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Junior Presentation Night at East Burwood 27th March 2019

Presidents Lunch at Heatherdale Reserve & Kookaburra Ray McIntosh Grand Final game time action



BHRDCA U16A Ron Hennessey Shield Grand Final Day 1 & 2 albums



Box Hill North Super Kings – A Grade Premiers



IEGC Stage 2 Spirit Girls GF Blackburn CC


BHRDCA Dorothy McIntosh action Park Orchards vs St Davids




BHRDCA U16A GF Park Orchards Premiers 2018 / 19


BHRDCA U14A Grand Final – Kerrimuir United v Blackburn, congratulations KUCC


BHRDCA action at Blackburn vs Vermont semi day 1


BHRDCA U18 Grandfinal, Congrats to Nunawading


BHRDCA Veterans A Div GF Mitcham vs nth Alphinton


ChildSafe is a proud sponsor of BHRDCA because we believe that sporting clubs should be safe places where children can grow into being the people they are meant to be through good leadership, coaching, and mentorship.

ChildSafe is a not for profit harm prevention charity of over 10 years and we work with organiations including sporting clubs to enable trusted environments for children. We have created safer environments for over 200,000 children through organistions choosing to partner with us.

In all organisations including sporting clubs who work with children, there is a requirement by law that every club will have in place the 7 child safety standards. These standards help to outline how you can be a child safe organisation. This is not something that you can choose to do or not, it is actually Law and has been for over 2 years.

ChildSafe have tools and services that clubs subscribe to in order to make sure that you are following these state standards which protect children and your organisation. Not only this, but we will help you to know where you stand right now, how you can get there and how to build the kind of culture that children are wanting and parents are wanting.

The attached flyer on our ChildSafe Sport Subscription outlines how we can help you. This is a keyword: HELP!. The reason why we developed ChildSafe Sport is that we recognise that every sporting club is filled with volunteers and it is tough at times even just to get players. So if we can help you in this area and make sure this is one thing you don’t have to source the information, tools, and services for then this will help you concentrate on filling teams and building clubs. This is not to say there will not be some work to do, but that we will help you do it.

So where to from here…

Speaking to Cricket Victoria they have said to us that child safety is our highest priority and they have shared that they will be helping clubs understand this priority. They are grateful that we are supporters of BHRDCA .

If you know that you are ready to go and would like to partner with us to enable trusted environments for your children then sign up to our ChildSafe Sport subscription for once off $300 and $50 p/m ongoing during the whole year. You just need to click the link below and you can fill out the online forms, click “ChildSafe Sport” and click “invoice” and we will receive your details, you will be signed up and we will be in touch.

Link: https://www.smo.org.au/signuptochildsafe

The other opportunity which could be a great starting point is to fill in our online survey called: How child safe are you? and this will tell you where your club is currently at with the standards, you leave your details and we can get in touch.

We know that cricket clubs are winding up but we ask that you make sure that at your last committee meeting you make this a priority to discuss, and in the off season you can get everything started in this area so that your parents and children know how you are committed to caring for the children in your organisation.

We beleive that partnering with us will help you to make your club stronger through enabling trusted environments for children.

We look forward to hearing from you.

kind regards,

Neil Milton

General Manager

The BHRDCA has completed its most successful VMCU carnival culminating in premierships to the U/18’s and the U/14’s in the Russell Allen Shield which is the top grade.

Our 18’s restricted Mornington Peninsula CA to 9/128 from 45 overs with Heatherdale’s Trent Callen taking 3/10 from 5 overs and Cameron Clark, Nunawading CC, returning 2/12 from 6 overs.

The run chase started poorly and BHRDCA slumped to 5/54 leaving plenty to do after drinks. With Trent Callen still unbeaten there was some hope and he anchored the innings brilliantly to see BHRDCA finish on 6/131 to lift the trophy. Callen remained 61 no and had great support from Clark with 29 as the two boys enjoyed a day to remember. Callen deservedly won the medal for best on ground.

