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BHRDCA U/16 Beitzel Shield win wrap-up!


Box Hill Reporter Junior Cricket teams have recorded outstanding results over the Victorian Metropolitan Cricket Union Representative carnival held over the past two weeks with 5 of their 6 teams competing winning through to the finals stage.


Unfortunately with several sides coming home with a wet sail, last weeks heat wave intervened and all quarter and semi final games were cancelled leaving only top two finishers to fight out the Grand Finals.


The Carnival showcase event the Jim Beitzel U/16 turf competition saw Box Hill take on arch rivals the Eastern Cricket Assn. with both teams undefeated. Box Hill won the toss and elected to bat with the Mulgrave Reserve outfield running very fast. It was a slow but steady start and despite the loss of two early wickets the Box Hill batsmen rose to the challenge, the charge was led by skipper Lucas Grierson with a fighting 52 with great support from Matty Stewart 34. The final 15 overs saw Ben Joseph 44 and Nelson Lane 32* apply the blowtorch with some superb copybook running between the wickets to carry Box Hill through to a very respectable 6/209 after their 40 overs.


ECA began their inning with a real flourish before the lively bowling of Chris Rose 2/25 made some early inroads. With the breakthrough wickets began to fall at a steady pace helped by some excellent fielding backing the bowlers. James Box 2/16 and Jack Morrison 2/23 also claimed multiple scalps with ECA finally dismissed for 143 and 66 runs adrift. As coach Chris Box emphasised after the game, this was a reward for a team performance with every player going out with a plan and then executing it to perfection.


Individual awards were also presented to Lucas Grierson as Player of the Match, Nelson Lane as Player of the series and Sam Harte as Player of the U14 Allen Shield Series. Congratulations to these fine young cricketeers and to all the players, officials, Umpires, parents and supporters who made this the best VMCU Carnival in Box Hill history – a fantastic effort all round.


Peter White

BHRDCA Junior Section Manager


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Unbeaten U/16 Beitzel Turf team in grand final!

Following a sensational effort by the BHRDCA teams last week when 5 of the 6 teams made the finals stage, we have been stymied by the current heatwave which has forced the VMCU to invoke their heat policy and cancel all quarter and semi-final games.


This means that only the top two finishers from each of the 6 grades will play off on sunday in their respective grand finals.


Whilst this is a very dissappointing result for 4 of our teams who all played some top class cricket and were confidently looking forward to going deep into the final series, only the unbeaten U16 Beitzel Turf team will now contest their grand final.


This is the first time that BHRDCA have reached the VMCU’s showcase final and I am sure that Chris Box and Anthony Stewart have the boys primed to take on their opponents a tough Eastern Cricket Assn team.


The match is set for an 11.00am start at

Mulgrave Reserve East

Garnet Rd, Wheelers Hill

Melways 81 B1


I know there are vets games on sunday also, but if you have a free hour or so get down to the game and support the boys.


As Junior Co-ordinator I know I speak on behalf of Ross Chambers (Junorr Rep Manager), Peter Rosenthal and all the BHRDCA Board in saying that we are exceedingly proud of all the teams for their endeavour, competitive spirit, skills level but above all their sportsmanship over a very tough tournament. Combined they have presented the association with the best set of results in our junior representative history and that is just a fantastic result.


The support of the coach’s, managers, host clubs and parents has been fantastic and is very much appreciated by the board. Last season we took the decision to promote junior cricket by doubling the number of rep teams, putting together a winter development program and completing the picture with a new uniform set – all innovations which have been fully vindicated.


Over the winter we will review the past season, seek to remedy any mistakes that have arisen on the way and work to make next season an even better game for our young players – they have done their bit and it is up to all clubs to ensure that we continue to do our part better each and every season.


Finally a quick note to advise you all of two further events coming up prior to what promises to be an exciting finals series.


Firstly on Sunday Feb 9th, 10 Deakin based clubs will compete in a Charity Community Day at Terrara Park at U12, U14 and U16 levels. This day is being sponsored by Michael Sukar the new Federal Member for Deakin. I still need to speak to some of the clubs involved with this and that will happen next week. This will be a great opportunity for the Assn to showcase some of the young talent we have to the community at large, so watch this space for more info on the day soon.


