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Congratulations Brown Hill CC 2014/15 First Grade Premiers
Congratulations Ballarat Fire Brigade CC 2014/15 Division 2 Premiers
Congratulations Ballarat / Redan CC 2014 / 15 Under 14 Premiers
Congratulations Darley CC 2014 / 15 Under 14 2nds Premiers
Congratulations Elaine CC 2014 / 15 Under 13 Premiers
Naps-Sebas Liam Rigby wins Cleary medal
  Naps-Sebas all-rounder Liam Rigby wins Cleary medal Champion: 2015 EJ Cleary Medal winner Liam Rigby, of Napoleons-Sebastopol. PICTURE: ADAM TRAFFORD HUMBLE Napoleons-Sebastopol all-rounder Liam Rigby was a popular EJ Cleary Medal winner on Wednesday night. Rigby represents a new, emerging generation of talent in the Ballarat Cricket Association clubs firsts. Darley captain Matt Cape, a dual Cleary Medallist, presented Rigby with the best and fairest award. Rigby’s captain Carman Ma...
Noel Heafield wins BCA's Bernie Davey Medal
  Noel Heafield wins BCA's Bernie Davey Medal By  MELANIE WHELAN March 19, 2015 Ballan’s seasoned all-rounder, Noel Heafield, captured the Bernie Davey Medal as Ballarat Cricket Association division one best and fairest player on Wednesday night.   Noel Heafield in action. It was a clear victory for Heafield, who tallied 17 votes polled consistently through the summer. Highlighting the Blues’ depth, teammates Zac Graham and Michael Snaith finished equal runners-up with...
BCA Junior Awards 2014/15 Season
Congratulations to the following BCA Junior Best & Fairest and other Winners Bedt & Fairest based on votes Under 13 Competition NICHOLAS PANTZIDIS (Elaine)     Under 14 2nd XI DAVID O’DONNELL (Buninyong) Under 14 1st XI MATT HARRIS (Golden Point) Under 16 2nd XI Competition MATTHIEU BREHAUT (Ballarat Redan Haddon) Under 16 1st XI Competition ZAC JENKINS (Ballarat Redan) U/16  1st XI Batting Aggregate - Zac Jenkins (Ballarat Redan) - 407 runs U/16  1st XI Bowlin...
Proposed BCA Structure
The  Ballarat Cricket  Association  is investigating changes to its playing structure and format next season as an outcome of its strategic review conducted in the last off season. The strategy days were attended by  representatives of BCA  clubs, the BCA board, Cricket Victoria & Cricket Australia . The vision of the BCA is to  “ becom e  the premier cricket association within regional Victoria ”, with plans to achieve this goal by the end of&...
Imparja Cup NEWS  
A night of honours for the nation’s top Indigenous cricketers
The leading men and women of the 2015 Imparja Cup, cricket’s national all-Indigenous tournament, have been named in the Men’s and Women’s Black Caps squads during the Imparja Cup Gala dinner in Alice Springs last night.   The best-performed men and women were selected for the 12-member squads based on their performances throughout the week.   Paul Stewart, Cricket Australia National Indigenous Officer, John Watkin, Cricket Australia Senior Manager Game Development and...
WA Wins Back-to-Back Imparja Cups
Western Australia has won its second consecutive Imparja Cup, defeating Queensland by three runs in the last over of the final at Traeger Park in Alice Springs.   Just as it did in the 2014, it took WA until the final ball of the match to claim the Cup.   WA’s total of 5/94 looked an unlikely victory total as Queensland’s openers strode to the crease for the run chase. And at none for 45, the total looked within comfortable reach of Queensland.   But a Bevan Bennell w...
Eight Straight For NSW Women
The NSW women’s Imparja Cup side has claimed their eighth straight Faith Coultard-Thomas trophy beating Victoria in the final by 75 runs. The match pitted the inexperienced upstarts Victoria, in just their second Imparja Cup, against the might of seven-time champions NSW. NSW openers Ash Gardner and Roxsanne Van-Veen catapulted the NSW innings into action with a display of clean-hitting that took the Blueys to 70 after seven overs. Van-Veen continued her wonderful tournament with the bat, ...
