ANZAC day 2017 service

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The Press – 13th October 1936 – M.Johnstone and Jack Burton  will join the RNZAF. The “Umpires Pavilion” as it now is in the background behind the seating.

ANZAC day gives us an opportunity to pause and to honour and remember those men and women who have served their country. Our club, established in 1905 has had many members who have gone off to battle and some who made the ultimate sacrifice.

At this year’s ANZAC dawn service in Cranmer Square two of our members, Scott Inglis and Jeff Roy, will present the wreath on behalf of our club. You are most welcome to join them at the service. It is recommended that you arrive prior to 6am as it’s a busy service.

Jeff and Scott will be on the Chester Street West area of Cranmer Square and they will go up at the end of the service with other groups. Information on this years service can be found here: ANZAC service 2017.

We have managed to provide some further information around some of the Members who have served, and thanks to Jane Teal the Historian at Christ’s College Christchurch for her assistance to confirming those old boys who also played for the West Christchurch Club. The following link has the revised BWCUCC Roll of Honour with names and additional reading material.

Last year there was a request from several members to have the Roll of Honour placed in the club and there will be sufficient detail in the research to allow us to do this.

 

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2016/2017 Season – Newsletter #20

Welcome to the weekly BWCUCC newsletter.

In this edition:

  • Seniors playing for the two-day championship
  • Cricket round-up
  • Prizegiving details
  • Last game dates
  • Draws for the weekend
  • Al Brown MVP update

Seniors playing for the two-day championship

Burnside West Christchurch University celebrate a wicket in their two-day victory over Old Boys Collegians on Saturday.

The final round of the Christchurch Metro premier two-day competition begins on Saturday, and BWU are in the hunt for the silverware.

Our men are currently placed second, and kept our title chances alive on the weekend by toppling leaders Old Boys Collegians by six wickets before the rain arrived on Saturday afternoon.  Should OBC (who hold a 12 point lead) stumble against St Albans in the final round, we will be ready to pounce.

Led by a five-wicket bag in the second innings from Scott Inglis, OBC were rolled for just 100 inside 33.2 overs. OBC lost their last eight wickets for 53 runs as the reliable pace attack of Inglis and Matt Farrant rolled through their line-up. Inglis recorded the outstanding match figures of 9-70.

Needing 107 to win, BWCU beat the impending wet weather with Cam Hawkins, who hit an unbeaten 50 from 46 balls, guiding them home.

Canterbury quick Ed Nuttall made his first appearance from a shoulder injury suffered in early January, taking 2-41 from nine overs for OBC.

 

Senior & Junior cricket round-up

A summary of matches from the weekend is available on CricHQ.

Senior prizegiving – Saturday 25th March @ 7pm

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All senior club members and supporters are invited to the end of season prizegiving, to be held at the Burnside clubrooms on the last Saturday of the season – Saturday March 25th from 7pm to 11pm. More details to follow soon. Come and celebrate the season with your club, and look back on the season’s successes. It is sure to be a big night.

Junior prizegiving – Sunday 19th March @ 4pm

All junior club members, parents, coaches and supporters are warmly invited to the Junior club prizegiving,  to be held at the Burnside clubrooms on Sunday 19th March at 4pm. Food and light refreshments will be provided, and trophies for teams and players will be awarded.

Junior team photos

A photographer will be at the junior team prizegiving, and team photos will be available. Check with your coach for your team’s timeslot for a team photo; team photos will be taken the prizegiving (between 3.10 and 3.45pm) . Team photos will be available to order ($20 each, optional).

Last game dates

The final playing days for the BWU 2016/2017 season are as follows.

  • Senior cricket: Saturday 25th March
  • Junior Saturday morning cricket: Saturday 25th March
  • Junior Friday night cricket: Friday 24th March

Draws for this weekend:

The full draw for all Burnside junior and senior teams for this weekend is also available on CricHQ. Check it out!

