Outside of competitions managed directly by Cricket Victoria (including Victorian Premier Cricket, Women’s Community Cricket Competition & the CV Player Pathway) community cricket competitions are structured within a governance network to Cricket Victoria via the following 3 Peak Bodies:
The Victorian Country Cricket League (VCCL) is the umbrella representative organisation for all Victorian country cricket associations and clubs. For administrative purposes, country Victoria is divided into eight Regions created under the League's constitution. – Region details The League was formed on 7th September 1926, and as a voting member of the Victorian Cricket Association (Cricket Victoria) represents country Victorian cricket interests on that body. Membership of the VCCL is the avenue through which country cricket associations and their constituent clubs gain access to the many services and assistance opportunities available from CV and through association Cricket Australia. There are around 40 Associations under the VCCL umbrella – VCCL Associations
The Victorian Metropolitan Cricket Union (VMCU) was formed in the 1913/14 season and is the umbrella organisation for nearly all Melbourne metropolitan community cricket associations and clubs. Similar to the VCCL, is represents the interest of metropolitan cricket to Cricket Victoria (CV) and works collaboratively with CV and the VMCU Associations to help oversee community representative cricket and develop community cricket in Melbourne. There are around 30 Associations who participate in seasonal or representative competitions under the VMCU umbrella – VMCU Associations
The Victorian Sub-District Cricket Association is a large senior turf cricket competition played by 28 clubs across Metropolitan Melbourne. Many VSDCA clubs are also connected to VMCU affiliated competitions as well with junior, additional senior or veterans’ teams. Formed in 1908/09, the VSDCA works collaboratively with Cricket Victoria and its Member clubs to grow the game of cricket in Melbourne. VSDCA clubs
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Veterans Cricket Victoria is affiliated to both the VCCL and VMCU. Originally formed in 2003 through the vision of John Hammer OAM following the first successful Over 60s match, Victorian Over 60s Cricket Association (VOSCA), later became Veterans Cricket Victoria (VCV) in 2017.
Whilst many outdoor Associations and indoor centres offer playing opportunities for ‘over-aged’ players, VCV oversee various outdoor competitions for a number of age groups and is the body who oversees state teams who compete in National (outdoor) “Over 50” and “Over 60” Championships managed by Veterans Cricket Australia.
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