All Clubs,

Welcome back to the 2019/20 BHRDCA post Xmas season and good luck to all Clubs and teams as you fight for finals contention.

A reminder that MyCricket Player Transfers and Clearances close for the 2019/20 season this Thursday 9th January at 8:00 p.m.

For further details/clarification on this aspect of MyCricket Player movements, please refer Rule 9(c) (iv) & (v).


“Nazza” is currently the Treasurer at Burwood District Cricket Club. He is across all club financials and ensures every subscription is paid. Since taking on the role he has implemented new processes that have seen the club’s financial position grow significantly. Nazza also is a great organiser, he manages volunteers and delegates tasks to others to ensure responsibilities are shared. This was most evident at our recent trivia event, which over one hundred people attended. He regularly communicates to members, about happenings around the club and ensures the weekly team announcements are posted. Nazza has worked with different suppliers this year to have all our players dressed in new training shirts and new match day apparel. He is the person that will go out of his way to pick up the cordial on match day or open the change rooms early so people can collect what they need. Our club is truly appreciative of Narayanan’s efforts.


All BHRDCA Junior Clubs,

NOTE: Owing to the extended pattern of heat forecast for Friday the BHRDCA Junior Committee has cancelled all play in Friday night competitions.

BHRDCA Jun. Committee

Note: All incomplete matches should be declared Drawn on MyCricket (Please ensure the full team sheets and match scorecards reflect the state of the game at Stumps on Day 1). Those which have already achieved a result either by 1st Innings victory or Forfeit should be declared a Win on 1st Innings for the respective Clubs.

The BHRDCA Junior Committee is aware of the predicted weather forecast for Friday evening and will review playing conditions by Thursday afternoon and provide a final update by 10:00 a.m. Friday morning on the state of play for Friday night matches.


Cam Vos Gold team:

  1. Tanay Bhatkhande
  2. Lachlan Gilligan w/k
  3. Yash Goel
  4. Griffin Box
  5. Isaiah Boston
  6. Charlie Pataki w/k
  7. James Webb
  8. Heath Fox
  9. Sam Dall’Oglio
  10. Jackson Doherty
  11. Ahil Maredia
  12. Jack Lauder
  13. Timothy Eggleston

Curtis Stephens Blue team:

  1.  Jai Ramsdale w/k
  2. Hamish Kennet
  3. Gookul Guhan
  4. Logan Sonderhoff
  5. James Matthews
  6. Jakey Pietz
  7. Jake Becchetti w/k
  8. Lucas Leggio
  9. Jack Tyers
  10. Cohen Hines
  11. Henry Robinson
  12. Noah Collins
  13. Declan O’Farrell


We would love to see as many girls and families as possible this Sunday at Box Hill City Oval (9am -12pm) for this free event to promote and engage our future female participants.

There will be many activities from Cricket games, Inflatables for classic catches, face painting, music, dancing and free give always. All Free

An exciting announcement from Topline!

We are pleased to welcome Una Raymond-Hoey to our Specialist Cricket Coaching Team.  Una is a current Irish International with extensive coaching experience playing this summer for Ringwood CC.

She is available on Tuesday and Friday from 4.00pm and on Saturday mornings by arrangement.  Please call asap to make your booking.P: (03) 9761 5881

Hi all

Ignore this if you have received this grant in the last 2 years as you are ineligible.

Please note that this grant has become increasingly competitive and you can only be successful if we can substantiate a real need for the funds that will in turn deliver significant and lasting benefits. Looking for funding one new random female team for example will probably not suffice.

Applications under the Social or Modified Sport Program category are highly encouraged.

Under the Increasing Female participation category, projects will be assessed by our team closely, as from experience projects “just” intending on adding a female team in 2020 for example will not achieve funding. To be successful we will need to demonstrate a solid need for the project and that the project addresses the need identified very well. Also, while this grant focuses in part on increasing female participation, this needs to be part of the strategic direction of the club creating pathways and opportunities as opposed to opportunistically creating a team because a few girls want to play.