Al Brown MVP Update

View this season’s complete Al Brown points table here. If you are not in list, make sure you captain (or the person designated by your captain) is filling a full scorecard on CricHQ each weekend. No scorecard = No points = No questions. If you are not sure please ask Shane Young, Arun, or Gareth).

Have a great weekend everyone, and good luck to all teams getting back into it.

Gareth Gibson
BWCUCC

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2016/2017 Season – Newsletter #19

Welcome to the latest BWCUCC newsletter. As we draw closer to the last weeks of the season, there is plenty going on . Plans are underway for end of season events, competition prizes and club awards are being decided – and there is plenty to play for.

In this edition:

  • Senior & Junior cricket round-up
  • Happy Birthday Graham Dowling
  • Prizegiving details
  • Last game dates
  • Draws for the weekend
  • Al Brown MVP update

Senior & Junior cricket round-up

BWU Premiers took on Old Boys in a two day match on Saturday. Batting first, OBC scored 148/9 declared, while evergreen Scott Inglis took 4/31.  In reply our boys fell 6 runs short on the first innings chase, and were dismissed for 142. Tinus Huyser scored, but when he was out at 98/5, the final five wickets fell for 44 runs. In their second innings OBC were 51/3 at stumps.

In Presidents grade, The Foxes were playing in their second ‘grade day’ of the season, and celebrated a fine win against Sydenham Cardinals. The highlight of the day was the team dentist Chris “Arkle” Kennedy, carrying his bat with an unbeaten 106*. The Foxes scored 276 in their 40 overs, with the wiry Kennedy combining with the somewhat-less-wiry Jared Croft (70 off 45, including 5 sixes) like Jack Sprat and his wife.  Between the two of them, they licked the Sydenham Cardinal platter of medium and slow bowlers clean. The match was cleaned up quickly by the BWU bowlers, dismissing Cardinals for 121 and returning the ‘Fail Bail’ to the Sydenham mantelpiece for the winter.

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Arkle celebrates his unbeaten century with team amateur videographer Shane Young. In the background, Foxes captain David Robertson rehydrates. 

A summary of matches from the weekend is available on CricHQ:

Happy 80th Birthday Graham Dowling

BWU legend Graham Dowling celebrated his 80th birthday this week. Dowling served the club for over 60 years, and was a leading BWU player and administrator, and served as club patron for many years. Graham is widely known for his achievements as firstly a cricketer with BWU, Canterbury and New Zealand, and his further service as CEO of NZ Cricket and as an International Test Referee.

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Graham Dowling

Graham had an extremely impressive first class and international cricketing career, and an almost unmatched (by any country) batting record against India through the 1960’s. His profile on Cricinfo reads: Graham Dowling, an accomplished opener and superb fielder, was a regular in the New Zealand side throughout the 1960s and a capable captain who led his country 19 times. He made three Test hundreds, all against India, with the highlights being when he scored 143 at Dunedin in 1967-68 and followed with 239 in 556 minutes at Christchurch to lead his side to their first win over the Indians (it was also his first game as captain). He finished the series with 471 runs at 58.87 and the season with 966 runs, at the time a New Zealand domestic record. 

Happy Birthday Graham.

Senior prizegiving – Saturday 25th March @ 7pm

All senior club members and supporters are invited to the end of season prizegiving, to be held at the Burnside clubrooms on the last Saturday of the season – Saturday March 25th from 7pm to 11pm. More details to follow soon. Come and celebrate the season with your club, and look back on the season’s successes. It is sure to be a big night.

Junior prizegiving – Sunday 19th March @ 4pm

All junior club members, parents, coaches and supporters are warmly invited to the Junior club prizegiving,  to be held at the Burnside clubrooms on Sunday 19th March at 4pm. Food and light refreshments will be provided, and trophies for teams and players will be awarded.

Last game dates

The final playing days for the BWU 2016/2017 season are as follows.

