Posted to the History & Records page of this Website is the most recent update to the Heritage records of the competition . The BHRDCA Historian; Andy Lambert, has now compiled detailed Association records between 1890 and 1975.
The update includes significant additions coming from repositories accessed & updated from the Bulleen Templestowe and East Box Hill Cricket Club’s and major discoveries of BHRDCA match reports and details in ‘The Local Advertiser’ (1950’s) and Doncaster Mirror (1970’s).
The Heritage Committee has also compiled the full record of “Len Toogood Medal” Winners (commenced 1980), with the missing recipients on the list now down to the last 10.
If you or your Club has any details of Winners associated with the following seasons 1980/81, 1984/85, 1987/88, 1988/89, 1997/98, 1998/99, 2000/01, 2002/03, 2003/04 & 2012/13, please contact the BHRDCA Administration Manager to discuss further.
The BHRDCA CoM is saddened to advise of the passing of its esteemed Life Member; Peter White, who passed away on Monday evening (16/8) after a long health battle.
Peter’s contribution to cricket across the BHRDCA for over 30 years and in more recent years to Veterans Cricket Victoria is beyond comparison…
He arrived from New Zealand in the 1970’s and commenced playing District Cricket at Hawthorn East Melbourne and then locally with the Eley Park Cricket Club, where his administration talents soon came to the fore. He served terms as both Secretary and President and then was honoured with Life Membership of his Club.
In the late 1990’s Peter followed through these efforts with the initiation of Veterans cricket in the BHRDCA and until recent years single-handedly oversaw the growth for over 40 year old’s and then over 50 year old’s in the sport to unprecedented levels anywhere in Australia. He dedicated his life to bringing Veterans Cricket to players and clubs in the Eastern suburban corridor until in recent years, under his stewardship, it formed the basis of the Over 50’s competition now participating statewide under the Veterans Cricket Victoria management body.
His contribution to the BHRDCA Committee of Management was enormous and spanned over three decades with terms served as Junior Coordinator and Secretary all while serving as Veteran’s Coordinator for 20+ seasons. Peter’s humble, inclusive and measured approach was appreciated by all who met him along the way and his significant contribution to the BHRDCA was recognised by Life Membership in 2011.
With the formation of Veterans Cricket Victoria (VCV), he led the charge for a national presence at the Veterans Cricket Australia table and again contributed significantly to Victoria’s part in the fastest growing part of the game today. He was awarded Life Membership of VCV in 2019
A lifetime of commitment and dedication to the game, its Associations, its clubs and its people whose loss will be felt by us all.
On behalf of the BHRDCA, its Life Members, Clubs and people, the Committee of Management offers its sincerest condolences to Sue, his boys and the White family on the loss of a great man and magnificent contributor to the BHRDCA and cricket in this State.
After ratification at the Special General Meeting (held at Blackburn Cricket Club 7th July, 2021), the Senior Competition Rules for the 2021/22 season have now been updated and placed on this Site > Club Playing Resources > Rules & Regulations > Senior Playing Rules
Thank you to all Clubs who contributed updates/revisions for the new Rules
As indicated at the BHRDCA Delegates Meeting held earlier this week, the MyCricket Season setting has now been updated to reflect 2021/22. The update to reflect this has also been applied to all BHRDCA MyCricket Club databases.
Your MyCricket Administrator should now update any Office Bearers, Registration information or other records for the new season accordingly.
The window for MyCricket Clearances and Transfers for season 2021/22 is also now open and these player movements can be carried out via the normal MyCricket process.
To all Clubs/Players,
Following advice from Cricket Victoria and after feedback from Club representatives, the CoM met tonite and determined that Rnd 9 (Juniors – Fri 12th & Sat 13th Feb) & Rnd 12 (Seniors – Sat 13th Feb) of the 2020/21 season would be abandoned and not be replayed at any time in the remaining playing days of this summer.
All Match Results should be entered as Match Drawn on MyCricket and each Club should name a Team Sheet for their respective Grades/Teams. Any such Team sheet and Match Drawn result must be entered by 11:59 p.m. Friday 19 Feb after which all Friday & Saturday matches from 12 Feb & 13 Feb will be locked permanently and no further opportunity for additions will be made available.
Also, any Senior MyCricket Permits applied for in Rnd 12, apply to Rnd 13, however new Permits for Rnd 13 will also be accepted until 10.00 p.m. Thursday 18th (normal Permit conditions apply).
Should any query arise from above please contact either your Club Secretary/President who have been further communicated with, by the BHRDCA CoM this evening.
Good luck to all and sundry on the return to cricket this weekend.
All BHRDCA Junior Teams and Players,
With the uncertainty of the arrival/timing of forecast weather conditions for this evening, the BHRDCA CoM is asking all Clubs/Players to arrive at their fixtured venue for tonight’s matches, where an assessment of the prevailing conditions should be undertaken by Umpires, Coaches & Team Managers and then a mutual decision made to determine play commencing (or not as the case may be.)
NOTE: In the event of play being called off, Clubs are asked to enter their Team sheets on MyCricket (for this week and last week) by Tuesday 8.00 p.m., so that these matches can count toward finals qualification for all players.
All BHRDCA Friday night Clubs & participants,
The BHRDCA Junior Executive, given the existing conditions and the forecast of further prevailing bad weather, has cancelled all Rnd 7 matches (29/1/2021) for the Friday Twilight grades.
Further advice on Super 7 & Fast 9 Saturday grades will be provided by 8.00 p.m. tonite