Newsletter 2013/14 – Edition 2 – Week of 7 October 2013

Hello everyone

In this week’s newsletter:

Featured Sponsors
Have a drink with our Life Members
New club groundsman
Results from last week
The First Five on the Honours Board
Newsletter contributions always welcome
Junior Cricket coming soon
Senior Cricket Registrations and Subscriptions
Coming up this weekend – Senior Cricket
Test Cricket and Ish Sodhi

FEATURED SPONSORS

The Club is very grateful to its generous sponsors.

This week’s featured sponsors are three organisations that provide the club with significant amounts of funds so that we can pay coaches and groundsmen. They also fund items such as the cricket equipment, playing gear, grounds equipment and other resources needed to fund the club. Our thanks to:

The Canterbury Community Trust
The New Zealand Community Trust
The Mainland Foundation

For information about all our sponsors check out our club website

HAVE A DRINK WITH OUR LIFE MEMBERS

This Saturday evening (rain, hail or shine), our Life Members will be getting together at 6.30pm in the clubrooms. We will be combining this will a brief formal season opening. Come along and have a drink with our Life Members, and see the new season in. Everyone is most welcome.

Our Life Members are Brian Adams, Ray Burgess, Peter Burke, Derek Cockburn, Graham Dowling, Tony Feely, Brian Hastings, Reg Hintz, Paul O’Grady and John Thompson.

NEW CLUB GROUNDSMAN

Last week we told you about a new Premier Coach. This week we are very pleased to say that we have a new groundsman to work alongside John Thompson. Tom O’Carroll comes to us after many years of tending the piches at Hagley Oval. It is great to have someone of Tom’s experience and skills on board – welcome Tom.

RESULTS FROM LAST WEEK

Overall it was a good week, with 5 of our 7 teams winning, including all three morning grade sides. Results were:

Premiers 213/6 (Will Young 69, Carl Huyser 44, George Worker 35) beat Marist-Harewood 84 (George Worker 3/12, Sam Noster 3/24) by 134 runs
2As 98/6 beat East Shirley 97 by four wickets
2Bs 117/4 beat Heathcote 116 by six wickets
3B Brawlers 117/2 beat Sydenham Goats 116/8 by eight wickets
3B Cannons 85/2 beat Marist-Harewood White 81 by eight wickets
3B Mariners 53 lost to Sydenham All Stars 64/8 by 11 runs
Presidents Foxes 121 lost to Sydenham Cardinals 136 by 15 runs

The Presidents Foxes match report, featuring the tale of Bert Walker, can be found here.

THE FIRST FIVE ON OUR HONOURS BOARD

Last week, five players were the first to make the new Honours Board. Find out who they are here

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.

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

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

Premiers v Riccarton, Burnside Oval 1, 10.30am
2A v Old Boys Collegians, Elmwood Park 4, 10.30am
2B v Old Boys Collegians, Burnside Oval 2, 11.00am
3B Cannons v Marist-Harewood White, Burnside Oval 3, 1pm
3B Brawlers v OBC SCG, Burnside Park 5a, 1pm
3B Mariners v LPW Crusaders, Burnside Oval 4, 1pm
Presidents Foxes v Old Boys Collegians, Elmwood Park 3, 1pm

ISH SODHI AND TEST CRICKET

“Probably one of the most talented bowlers I’ve ever seen”. That’s what Daniel Vetttori thinks of young legspinner Ish Sodhi, who might make his test debut against Bangladesh this evening. Read more about what Vettori said here

Have a great cricketing weekend.

Regards

Paul O’Flaherty
Chairman
BWCUCC

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