  • Senior cricket: Saturday 25th March
  • Junior Saturday morning cricket: Saturday 25th March
  • Junior Friday night cricket: Friday 24th March

Draws for this weekend:

The full draw for all Burnside junior and senior teams for this weekend is also available on CricHQ. Check it out!

Al Brown MVP Update

The Premiers still have a stranglehold on the top 10 in this years Al Brown (Arun, their scorer should probably take out the trophy since the main reason for this is that each of their games is fully documented in CricHQ, which =  maximum points are available to players)…

Player Grade Games Bat Bowl Field Total
1 Matt Farrant Premiers 17 18.32 93.29 8.6 120.18
2 JJ Naude Premiers 17 55.25 30.19 8.29 93.73
3 Chris (El Capitan) Peters Cannons 11 24.59 52.78 10.66 88.03
4 Scott Inglis Premiers 17 5.84 64.57 12.3 82.73
5 Cam Hawkins Premiers 16 67.08 0.0 8.26 75.35
6 V. Brahmbhatt T20 12 32.19 26.56 10.87 69.63
7 Jeff Roy Presidents 11 23.33 36.78 7.39 67.51
8 David O’Brien T20 8 21.92 33.96 10.15 66.03
9 Kyle Knowles Cannons 11 -0.9 61.31 4.26 64.66
10 Rob Gillespie Cannons 9 2.17 52.96 7.38 62.51

View this season’s complete Al Brown points table here. If you are not in list, make sure you captain (or the person designated by your captain) is filling a full scorecard on CricHQ each weekend. No scorecard = No points = No questions. If you are not sure please ask Shane Young, Arun, or Gareth).

Have a great weekend everyone, and good luck to all teams getting back into it.

Gareth Gibson
BWCUCC

Thanks to our awesome sponsors for their generous support this season:

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2016/2017 Season – Newsletter #18

Welcome to the latest BWCUCC newsletter. First of all, apologies to all for now newsletter last week. The events of the week took everyone’s attention away, and Thursday came and went. I hope that this newsletter finds all club members, and their families and homes safe from the Port Hills fires.

In this edition:

  • Senior & Junior cricket round-up
  • Valley of Peace survives the Port Hills fires
  • Draws for the weekend
  • Al Brown MVP update
  • Senior Player Profile:Edward Wright

Senior & Junior cricket round-up

There wasn’t a lot of cricket last weekend with steady drizzle setting in on Friday  that lasted through most of Saturday. Although the emergency services workers will have welcomed the rain, it was a shame to miss out on yet another Saturday, in what has become (for most teams) a very stop-start season. The weather forecast is looking much better this weekend.

Valley of Peace survives the fire

Many players at the club will have played at some time or another at the magnificent Valley of Peace cricket club on Hoon Hay Valley road. The VOP club are delighted to advise that the club made it through the fires virtually unscathed, after things were looking very desperate after the first 24-48 hours of the fires. A number of homes on Hoon Hay Valley Road were destroyed in the blaze, but some how the valley itself stayed virtually untouched. Check out the image below for the extent of the surrounding damage, and just how lucky the Valley of Peace ground was to survive the fire.

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Hoon Hay Valley showing the extent of the fire boundary, and the relative location of the Valley of Peac cricket club. Photo credit Chris Lynch 2017.

Draws for this weekend:

The full draw for all Burnside junior and senior teams for this weekend is also available on CricHQ. Check it out!

Al Brown MVP Update

A strong showing from Matt Farrant for the Premier Men in their last match has seen him cement his lead at the top of the table. Farrant blasted through the 100-point barrier to jump to a 25 point lead on the chasing pack…

Player Grade Games Bat Bowl Field Total
1 Matt Farrant Premiers 16 18.32 87.29 8.6 114.18
2 JJ Naude Premiers 16 52.55 30.19 7.04 89.78
3 Chris (El Capitan) Peters Cannons 9 21.52 49.12 9.19 79.83
4 Scott Inglis Premiers 16 5.84 61.82 11.05 78.73
5 Cam Hawkins Premiers 16 67.08 0.0 8.26 75.35
6 Jeff Roy Presidents 9 18.74 35.88 7.39 62.02
7 V. Brahmbhatt T20 10 27.85 21.81 9.52 59.19
8 Kyle Knowles T20 9 -0.9 54.73 4.26 58.08
9 Henk Huyser T20 9 15.12 28.8 9.6 53.52
10 David O’Brien T20 6 17.45 26.66 8.9 53.01

