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97th AGM of VBCA

97th AGM of VBCA

The 97th Annual General Meeting of the VBCA Executive will be held on Saturday 17 August 2019 at the Charlie Bradley Pavilion, Kooyong commencing at 2:00 pm.

Vic Blind Cricket Open Training Session

Vic Blind Cricket Open Training Session

Vic Blind Cricket Open Training Session – Sunday 21 July 2019 The VBCA in conjunction with Cricket Victoria have organised an open training session for prospective Vic Squad members on Sunday 21 July 2019 at Junction Oval (Lakeside Dr, St Kilda VIC 3182) commencing at 10:00 am. The session will be run by Brett Wilson,…

Presentation Night – Wrap Up

Presentation Night – Wrap Up

The VBCA Presentation Night was held on Friday 15 March 2019 at the Charlie Bradley Pavilion, Kooyong. Major award winners for the evening: Paul Carlson Memorial Encouragement Award: Steven Obeid Max Walker Medalist: David Gauci Best Totally Blind: Chris Baillie Best Partially B: John Boland Best Partially A: Matthew Cameron

Presentation Night 2019 – Tickets

Presentation Night 2019 – Tickets

Tickets are now available for the VBCA Presentation Evening 2019. Tickets can be purchased from the bar this Saturday 2nd March and throughout the VBCA Grand Final Weekend. Price is $30.00 per person. Price includes 2 drinks. When: Friday 15th March 2019 Charlie Bradley Pavilion, at the rear of 454 Glenferrie Road, Kooyong VIC 3144…

Register Online to Play for the VBCA

Register Online to Play for the VBCA

MyCricket Online Registration is a convenient way for VBCA participants to register themselves for the upcoming season. This Online Registration service is a simple, time-saving, secure, easy to use and available 24/7. The process is same as last year – visit our MyCricket site and select the appropriate registration form. Players, Umpires, Scorers and Volunteers…

Umpires Needed for Blind Cricket

Umpires Needed for Blind Cricket

If you’d really like to put your umpiring skills towards helping a great cause, please keep reading… The Victorian Blind Cricket Association (VBCA) is seeking 1-2 umpires for the 2018-19 season. The game of Blind Cricket has been played for almost 100 years in Victoria at the Charlie Bradley Pavilion, which is at the rear…

AFL Blind Testing Day

AFL Blind Testing Day

Hi all, AFL Victoria would like to invite you to an AFL Blind Testing Day! The day will take place on August 11 at the Tullamarine Action Indoor Sports Centre from 10:00am – 1:30pm. AFL Victoria has been working over the past 12 months to develop a version of AFL for Victorians who are blind…

Finalist – Cricket Australia A Sport for All Awards

Finalist – Cricket Australia A Sport for All Awards

Chris Ive has been selected as a finalist in Cricket Australia’s /A Sport for All /Community Cricket Awards, presented in partnership with the Commonwealth Bank. This is a significant achievement and worthy of our recognition of Chris’ efforts to grow our wonderful sport and ensure that cricket is a sport for all Australians.

NSW Break Blind Championships Drought

NSW Break Blind Championships Drought

New South Wales have claimed the blind and vision impaired title after a hard fought three run victory over Victoria at the National Cricket Inclusion Championships. The win meant that New South Wales went through the entire competition undefeated. Winning the toss, Victoria sent Lindsay Heaven’s New South Wales side into bat. Heaven and Nathan…

Appointment of Vic Squad on field Leadership

Appointment of Vic Squad on field Leadership

Pleased to announce the on field leadership team for the upcoming NCIC tournament in Geelong Captain – Brett Wilson Ned Brewer-Maiga –  Vice-Captain John Boland – Third Selector — Yours in Cricket,Nick Pepper Secretary Victorian Blind Cricket Association http://www.vbca.org.au ** Follow Us On Twitter (https://twitter.com/VicBlindCricket) ** Like Us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/VicBlindCricket)

