FORMER West Indian cricketer Darrel Brown has arrived at St Barnabas Cricket Club with a wealth of experience and a winning mentality.Where has Darrell Brown moved to this year??
I guess it will all depend on who goes into what zone. Clubs on the edge of two zones should probably get a one off choice to do whatever suits their club.dont forget the DDCA clubs as well Mordialloc have been in the top division for years in that comp and Parkdale have recruited really well. I have played at both kingston and parkdale and no offense to kingston but i dont think they would get close and mordialloc is a division above parkdale... be interesting to see what comes of it all.
I'm convinced the current proposal will be ignored and if it proceeds to a vote- voted down.I think the whole concept is for the better of cricket in the suburbs. Some Subbies clubs might go out of business with no handouts which were never deserved. I don't think Brighton Districts facilities are up to standard and that's not their fault. The 4 others you mentioned are walk up starts and I think South Caulfield are the only team ever to be not relegated out of Senior Div.
The SECA would hate this to come to fruition as it will attract some of their better players as they wont have to travel.
All very good points and no doubt Cricket Victoria have work to do.I'm convinced the current proposal will be ignored and if it proceeds to a vote- voted down.
The DDCA, VSDCA and ECA all run well administered competitions.
For any real change to be even considered, Cricket Victoria would need to open promotion/relegation avenues from Premier Grade down through the proposed Regions.
Why would the Premier clubs with their current 1 vote per club under the CV delegate sysem choose to open themselves up to relegation?
Why would the VSDCA member clubs vote their association out of existence.
Why would the DDCA, who run a similarly well-structured and administered competition give up their administrative functions and input to a Cricket Victoria led region?
The only benefit to Turf Cricket and competition in Metropolitan cricket would occur where each individual club has the same respective opportunities and voting rights. No club or association is going to vote against their own self-interest, without the opportunity for growth and a better grade.
I think the very reason it won't have association/club support is that Cricket Victoria has stated that Premier Clubs are exclusively protected under this proposed restructure.All very good points and no doubt Cricket Victoria have work to do.
Premier Cricket isn't on the bargaining table I know that for sure, the clubs are or have been moved around Mebourne cover as much area as possible and adding a promotion/relegation system would throw that out. Not to mention the 4 or 5 wicket tables common at most local clubs couldn't deal with the demands of Premier Cricket.
The DDCA and ECA run excellent competitions but just sitting there patting themselves on the back isn't helping cricket as a whole and that's why CV have stepped in. I get the feeling that CV will negotiate nicely for a while yet before they go at it AFL style and find ways to do it their way anway. The VSDCA are already experiencing this with the cutting of their funding..
Vote or No Vote, 2 years or 5 it'll happen.
so you are happy for a club to win their way into premier cricket, dispite not having enough players for 4 sides?I think the very reason it won't have association/club support is that Cricket Victoria has stated that Premier Clubs are exclusively protected under this proposed restructure.
If you are to restructure metropolitan Turf cricket under regions, then this offers the ideal opportunity to supply an Apex model where the the best run clubs have the opportunity to rise to the top.
Turf infrastructure as it exists affords an opportunity for improvement via a dividend for capital works- not an impediment.
Where arguably Premier Grade cricketers are drawn away from the Premier clubs through an increasingly competitive cash marketplace in the metro associations, Cricket Victoria can open the field and create a semi-professional environment for sub-elite players.
This may not sit well with some but the reality is, it is happening and this leads to a diminished Premier competition.
Having elite Premier Clubs protected, does nothing to promote excellence in administration and on-field endeavour.
Can you provide more background to this question?so you are happy for a club to win their way into premier cricket, dispite not having enough players for 4 sides?
Your correct, the scrapping of 3rd and 4th XI premier cricket is on the cards. It is suggested that each club would have to field an under 21 and female XI instead.Can you provide more background to this question?
I understand there's a discussion surrounding the role of 3rd & 4th XI Premier Competition in the restructure debate. Not something I had raised above though.
That may prove difficult - Premier Club or not, there's 6 clubs competing in the VWCA Premier Firsts.Your correct, the scrapping of 3rd and 4th XI premier cricket is on the cards. It is suggested that each club would have to field an under 21 and female XI instead.
Even more reason that promotion /relegation into premier cricket wouldn't work