Vic Health are looking for eligible organisations under either of the following 2 categories:

1. implement a NEW social or modified sport program through your club to increase participation of either or both genders of low-participation groups, e.g. Football Federation Victoria’s Summer Sevens, AFL 9s, Auskick, Bowls Victoria’s Jack Attack, Netball 5s, Net Set go, Fast 4 tennis, T20 Blast, Aussie Hoops, Wheelchair Tennis, Walking soccer / basketball, introductory junior programs, sport-based fitness programs (e.g. Cardio Tennis, Fit Football), programs designed for people with disability, etc. are great examples of sport programs that are less structured / less competitive with a focus on fun and social interaction that fits in with peoples’ lifestyles, which in turn attracts participants that would normally not want to compete in a traditional structured, competitive and inflexible environment.

2. Or increasing and / or retaining FEMALE participation in sport via a NEW initiative (new female team/s, new activities, new programs or new competitions) from June 2020. Grant funds cannot be used retrospectively. There will be another round of this grant around mid-2020 potentially more suitable for Summer type sports adding to participation in late 2020 to early 2021.

Like previous rounds, the grant will generally fund:
• core equipment, uniforms, injury prevention items
• start-up costs (team affiliation costs)
• training material, education or training for coaches, facilitators, deliverers or instructors so that they can deliver a new participation initiative (e.g. community coaching course, training specific to a new social sport)
• licence fees to allow your club to offer a new social or modified sport program
• marketing/promotional activities (up to $500 for the $3,000 tier and up to $1,000 for the $10,000 tier)
• venue hire, deliverer fees, and small upgrades that will make your club environment more welcoming to women and girls. Maximum funding that can be requested for these categories is $1,000. E.g.
– Court hire fees on weekday mornings to support a new social competition,
– fees for a facilitator to run the newly created Sunday morning Junior Hoops program,
– block out curtains to increase privacy for players in the change rooms,
– play pens for babies to be in a safe location on the green whilst their mums are actively participating in a new Bowling with Babies program.

Please note that major infrastructure cannot be funded under small environmental changes category.
The funds will need to increase and / or maintain participation among females as well as other low participation groups in physically active sport… which in turn increases health. Core essential playing and training equipment that is retained by the club is generally the most successful as it has the longer term and more certain benefits. Equipment is generally always needed, and it helps minimise fees and encourage more enjoyable participation.

A good example would be “We need equipment for a new U14’s and U16’s girls team that we are forming to plug a critical gap in our female football program. We currently have Junior Girls and Senior Women’s teams, but are now looking to bridge the gap with our new teams so that we truly offer a pathway for our girls and young women to continue to participate in active sport. This grant funding will help us keep fees to a minimum while offering a quality experience, in turn increasing girls’ self-esteem and making them feel valued as club members.”

The items must be core / mandatory for participation e.g. balls. Tracksuits and bags to make the team look more professional (for example) are not eligible to be applied for. We can also refer to Vic Health’s list to check if what you want to apply for is eligible or not. But remember that the gist of the grant is not about “the grant funds equipment and we need equipment so let’s apply for some money”.

Applying for $10,000 is generally suited to Larger clubs or Leagues / Associations with larger initiatives in mind. An organisation must have at least 200+ participants with multiple teams and wants to make a big impact on participation numbers. There are a few more requirements to complete a $10,000 application e.g. a 90 second video, the Organisation’s vision, etc. and we will work through this with you to complete the application.

The attached link to this Video summarises this grant and may help to provide you with a good idea of what the Government is seeking to promote:

This Girl Can – Victoria Campaign Support
With this round, Vic Health is offering successful clubs an additional $2,000 of funding to support the “This Girl Can – Victoria” campaign. Funds would be used to cover any staff or volunteer time (honorarium) or any material expenses such as printing of posters that the club would incur in promoting this campaign via the club website, social media, etc. Let us know if are interested in at least tentatively committing to promote this campaign and potentially obtain this additional funding. This additional funding is also highly competitive, so don’t assume success for these funds as a consequence of being successful for the grant itself.