Melbourne Cup Calcutta & Trivia

Melbourne Cup Calcutta & Trivia

Saturday 4th November 2017 This is one of our annual fundraising events, a 5-round trivia night along with a Calcutta and Raffle for horses in the Melbourne Cup. Family & Friends welcome, ideally tables of 6, but we can help you out on the night too. RSVP via email or at the event on Facebook…

Head Coach Appointment

Head Coach Appointment

Head Coach appointed to the Victorian Blind Cricket Squad Cricket Victoria and the Victorian Blind Cricket Association are pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Walton to the position of Head Coach for the Victorian Blind Cricket Team. Andrew comes with an impressive history in high performance coaching which includes being the current coach of…

AFL Blind – Expressions of Interest Survey

AFL Blind – Expressions of Interest Survey

Hi there, AFL Victoria is currently in the process of creating an adapted version of Australian Rules football for the Victorian blind and vision impaired community, and to better help us understand what you want out of AFL Blind we are seeking input through a quick survey. You can find the survey in two formats,…

Working With Children Checks

Working With Children Checks

Cricket Victoria expect that each club and association make a copy of the Guidelines available for your club website and also communicate the changes to your members, ensuring that those who are required to obtain a Check do so. Click here to download the Cricket Victoria Working With Children Check – Club & Association Guidelines…

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Dear All Members, Life Members, Family & Friends, Important Reminders & Upcoming Events Sat Oct 7th Season Starts / Opening Night Celebrations BBQ Dinner / Opening night speech and celebrations Sat Oct 14th Nominations Close (VIC / NCIC) Players / Officials / Selectors It is important that anyone wishing to take part in the 2018…

NCIC 2018 Update 1

NCIC 2018 Update 1

The purpose of this article is to communicate with you the basic structure of the 2018 NCIC some of the details are not confirmed as yet but I wanted to get information out to you soon then later so we can answer any question early.   TIMELINES   What When NCIC Player Information Pack Wednesday…

2017 Vision Impaired Cricket Schools Program

2017 Vision Impaired Cricket Schools Program

Dear Friends and supporters, There is still time to register for the 2017 Vision Impaired Cricket Schools Programme will be held on Friday 22nd September 2017. This programme provides an introduction to vision impaired cricket and is open to all primary and secondary age students both male and female. It provides a unique opportunity for…

2017 Vision Impaired Cricket Schools Come & Try Day

2017 Vision Impaired Cricket Schools Come & Try Day

The 2017 Vision Impaired Cricket Schools Come & Try Day will be held on Friday 22nd September 2017. This programme provides an introduction to vision impaired cricket and is open to all primary and secondary age students both male and female. It provides a unique opportunity for students to learn a range of skills including…

VicHealth Active Club Grand Recipient

VicHealth Active Club Grand Recipient

The Victorian Blind Cricket Association is pleased to announce that it is one of a small number of applicants who have received $1,980 from the Victorian Government VicHealth Active Clubs Initiative grants program for 2016-17. #ActiveClubGrants The Association is extremely grateful for the contribution of funds to its first year of indoor cricket competition. The…

Autumn Indoor Cricket Season

Autumn Indoor Cricket Season

Even though the season has started, it’s not too late to join in. The games are open to vision impaired, family and friends to play. Come down to St Columbs Church Hall Indoor Cricket Centre on the corner of Burwood Road and St Columbs Street Hawthorn every Saturday from 6th May to 3rd June. Times:…

2016/17 Grand Final

2016/17 Grand Final

2016 / 2017 Grand Final (Burwood v St Paul’s) what an amazing 2 days of play – both days going until after 6:00PM. The result swinging back and forth both days. In the end a win (three-peat) for Burwood. The youth of St Paul’s took it right up to Burwood – and some sensational play…

Blind and Vision Impaired Cricket News February 2017

Blind and Vision Impaired Cricket News February 2017

Hi everyone. Although the season is fast coming to an end there is still time to participate in Blind and Vision impaired Cricket. The Saturday morning student program and the Saturday afternoon club competition are still in progress with the final day on Saturday 4th March.  The grand final for of the club competition will…

