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BCA Grounds and schedule update
Welcome to Ground Hog Day. Armed with information from our CoB crew and updates from Clubs on the state of the grounds as they sit right now, 19 of the 43 venues we have at our disposal have already been ruled out for this weekend. 9 of those are hard wicket venues.   As mentioned last week we anticipated having to schedule Sunday matches and now have to do so with the 3 rd XI and 1 Day B Grade competitions. A decision on 1 Day C Grade will be made next week.   We also have an issue w...
Friday night lights - 2016/17 T20 Competition
It's all happening, Friday Night Lights and T20 matches are coming to Ballarat!
Cricket Australia release new helmet policy
Download the MEMO that will change everything in helmet regulations.
Let the kids play
  Cricket Australia have released a ripper video showing what it's like for kids these days to play cricket at the younger levels. This is the beginning of significant change in cricket across the country, and something the Ballarat Cricket Association will following closely with the support of all governing bodies.
The Ballarat Cricket Hall of Fame  commemorates  the greatest   Ballarat Cricket  Association's  past and present players, officials, umpires, volunteers and major contributors to cricket in the Ballarat region.   The Ballarat Cricket Hall of Fame was an idea conceived by the BCA   Board in 2015 to honour Ballarat’s legendary cricketers and contributors. The  Hall of Fame  will open with the inaugural members and every year for the next 5 years it ha...
Victorian Country Cricket League NEWS  
Expression of Interest to umpire at the ACCC in Jamuary 2017
The Australian Country Cricket Championships, (now in its 35th year) will, in 2017, be held in Wollongong NSW from Jan 2 to 12,. The ACCC governance has changed somewhat over recent seasons and last year they offered for the first time the chance for each State to have a standing umpire, to try to promote that section of our game. This season it applies again but they have decided that they should ensure that the opportunity is made available to all, unlike last time. So the VCCL is c...
Cricket Victoria Bush Bash (Country Round)
Cricket Victoria has made a decision to cancel the upcoming "Bush Bash" (Country Round) of Premier cricket following an assessment of all venues for both men's and women's matches. It is hopeful that these games will be played at Premier grounds in Melbourne as CV are unable to reschedule for another time during the season.
New CA directive on wearing of helmets
      Cricket Australia has issued a directive in relation to the wearing of cricket helmets. Please click here to read more in detail:   HELMETS           
Cricket Australia State Competitions NEWS  
Queenslander Lovell a star in the making
Emerging batsman Angus Lovell put his name up in lights as a player of the future with a record-breaking 2016-17 Under 17 National Championships campaign.     Scoring 489 runs during the tournament, which finished last week in his home state, Lovell was named the Player of the Championships and in the process broke a Queensland Under 17s record that had stood for 35 seasons.        Not only did he break the record for the most runs by a Queenslander at the Under 17...
CA XI named for Under 19 National Championships
Victoria’s Will Sutherland will captain the Cricket Australia XI at this year’s Under 19 National Championships in Adelaide, with the team announced last night in Brisbane. The 14-player Cricket Australia XI squad, comprising the best players at the 2016-17 Under 17 National Championships, was selected based on talent identification during the two-week tournament on the Sunshine Coast and in Brisbane. National Talent Manager Greg Chappell announced the squad at the presentation night at The Gab...
Waugh ton leads NSW Metro to Championships win
A timely century from Austin Waugh set the tone for NSW Metro before a brilliant performance with the ball sealed a big win  New South Wales Metro have won the 2016-17 Under 17 National Championships, on the back of an unbeaten century from middle-order batsman Austin Waugh at Allan Border Field in Brisbane. After scraping through to the final with a nail-biting win against Western Australia in the semi-finals, NSW Metro were far too strong for Queensland in the decider, recording a 152-ru...
Country Central Highlands NEWS  
CHANGE OF VENUE - U16 Boys Sunday 16 October
U16 Boys session on Sunday 16 October has CHANGED VENUES to the Ballarat Exhibition Centre at 501 Dowling Street, Wendouree, due to the predicted poor weather in Maryborough.  Session to start from 11am and go to 1pm.  Arrive by 10:45am at the latest.
CHANGE OF VENUE - U14 & U16 Girls Friday 14th October
IMPORTANT - Due to the wet state of the Brown Hill CC ground we have had to CHANGE VENUES for both U14 & U16 Girls training on Friday 14th October. The session will now be held at – Ultra Sports – at the Ballarat Exhibition Centre 501 Dowling Street, Wendouree ... from 5:30pm-7:30pm If you are unavailable or going to be late for the session please contact your respective coach directly.
Cricket Victoria thanks Volunteers
Do you know an outstanding volunteer? Cricket Victoria are recognising Outstanding Volunteers at day 3 of the Boxing Day Test.  Submissions are now open! To nominate an outstanding volunteer go to