Upcoming event…the BHRDCA Deakin Community Cup

Inaugural Deakin Community Cup to support local organisation


Sunday 9th February –  Terrara Park, Vermont South will showcase some of the best junior cricket in the Deakin electorate. Ten junior clubs from the Box Hill Reporter District Cricket Association will join forces making two teams and play three match’s simultaneously in an under-10, under-12 and under-14 carnival.


The BHRDCA Deakin Community Cup will be run with the support from Michael Sukkar MP, Federal Member for Deakin and other businesses in the local area. This is a charity event and all money raised through gold-coin donations will be donated to Taralye, an organsition in Blackburn that assists children with hearing loss.


To decide the teams the electorate has been spilt into North and South, using Central Rd as the geographical borders which means;


North will include Mitcham, Blackburn, Blackburn Nth, Heatherdale & Laburnum, and

South will include Forest Hill, Heathmont, Vermont, Vermont South and Nunawading


The North Team will be named Deakin Hutchinson and the South Deakin Davis after the first two elected MP’s for Deakin.


All participating players will receive a special cap to commemorate the occasion provided by Mr Sukkar, who will also be on hand to make the presentations for team and individual awards at the end of the matches.


The three games will commence at 9.00am with the U/12 and U/14 playing 25 overs each innings and everyone in the community is encouraged to come down to support the players.


Peter White, BHRDCA Junior Section Manager says, “It is sensational to have Michael Sukkar’s involvement in this event.  We think this is a fantastic opportunity to not only showcase each of these clubs, but junior cricket as a whole.”


A sausage sizzle and other family entertainment will also be available on the day.


Please contact Emma Boschetti, Marketing Manager BHRDCA, on 0420 906 197 for more information or to get involved.

To downloads Michael Sukkar’s press release click the link below.

30-01-14 Junior cricketers get set for inaugural Deakin Community Cup


Reminder: MyCricket match entry requirements

Over the past month or so there have been a number of requests to reopen MyCricket matches.


The majority of these requests have resulted from the HOME TEAM’s actions when they have (incorrectly) confirmed scores before the AWAY TEAM has had an opportunity to complete or check the scores & enter their player records. It is the AWAY TEAM’s responsibility to Confirm the match.


To clarify the BHRDCA MyCricket Match entry requirements…


BOTH TEAMS should enter their Selected teams (the equivalent to a Team Sheet) prior to, or at the latest, by 6.00 p.m. the day after the match commences


The HOME TEAM should enter the Short Result & update the Match status to a Saved Match Result by 6.00 p.m. the day after the match has concluded. (NOTE: Any earlier progress scores i.e. Innings entered after Day 1 of a Two Day game should only be saved as a Match in Progress.) Where possible, the HOME TEAM player performances should also be entered by 6.00 p.m. the day after the match has concluded (NOTE: This makes it easier for the AWAY team to meet their match completion obligations & for the Ladders to be formalised as early as possible in the days following the actual match conclusion)


The AWAY TEAM has up to three days after the match has concluded e.g. Tuesday at 6.00 p.m. to enter their player performances & to ensure that the HOME TEAM has entered the result correctly. The AWAY TEAM on ascertaining that the match result & team lists are correct should then Confirm the match as an accurate reflection of the Match outcome.


This will trigger an alert to the BHRDCA that the match day administration has been completed and the result (and Ladders) will be made official.




Steve Flemming

BHRDCA Admin Mgr.

0417 036 136 / 0420 904 467

BHRDCA Rd 7 wrap-up…it’s starting to heat up at both ends of the ladder!

McIntosh Shield


With 7 Rounds now completed all competitions are starting to heat up at both ends of the ladder. After extreme heat conditions throughout the week players were greeted with cooler conditions.


Box Hill North Super Kings took on arch rival East Box Hill. After batting first East Box Hill would post a competitive 9/152 with Damian Yze making a swash buckling 77 not out. The Super Kings were never really threatened with Tom Mitchell 66 not out and Brad Carroll 43 the stars. The Super Kings sit in 3rd position and look in premiership contention.