Glen Waverley line: Buses replacing trains

Glen Waverley line: Buses replacing trains

Glen Waverley line: Buses replacing trains from Saturday 11 February to Sunday, 12 February 2017 Due to signalling and electrical works, buses will replace train services between Richmond and Darling stations and express buses will run from Darling to Caulfield stations from approximately 1am on Saturday 11 February until the last service on Sunday, 12…

2016-17 VBCA Presentation Evening

2016-17 VBCA Presentation Evening

Tickets for the 2016-17 VBCA Presentation Evening will be available from the canteen from this Saturday 11 February 2017. 2016-17 PRESENTATION EVENING Saturday, 25 March 2017 6:30pm – 11:00pm $75.00 per person Three course meal Cash bar available Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club 489 Glenferrie Road Kooyong VIC 3144

VBCA vs Quokkas

VBCA vs Quokkas

Sunday 29th Jan 2017 VBCA vs Quokkas VBCA Grounds 454 Glenferrie Road Kooyong 1:00       Introduction / Rules 1:15       Start 1st Innings 2:45       Afternoon Tea / Break 3:00       Start 2nd Innings 4:30       Finish — Yours in Cricket, Nick Pepper Secretary Victorian Blind Cricket Association http://www.vbca.org.au

VBCA v MCC

VBCA v MCC

The training match against the Melbourne Cricket Club will proceed as planned on Sunday 11th December. The match is to be held at the Albert Cricket Ground on St Kilda Road at the intersection of Commercial Road.  If travelling by tram it is opposite stop 25 on St Kilda Road. The match will commence at…

Victorian Squad Training Sessions

Victorian Squad Training Sessions

Vic Squad practice sessions: Sunday 11th December 2016 at the Albert Cricket Ground, St. Kilda Sunday 18th December 2016 at McKinnon Reserve Oval 2, McKinnon Reserve Sunday 15th January 2017 in Geelong, Venue TBA Further details to be sent out closer to the dates.

Friday Night Blind Cricket

Friday Night Blind Cricket

A special Blind Cricket Experience will be held on Friday 2nd December from 5:00pm until late. Come along and bring your family and friends and enjoy a warm summer evening playing cricket or just relaxing with a meal and a cool drink. Friday night cricket is open to everyone both beginners and experienced alike. Even…

2016 Blind Cricket at the MCG Experience

2016 Blind Cricket at the MCG Experience

Cricket season is here again and thanks to the generosity of the MCC, the MCG Trust and Cricket Victoria, the Victorian Blind Cricket Association is pleased to advise that Blind Cricket once again returns to the hallowed turf of the MCG. Positions are limited so be quick to register for this fabulous opportunity to play…

2016 Milo Cricket for Blind and Vision Impaired Students

2016 Milo Cricket for Blind and Vision Impaired Students

To All Blind and Vision Impaired students Cricket is Australia’s most exciting sport and now there are opportunities for all Blind and Vision Impaired Students to be able to access the same Milo in2 Cricket and T-20 Blast programs available to students in the sighted community. This season’s program also includes an exclusive opportunity for…

Number 1 Ticket Holder – Kristen Beams

Number 1 Ticket Holder – Kristen Beams

We welcome Number 1 Ticket Holder, Kristen Beams to the VBCA Family. Kristen Beams debuted for the Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars in September 2014 against Pakistan after proving to be one of the best spinners in the country. A late comer to international cricket, Beams’ leg-breaks have proved to be prolific wicket-takers against the world’s best….

Vale Max Walker

Vale Max Walker

It is with sincere regret that we note the sad passing of former International Cricketer Max Walker. As Patron of Victorian Blind Cricket Association and supporter of Blind Cricket Australia, Max will be missed to our sport of cricket. Max has been the official Patron of VBCA since 1997. Before that Max hosted an audio-visual…

MILO in2CRICKET A Hit for VI Kids

MILO in2CRICKET A Hit for VI Kids

We are pleased to announce that Cricket Australia’s MILO Cricket Programs have now come to Blind Cricket.  Now all blind and vision impaired students can enjoy can the same MILO In2 Cricket and MILO T20 Blast programs that are available to all other students.  There is now reason to get involved in Australia’s greatest game…

