It is with sadness the association advises that Margaret’s brother, Kenneth, has passed away in Malaga, Spain after a long illness.
Our thoughts are with Margaret and family.
The BHRDCA Pre-AGM will be held at:
The Matsudo Room (Box Hill Town Hall)
Wed 29th April
As per previous advice, please note that all rule change proposals must be in to Steve Flemming, via your Club Secretary, by 5.00pm tomorrow (Friday 24th).
Now the season is done and Easter is behind us, the BHRDCA presentation night is just 10 days away!
Being held Friday April 17 at the Veneto club 7pm for 730pm.
Please reply with your club numbers to firstname.lastname@example.org
The dress code is lounge suit and strictly NO DENIM!
This will be held Wednesday April 29 at 7:45pm, venue TBA.
Any proposed rule changes need to be sent to Steve Flemming (via your Club Secretary) by 5pm Friday April 24.
This will be held at East Burwood Wednesday May 27 at 7:45pm
To help things run smoothly at the 2014/15 BHRDCA Junior Presentation tomorrow at East Burwood CC, following is a breakdown of the age groups being presented and the time frames.
We hope to see you there!
Neil Davey (Bennettswood; East Burwood-Bennettswood; East Burwood; BHRDCA) – late 1970’s to current.
Every club probably has a Neil Davey type person, but few would have one who has achieved so much on and off the field with both club and association. At 55 Neil has finally decided to hang up the boots after a career spanning more than 35 years, firstly with Bennettswood and then the merged club with East Burwood, his contributions have to be admired by even the most fervent competitor.
Neil’s career in the BHRDCA started in the late 1970’s when he transferred from his Mount Waverley junior club to the seniors at Bennettswood starting a long and illustrious career as player, captain, coach and administrator. Immediately entrenching himself as a leading batsman in an up and coming young team, Neil or more affectionately known as “Muppet” (a nickname given to him by an aspiring VFL footballer at the time in Peter Schwab) was an integral part in Bennettswood’s rise from B Grade to Shield Grade in the space of a few years. Some may say playing alongside Frank Horne and Mark (“Perc”) Jones meant he had an armchair ride, but the truth is that he was a leading batsman making many runs and occupying the crease for long spells paving the way for Frank and Perc to weave their own magic.
B Grade premiership honours in 1980/81 were followed quickly by an A Grade premiership in 1984/85 and then the club’s first Shield premiership in 1988/89. Following the merger with East Burwood, he captained the seconds to the Shield II premiership in 1993/94 and the thirds to the B1 premiership in 1997-98 in addition to playing in many finals campaigns.
Neil has played well over 400 senior games now making numerous centuries, winning countless team batting averages as well as winning a couple of association batting averages along the way. Most players would strive to have one or two of these achievements let alone all to have a record of all of these.
Off the field Muppet (as he is universally known) started coaching juniors in the early 1980’s and continued to do so until 2014. Over 30 years he nurtured young cricketers, many of whom went on and played countless games of senior cricket in the club’s various elevens. It took some time for one of his junior teams to win a premiership which was more indicative of his team approach to give every player a go at the expense of winning at all costs. The Under 12C team did it for him in 2006-07 and the Under 14C team in 2011-12.
In the last year of the Bennettswood Cricket Club prior to the merger, Muppet took on the Secretary’s role which he continued for the first 15 years of the merged club. After that he was Assistant Secretary for two years mentoring his young replacement then Vice President for 2 two years. Before and after these stints he was also “just” a committeeman. Neil has been awarded countless Best Clubman awards for the huge efforts and sacrifices he has made which signify the contributions he has made for the club, both on and off the field. He was awarded Life Membership in 1992 whilst still at Bennettswood which signifies the amount of work he was doing back then before the mountain of work he undertook at the merged club.
As if he did not have that much on his plate, Neil took on the Association’s Treasurer role for nine years helping turning around an Association that had little funds and assets into a profitable and financial organisation. Also he decided that taking on the association Junior Co-ordinator’s role for 2 years would also fill in some time as well.
Neil was awarded the Tim Moore Award for contribution to association junior cricket and Life Membership of the BHRDCA in 2007. There is not much left for Muppet to achieve or to be awarded; though a Shield premiership at East Burwood would be something that he would love to see.
Neil “Muppet” Davey: a credit to Bennettswood, East Burwood and the BHRDCA and a magnificent cricketer, competitor, coach and administrator.