View this season’s complete Al Brown points table here. If you are not in list, make sure you captain (or the person designated by your captain) is filling a full scorecard on CricHQ each weekend. No scorecard = No points = No questions. If you are not sure please ask Shane Young, Arun, or Gareth).

Senior Player Profile: Edward Wright

Name: Edward Wright
Sponsored by: –
Nickname: Needle Ned
Age: 20
Occupation: Student
Preferred Occupation: Thespian
Seasons at BWCUCC: 3
Funniest Player: Scott Inglis.
Scariest Player: Matt Jannett wielding a sidearm
Best Bowling: 4 for 13 vs OBC
Highest Score: 76 vs OBC
Favourite Players: Ross Taylor
Favourite BWC Moment: Jerky McCormick being stumped for a golden duck.
Which Hollywood Star would play you in a movie: James Franco
If I could be one person for a day I would be: Roger Federer

Have a great weekend everyone, and good luck to all teams getting back into it.

Gareth Gibson
BWCUCC

Thanks to our awesome sponsors for their generous support this season:

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2016/2017 Season – Newsletter #17

Welcome to the latest BWCUCC newsletter.

In this edition:

  • Senior & Junior cricket round-up
  • Draws for the weekend
  • Friday night cricket restarts
  • Al Brown MVP update
  • Senior Player Profile: Cam Hawkins

Senior & Junior cricket round-up

BWC Premiers picked up where they left off before Christmas, getting back into their two-day competition with a dominant home performance against defending champions Sydenham on Saturday. The old and the new combined with seasoned seamer Matt Farrant and debutant Alex McDuff combining for eight wickets to skittle Sydenham for just 90. Burnside put themselves in control with an emphatic batting effort, amassing 301-8 declared from 55 overs. Farrant, batting at seven, top-scored with a valuable 68, while South African JJ Naude [55], opener Carl Huyser [42], and Cam Hawkins [37] all provided decent contributions. Our lads will fancy their chances of an outright win, leading by 186 runs with Sydenham having 10 second innings wickets left.

A summary of the weekend’s Senior results on CricHQ:

Junior Results on CricHQ:

Full results from the weekend are available at CricHQ. The full draw for all Burnside junior and senior teams for this weekend is also available on CricHQ. Check it out!

Friday night cricket starts tonight.

A reminder to all parents that  Friday-night cricket resumes tonight (10th February) at 6PM. See you there!

Al Brown MVP Update

The leaderboard becomes trickier to navigate in this half of the season with two-day games only assigning points at the conclusion of the matches in play. Premier allrounder Matt Farrant is likely still in control with a haul of wickets and plenty of runs in the ongoing two-day match against Sydenham, but the afternoon grade players are drawing ever closer…

Player Team Games Bat Bowl Field Total
1 Matt Farrant Premiers 15 11.52 75.04 7.35 93.88
2 JJ Naude Premiers 15 47.05 30.19 7.04 84.28
3 Cam Hawkins Premiers 15 63.38 0.0 7.01 70.40
4 Chris Peters Cannons 8 14.71 47.58 7.94 70.23
5 Scott Inglis Premiers 15 5.74 51.19 9.8 66.75
6 Jeff Roy Presidents 8 17.14 34.85 7.39 59.39
7 Vishal B. T20 10 27.85 21.81 9.52 59.19
8 Kyle Knowles T20 8 -0.3 48.65 4.26 52.61
9 Henk Huyser T20 8 14.92 22.9 9.6 47.42
10 David O’Brien T20 5 16.2 22.94 2.53 41.67

View this season’s complete Al Brown points table here. If you are not in list, make sure you captain (or the person designated by your captain) is filling a full scorecard on CricHQ each weekend. No scorecard = No points = No questions. If you are not sure please ask Shane Young, Arun, or Gareth).