Nominations Open – Victorian Squad

Nominations Open – Victorian Squad

Nominations are now open for players wishing to participate in the National Cricket Inclusion Championships to be held in Geelong, 20th – 24th Jan 2017. Max cost is estimated to be $800 per player which includes accommodation (Deakin Uni), meals, and transport to grounds. Transport to and from Geelong will be the responsibility of players…

2016/17 Season Fixture Released

2016/17 Season Fixture Released

The 2016/17 Season Fixture has been released. Fixture highlights and social events: October 8                        Opening Night October 14 (Friday)       White Cane Day – do we want some form of come & try / social – sunset 7:37 October 22 or 23           2 x T-20 social matches October 29                      Cup Eve Trivia Night…

VBCA Practice Sessions 2016

VBCA Practice Sessions 2016

Please find VBCA Practice Schedule 2016 allocations. We are required to give each Club a morning session to accommodate the demand for afternoon sessions. Please advise if you do not intend to attend a practice session so we can allocate slot to another Club. Thanks for your cooperation.

T20 Blind Cricket World Cup Squad

T20 Blind Cricket World Cup Squad

The BCA National Selection Panel & BCA Board of Directors are pleased to announce the following 17 athletes have been selected to represent Australia at the upcoming T20 Blind Cricket World Cup in India – 28 January – 14 February 2017. The Squad: B3: Matt McCarthy (Vice-Captain), (QLD) Stephen Palmer (SA) Steffan Nero (WA) Ray…

World Cup And All Abilities update

World Cup And All Abilities update

CABI has advised that the T20 World Cup will commence in Delhi, India on the 28th of January 2017 and will conclude in the city of Bangalore (date yet to be confirmed). Please note, The tournament is expected to be run over two weeks, exact dates will only be known once all attendees have been…

94th Annual General Meeting – Executive Re-Election

94th Annual General Meeting – Executive Re-Election

Following the Executive Re-Election at the recently held 94th AGM of the VBCA we can announce the Executive committee for 2016/17: President: Rod Pritchard Vice-President: Marco Curralejo Secretary: Nick Pepper Treasurer: Michael Sadhu 5th Executive: Vacant 6th Executive: Vacant The Executive will shortly call for nominations for the positions of 5th and 6th Executive.

Banks of the Murray Cup 2016

Banks of the Murray Cup 2016

The annual Banks of the Murray Cup event was held during the weekend of 19-20 March 2016 at the Alexandra Park sports precinct Albury.  The event hosted a social match between combined squads formed from Victorian, ACT, New South Wales and Albury based players.  On behalf of the VBCA, big thank you to all those who…

Fixture Change

Fixture Change

Please note that Round 9 is a one-day match on 27 February 2016. There is no cricket scheduled for 5 Mar 2016. Victorian Blind Cricket Association Season 2015/16 Fixture. PDF version of the fixture can be downloaded below. VBCA – Season 2015-16 Fixture VBCA – Season 2015-16 Fixture

The Hodder-Capes Shield comes home

The Hodder-Capes Shield comes home

The Victorian Blind Cricket Association held a ceremony on 13 February 2016 to celebrate the success of the Victorian Blind Cricket Team at the recent 33rd Australian National Blind Cricket Championships. Victoria claimed victory in both the 40/40 and T20 competitions at the Champs and with this were awarded both the Hodder-Capes Shield (40/40) and…

Championships Fixture

Championships Fixture

We are pleased to announce the fixture and draw for the upcoming 33rd Australian National Blind Cricket Championships to be held in Melbourne 27th Dec – 7th Jan 2016. 33rd Australian National Blind Cricket Championships Fixture   Princes Park Summer Map   Fawkner Park Summer Map    

33rd Australian National Blind Cricket Championships

33rd Australian National Blind Cricket Championships

Check out the 33rd Australian National Blind Cricket Championships taking place across Princes Park and Fawkner Park. The event will showcase Australia’s best male and female blind cricketers in both T-20 and one day 40/40 formats, with some 70 athletes competing in five teams, including one from New Zealand. Location Princes Park 200-590 Royal Parade…