Secondly we will also select an Under 18 Representative team to play against the West Gippsland Cricket Assn on sunday March 2 at East Burwood. The U18 competition has also been a very competitive junior Friday night competition, sponsored by Anthony and his team at Maddocks Sports, selecting this team with the talent that is available will be very difficult. On the same day our Mackay U16 team will also play against the West Gippsland U16 VMCU Rep team so it will be a day of great cricket so put it in your calendar. Again I will release more information in the next couple of weeks.


I hope that the last few days have not been too draining on you all


All the best



VMCU Junior Carnival wk 1 wrap-up…

Our junior representative teams have been battling it out in the VMCU Junior Carnival over the past week and it is fantastic to report that we have a fantastic results across the board with 5 of the 6 teams still well in the run for a finals berth at the end of week 1.


In the U12’s our Browne Plate team finished off the week with a resounding win over a strong South East CA. The improvement in this team is very clear to see as the boys have grown in confidence with every match played in what has been a vital learning experience for the players.


The Mitchell Shield team sit in 7th position with 2 wins and 2 losses. A nail biting 3 run win over Diamond Valley on Friday means that they face a tough must win final round against North West Metro to guarantee a quarter-final berth.


The U14 Nolan side have played some outstanding cricket over the week shrugging of a first round loss against Yarra Valley to rebound strongly and record three consecutive wins over Diamond Valley, ECA and North West Metro to ensure a certain quarter final berth. Great effort boys.


The U14 Allen sit in 4th position with 2 wins against North West Metro and Western Region JCA going into the final round in a tight championship against Diamond Valley. A win here would also lift us into the quarter finals race which would be a fitting testament to the boys fighting qualities.


The standard of play across the two U16 competitions has been absolutely first class. The Mackay Cup team sits two and two and goes into the final round against bottom placed Western Region on Monday to secure a finals berth. This side has shown they can mix it with anyone on their day and there will be a few nervous sides watching this result.


In the turf competition the Beitzel squad has so far carried all before them with excellent wins over Southern District and Churches, SECA and Diamond Valley. Their final two match’s against Gisborne and District and North West Metro are very winnable for the lads as they chase a semi-final spot in the VMCU’s primary competition.


A special thanks to our host clubs East Burwood, Blackburn, Kerrimuir and Heatherdale who have all done an excellent job. Also thanks to the umpires for their efforts on the long ot days and to all the parents (especially the mums) who have again excelled with the fantastic lunch’s they have prepared for the teams – we really are number 1 in this area.


It looks like being an exciting week next week as the carnival builds to its climax.




BHRDCA Social Media Policy 09/01/14

Using the internet and electronic communications is essential for communicating with clubs, officials and supporters of the BHRDCA. We are committed to making these communications appropriate and relevant to our interests therefore the BHRDCA CoM have issued a social media policy all members should be aware of.


Any questions or queries please contact the BHRDCA CoM.




One day games in D, E & F grades

One day games in D E & F Grades


A reminder that these grades are sticking with the 1.30pm start in a 64 over game with no more than 8 overs per bowler. Batting retirement conditions still apply.



BHRDCA U/16 Mackay Team – Optional Training Session

The U/16 Mackay team will be having an optional training session on Sunday 05/01/14. at Terrara Park, Terrara Road, Vermont South Mel. 62 K6.


Please arrive at 9.45am for a 10am start. The session should finish by noon. Please bring cricket gear, hats, sun screen and a drink.


If you are unable to attend, please advise Steve Carusi or Ross Chambers




Steve Carusi
Mackay Cup Coach
mobile: 0435 093 260




Ross Chambers
Junior Competition Secretary / Representative Manager B.H.R.D.C.A.
mobile: 0432 660 951

BHRDCA U/14 Allen Shield Team – Optional Training Session

The U/14 Allen Shield team will be having an optional training session on Thursday 02/01/14.


Koonung Heights Cricket Club is kindly hosting this session, at Greythorn Park, Alpha Street, Greythorn (Nth.Balwyn). Mel. 46 G4.


Please arrive at 4.15 pm for a 4.45 pm start. The session should finish by 6.00pm. Please bring cricket gear, hats, sun screen and a drink.


If you are unable to attend, please advise Glen Johnston or Ross Chambers




Glen Johnston
Allen Shield Coach
m: 0422 971 502




Ross Chambers
Junior Competition Secretary / Representative Manager B.H.R.D.C.A.
Mobile: 0432 660 951

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