Senior Player Profile: Cam Hawkins

Name: Cam
Sponsored by: SB Global
Nickname:
Age: 21
Occupation: Cricket Express
Preferred Occupation: Living off an inheritance
Seasons at BWCUCC: 1
Funniest Player: Scott Inglis (until he fined me for submitting this player profile late).
Scariest Player: Matt Hay on a night out
Best Bowling: –
Highest Score: 241*
Favourite Players: Chris Lynn
Favourite BWC Moment: Notching my first win with the Lions.
Which Hollywood Star would play you in a movie: The Rock
If I could be one person for a day I would be: John Butler

Have a great weekend everyone, and good luck to all teams getting back into it.

Gareth Gibson
BWCUCC

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2016/2017 Season – Newsletter #16

Welcome to the latest BWCUCC newsletter.

In this edition:

  • Senior cricket round-up
  • Junior cricket restarts
  • Scott Inglis 551 wickets
  • Latham stars behind the stumps for Black Caps
  • Latham re-signs for Durham
  • Al Brown MVP update
  • Senior Player Profile: Tinus Huyser

Senior cricket round-up

The weather played its part on the weekend and despite a howling gale, games were played across all senior grades last weekend, with the continuation of the T20 competition for morning grades. A summary of the weekends results is below:

Full results from the weekend are available at CricHQ. The full draw for Burnside teams  for this weekend is also available on CricHQ. Check it out!

Saturday morning junior cricket re-starts this weekend.

Saturday morning junior cricket resumes for the year this weekend. Be sure for check CricHQ for the draw!

Friday night cricket starts next week.

The first evening of Friday night cricket will be next Friday (10th February). See you there!

Scott Inglis 551*

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Scott Inglis with the ball that took the record. 551 premier wickets for the club.

Premier stalwart Scott Inglis achieved an incredible milestone last weekend, becoming the clubs all-time leading wicket-taker across all formats. Inglis, who debuted for the Premiers in 1999-2000, reached 551 senior wickets on Saturday courtesy of his 1/21 in a T20 match against LPW. Scott lifts the crown from the Canterbury offspinner, cricket administrator and commentator Peter Sharp (1939- 2012) who represented the BWU Premiers between 1962 and 1980. With the next nearest active premier bowler tallying in the low 100’s, Inglis’ record is likely to stand for many years. Congratulations Scott on your amazing performance and thank you for your immense contribution to the club.

Tom Latham stars for the Black Caps

Tom Latham continues a prolific summer for the Black Caps in the opening Chappell Hadlee ODI match vs. Australia at Eden Park. Although Latham didn’t really come off with the bat, he starred in the field capturing five dismissals behind the stumps, a record for a New Zealand wicket-keeper in ODIs.

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Tom Latham stumps Shaun Marsh, New Zealand v Australia.

It was a game of freakish stats and facts. Here are my two favourites:

  • 11 – Stoinis’ sixes in his 146 – the second most in an innings for Australia and joint second while chasing in an ODI. Stoinis’ 11 were the most sixes by a batsman in defeat.
  • 0 – The number of runs scored by Hazlewood in his 54 run stand with Stoinis for the tenth wicket. Batted Josh.
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Marcus Stoinis and Josh Hazlewood stand dejectedly while the New Zealand team celebrates.

Latham re-signs for Durham

In another exciting day for the Tom Latham news desk, English county side Durham have announced that Tom has signed to return for the second-half of the English summer in 2017. Latham will head to England at the conclusion of the Champions Trophy ODI tournament.

Al Brown MVP Update

The Cannons’ Kyle Knowles continues his charge up the Al Brown leaderboard having taken 18 wickets at 9.31 so far this year.  Premier allrounder Matt Farrant retains a tight grip on the trophy but his lead has been halved to less than 9 points, and the chasing pack are now in striking distance.