Coach Anthony Smith (Blackburn CC) did a stunning job blending the team which at times looked doubtful to actually get to the carnival. Smith has coached the 18’s the last few years and has a great understanding of the age group and how to maximise the talent whilst dealing with the challenges of VCE, work and other pressures associated with that age group.

The 14’s were asked to bowl against South Eastern CA who they had lost to in a round robin game five days earlier. Kerrimuir’s Kalan Fazio was outstanding returning 4/19 from 6 overs and had great support from Mitcham’s Luke Tully, 2/28 from 8, to leave SECA 7/140 after their 40 overs.

BHRDCA lost an early wicket before an 87 run partnership between Heatherdale’s Billy Box, 52, and Luke Tully, 38, turned the game. With 3 balls left the winning runs were hit and BHRDCA won by 5 wickets. Fazio won the best on ground medal for the bowling that set up the game dismissing the top four SECA bats.

Steve Box (Heatherdale CC) coached the side and was sensational in gelling the group into a competitive outfit that peaked at the right time. Steve Tully also played a key role in the planning, warm ups and reviews of each game.

Aside from these two teams, the U/12 girls were runners up, three other teams made semi finals and one played a quarter final. So 7 of our 8 sides played finals cricket.

This is just reward for the hours of work volunteers, coaches and players put in not only during the carnival but also leading into it. Ross Chambers, as the manager of our representative program, is unwavering in his commitment to the program, teams and coaches. Ross does an enormous amount of organising, live scoring and ensuring venues and all relevant information gets to coaches and team managers. Often this is received late the night before or the morning of game day as the weather dictates the days playing conditions.

A huge thank you to all coaches, parents and the brilliant team managers that just make this work and the results are there for all to see.

We look forward to continued support of representative cricket as the BHRDCA results continue to capture others attention.

Peter Rosenthal

BHRDCA President

It looks as if we will finally see conditions that are conducive to cricket.

There were 6 games that got under way last Friday where both teams were able to complete the same amount of overs. These games will continue as 2 day games this Friday with the allotted 44 overs (22 overs per team)

The games where only limited overs were played before the heavens opened will be scrapped and recommence as a 44 over one day games this Friday (22 overs per team)

Where no play was available last Friday the game will revert to a 44 over one day game (22 overs per team)

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call me on 0450 336 992,     Tom Anderson

All Saturday morning junior games are to proceed, please attend at grounds as per normal and assess the conditions of the venue. Please ensure that we work together in the interest of playing


Please report to all grounds as normal.

Currently the weather is stable and ground inspections have been undertaken which shows the grounds at this point in time are playable.

The forecast for late today is not flash!

Please note that this is the first week of a two- week fixture therefore next week can become a 1 day game if the weather intervenes.


Melbourne is again putting on another challenging weekend with the weather predicted to impact play on friday night.
We will keep a keen eye on the weather and do some ground inspections tomorrow and by 1pm advise of friday nights juniors state of play.

T20 McIntosh Shield Grade


The RCDA won the toss and sent BHRDCA into bat, and it was soon realized by RDCA that this was a big mistake.  Nick Chancellor and Ben Joseph opened the batting, with Chancellor going out for 4 runs off 5 balls.  Joseph hit the ground running and started hitting boundaries after only a few deliveries.  Chelvin, Wise, OShea, all going out very cheaply but this did not stop a rampant Joseph who by the end of a shortened match due to earlier rain, smashed 72 from just 35 deliveries, in what was a T20 clinic from an in form player.  All up BHRDCA scored 7/147 from just 15 overs.

RDCA came in to bat and the BHRDCA bowling attack was weathering the storm very well keeping everyone down on scoring except for Adams with 51 off 36 balls. A late surge toward the end of the innings was not enough for RDCA to get over the line with other notable scores being Stevenson (37) and Mitchell not out on 24.  A stellar bowling performance from Newey with figures of 4/16 after 3 overs.  In the end RDCA finished up with 8/131 at the end of their 15 overs.


