After approval by the BHRDCA CoM, the 2021/22 Junior Rules and associated Rule Summary pages have now been sent to all Club Delegates and also posted to this Website > Club Playing Resources > Juniors > Junior Competition Rules
When play commences, should any queries arise from the application of these Rules please contact the BHRDCA Junior Section Manager.
All BHRDCA Junior Clubs,
This morning the BHRDCA CoM released & published the 2020/21 Junior Fixtures for U/18, U/16, U/14, U/12 A & U/12 B (Gold) on MyCricket.
The remaining grades – U/12 B (Blue), Fast 9’s & Super 7’s will be finalised and released within the next day or so
The BHRDCA have been very active over the past months with zoom meetings ensuring that we are in readiness for an October 2020 start for both the seniors and juniors.
I will be organising a delegates meeting for the 3rd/4th week of July when we have the all clear from the appropriate authorities in July where we can interact with each other.
Topline Cricket are once again sponsoring the BHRDCA for the 2020/21 season, Jim has sold the business to Lal Jayasinghe who is a Level 3 High Performance Coach with 32 years of International experience behind him.
Attached is a pre- season coaching flyer that Lal is offering for all age groups, can you please forward this onto the appropriate club persons so that they can be made aware of this offer.
I will be in touch again over the next couple of weeks with specific dates/details. Tom Anderson
BHRDCA Nominated for Community Cricket Association of the Year
The BHRDCA was delighted to be nominated in this category under the recent Cricket Victoria ‘Sport for All’ awards.
Whilst not winning the award, to be nominated is great recognition for our association, clubs, players, umpires, many volunteers, sponsors and all involved in the BHRDCA.
We were nominated based on our collaborative approach, prepared to look at new ideas, open your minds to outside your own bubble, support CV programs, a mindset of being prepared to listen to the club’s needs, work well as a team’ amongst other traits.
These awards are the pinnacle of the community cricket season and we will certainly ‘tap into’ CV to better understand where best practices lie and how we can bring those to the association and our member clubs.
Below is a letter of acknowledgement from Andrew Ingleton, Cricket Victoria CEO.
We are living in amazing and unprecedented times that are providing enormous challenges for everyone in every aspect of daily life.
Cricket may well be the least of those for some people and that is acknowledged.
Many clubs have had to cancel presentation day, or night, which is a tough call especially when we should be celebrating individual and team success.
Similarly, the BHRDCA presentation night, scheduled for April 3rd, cannot proceed in the current environment.
We do propose to hold this in the future and acknowledge those that have achieved success this season, our valued sponsors and other key stakeholders that are strong supporters of the association. The timing of this is, however, unclear today.
There has been emails sent to our sponsors in the interim thanking them for their support and assuring them that when the sun comes up again, we will be here and we hope our partnership continues. We will continue to promote them where possible via the website and social media. If an opportunity presents to support them then I am sure they would love to hear from anyone within the BHRDCA community, and let them know you are part of the BHRDCA community.
The CoM are planning as we normally would for the pre AGM and AGM although the challenge of how to hold those events is still to be resolved. No doubt clubs will be faced with similar challenges and we will work through the logistics as best we can or consider postponing the scheduled events based on Government advice and rules imposed.
We trust that everyone, and your loved ones, stay safe through the turmoil and we all get out the other side bigger and stronger. With the absence of AFL and many other local sports, it underlines what an important role sporting clubs play in the local community and why so many volunteers give their time to ensure it is a thriving and vibrant environment within each club. It will be a great day when the clubs are populated and buzzing again.
Let’s stay the course together and look out for each other.
BHRDCA & COVID-19 Update
As you are aware, COVID-19 has thrown everyday life into chaos as facts are presented and recommendations made by Government, councils and national sporting bodies.
There are different views on how to manage this for sporting bodies and indeed different plans of action invoked.
A major challenge is the continually evolving information flow and the unprecedented scale of impact to our communities; be that family, work or recreational.
Self isolation, social distancing, reporting immediately if you feel unwell, increased hand sanitisation are constant messages designed to curb the spread and to help manage the virus.
Currently the BHRDCA has cancelled the President’s lunch this Saturday with an announcement on Junior Presentation night in the next 36 hours. An announcement on the Senior Presentation night will be made next week.
We are working with various bodies regarding day two of the Kookaburra Ray McIntosh Shield Grand Final this Saturday at East Burwood. We would like to be able to complete the match but also understand this possibility may be taken out of our hands.
There will be updates as soon as possible, whilst appreciating we are not necessarily the sole decision maker in most instances.
We appreciate your patience in these unheralded times and hope everyone stays safe and can look after each other.
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 BHRDCA Senior & Junior Grades Saturday matches are cancelled due to the adverse weather conditions, as are Sunday Fast 9’s & Super 7’s fixtures.
If play is to be cancelled in Sunday Veterans fixtures this will be advised separately by Peter White, direct to Veterans contacts.
To all BHRDCA Junior Clubs,
As advised by Tom Anderson (BHRDCA Junior Section Mgr.), the 2017/18 season BHRDCA Junior Section Rules, incorporating all competitions from Super 7’s & Fast 9’s to Under 18’s, have now been uploaded onto the BHRDCA Website.
Go to the BHRDCA Website > Club & Playing Resources > Rules & Regulations > Junior Rules
Please ensure all Coaches/Team Managers & where applicable; Captains, familiarise themselves with the 2017/18 Rules, which have been updated to reflect changes & improvements discussed pre season as well as modifications brought about by the Marylebone Cricket Club’s update of the Laws of Cricket (Code 2017), prior to the commencement of this season.
Should you have any concerns or require clarification on any Rules included, don’t hesitate to contact Tom or BHRDCA Admin. Mgr.; Steve Flemming through the normal channels.
The BHRDCA has secured a $5000.00 grant from Cricket Victoria to continue developing junior female cricket within the association. Hot on the heels of winning the u/12 VMCU Claudia Fatone shield in January, this will assist in continuing the development of those players and providing opportunities for them. In addition , ALL clubs are requested to have female participation in their thoughts as they plan for the upcoming junior season.
This area is a big push from both Cricket Victoria and Cricket Australia with the Big Bash season to have female teams for each franchise this season and the profile of female cricket continuing to grow. Clubs will be able to work with the association as part of this grant to attract players and help with equipment, clothing, training and other resources to develop individuals and teams.
More information can be sought from the Committee of Management and a huge thanks to Ross Chambers who did the leg work to secure this.