Player Team Games Bat Bowl Field Total
1 Matt Farrant Premiers 15 11.52 75.04 7.35 93.88
2 JJ Naude Premiers 15 47.05 30.19 7.04 84.28
3 Cam Hawkins Premiers 15 63.38 0.0 7.01 70.40
4 Scott Inglis Premiers 15 5.74 51.19 9.8 66.75
5 Chris Peters Cannons 7 14.71 40.06 7.94 62.71
6 Kyle Knowles Cannons 7 -0.3 44.5 4.26 48.46
7 Jeff Roy Presidents 7 15.44 27.13 2.55 45.13
8 V. Brahmbhatt Boomers 9 21.79 10.63 9.52 41.95
9 Henk Huyser Boomers 7 13.42 23.76 4.21 41.39
10 Tinus Huyser Premiers 14 28.36 3.09 9.12 40.57

View this season’s complete Al Brown points table here. If you are not in list, make sure you captain (or the person designated by your captain) is filling a full scorecard on CricHQ each weekend. No scorecard = No points = No questions. If you are not sure please ask Shanezx, Arun, or Gareth).

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Senior Player Profile: Tinus Huyser

Name: Tinus
Sponsored by: Eminence Design
Nickname: Tinny
Age: 25
Occupation: Service Manager
Preferred Occupation: “Pro”
Seasons at BWCUCC: 7
Funniest Player: Matt Hay
Scariest Player: Scott Inglis
Best Bowling: 5/20
Highest Score: 222
Favourite Players: AB de Villiers
Favourite BWC Moment: Scoring 222 and winning the 2A one day comp
Which Hollywood Star would play you in a movie: Denzel Washington
If I could be one person for a day I would be: AB de Villiers

Have a great weekend everyone, and good luck to all teams getting back into it.

Gareth Gibson
BWCUCC

Thanks to our awesome sponsors for their generous support this season:

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2016/2017 Season – Newsletter #15

Welcome to the latest BWCUCC newsletter.

In this edition:

  • Results from the weekend
  • Tom Latham stars for the Black Caps
  • Black Caps playing at Hagley Oval (no club cricket this weekend)
  • NWYC Cricket Camp
  • Al Brown MVP update
  • Senior Player Profile: JJ Naude

Results from the weekend

Adult grade teams were back in action with mostly T20 games at the weekend. The Premiers had a dominant weekend with two good victories against OBC and Heathcote CC.

Summary scorecards from all Burnside teams:

  • Premiers (119/7) beat OBC (117/7) by 3 wickets
  • Premiers (173/3) beat Heathcote CC (136/7) by 37 runs
  • BWC 2A (110/10) lost to Lancaster Park CC (160/9) by 50 runs
  • BWC 2B (122/10) lost to Marist Harewood (175/6) by 53 runs
  • BWC 2B (103/10) lost to OBC (161/6) by 58 runs
  • BWC Cannons (117/10) lost to Richmond CC (128/10) by 11 runs
  • BWC Believers (100/6) lost to Southern Districts (138/4) by 38 runs
  • BWC DDT (121/5) beat Richmond (120/6) by 5 wickets
  • BWC Strikers (122/7) beat Heathcote Bangers (121/8)  by 3 wickets
  • BWC Presidents Foxes (203/7) lost to East Shirley Gold (206/7) by 3 wickets
  • BWC Punjab Daredevils (83/10) lost to New Brighton (139/9) by 56 runs
  • BWC Boomers (125/10) beat Hornby (95/10) by 30 runs
  • BWC TMF (184/8) beat New Brighton (118/8) by 66 runs

Full results from the weekend are available at CricHQ.

Tom Latham stars for the Black Caps

Burnside’s Tom Latham played a starring role in the incredible come-from-behind  victory against Bangladesh at the Basin Reserve in Wellington.