Box Hill Reporter District Cricket Association
Ray McIntosh Shield
14,21 and 22 March 2015
Blackburn 8-162 (T.Arnold 5-40) d Bulleen Templestowe 158 (A.Coulston 63)
14,15 and 21 March 2015
Howard Wilson Shield
Kerrimuir United 8-135 d Blackburn North 46 (B.Watson 5-29, Z.Carroll 4-15)
Dorothy McIntosh Shield
Nunawading 182 (B.Mendis 45, J.North 4-36) d Heatherdale 155 (T.Fernando 4-51)
East Box Hill 9-237cc (N.Fitopoulos 61, A.Gauld 49*) d Templestowe 104
Wyclif 227 (A.Tongue 72, E.Hartley 48, C.Hallett 6-28) d Forest Hill 226 (B.Beaton 46)
East Box Hill 201 (J.Law 67, J.Taylor 5-42) d Heatherdale 148 (R.Batta 7-34)
Kerrimuir United 6-130 (A.Bullman 45*) d South Sharks 100 (A.Bullman 4-4)
Blackburn 109 (G.Cavallo 4-26) d Doncaster 89
Mitcham 6-155 d Heatherdale 9-151cc
Koonung Heights 3-127 d Heatherdale 124 (M.Amad 4-29, J.Meehan 4-58)
14 and 15 March 2015
One Day A Grade
Vermont 186 (S.Coghlan 45) d Box Hill North Super Kings 103
One Day B Grade
Glen Waverley Hawks 6-176cc (K.Javed 50ret) d Melbourne Falcons 9-169cc (S.Allamneni 44*)
Under 16 Sat A Grade – Ron Hennessey Shield
14, 21 and 22 March 2015
Heatherdale 3-101 (B.Robinson 42) d Blackburn 100
14, 15 and 21 March 2015
Under 16 Sat B Grade
Heatherdale 8-101cc (J.Sexton 3-17) d St Davids 87 (S.Giblett 3-9, T.Neil 3-9)
11, 12 and 13 March 2015
Under 14 Fri A Grade
Nunawading 3-105 (A.Munukutla 53*, J.Richardson 36*) d Blackburn 104 (L.Dick 33, J.Duncan 4-11, J.Hartill 3-18))
Under 14 Fri B Grade
Blackburn Red 4-151cc (J.Bardwell 52, F.Elliott 38) d Donvale 71 (F.Elliott 3-7)
14, 15 and 21 March 2015
Under 14 Sat A Grade
Blackburn 7-132cc (J.May 41, S.Stewart 3-18) d Vermont 81 (N.Crawford 3-8)
Under 14 Sat B Grade
Blackburn Sth Stone/Kent 2-132 (K.Schreiber 55*, Z.Stone 30*) d East Doncaster 131
11, 12 and 13 March 2015
Under 12 Fri A Grade
Glen Waverley Hawks 1-97 (P.Pancholi 40ret, W.Bromley 39ret) d Heatherdale 89
Under 12 Fri B Grade
Park Orchards 4-115 (M.Hartnett 30*) d Blackburn Red 96
Under 12 Fri C Grade (Gold)
Vermont South 5-141cc (W.Banfield 31ret, R.Askew 30ret) d Donvale 8-135cc (T.McAlpin 30ret, Z.Naunton 30ret)
Under 12 Fri C Grade (Blue)
East Doncaster 7-163 (J.Lyall 30ret) d Doncaster 162 (J.Irish 30ret, J.Lee 30ret, M.Ryan 3-19))
14, 15 and 21 March 2015
Under 12 Sat A Grade
Blackburn 151 (A.Khuwaja 3-15) d Vermont 99 (S.Mulholland 3-12)
Under 12 Sat B Grade
Manningham 7-166cc (J.McArdle 40ret, J.Nadalin 40ret, J.Dell Orso 33) d Bulleen Templestowe 6-143cc (J.Donovan 39ret, N.Paolucci 33)
BHRDCA Junior Presentation Day
Saturday 28 Match, 2015
East Burwood Sporting Club
Order of Award Presentations
Presentation of U12 Club Awards and Premiership Flags
Presentation of U12 Representative Awards
Presentation of U14 Club Awards and Premiership Flags
Presentation of U14 Representative Awards
Presentation of the Tim Moore Shield
Presentation of U16 Club Awards and Premiership Flags
Presentation of U16 Representative Awards
Presentation of U18 Club Awards
Presentation of U18 Representative Awards
Presentation of the Doug Rickarby Medal
Presentation of the George Murphy Award
All Welcome. Drinks available at the bar.
Here it is…The Howard Wilson Shield Team of the Year 2015 – complied by Paul Semertzidis and the team on The Cordon!
A big thanks also to Amy Paton for the sensational photos throughout the year. Awesome job Amy!