The BHRDCA CoM, on behalf of its Clubs wishes to record the passing of esteemed Association Life Member; Len Monette.
Len was first became engaged in the BHRDCA as a player at Vermont & then East Burwood Methodists (Uniting) in the 1960’s & 70’s, then served as a member of the BHRDCA Umpires Association for over a decade before becoming the Association Treasurer for 18 terms between 1986/87 and 2003/04.
He was honoured in 1992 with Life Membership of the BHRDCA and remained a regular presence at Association events, including the 125th Anniversary and the Annual Presentation night dinner’s held throughout the past two decades.
The BHRDCA offers its sincerest condolences to Len’s family, on the passing of a significant contributor to the competition.
Good Morning All.
Unfortunately the trend continues with the weather so we will have to cancel the following:
Sunday 14th November Fast 9’s and Super 7’s matches are cancelled
Sunday 14th November Under 16, Under 14 and Under 12 Representative Trials are also cancelled
Please ensure that this message gets passed onto the appropriate team personal.
Please note, due to the ongoing adverse weather conditions and the further predicted rain this afternoon, all Friday Fixtured BHRDCA Junior Matches have been cancelled.
Notification re the state of play for Saturday morning matches will be advised by 5:00 p.m. this evening.
The 2021/22 BHRDCA Fixtures for all four Shield Grades (Ray McIntosh Shield, Wilson Shield, Dorothy McIntosh Shield and Peter White Shield) have now been released on MyCricket.
We expect the remaining Senior Grade Fixtures (A Grade to J Grade), to be released over the next week or so, pending final affiliation, grading consideration & checking which is being worked through at present.
Good luck to all competing teams
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Five years ago we introduced the Stage 1 (Super 7’s) and Stage 2 (Fast 9’s) concept to the BHRDCA, this superseded the Ankle biters (Under 10) grade of which we had 20 teams competing.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.
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.