T20 Wilson Shield Grade


With the ECA needing to withdraw from the game only a single match was played at Kimberly Reserve in Chirnside Park. With bad weather looming the BHRDCA started poorly with Fenner, Hunt and Proctor all going out very cheaply.  Arnold battled on and made 13 off 16 balls.  Rain delayed play as a thunderstorm passed over.  After approximately half an hour, play resumed, and the wickets continued to tumble for the BHRDCA with Farry bowled for 5 off 16, Theunissen caught off the bowling of Pandya for 11, Ross LBW on his first ball for a duck, Fox run out without facing a ball and Volpe caught for 1 off 6 deliveries.  Hodges and Humphries, representing the tail end of the innings, both battled on to see out the full 20 overs after being 9/38 at the 13th over.  At the end of the innings BHRDCA were 9/69 with Hodes on 20 off 21 balls and Humphries at 13 from 29 balls.

The RDCA came into bat and at the end of a very expensive first over Humphries took the first wicket, but the precedence had been set with RDCA being 1/14 at the end of the first over.  Jensen came in to bowl the second over and on his second ball claimed Wong who mishit the ball and was caught for a duck.  Humphries bowled a much more tidy second over getting another wicket and at the end of the third over it was 3/19.  The runs flowed but so did the wickets for BHRDCA, RDCA batsmen were Pandya 18 from 16 balls, Johnson 11 from 6 balls faced, Nelson and DeSilva both not out and hitting the winning runs.



East Burwood Cricket Club will hold its annual past players day on Saturday, January 19 at which the club will acknowledge a number of premiership milestones. With many of its records incomplete, the club is finding it challenging to contact members of those teams that will be recognised. The club is inviting all former East Burwood, Bennettswood and East Burwood/Bennettswood players to attend the function at the East Burwood Reserve with the premiership wins of the East Burwood A Grade side of 1988, Bennettswood’s C Grade side of 1988, Bennettswood’s Ray McIntosh Shield winners of 1989 and East Burwood/ Bennettswood’s Shield 2 (1994) and C Grade (1994) sides to be acknowledged. “At our past players days we’ve never really acknowledged any of the premiership milestones, the five years, the 10 years, the 20 years,” former premiership player Anthony Apps said. “But our records aren’t that great, so we’re relying on word of mouth and social media.” The event will start at 1.00pm as East Burwood hosts Bulleen Templestowe for the second day of a McIntosh Shield two-dayer. The club will also hold its major fund raising raffle that night. For more details, and for past players to get in touch, contact David Nelthorpe (0404 018 574).

Ray McIntosh Shield Representative Team:

Jodan Wise ©                           Blackburn CC

Rob Chancellor                         Blackburn CC

Nick Chancellor                        Blackburn CC

Daniel O’Shea                           East Box Hill CC

Leigh Newey                             East Box Hill CC

Damien Cupido                         East Burwood CC

Justin Coombe                          Blackburn North CC

Dean Burton                              Blackburn North CC

Arun Chelvan                            Glen Waverley Hawks CC

Connor Spinks                           Kerrimuir United CC

Ben Joseph                                Heatherdale CC

Tharanga Jayawardhane         East Burwood CC

Howard Wilson Shield Representative Team:

Clint Proctor  ©                      Koonung Heights CC

Chris Ross                                Koonung Heights CC

James Fenner                          Koonung Heights CC

Jacob Janssen                          Mitcham CC

Jack Humphries                       Mulgrave Wheelers Hill CC

Kristien Arnold                        Mulgrave Wheelers Hill CC

Jackson Fox                             Mulgrave Wheelers Hill CC

Lionel Hunt                              Park Orchards CC

Ross Theunissen                     Laburnum CC

Will Farry                                 St. Davids CC

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Hi all

This grant is winnable but very competitive for any organisation to win, let alone a Sporting organisation.  Nonetheless with a compelling unique story to tell, some Sporting Organisations win the grant. 23% of applicants won this grant last round. There is high oversubscription and we as Sporting organisations are competing against Historical societies, Museums, etc. Refer to attached winners from last round, https://prov.vic.gov.au/round-16-recipients-2017-2018.