Ballarat Cricket Umpires Association NEWS  
All Umpires if available will Umpire a Semi Final on the 14th & 15 March, with Div 3 & Div 5 only the 14th.   Unfortunately this number drops to 16 only for Grand Finals the following 2 weekends.   We will take availabilities for all finals on the 10th March
Home & Away coming to close
The 2014/15 season is fast approaching the end with 2 rounds remaining before finals. 6 weeks and it is all over
Cricket Australia State Competitions NEWS  
Australian U19 squad announced to play English rivals
Australian Cricket will begin its preparation for its next Cricket World Cup engagement at the Bupa National Cricket Centre in Brisbane from Monday. While the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 in Australia and New Zealand is undergoing the final build-up before the opening matches next week, Cricket Australia will put 24 of its most promising male youth cricketers into camp as part of its preparations for the 2016 ICC U19 Cricket World Cup in Bangladesh. The Australian U19 Team is coached by Graeme Hic...
U19M: Team of the Championships
  FINAL STANDINGS: TEAM POINTS NSW Metropolitan 29 Western Australia 26 ACT/NSW Country 22 Queensland 18 Victoria 17 South Australia 6 Northern Territory 6 Tasmania 4 BOLD  indicates the winner of the Championships SPIRIT OF CRICKET AWARD: Tasmania PLAYER OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP: NSW Metropolitan - Luke Bartier LEADING RUN SCORER: Western Australia - Jake Carder  (366 runs) LEADING WICKET TAKER: ACT/NSW Country - Riley Ayre (20 wickets) MOST DISMISSALS BY A FIELDER: South Austral...
U18F: Team of the Championships
  FINAL STANDINGS: TEAM POINTS NSW Metropolitan 30 Victoria 34 Queensland 23 South Australia 21 ACT/NSW Country 15 Western Australia 8 Tasmania 6 Victorian Invitation XI 0 BOLD  indicates the winner of the Championships SPIRIT OF CRICKET AWARD: Tasmania PLAYER OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP: NSW Metropolitan - Ashleigh Gardner LEADING RUN SCORER: NSW Metropolitan - Ashleigh Gardner  (199 runs) LEADING WICKET TAKER: NSW Metropolitan - Lauren Cheatle (18 wickets) MOST DISMISSALS BY A FIEL...
Victorian Pathway Program NEWS  
Harvey shines again as Breakers win U14 State Champs
The South East Bayside Breakers' star skipper MacKenzie Harvey has led his side to a dominant win over the Western Spirit in the final of the Under-14 Male State Championships on Sunday. Harvey's well-measured 74 set the platform for the Breakers' innings, which got off to a slow start. Two wickets in two balls saw the Spirit on top early, as the Breakers fell to 2-6. Jakob Woinarski joined Harvey at the crease, and the pair settled in before quickly lifting the run rate, essentially rescuing t...
Young century leads Emus to Dowling Shield victory
The Inner East Emus have won the Under-16 Dowling Shield after defeating the Barwon Rockets by 47 runs on Sunday. Led by a superb century from the Player of the Final, Andrew Young, the Emus batted first and compiled a solid total of 221 from their 50 overs. A 51-run partnership for the second wicket between Young and Sam Milne (28) set the tone for the Emus, before a middle-order collapse saw them suddenly slump to 6-107. Young was going nowhere however, as he held up an end while he waited fo...
Country Central Highlands NEWS  
Rigby arrives at Houghton Main
Cricket Willow UK Scholarship winner Liam Rigby provides his first update since his arrival in England. Hi all, I thought I better give you an update on how things are tracking over here in the UK. We spent three nights in London and did all the tourist things, Westminster Abbey, Tower of London, Buckingham Palace etc. Caught up with some relatives as well which was really good before we caught the train up to Doncaster. We have been in Barnsley for the last two weeks. We are staying with Kay a...
2014/15 Central Highlands Team of the Year announced
The Central Highlands Region Team of the Year has been selected for the 2014/15 season.  The Team of the Year's selection is based on statistics only with the VCCL criteria of . Positions 1-2:                     Two opening batsmen who are primarily recognised as opening batsmen. Positions 3-6:               &nbs...
Vale Vin Cahill
Sad news with the passing of Central Highlands Region Life Member Vin Cahill.  Aged 94 Vin passed away on Thursday 2nd April.  Although Vin was in hospital, his death was rather sudden. Vin was a CHR Life Member, Merriman Medallist, among many accolades bestowed upon him over a long association with the game of cricket. Vin successfully coached the Central Highlands Region U21 team (even past his 90th year) for many years and will be fondly remembered by many of ou...