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GOOD NEW STORY – BHRDCA Junior growth and player retention

Whilst we are currently still in a holding pattern with cricket I thought it would be an ideal time to share a” good news story “with all on the progress of team nominations for the 2021/22 season.

Five years ago we introduced the Stage 1 (Super 7’s) and Stage 2 (Fast 9’s) concept to the BHRDCA, this superseded the Ankle biters (Under 10) grade of which we had 20 teams competing.

Since its inception the Super 7’s and Fast 9’s concept has grown from 28 teams in year 1 to 43 teams in year 2, 48 in year 3, 61 last season and currently we have a staggering 75 nominations for this season.

I must thank Trevor Hookey for asking the question 3 seasons ago as to “when do we know if this concept will be a success”, the answer was in 6 to 7 seasons time when we can measure the retention rate by the number of Under 16 teams nominated.

Last season we had 26 Under 14 teams nominated whereas this year we have had 33, indicating that the initial group of Super 7’ and Fast 9’ players are being retained at club level reflecting the forecast increase.

Affiliations last season as this stage were a total of 141 teams. Currently 2021/22 affiliations are stand at 168, an outstanding result.

Well done to all, keep up the good work and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to call me on 0450 336 992.

Tom Anderson

 

 

2021/22 BHRDCA Junior Rules and Rule Summary Pages

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.

BHRDCA CoM

Exciting News – BHRDCA Welcome SEDA College onboard as new association sponsor for 2021/22

 Discover a better way to learn for your child to complete Years 11 & 12. SEDA College is an Independent Senior secondary school and our model places student interest at the forefront of their Senior Secondary education, alongside a practical connection to the sport & recreation industry.

 Discover the SEDA College difference at our upcoming Information Session. Registration required.

 DATE: Wednesday 8th September 2021

LOCATION: Online Information Session – 7.00pm – (Registration required)

BOOK NOW: seda.vic.edu.au/events/

 Any questions, please let me know.

Kind regards

STEVE ROGERS
Marketing Manager
stever@scv.vic.edu.au
425 Riversdale Road,
Hawthorn East VIC 3123
www.seda.vic.edu.au
M.  0481 772 150
SEDA College is committed to Child Safety, we believe all young people have a right to feel
​included, safe and heard. ​We are committed to the empowerment of all children.

 

BHRDCA Heritage Record Update & now there are 10!

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.

BHRDCA CoM

Passing of BHRDCA Life Member – Peter White

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.

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