But if you have a compelling, unique story to tell that has wide audience reach, then let’s discuss and possibly apply. The grant able to be applied for is for up to $15,000 but most Sporting organisations win much less (a couple of $ thousand at most).

Link to last year’s winners: https://prov.vic.gov.au/round-16-recipients-2017-2018 to possibly stimulate some ideas.

Some examples of organisations we have won the grant for to date are:

  • Box Hill Reporter Cricket Association (BHRDCA) for “Researching, Collecting and Preserving Over 128 Years of the Association’s History”
  • Maccabi Sport Victoria for “Researching, Collecting, Preserving, Sharing and Displaying over 100 Years of Sport as an Integral Part of Jewish Immigration to Victoria”
  • Powerhouse Rowing Club “Researching, Collecting and Preserving over 85 Years of the Association’s History to Produce an E-Book”.
  • Moreland City Soccer Club for a cabinet to display their 100 year history
  • “My World is Round” to capture the history of Football (Soccer) in Victoria (“Recording of oral history of Victorian “Soccer” migrants).

The grant will fund items that help preserve, record and share the local, social and community history of Victoria and Victorians. Refer below to what will be funded:

  • The recording of oral histories
  • The preparation of local history e-publications
  • Conservation of objects and records. If a conservator is engaged, they should be a member of the Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Materials (AICCM) http://aiccm.org.au/need-a-conservator
  • Cataloguing of objects and records
  • Development and production of exhibitions
  • Online projects that provide local history information or resources
  • Training in local history or collection management skills
  • The design and production of interpretation panels and signage
  • The digitisation and online publishing of collection items and local history information (Note that this does not include the digitisation of public records)
  • Digital storytelling including film and DVD projects
  • Apps for mobile devices
  • Consultancy fees for the provision of specialist skills not found within the organisation
  • The purchase of archival quality materials
  • The purchase of high standard storage and display cases
  • Newspaper digitisation projects
  • Microfilm digitisation
  • Equipment and assets to display or preserve collection

Deadline for this grant is Tuesday 18 December 2018.

Let us know if interested, what type of project are you looking to do, as well as provide us some background on your organisation’s history (most clubs provide us a document or a link to their club history) that would be appreciated. And then we can discuss from there.
Best Regards

Omee Garcia

Grant Professionals

03 8592 9537


Junior rep update:

Our U12 and u14 squads have been selected. We thank those that trialled; they are a credit to their clubs.

The individual teams will be finalised soon. U16 and U18 teams will be selected soon after further trials.

We are looking for two more U18 players that are available to play in January, particularly if they regard themselves as an opening bowler.

Please contact Anthony Smith (u18 coach on 0421096807) or Ross Chambers 0432660951, chambers.ross@optusnet.com.au

January dates of play are: Monday 7th to 18th Most weekdays. Grand final on 20th Jan

The BHRDCA CoM has reviewed options associated with the washed out Round 2 T20 matches and determined due to the tight timeframe associated with the 2019 T20 playing dates, that the round will not be replayed. All Clubs should complete MyCricket asap reflecting your Round 2 Team Sheet (the match will count toward T20 Finals qualification) and a Drawn result.


All players should report to matches per normal today, with an extra hours play possible to complete the days play should any additional weather interruption occur, BHRDCA CoM

Congratulations to Graham Holinger from Kerrimuir CC & David Elliott from Laburnum CC on being chosen as ANZ volunteer of month recipients.
They have been nominated by their clubs for the amazing power of work they do which results in many achievements over time.
There will be an announcement on ‘The Cordon’ Radio show Monday night, be sure to tune in or listen to the podcast following the show.
All recipients will be in the running for Volunteer of the Year award which will be announced 29th March 2019 at presentation night.
The BHRDCA committee has made a decision to cancel play for all junior cricket tonight.
It has been a very wet week, with another 20mls of rain falling last night. Several grounds have been inspected and have surplus water.
A decision will be made by 7pm tonight regarding BHRDCA, RDCA & ECA saturday morning games.
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BHRDCA Events Calendar

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