BCA Start Dates Confirmed
Date of Event North Ballarat Cricket Club: Wed Oct 20, 2021 11:40PM

The BCA Board met on Tuesday 19th October to discuss the start dates and format of the season. The Board is committed to ensuring integrity and flexibility across all grades and as such, this was the key in our decision making.


Additionally, we understand that with the easing of restrictions, many players would likely be looking to get away when they can as well as see their friends and families more often.


We would like to announce the following:
  • Season start date for all senior grades is 6th November
  • One-day cricket for all grades for the whole season
  • Return date after Christmas for 1st and 2nd XI is 8th January 2022
  • Return date after Christmas for 3rd, 4th and 5th XI is 15th January 2022
  • 1st and 2nd XI to play on Australia Day public holiday – Wednesday 26th January 2022
  • 1st XI to play their last home & away game on March 12th 2022. This is the first week of finals for other senior grades.
  • No Sunday cricket with the exception of finals
  • 1st XI finals will be Top 4
  • 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th XI finals will be Top 6
  • Finals structure for 2nd – 5th XI is yet to be confirmed


We thank Clubs for their patience and support during this difficult and uncertain time. The Board would also like to note that with this season becoming all one-day games, it is not an indication that the BCA is moving to one-day only competitions in the future.


In regard to the junior competitions, the Junior Committee are meeting on Wednesday 20th October and will be discussing start dates for all junior competitions including U11s. This information will be circulated to Clubs once confirmed.

Last updated: Wednesday October 20, 2021 11:49PM