Bulleen Templestowe now sit on top of the ladder 4-171 after defeating bottom of the ladder Mitcham 9-170cc. Michael Abbott 50, Alex White 40 for the Tigers, while Adrian Tabaccheria 5-21 for the Bullants. Mitcham still remain 6 points clear on the bottom and face the relegation.


Blackburn travelling to Templestowe would only manage 124 with Andrew Hone 5-22 Templestowe in the match, but the brittle Templetowe batting once again was brought undone only managing 8-116cc. Nishidh Sopirawala 42, while Burners stalwart Andrew Steele 4-39 proving the match winner with his experience.


St Davids at home to East Burwood in a very important game to stay in contact with the top four, but also to stay out of the relegation zone they would steam roll East Burwood’s respected batting for a disappointing 109. Chris Jones 51 the only highlight, while Brent Williams 5-15 would be the destroyer. East Burwood struggled to get early breakthroughs with Erilcott and Williams setting the platform with a solid opening stand. Ryan Coutts 27 not out, while Williams 31 not out would see victory from the home team.


Defending Premiers Heatherdale sitting in 9th place in a season they would like to forget so far took on Vermont who were keen to carry on their recent form. After winning the toss Vermont would post 207 with Jarrod Moody 71. Heatherdale could only manage 155 Lachlan Johns 64. Mitchell Rickarby taking 4-30 for the Eagles to inflict more pain for the Dales and putting its finals chances in severe jeopardy.


At home Forest Hill have been the benchmark team to date this season sitting on top of the ladder. Taking on Blackburn South these two teams in the past have had some exciting clashes with this one no different. Winning the toss Forest Hill would be all out for 144, a score well below its standard so far this season. Jarryd Taun-Henderson the only real shining light with 29. The Cobras chasing would lose Captain Steve Alderton early and with the top order rocked at 4/21 the Zebras looked in the box seat. Anthony Giuliano would play a mature innings for 45 and contributions by Seaton Mundy 29 and Steve Vormain 20 not out would get the Cobras over the line in a thriller 9/147 to remain in finals contention and give the Zebras second defeat on the season.


Wilson Shield


Laburnum were hosting Heatherdale in a very important game for both sides. Laburnam after batting first posted 135 with Matt Henderson 35 only managing to bat for 35 overs. James Moye 4-38 for Heatherdale would pass Laburnam at 6-141 to record a victory and remain in finals calculations.


After a win the previous round Kerrimuir United took on the improving Vermont South who have been in good form over recent matches. Vermont South would only make 91 with Dylan Ellis 5-20 the star for United. In reply they would pass the total 4/93 with Ryan Hillias compiling a well made 59 not out. Kerrimuir after a slow start now elevate to third on the ladder.


In the match of the round and living up to it in every way, Blackburn North batting first would only make 129 Ben Davis 37 while with Nick Greenhalf 4-25 for the Nungers. Koonung Heights set about the chase of 129. Christenson would be the only real shining light with wickets regularly falling. Patrao the last out bowled by Luke Macleod with scores tied. Dean Burton 3/32 for the best bowler for the Bulldogs.


Glen Waverley Hawks 9-198cc (Luke Galle 65, Jarrod Greaves 43) would defeat the struggling Mulgrave Wheelers Hill 178 (C.Arnold 57, T.Balaam 53, L.Galle 4-41).


Doncaster hosting Eley Park saw an even contest early with Doncaster 5/108 with 5 overs remaining in its innings managing to score 5-175cc. Late hitting by Josh Waters 42 not out and Mark Albiston 42 defeated a disappointing Eley Park 140 Sam Noble 2/19 . Eley Park who have slumped to the bottom of the ladder making its finals chances extremely difficult.


