been stymied by the current heatwave which has forced the VMCU to invoke their heat policy and cancel all quarter and semi-final games.


This means that only the top two finishers from each of the 6 grades will play off on sunday in their respective grand finals.


Whilst this is a very dissappointing result for 4 of our teams who all played some top class cricket and were confidently looking forward to going deep into the final series, only the unbeaten U16 Beitzel Turf team will now contest their grand final.


This is the first time that BHRDCA have reached the VMCU’s showcase final and I am sure that Chris Box and Anthony Stewart have the boys primed to take on their opponents a tough Eastern Cricket Assn team.


The match is set for an 11.00am start at

Mulgrave Reserve East

Garnet Rd, Wheelers Hill

Melways 81 B1


I know there are vets games on sunday also, but if you have a free hour or so get down to the game and support the boys.


As Junior Co-ordinator I know I speak on behalf of Ross Chambers (Junorr Rep Manager), Peter Rosenthal and all the BHRDCA Board in saying that we are exceedingly proud of all the teams for their endeavour, competitive spirit, skills level but above all their sportsmanship over a very tough tournament. Combined they have presented the association with the best set of results in our junior representative history and that is just a fantastic result.


The support of the coach’s, managers, host clubs and parents has been fantastic and is very much appreciated by the board. Last season we took the decision to promote junior cricket by doubling the number of rep teams, putting together a winter development program and completing the picture with a new uniform set – all innovations which have been fully vindicated.


Over the winter we will review the past season, seek to remedy any mistakes that have arisen on the way and work to make next season an even better game for our young players – they have done their bit and it is up to all clubs to ensure that we continue to do our part better each and every season.


Finally a quick note to advise you all of two further events coming up prior to what promises to be an exciting finals series.


Firstly on Sunday Feb 9th, 10 Deakin based clubs will compete in a Charity Community Day at Terrara Park at U12, U14 and U16 levels. This day is being sponsored by Michael Sukar the new Federal Member for Deakin. I still need to speak to some of the clubs involved with this and that will happen next week. This will be a great opportunity for the Assn to showcase some of the young talent we have to the community at large, so watch this space for more info on the day soon.


Secondly we will also select an Under 18 Representative team to play against the West Gippsland Cricket Assn on sunday March 2 at East Burwood. The U18 competition has also been a very competitive junior Friday night competition, sponsored by Anthony and his team at Maddocks Sports, selecting this team with the talent that is available will be very difficult. On the same day our Mackay U16 team will also play against the West Gippsland U16 VMCU Rep team so it will be a day of great cricket so put it in your calendar. Again I will release more information in the next couple of weeks.


I hope that the last few days have not been too draining on you all


All the best



Please note. The U/21’s rep game has been cancelled due to council not preparing a wicket for us.

The game has been rescheduled for next week. More information regading this will be posted once it comes to hand.




Our junior representative teams have been battling it out in the VMCU Junior Carnival over the past week and it is fantastic to report that we have a fantastic results across the board with 5 of the 6 teams still well in the run for a finals berth at the end of week 1.


In the U12’s our Browne Plate team finished off the week with a resounding win over a strong South East CA. The improvement in this team is very clear to see as the boys have grown in confidence with every match played in what has been a vital learning experience for the players.


The Mitchell Shield team sit in 7th position with 2 wins and 2 losses. A nail biting 3 run win over Diamond Valley on Friday means that they face a tough must win final round against North West Metro to guarantee a quarter-final berth.


The U14 Nolan side have played some outstanding cricket over the week shrugging of a first round loss against Yarra Valley to rebound strongly and record three consecutive wins over Diamond Valley, ECA and North West Metro to ensure a certain quarter final berth. Great effort boys.


The U14 Allen sit in 4th position with 2 wins against North West Metro and Western Region JCA going into the final round in a tight championship against Diamond Valley. A win here would also lift us into the quarter finals race which would be a fitting testament to the boys fighting qualities.


The standard of play across the two U16 competitions has been absolutely first class. The Mackay Cup team sits two and two and goes into the final round against bottom placed Western Region on Monday to secure a finals berth. This side has shown they can mix it with anyone on their day and there will be a few nervous sides watching this result.


In the turf competition the Beitzel squad has so far carried all before them with excellent wins over Southern District and Churches, SECA and Diamond Valley. Their final two match’s against Gisborne and District and North West Metro are very winnable for the lads as they chase a semi-final spot in the VMCU’s primary competition.


A special thanks to our host clubs East Burwood, Blackburn, Kerrimuir and Heatherdale who have all done an excellent job. Also thanks to the umpires for their efforts on the long ot days and to all the parents (especially the mums) who have again excelled with the fantastic lunch’s they have prepared for the teams – we really are number 1 in this area.


It looks like being an exciting week next week as the carnival builds to its climax.




Using the internet and electronic communications is essential for communicating with clubs, officials and supporters of the BHRDCA. We are committed to making these communications appropriate and relevant to our interests therefore the BHRDCA CoM have issued a social media policy all members should be aware of.


Any questions or queries please contact the BHRDCA CoM.




One day games in D E & F Grades


A reminder that these grades are sticking with the 1.30pm start in a 64 over game with no more than 8 overs per bowler. Batting retirement conditions still apply.



The U/16 Mackay team will be having an optional training session on Sunday 05/01/14. at Terrara Park, Terrara Road, Vermont South Mel. 62 K6.


Please arrive at 9.45am for a 10am start. The session should finish by noon. Please bring cricket gear, hats, sun screen and a drink.


If you are unable to attend, please advise Steve Carusi or Ross Chambers




Steve Carusi
Mackay Cup Coach
mobile: 0435 093 260




Ross Chambers
Junior Competition Secretary / Representative Manager B.H.R.D.C.A.
mobile: 0432 660 951

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


Koonung Heights Cricket Club is kindly hosting this session, at Greythorn Park, Alpha Street, Greythorn (Nth.Balwyn). Mel. 46 G4.


Please arrive at 4.15 pm for a 4.45 pm start. The session should finish by 6.00pm. Please bring cricket gear, hats, sun screen and a drink.


If you are unable to attend, please advise Glen Johnston or Ross Chambers




Glen Johnston
Allen Shield Coach
m: 0422 971 502




Ross Chambers
Junior Competition Secretary / Representative Manager B.H.R.D.C.A.
Mobile: 0432 660 951

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




Jason Irish, Mitchell Shield Coach
m: 0422 971 502




Ross Chambers
Junior Competition Secretary / Representative Manager B.H.R.D.C.A.
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
Mobile: 0414 325 722



Nolan Cup Team Manager / Coach: Justin Lui
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.




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



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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)