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...
T20 Just for Girls - Annoucement
Country Central Highlands
A quick update regarding today's Central Highlands T20 Just for Girls - we had decided to attempt to get the first game between Ballarat CA & Gisborne DCA played but with the pending rain this afternoon we have CANCELLED Game 2 (Gisborne v Castlemaine) and Game 3 (Ballarat & Castlemaine). Sorry to Castlemaine but it looks like at lunchtime the rainclouds will open up. Let's hope we can get this first game in!!
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Victoria wins men’s Grand Final at 2017 NICC
National Indigenous Cricket Championships
Victoria has won the men’s Grand Final at the 2017 National Indigenous Cricket Championships (NICC), defeating New South Wales by 18 runs and in the process securing the NICC men’s title for the first time.   Victoria won the toss and elected to bat first, but an impressive run out in the second over removed Daniel Mock (2) to give New South Wales the early momentum. Djali Bloomfield (1/34) and Ben Patterson (2/47) then combined for a destructive bowling spell that left Victoria reeling at...
Finals system explained
With the BCA finals just 4 weeks away we're all now looking into how things may pan out and who might play who in the Semi Finals for a shot at premiership glory. With the new Senior 2nd XI structure for this season it seems a great time to put a visual on how all grades work come finals time. Click HERE to view the system.
NSW wins women’s Grand Final at 2017 NICC
National Indigenous Cricket Championships
New South Wales has won the women’s Grand Final at the 2017 National Indigenous Cricket Championships (NICC), defeating Queensland by just five runs in a scintillating contest. The victory means New South Wales has extended their winning streak in the women’s competition to 10 years.   Queensland, playing in just their second National Indigenous Cricket Championships within the women’s division and first Grand Final, made it to the final after an impressive six-wicket victory against the N...
Players of the Tournament, Black Caps squads announced at NICC
National Indigenous Cricket Championships
The outstanding performances of the 2017 National Indigenous Cricket Championships have been recognised at a presentation dinner last night ahead of the Grand Finals today, with individual player awards announced as well as the men’s and women’s Black Caps squads for 2017.   New South Wales swept the individual player awards for the tournament, with Nathan Price named the men’s Player of the Tournament as well as the highest run scorer, and Ashleigh Gardner named women’s Player of the Tour...
Vic Country reclaims U21 championship v VMCU
Victorian Country Cricket League
          VICTORIA COUNTRY RECLAIMS UNDER 21 CHAMPIONSHIP Overcast and threatening skies greeted the Victorian Country Under 21 team when it arrived at Greenvale to take on the Victorian Metropolitan Cricket Union on Sunday 5 th February. Late withdrawals, captain Ben Threlfall (Western Waves) and Kyle Bienefelt (Barwon), both suffering the effects of arduous Melbourne Country Week ordeals, were replaced adequately by Jake Klemm (Northern Rivers) and Thyl...
Melbourne Country Week Finals
Victorian Country Cricket League
Victorian Country Cricket League-Melbourne Country Week - Provincial Final Geelong Cricket Association 8/188cc (A Fergusson 85*; A Quarrell 52H Schlaghecke 4/24) def Warrnambool and District Cricket Association 7/181 (K Humphrys 46; B Threlfall 39) Victorian Country Cricket League-Melbourne Country Week - Division 2 Final Ferntree Gully & District CA 228 (J Taylor 89; J Butcher 33A Quinn 4/21) def by Murray Valley Cricket Association 9/237cc (A Wiffen 102; L Quinn 36; R Henry 33) Victorian ...
Players of the Carnival
Cricket Victoria State Championships
Congratulations to the following players named Players of the Carnival for their respective State Championship   U14 Female Jessica Field Western Waves 133 runs and 4 wickets and Annecy Homberg Inner South East Scorpions 150 runs and 2 wickets U16 Female Shania McKinnon Mallee Murray 201 runs and 5 wickets U18 Female   Zoe Griffiths Eastern Select 256 runs U14 Male Henry Brown Inner East Emus 239 runs and 1 wicket U16 Male   Stephen Mihelakos- James North West Wizards 259 runs U1...
SSV 12 Years and Under State Cricket Team - nominations open
Country Central Highlands
Nominations are now open for the School Sport Victoria (SSV) 12 Years and Under State Cricket Team – both Boys & Girls.      Please note: only children born in 2005 or 2006 are eligible for selection.   This is a SSV Program and not a Cricket Victoria program, although Cricket Victoria has a partnership with SSV to assist with the first phase of the program in trialling players within the 16 cricket regions across the State, with the Regional Cricket Managers coordinatin...
2016-17 Under 15 National Champs: Round 6/7 Wrap
Cricket Australia State Competitions
ACT/NSW Country held on to top spot on the ladder after winning their match against Tasmania at Manuka Oval. After winning the toss and choosing to bat, TAS kept their runs slowly ticking over with Sarah Breckweg and Hannah Wilson top scoring for the side. However, ACT/NSW’s tight fielding restricted TAS’s batting efforts to finish 6/50 at the end of their innings. In reply, openers Grace Dignam and Alisha Bates were able to chase down the runs in the 6 th over to win by 10 wickets.   At N...
Central Highlands Presentation Evening
Country Central Highlands
The Central Highlands State Championships Presentation Evening is on Friday 10 th February 2017.   To conclude this seasons State Championships program and to recognise outstanding performances in the Central Highlands region teams, an informal Presentation Evening has been organised for players of all the Central Highlands teams and the winners of the two Junior Country Week & Kirton Shield Player of the Series Awards (details below). The Central Highlands Coach of the Year Awards wil...
2016-17 Under 15 National Champs: Round 4/5 Wrap
Cricket Australia State Competitions
At Canberra’s international venue, Manuka Oval, South Australia were sent into bat and got off to a positive start with the top order all contributing runs to see the team quickly reach 74. However, six wickets were lost in hasty succession after the VIC Metro bowling attack took control, seeing SA all out for 79. Jessica Matin claimed an impressive 4/14 from her four overs, while captain Annabel Sutherland took a tight 2/7 from her overs. VIC were swift in their reply, with Sutherland firing 3...
2016-17 Under 15 National Champs: Round 3 Wrap
Cricket Australia State Competitions
The third round of the Cricket Australia Under 15 Female National Championships saw a rain-affected day’s play unfold in Canberra. The matches were played with reduced overs, but a number of dazzling innings and bowling displays were nonetheless on show.   ACT/New South Wales Country continued its unbeaten run, overcoming Victoria Metro by eight wickets at Canberra Grammar School.   Batting first, VIC Metro was restricted to 5/76 in 21 overs. Medium pace bowler Sarah Young led the cha...
Congratulations to the Vic Country award winners at ACCC 2017 in Wollongong
Victorian Country Cricket League
Many of the Vic Country representatives were recognised for their performances during the ACCC carnival that has just wrapped up in Wollongong. Vic Country players were named in both the Men's and Women's Australian teams and a number were winners of individual awards. Men's Australian 1X: Nathan Walsh; Tom Mathieson; Ben Boyd; Michael Allen Bill O'Reilly Bowling Award:  Tom Mathieson (20 wkts @ 12.80)   Women's Australian 1X: Stephanie Townsend; Chelsea Moscript