You can definitely commit or otherwise at the time of signing any funding agreements if successful.

Applications Close: Monday 24 February 2020. For us to guarantee meeting this deadline, can you please ensure that you supply all necessary information by COB Thursday 20 February 2020 at the latest. As always, we will do our best to assist with late applications, but cannot guarantee submission.

Notification of Outcome: On or before 30 April 2020

Funding Distribution: June 2020

If you could please let us know if you are interested in us applying on your behalf and also advise what initiative(s) you plan to deliver that you believe are eligible. We will take it from there and likely to have a chat with you. Remember, success will be based on the demonstrated need for the initiative you are applying for and why you believe that your club should and can meet this need. The initiative should also fit in well with your club strategy.

Yours Sportingly
Omee Garcia
Grant Professionals
03 7019 8718

Get along to support our U12 Representative Teams at the annual Deakin community cup against our neighbours at the RDCA

8th December 2019


All Clubs,

Owing to the current and forecast rain & bad light conditions for tonight, the BHRDCA CoM has cancelled tonight’s round of T20 matches.

All teams should complete their matches as a Drawn result and include a Team Sheet on MyCricket.


All Clubs,

Please note the T20 Rules for the 2019/20 Competition season have now been updated and posted on this Website and can be found at Club & Playing Resources > Rules & Regulations > Senior Rules

Good luck to all Clubs/Teams as they commence their respective competitions on Tuesday night



All Clubs,

Senior grade matches for Saturday 9/11 will proceed as normal – all players and Umpires should report to grounds and commence play per published fixtures.


All BHRDCA Junior Clubs,

 NOTE: Owing to the continual rain today and the forecast conditions continuing throughout Friday night the BHRDCA Junior Committee has cancelled all play for Saturday morning Fast 9’s and Super 7’s, as well as the Woolworth’s Blast programs 

BHRDCA Jun. Committee

All BHRDCA Junior Clubs,

PLEASE NOTE: Owing to the extended pattern of rain overnight and the forecast conditions continuing throughout today the BHRDCA Junior Committee has cancelled all play in Friday night competitions. Also a decision on play re Saturday morning Fast 9’s and Super 7’s will be made by 8:00 p.m. tonite and advised via the BHRDCA Website & Social Media outlets 

BHRDCA Jun. Committee

The BHRDCA Junior Committee is aware of the dire weather forecast for this evening and for Friday and will review playing conditions by 11 a.m. Friday and & provide a further update on the state of play for Friday night matches then.


All Clubs,

The CoM, applying the Melbourne BoM updated forecast of rain and extreme conditions for the next few hours as well as this afternoon across Melbourne, the Eastern and outer eastern suburbs, has cancelled all play for today.



All BHRDCA Shield Clubs,

The CoM is aware of the weather forecast for Saturday and will review conditions early Sat a.m. & provide a further update on the state of play for Senior matches by 10:00 a.m. Saturday


All Clubs,

T20 Fixtures for 2019/20 are now live on MyCricket. There are six Grades with six teams playing five H & A rounds, Semi Finals & a Grand Final in each Grade.

The competition gets underway at 5.15 p.m. Tuesday 12th November and the Grand Finals are played on Monday 17th February (Kookaburra Sport Shield) & Tuesday 18th February (all other grades)

Good luck to all teams


Grant for travel and accommodation costs (only) incurred by “elite” athletes for an event or mandatory training as part of their pathway to representing Victoria in National competitions.

Hi all

This grant aims to help elite athletes with the travel and accommodation costs they incur as part of their pathway to national representation level (e.g. representing Victoria in National competitions).

