Buninyong CC to join the 1st XI!
As we are all aware, in season 2016/17 the 1 st XI competition comprised of 9 teams with all receiving a ‘2 Day’ bye and a ‘1 Day’ bye. It has been the BCA Board’s goal in recent times to create flexibility for Clubs and allow a pathway for those with the desire to compete at the highest level. The restructure over recent years included such an aim. As the need arose last year, the Board has been exploring avenues to add an entity to the 1 st XI competition and once again have at least 10 teams...
Central Highlands Male State Championships Squads announced for 2017/18
Country Central Highlands
The initial Central Highlands Male State Championships Squads have been announced for the upcoming 2017/18 season. The initial squads will be reduced to squads of 13 which will represent the Central Highlands Region in the Cricket Victoria State Championships to be held in January 2018 in Melbourne. Central Highlands Regional Cricket Manager Campbell Waring says once again the squads show the depth of cricket within the Central Highlands Region - “Once again the depth in the three squads looks ...
New CA Junior formats finalised
The final Cricket Australia recommendations for Junior playing formats have been released. After a lengthy and intense trial period, CA have collated all the data provided the following pathway in a nutshell below. Please note that the BCA are in preliminary talks with CA about potentially adopting the new formats in season 2017/18. This will only affect the current 13U competition with CA recommending that 14U and above generally capable of playing 'adult' cricket as they currently do now. Fur...
New MCC Laws of Cricket explained
There have been some changes to the Laws of Cricket that will come into play for season 2017/18. You can have a read of them HERE
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Central Highlands coaching applications open for State Champs 201718
Country Central Highlands
Cricket Victoria is currently inviting expressions of interest for State Championship Coach and Manager roles in all regions in Victoria, including our Central Highlands Region Pathways coaching roles for the 2017/18 season.   The closing date for expressions of interest is Sunday June 11 th , 2017 .   Further details about the process and how to apply can be found at this link: . &nbs...
Coach and Manager EOI
Cricket Victoria State Championships
Cricket Victoria is now inviting expressions of interest for State Championship Coach and Manager roles. The State Championship programme consists of a series of competitions run across December and January each year for talented male and female cricketers starting at Under-14 level and moving through to Under-18 level. The programme is a key component of the talent identification system for male and female youth cricketers. The program has a history of producing elite level players with Peter ...
Jonty's first update from Houghton Main CC
Country Central Highlands
Cricket Willow UK Scholarship winner Jonty Wall has provided his first update with Houghton Main CC. Everything is going well over here so far. I have been very lucky with the weather with not having it rain once so far, but am still looking forward to it getting a bit warmer in the next few weeks. On the cricket front we have played 3 league games and unfortunately lost them all which has been disappointing. The three sides that have beaten Houghton Main are expected to all be pushing for prom...
VCCL seeking expressions of interest for Team Management positions for 2018 ACCC carnival
Victorian Country Cricket League
  The VCCL is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified people to fill Team Management positions for the 2018 Australian Country Cricket Championships in Geraldton - WA. Please click the link below for further information and instructions. EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
Future stars named in Australia U16s squad
Cricket Australia State Competitions
Cricket Australia has announced an Australia Under 16s squad, following the conclusion of the School Sport Australia 15 & Under Boys National Championship in Queensland.   The 14 player squad features some of the best talent from the tournament, as selected by the Youth Selection Panel, plus four standby players.   New South Wales is the best-represented state with five players in the squad, while South Australia (three), Queensland (two), Victoria (two) and Western Australia (two...
Day 4 Wrap: SSA 15 & Under Championship
Cricket Australia State Competitions
In a weather-affected fourth day at the School Sport Australia 15 & Under Boys National Championship, only one match was completed. The round locked in the Pool tables after the four qualifying rounds, with points shared in abandoned matches. Victoria Country v NSW Green NSW Green cruised to a six-wicket win on the back of a strong bowling effort against Victoria Country. Bradley Simpson and Ben Mitchell both claimed two wickets, as Victoria Country was dismissed for 104 in the 31st over. I...
Day 3 Wrap: SSA 15 & Under Championship
Cricket Australia State Competitions
The School Sport Australia 15 & Under Boys National Championships arrived on the Sunshine Coast today, with a number of close contests. Queensland v NSW Magenta NSW Magenta’s unbeaten start came to an end, as Queensland scraped home by one-wicket in a thriller. Dhruv Kant’s knock of 70 led NSW Magenta to a total of 160, as Mitchell Pascoe picked up four wickets. Queensland reached its target in the penultimate over, with an unbeaten 25 from Jet Liebke sealing victory. South Australia v ACT ...
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...
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...