Newsletter 2013/14 – Edition 1 – week of 30 September 2013

Hello everyone, and welcome to a brand new cricket season!

In this week’s newsletter:

Featured Sponsors
New Premier Team Coach announced
Newsletter contributions always most welcome
Burnside Cricket on Facebook
Our new website – heaps of useful information
Junior Cricket coming soon
Senior Cricket Registrations and Subscriptions
Coming up this weekend – Senior Cricket

FEATURED SPONSORS

The Club is very grateful to its generous sponsors.

This week’s featured sponsors are:

Marriotts Chartered Accountants, who provide a lot time and expertise to ensure that the Club’s finances are in order

Cricket Express, long-standing provider of much of our cricket gear.

NEW PREMIER TEAM COACH ANNOUNCED

You will have read that our current Premier coach Brendon Donkers has been appointed as the Assistant Coach of the Canterbury Wizards. Congratulations Brendon. Brendon leaves us in February.

The Club is delighted to announce that current Premier player Alex Reese has been appointed as the new Premier coach, and equally pleased to welcome Alex into the role. Alex debuted for the Premier team in the 2009/10 season and will wind up his playing commitments as he transitions into his new role in the New Year. You can learn more about Alex and his coaching background on his website.

NEWSLETTER CONTRIBUTIONS ALWAYS MOST WELCOME

If you have information about the achievements (on and off the field!) of players, members and friends, or any other news, please email it in to burnside.cricket@gmail.com or let us know on our Facebook page.

BURNSIDE CRICKET ON FACEBOOK

As well as our website, check out Burnside Cricket’s Facebook page where there will be photos and all sorts of interesting info. Post some yourself. As a member or friend, it’s your page. We’d love to see your posts!

OUR NEW WEBSITE – HEAPS OF USEFUL INFORMATION

Our new website has stacks of useful and interesting information. For example, on this page you can learn how to get to all cricket grounds in Christchurch, how to get cancellations, and when the key dates in the cricket season are.

JUNIOR CRICKET COMING SOON

Saturday morning Junior Cricket starts at 9am on 19 October, and Friday night Junior Cricket at 6pm on 18 October.

So, it’s not too late to register, even if you missed our registration days! If you want to play, or you have friends who’d like to play, check out this page for how to register.

SENIOR CRICKET REGISTRATIONS AND SUBSCRIPTIONS

If you are a Senior Cricketer who does not play for a “closed team”, or in other words is registering as an individual, then please download a registration form from the Seniors page on our website. Thanks for getting your subs in early!

COMING UP THIS WEEKEND – SENIOR CRICKET

Our Premier team kicks off its one day competition on Saturday, and is well prepared, including a pre-season playing trip to Blenheim last weekend.

The senior draw for the first weekend of the season is:

Premiers v Marist-Harewood, Redwood 1, 10.30am
2A v East-Shirley, Burwood 1, 10.30am
2B v Heathcote, Burnside Oval 1, 11.00am
3B Cannons v Merivale-Papanui, Ilam Fields 5, 1pm
3B Brawlers v Sydenham Goats, Burnside Oval 3, 1pm
3B Mariners v Sydenham All Stars, Burnside Oval 2, 1pm
Presidents Foxes v Sydenham Cardinals, Burnside Oval 4, 1pm

Have a great cricketing weekend.

Regards

Paul O’Flaherty
Chairman
BWCUCC