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Friday night lights - 2016/17 T20 Competition
It's all happening, Friday Night Lights and T20 matches are coming to Ballarat!
Junior Fixtures now available
The Junior fixtures have now been completed and are available for viewing on MyCricket. Please note some minor changes to the original dates/rounds etc sent out a few weeks ago and a new 13U naming convention and team allocation. The main information to take notes of are – All Junior fixtures align with 12 rounds of cricket each Round 1 begins the same week as most of the Seniors on October 8 Rounds 1 & 2 are 1 Day fixtures to assist with team selection and allow more games against each opp...
Rebel Cricket Catalogue - Forged for BATTLE!
Our long term Cricket partners, Rebel Ballarat have released their new season catalogue - FORGED FOR BATTLE. The Catalogue can be found HERE , and while you're waiting, check out the video of your favourites donning the armour GoT style!
BCUA - Interested in umpiring?
The Ballarat Cricket Umpires Association are underway in their pre-season training and are always looking for new talent to join the ranks. If you are interested in a rewarding post-playing career or think you'd enjoy the challenge please contact the BCUA.
BCA Junior Age group changes
The battle to keep kids playing sport and being active is being felt across the country. Recent studies have suggested sport during adolescence has numerous health benefits for both growing minds and bodies. In an effort to combat the decline in boys and girls continuing with our sport, and after much deliberation and consultation, the Ballarat Cricket Association are implementing a new cut off date for our Under Age competitions. The widely recognised 'Under 'x' age as at September 1' is now b...
Senior Rules - 2016/17
The Ballarat Cricket Association Senior Rules are now available for download. They can be found under the 'INFO/SENIORS' tabs on the website. They include all updates from last season as passed recently by the relevant parties in the annual change process. The Junior Rules will be available in the next few days.
Reconfirm all your participant roles
NOTE - Reminder that Clubs need to reconfirm all your participant roles on MyCricket at the start of each season. This will keep your participant records up to date and ensure that only active players display for team selection, registration etc. These are the steps involved: The BCA sets the current season. This flags all existing participant roles as requiring re-confirmation. At the start of each season, each club should reconfirm on MyCricket any continuing players, and ...
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.
BCA HALL OF FAME - NOMINATION FORMS
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...
Cricket Australia State Competitions NEWS  
Day 3 Wrap: 2016-17 Under 17 National Championships
After a winless 2015-16 campaign, Tasmania produced a drought-breaking win on Day 3 of the 2016-17 Under 17 National Championships on the Sunshine Coast, defeating ACT-NSW Country by four wickets.   ACT-NSW Country batted first, with Martin Jeffrey and NSW Blues and Sydney Thunder rookie Jason Sangha equal top-scorers for their side with 41 runs each.   However, four wickets from Jarrod Freeman restricted ACT/NSW Country to 189, which Tasmania chased down with four wickets and more th...
Day 2 Wrap: 2016-17 Under 17 National Championships
Queensland, Western Australia and New South Wales Metro remain unbeaten after an action-packed second day at the 2016-17 Under 17 National Championships on the Sunshine Coast.   The host state edged out Victoria Metro in a thriller, winning by two wickets as skipper Angus Lovell scored 45 and Lachlan Prince produced an even 50.   Shubham Bhargave (3-25) and Zak Evans (3-33) had given the visitors a real chance of defending their total of 8-184, but Queensland’s lower order held their ...
Day 1 Wrap: 2016-17 Under 17 National Championships
New South Wales Metro and ACT/New South Wales Country have both scored big wins in the opening round of the 2016-17 Under 17 National Championships on the Sunshine Coast. A dominant bowling performance from NSW Metro restricted the Cricket Australia XI to just 67 at Maroochydore, before an unbeaten 38 from Austin Waugh, the son of former Test captain Steve, guided the side to victory for the loss of just three wickets. At Landsborough, Sydney Thunder and NSW Blues rookie Jason Sangha led from t...
Victorian Country Cricket League NEWS  
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 Victoria Regional Big Bash 2016-17
Cricket Victoria has released the Competition Manual for the 2016-17 Regional Big Bash competition. Click here to access it:  CV Regional Big Bash     
Wollongong to host 2017 Commonwealth Bank Australian Country Cricket Champi...
 For news on the 2017 ACCC please click the link below. http://www.countrychamps.com.au/pageitem.aspx?id=127617&id2=1&eID=7576&entityID=7576
Country Central Highlands NEWS  
Highlanders Season Launch
The Central Highlands Region is providing a ‘Highlanders Season Launch’ to kick off the 2016/17 State Championships season.   To launch the Highlanders program, Regional Cricket Manager Campbell Waring will be announcing the Coaches for the 2016/17 season, as well as naming the Initial State Championships Squads .   The Values created for our Central Highlands Region’s Pathways program will be highlighted, along with the overall program Vision and the setting of program Expectations ....
Regional Coaching Seminar - Wednesday 31 August 2016
Cricket Coaches Australia are providing a wonderful opportunity to hear current High Performance Academy Head Coach Jarrad Loughman present on “Spin Bowling” at the Regional Coaching Seminar in the Central Highlands Region on Wednesday 31 st August from 6:30pm.     The seminar is free and open to all local coaches, players, administrators, juniors and parents.  Please note it is a seminar aimed at coaches including junior coaches/senior coaches and not a clinic aimed at junior pl...
Central Highlands Region AGM - Tues 9 August 2016
The Central Highlands Region AGM is to be held on  Tuesday 9 th August 2016 from 8pm at the Eastern Oval meeting/social rooms, enter via Ebden Street, Ballarat East.   Please ensure that your Association has two representatives present for voting purposes.   For further information contact Region Secretary/Treasurer Anthony Martin Mobile: 0406 683 964 Email: marjam45@hotmail.com

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