This grant has, in previous rounds, been heavily over-subscribed, with the vast majority of applications failing to win any funding.  As a result the grant provider is attempting to avoid wasting everyone’s time by being clearer on eligibility, particularly in relation to the definition of ‘elite’ to more specifically refer to athletes that have been selected or short listed for selection to represent Victoria in their chosen sport.

The Athletes Pathway Travel Grants program provides grants to improve Victorian athlete development pathways from Community to National representation level.  Support is available to assist with the costs of Travel and Accommodation for:

  • High performing athletes to represent Victoria
  • Emerging athletes travelling to train or compete at events that contribute to their development within their sporting pathway towards State and National representation

Who can apply / eligibility?
Victorian Sport and Recreation Clubs can apply for funding on behalf of emerging athletes or teams to train or compete at events that contribute to their development within their sporting pathway (i.e. need to demonstrate that the events are recognised as the defined pathway for progression).

These clubs can also apply for funding for coaches and officials, but not for parents to accompany athletes.

Note that all participants must be over 11 years of age as at the 1st January of the year in which the eligible travel will occur.
Each funding round organisations can apply for two grants.

  • Grants of up to $2,000 is available for teams with a maximum of $500 per team member.
  • Grants of $750 for individuals.

Victorian sport and recreation clubs are eligible for a maximum of two grants in any financial year.
The travel and accommodation costs in this instance must occur between the 5th November 2019 and the 30th June 2020.

State Sporting Associations recognised by Sport and Recreation Victoria can apply for funding on behalf of high performance athletes or teams that represent Victoria.  This representation may include mandatory training camps, selection trials and national championships / events.
In this category, for each funding round, organisations can apply for:

  • Two grants for individuals up to a maximum of $1500 each.
  • One grant of up to $6000 for teams with a maximum of $1000 per team member.

Recognised organisations will be eligible for a maximum of three grants in any financial year
The travel and accommodation costs in this instance must occur between the 1st January 2020 and the 30th June 2020.
The following will not be eligible:

  • Athletes that are playing at the highest level for that sport in Victoria, unless those athletes have also been short listed or selected to represent Victoria in National competitions
  • Athletes attending an event which is not recognised by their State Sporting Association as a National event for which qualification to participate can only be achieved through a defined pathway
  • Officials who volunteer to attend and officiate at National events / titles
  • Athletes who receive funding or in-kind assistance from the Victorian Institute of Sport or the Australian Institute of Sport
  • Applicants who have received a grant under this program in the previous financial year

Please note:

  • The club / sporting organisation must apply on behalf of the team / individual/s. An individual cannot apply.
  • The event must be of some National significance and a pathway to National representation level.
  • The grant will only cover travel and accommodation costs, not any other costs.

If you are unsure of eligibility please contact us. We can also clarify eligibility with the grant provider.

If you believe you are eligible, please provide the following simple details:

  • Who is the elite individual or team?
  • What travel and accommodation costs will they incur? (e.g. flights, fuel etc) and how much for approximately. Note that the costs must be incurred within the eligibility dates noted.
  • For what purpose e.g. which event? which activity? for regular training?

While the grant Deadline is 4th November, please ensure that you respond with all necessary information by no later than the 30th October for us to guarantee submitting your application on time.  We will of course endeavour to submit applications for any late applicants, but cannot guarantee being able to meet the deadline.  Quotes are not needed.

Yours Sportingly
Nicholas Becker
Grant Professionals

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ANZ Volunteer of the Month Recognition

ANZ Volunteer of the Month Recognition

The Volunteer Of The Month Is:

OCTOBER: Ross Kainey - Blackburn North
NOVEMBER: Jo Bowler - Blackburn
DECEMBER: Narayanan Ramakrishnan - Burwood Districts
JANUARY: Jason Brooker - Mitcham
FEBRUARY: Jason Seedy - Vermont South
MARCH: Simone Hewitt - Laburnum