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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  
Finals
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
Congratulations
To Cameron Haines, James O'Brien on their 1st Club 1 Games and Danny Graham on his 1st Club 1 game on his return to the BCUA
Ballarat Cricket Association NEWS  
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&...
Playing coach - VRI Delacombe CC
POSITION VACANT   Playing coach - VRI Delacombe CC   Ballarat District Cricket Association Number of Senior Teams: 3 Number of Junior Teams: 1 In2Cricket Programs: Yes Accreditation level required: Level 1   Key Selection Criteria:   Commit to running and organising training two nights a week Set high standards for on-field performance Provide positive on and off-field leadership Mentor and promote the development of senior players Coordinate senior batting, bowling, fieldin...
Follow 'Live Scores' online
  Follow 'Live Scores' online: If you Club or Team is not doing this - Ask them why not?? Follow Live Scores online via  MyCricket  - when viewing a scorecard select the "Match Statistics..." link to follow ball-by-ball details. If your club has a MyCricket Club Website then you can add a 'Live Scores' widget to your site once logged into MyCricket via Site > Site Layout Manager > Edit > Add widget > Live Scores > Save & Publish. *We are currently deve...
JLT - Ground Report App
  JLT Sport Match Day Checklist App Your Cricket Club has a duty of care to provide a safe environment. This is a legal responsibility your club can’t waive. JLT Sport has created a Match Day Checklist App to help your club maintain your duty of care. This is a simple pre-match inspection tool. It allows clubs officials to identify safety concerns and record any actions required to address these concerns. FEATURES INCLUDE: • Complete, submit and email match day checklists • ...
Cricket Australia State Competitions NEWS  
Australia U19 v Papua New Guinea Highlights
   
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...
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...
East Metro crowned state champs
A 138-run opening partnership from Madeleine Wright and Zoe Griffiths saw East Metro defeat the South East Sharks by 52 runs to claim the Under-18 VicSpirit State Championship at Jubilee Park yesterday. Wright (63) and Griffiths (52) combined to lead East Metro to 4-185 after 40 overs and in reply, the Sharks fell short as they were dismissed for 133 in the 33rd over. After winning the toss and sending East Metro in to bat, the Sharks were put on the back foot as Wright and Griffiths batted wit...
Country Central Highlands NEWS  
Wendouree vie for Cricket Victoria Statewide T20 Cup Final
Good luck to Central Highlands Region representative, Wendouree CC who face Bentleigh Uniting CC in the Cricket Victoria Statewide T20 Cup Final on Sunday 22 February 2015 at the Eastern Oval.  Match starts at 1pm.   http://www.cricketvictoria.com.au/news/article/wendouree-face-bentleigh-uniting-in-statewide-t20-final    
Central Highlands T20 Just for Girls - Sunday 22nd February
The “Central Highlands T20 Just for Girls” competition, is to be held this Sunday 22 nd February 2015 at Alfredton Ovals 1 & 2 in Ballarat.     This is the Association based competition for female cricketers in the Region.   Four teams have been confirmed, including Ballarat Cricket Association, Gisborne & District Cricket Association, combined Grampians Cricket Association/Castlemaine & District Cricket Association and for the second year an invitational team from th...
Highlander Hicks to captain Australia
Avoca Cricket Club's Gavan Hicks has been selected as captain of the Australian ID team to take on England in the Inas International Cricket Series in Melbourne from March 14 to 24.   http://www.cricketvictoria.com.au/news/article/hicks-takes-charge-as-four-vics-make-australian-squad   Good luck Gav - the Central Highlands Region wishes you all the best!!