Blind Cricket at the MCG – 15 November

Blind Cricket at the MCG – 15 November

Thanks one again to the generous support of the Melbourne Cricket Club and Cricket Victoria, the VBCA is again able to bring blind and vision impaired students the opportunity to play cricket on the iconic MCG during the lunch break of the Victorian Bushrangers versus the Western Warriors Shield match. This is an invitation only…

Melbourne Cup Trivia and Calcutta Evening

Melbourne Cup Trivia and Calcutta Evening

The annual Melbourne Cup Trivia and Culcutta Evening will be held on Saturday 31st October 2015. The event will be hosted by the VBCA at the Charlie Bradley Pavilion and will feature customary trivia and Culcutta auction with quizmaster for the evening Mr Alf O’Neill. A meal will also be served during the evening. It…

Remembering Lindsay Kline

Remembering Lindsay Kline

Former Test bowler Lindsay Kline, the man who faced the final ball of the first tied Test, passed away last week aged 81 The Victorian Blind Cricket Association wishes to share memoir of Lindsay Kline’s contribution to blind cricket prepared by VBCA Life Member, Mr John Capes: “You are probably not aware that Lindsay had…

Zac seeks Ashes revenge

Zac seeks Ashes revenge

Bendigo teeneger Zac Sheehan Ashes bound in Australian blind cricket team. Great story on one of young cricketers who has won his first Baggy Green with the Australian blind cricket team. Zac seeks Ashes revenge

Season 2015/16 Fixture

The VBCA Season 2015/16 Fixture is now available.  The season kicks off on 10th October 2015 with Glenferrie v Institute  and Burwood V St. Paul’s.  See you Round 1!

Nominations: 33rd National Blind Cricket Championships

Nominations: 33rd National Blind Cricket Championships

The VBCA are now accepting nominations for players wishing to represent Victoria at the upcoming 33rd National Blind Cricket Championships to be held in Melbourne. The event will run from 27th Dec 2015 – 7th Jan 2016. Nominations close 5:00 pm Saturday 17th October 2015 (at conclusion of Round 1). Please submit your nomination in…

New VBCA web site

New VBCA web site

We are proud to announce a new web site for the Victorian Blind Cricket Association. The site has been developed to include an updated look and feel that is now easier to find content, read news items and post comments. Identifiying that many of our users are accessing our web site from mobile devices we…

The Challenges of Blind Cricket

The Challenges of Blind Cricket

Imagine playing Cricket by only hearing the ball. Alison Mitchell, Prakash Wakankar and ABC’s Clint Wheeldon meet the blind cricket teams of India and Australia. Plus Australia’s Big Bash League or the Indian Premier League which do you prefer to watch? We look at the Battle of the T20. And surely only Henry Blofeld has…

VBCA cricketers on the MCG

VBCA cricketers on the MCG

During the lunch break of the Bupa Sheffield Shield clash between Victoria and New South Wales on November 2, 2014 junior blind cricketers received the chance to play cricket on the MCG. Victorian Blind Cricket Association President Rod Pritchard tells us about the game of blind cricket.

Blind Cricket 1987

Blind Cricket 1987

Archival footage of blind cricket being played at Kooyong, Melbourne, Australia in January 1987. Includes footage of play during blind cricket carnival with players from Victoria and New South Wales.

Cricket Cancelled – 2nd March 2019

Cricket Cancelled – 2nd March 2019

Due to the forecast temperature tomorrow, cancellation of trains across the network, including Kooyong station, and as games have effectively been decided, in the interests of everyone involved it’s been decided to cancel cricket tomorrow.

Scores: Round 5 Day 1

Scores: Round 5 Day 1

Dear All, Round 5 Day 1 Scorecards Please note: The scorecard for the St. Paul’s v Glenferrie game was saved at 5:45 am when I was required to leave Kooyong. There was another 5 overs in the day remaining that are not shown on this published version of the scorecard.

Presentation Night 2019

Presentation Night 2019

As announced last Saturday, 10th February 2019, this year’s Presentation Night will be held at Kooyong on Friday, 15th March 2019. It will be a more informal function, with drinks from the bar and catering, finger food and desert. Further details to be provided soon.