Wrap-up written by Matt Lee


 Best Batting Performance

Score layer Club Grade Rnd Inns Opposition
138 Parag Verma Box Hill North Super Kings B Grade 8 1 Heatherdale
120 Chris Tillotson Syndal A Grade 8 1 Park Orchards
104* Dammika De Vas Gunawardena Park Orchards A Grade 8 1 Syndal
101* Matthew Drysdale Blackburn North E Grade 10 1 Mulgrave Wheelers Hill Cricket Club
100* Thushitha D Ranaweera Nunawading F Grade 10 1 Forest Hill
95 Anthony La Sala East Burwood B Grade 8 1 East Box Hill
94 Jason Wade Vermont F Grade 10 1 Mitcham
92 Ben Smith Heatherdale E Grade 10 1 Nunawading
83 Andrew Vance Vermont South A Grade 8 1 Burwood District
80 Trent Batchelor Nunawading B Grade 8 1 Blackburn
80 Daniel Mulcahy Blackburn South D Grade 8 1 Forest Hill


Best Bowling Performance

Bowl Player Club Grade Rnd Inns Opposition
5/5 Rochak Batta East Box Hill F Grade 10 1 Koonung Heights
5/15 Brent Williams St Davids McIntosh Shield Grade 8 1 East Burwood
5/17 Ben O’Connor Mitcham D Grade 8 1 Glen Waverley Hawks
5/20 Dylan Ellis Kerrimuir United Wilson Shield Grade 8 1 Vermont South
5/22 Andrew Hone Templestowe McIntosh Shield Grade 8 1 Blackburn
5/25 Chris Stephens Blackburn North A Grade 8 1 Koonung Heights
5/26 Adrian Tabaccheria Bulleen Templestowe McIntosh Shield Grade 8 1 Mitcham
5/34 Chris Hallett Forest Hill B Grade 8 1 Mulgrave Wheelers Hill Cricket Club
5/59 Shane Russell Box Hill North Super Kings C Grade 8 1 Kerrimuir United
4/3 David McDonald Richmond City E North Division – Veterans 6 1 Kerrimuir United
4/4 Craig Smith Surrey Hills B Division – Veterans 6 1 Koonung Heights
4/4 Jason Schinck Vermont South One Day B Grade 14 1 Eley Park
4/5 Gavan G Muckian Richmond City E North Division – Veterans 6 1 Kerrimuir United
4/16 David Wooller Mont Albert D North Division – Veterans 6 1 Burwood
4/16 Paul Egan Mulgrave Wheelers Hill Cricket Club One Day A Grade 14 1 Kerrimuir United
4/18 Edward Garth Eley Park D Grade 8 1 St Davids
4/19 Lachlan Healy Koonung Heights One Day B Grade 14 1 Vermont
4/20 Michael Barro Mitcham McIntosh Shield Grade 2nds 8 1 Bulleen Templestowe
4/22 Sam Weideman Vermont F Grade 10 1 Mitcham
4/22 David Winterton Burwood District One Day B Grade 14 1 Box Hill North Super Kings
4/22 Tim Lane Bulleen Templestowe D Grade 8 1 East Box Hill
4/23 William Deerbon Heatherdale D Grade 8 1 South Sharks
4/24 Nicholas A Greenhalf Koonung Heights Wilson Shield Grade 8 1 Blackburn North
4/25 Vignesh Shanmugaphan Doncaster E Grade 10 1 Blackburn South
4/26 David Katic Notting Hill-Brandon Park A Division – Veterans 6 1 Blackburn
4/28 Matthew Coad Notting Hill-Brandon Park A Division – Veterans 6 1 Blackburn
4/29 Ammar Asim Bulleen Templestowe McIntosh Shield Grade 2nds 8 1 Mitcham
4/30 Mitchell Rickarby Vermont McIntosh Shield Grade 8 1 Heatherdale
4/31 Callum Reid Vermont F Grade 10 1 Mitcham
4/31 Jason Irish Doncaster C Grade 8 1 Vermont



T20 Semi-Final’s tonight…check out who is playing here!

The T20 Semi-Finals are on tonight.

All games start at 5.30pm so get down and show your support for the boys.


A Grade

Bullen-Temp vs. Kerrimuir United @ Ted Ajani Reserve

Heatherdale vs. East Box Hill @ Heatherdale


B Grade

Templestowe vs. Eley Park @ Templestowe Reserve

Syndal vs. Bullen-Temp @ Mount View PS


C Grade

Deakin vs. Heatherdale @ Bennettswood Sports Centre

Koonung Heights vs. Nunawading @ Whitehorse Reserve

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


U_16_Team_1 U:16_Team_3 U_16_Team_4

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



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