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Tom Latham taps one behind square on day three of the first test against Bangladesh at the Basin Reserve.

After scoring 595-8 in their first innings, Bangladesh suffered the embarrassment of becoming the team to score the highest first innings total to result in a defeat in the history of test cricket. It was Tom’s man-of-the match winning 177 in NZ’s first innings that turned the tide of the test. The previous highest was Australia’s 586 vs England at SCG In 1894-95!

Black Caps at Hagley Oval this weekend

The Black Caps are in Christchurch this weekend for the second test against Bangladesh, and hoping (weather permitting) for a home series sweep. Tickets for the test are available at Ticketek. Remember – no club cricket on Saturday, so get down to the oval to support Tom Latham and his mates!

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The Black Caps slippers getting in some last minute fielding drills on Thursday.

NWYC Cricket Camp

Despite the threat of rain from the weather bomb this week, the NWYC Cricket Camp went ahead under mostly sunny skies. Thanks to all the players and coaches and helpers involved.

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The sun was shining at Burnside Oval for the NWYC Cricket Camp

Al Brown MVP Update

There has been a bit of movement outside the top ten in the Al Brown competition with Premiers in top 10 spots starting to coming under fire as the rest of the club gathers momentum (and game time). A string of regular contributions from the Presidents Foxes’ Jeff Roy has seen him climb four spots into 6th. Newcomers from the Boomers’ Regan Wilson and Cannons’ Kyle Knowles round out the top 10. Premier allrounder Matt Farrant has a tight grip on the trophy at the season half-way point with his bowling performances alone enough to fend off the chasing pack.

Player Team Games Bat Bowl Field Total
1 Matt Farrant Premiers 13 10.31 67.93 7.35 85.56
2 JJ Naude Premiers 13 38.06 25.39 4.16 67.61
3 Cam Hawkins Premiers 13 57.21 0.0 5.76 62.98
4 Chris Peters Cannons 7 14.71 40.06 7.94 62.71
5 Scott Inglis Premiers 13 3.29 48.7 8.55 60.56
6 Jeff Roy Presidents 6 14.94 22.21 2.55 39.71
7 Tinus Huyser Premiers 12 25.98 4.9 6.5 37.38
8 V Brahmbhatt Boomers 8 16.67 10.7 9.52 36.89
9 Kyle Knowles Cannons 6 -0.3 35.88 1.25 36.82
10 Regan Wilson Boomers 6 8.33 26.45 1.36 36.15

View this season’s complete Al Brown points table here. If you are not in list, make sure you captain (or the person designated by your captain) is filling a full scorecard on CricHQ each weekend. No scorecard = No points = No questions. If you are not sure please ask Shane , Arun , or Gareth).

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The Avonhead Tavern is Christchurch’s newest redeveloped sports bar. Proudly serving the communities in the west of the city it is a modern take on the tried and trusted. The Avonhead Tavern decor is earthy, warm & welcoming with lots of natural timber finishes and a great outdoor area.

Sporting fixtures are always showing on one of our 20 screens. Entertainment is provided by state of the art TAB and Gaming facilities.

Senior Player Profile: JJ  Naude

Name: JJ Naude
Sponsored by: Avonhead Tavern
Nickname: Naudie
Age: 26
Occupation: Coach and Personal Trainer
Preferred Occupation: Professional Cricketer
Seasons at BWCUCC: 1 (this is my first summer)
Funniest Player: Matt Hay
Scariest Player: Tinus Huyser
Best Bowling: 3/32
Favourite Players: Scott Inglis
Favourite BWC Moment: Karaoke Night with Shane Young
Which Hollywood Star would play you in a movie: If he was still alive, Paul Walker
If I could be one person for a day I would be: David Hasselhoff in an episode of Knight Rider…

Have a great weekend everyone, and good luck to all teams getting back into it.

Gareth Gibson
BWCUCC

Thanks to our awesome sponsors for their generous support this season:

Major Sponsors:

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Player Sponsors:

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