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.
Thank you to rebel sport for their ongoing support of the BHRDCA
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.
With the State Government announcing an extension to the current lockdown now due to end on Thursday 19th August we will again need to push back on BHRDCA indoor rep training for both the Under 17/16 and Under 14 age groups.
To be safe, as I expect the lockdown to continue past the 19th August, we have scheduled the following 4 sessions at Topline Sport.
Under 17 Girls and Under 16 Boys Saturday 28th August 5pm- 7pm
Saturday 4th September 5pm- 7pm
Under 14 Girls/Boys
Saturday 11th September 4.30pm- 6.30pm
Saturday 18th September 4.30pm – 6.30pm
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