Newsletter 2013/14 – Edition 5 – Week of 28 October 2013

Hello everyone

In this week’s edition:

Featured Sponsors
Scott Inglis becomes most capped Premier player
The unluckiest man in Christchurch
Honours Board performances from Premiers, 2As, 2Bs, Cannons, Brawlers, Presidents, Junior Premiers and Year 7 Premiers
Junior Premiers win back Derek Cockburn Shield
Coming up this weekend – Senior Cricket
Coming up this weekend – Junior Cricket
Did you know?

FEATURED SPONSORS
Our thanks to this week’s featured sponsors, who provide invaluable assistance to the club:

E2 Digital who have been instrumental in the development of this website
Lane Neave Lawyers who are the club’s legal advisers

SCOTT INGLIS BECOMES MOST CAPPED PREMIER PLAYER
This Saturday, Scott Inglis becomes the most capped Premier player in the 108 year history of our club. Scott will play his 225th match this weekend, overtaking Russell Haglund. There will be a brief ceremony in the clubrooms after the match to celebrate this remarkable achievement, and everyone is warmly invited. Congratulations Scott.

THE UNLUCKIEST MAN IN CHRISTCHURCH
Normally we don’t mind, and even actively encourage, the misfortunes of opposition players. However, on Saturday we felt nothing but sympathy for a Lancaster Park Woolston opponent. Keen to go surfing, he was talked into playing to make up the numbers. In a team soundly beaten, he was run out for a duck and dropped a catch. No doubt he was happy to leave at the end, until he found that a tree had been blown onto and through his car. Not a good day. Hopefully his Lotto numbers come in this Saturday.

Tree on car Burnside Oval 26.10.13

HONOURS BOARD PERFORMANCES FROM PREMIERS, 2As, 2Bs, CANNONS, BRAWLERS, PRESIDENTS, JUNIOR PREMIERS AND YEAR 7 PREMIERS
Lots of Junior and Senior Honours Board performances last weekend, with the highlight being captain Callum George’s 115* for the Brawlers. Have a look here to see who made the Board.

Unfortunately our Premiers (167/8) were beaten by LPW (170/4). However, all the other Senior teams had good wins. The 2As, after being about 40/5, fought back via Mike Allcock, Hugo Snape and Brett Thomson to score 211/8 and beat LPW by two wickets. The 2Bs (66/2) had a resounding win over LPW (65). The Brawlers (255/4) cruised past East Shirley (167). The Cannons (73/4) did the same to LPW (72). The Mariners (46/2) also won easily over Sydenham Goats (45). The Presidents Foxes (124/4) had a strong win over the OBC/LPW Buccaneers (122).

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The Presidents Foxes in action

More photos of Senior cricket on Saturday are on the Club’s Facebook page.

JUNIOR PREMIERS WIN BACK DEREK COCKBURN SHIELD
Continuing the winning theme, the Junior Premiers took back the Derek Cockburn Challenge Shield from their key rivals OBC and a report on the match is here. You can also read a report on the Year 7 Premiers’ (124/0) big victory over East Shirley (17/8).

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The Junior Premiers at Ilam Fields

There are some more photos from Saturday’s Junior cricket on the Club’s Facebook page.

COMING UP THIS WEEKEND – SENIOR CRICKET
Our Premiers play two matches this weekend. Also, morning grades start times are earlier on Saturday, and the afternoon grades are playing T20 matches, to allow players to more easily go to the Wizards’ T20 match at Hagley Oval.

The Senior draw is:

Premiers v St Albans, Burnside Oval 1, Saturday 10.00am
Premiers v Canterbury Under 20, Burnside Oval 1, Sunday 10.30am
2As v St Albans, Ilam Fields 4, 10:00am
2Bs v St Albans, Ilam Fields 1, 10:00am
3B Brawlers v MP DJ Hewitt Builders, Burnside Oval 2, 1:00pm
3B Cannons v Heathcote, Barnett Park 1, 1pm
3B Mariners v Marist Harewood Green, Redwood Park 2, 1.00pm
Presidents Foxes v Merivale-Papanui, Edgar MacIntosh Park 2, 1:00pm

COMING UP THIS WEEKEND – JUNIOR CRICKET
The Junior draw this weekend is:

Year 8/7 Premier: BWU1 v East Shirley 1, Burnside Oval 3, 12.30pm
Year 7 Premier: BWU3 v Medbury 4, Burnside Oval 6, 9:00am
Year 6 Section 2: BWU4 v OBC 12, Burnside Park 5a, 9:00am
Year 5 Section 1: BWU5 v New Brighton 1, Freeville School 1a, 9:00am
Year 5 Super 8 Section 2: BWU6 v East Shirley 12, Shirley Primary School 1a, 9:00am
Year 5 Super 8 Section 2: BWU7 v Merivale-Papanui 6, Cobham School 1a, 9:00am

A feature is the Junior Premiers playing on Burnside Oval, in line with the Junior Club day this Saturday.

DID YOU KNOW?
A few weeks ago we foreshadowed leggie Ish Sodhi’s test debut. This week we have commiserated with an unlucky visitor to Burnside Oval. Let’s combine the two themes and ask did you know about the unlucky story of Black Caps legspinner Greg Loveridge?. Read the really interesting tale here about how, on his test debut, he broke his finger before he could bowl a ball, why he never played for his country again, and what happened next.

Have a great cricketing weekend.

Regards

Paul O’Flaherty
Chairman

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