The 2019/20 fixture has finally been completed and is now available to view on MyCricket.
There has been a few changes to the grading with all Shield and top grades to play in an 8 team competition this season, rather than 10 teams as in previous years.
Our teams are in the following grades for season 2019/20:
1st XI: RMS – Home games played at Vermont Reserve
2nd XI: DMS – Home games played at Vermont Reserve
3rd XI: E Grade 64 Overs – Home games played at Terrara Park West
4th XI: G Grade 64 Over Split Innings – Home games played across various locations (TBA)
The match formats across BHRDCA competition for this season are as follows:
80 Overs: RMS, Wilson, DMS, A, B, C Grades
70 Overs: D Grade
64 Overs: E & F Grades
64 Over Split Innings: G, H, I Grades
40 Over One Day: J Grade
So whilst our 3rds have gone from C Grade (80 overs) down to E Grade (64 Overs), we are still in the ‘top level’ for that format, similarly with our 4ths going from F down to G Grade. Whilst we appear to be going down by grades in alphabetical order, we are in the highest competitions of each format if that makes sense.
The DMS competition where our 2’s play will be made up of opposition 1’s teams, so we won’t play the same teams as our 1’s will play each week.
Our 4ths will host home games at various locations due to a shortage of grounds and the late change we had with the arrangement at Mount View PS. At this stage the 4ths will have home games at Simpson Reserve, Mitcham then a couple at Trinity Grammar Playing Fields, and also Donvale Reserve. We are not alone with this arrangement as most of the ‘lower grade’ sides will play their home games at different grounds due the availability of fields.
As you’re aware we have elected not to field a 5th XI this season which is the Father/Son team, this is due to the majority of those players not willing to commit to playing this year. We look forward to the next generation of Father/Son combinations that will resurrect this tradition over time.
Good luck to all involved this season.