In this week’s edition:
Honours Board for Louie Chapman, Josh Paul, Jonty Hunter, Matt Farrant and Michael Aitken
Wins for most teams
Juniors do well at CJCA Tournamnent
Coming up this weekend – Senior Cricket
Coming up this weekend – Junior Cricket
Did you know?
This week we have two featured sponsors, for whose support the club is very grateful. Fox and Associates is the naming rights sponsor of the Presidents Foxes, and is the firm of long-term club player David Fox, who was himself in the Presidents team over three decades. North West Dental is part-owned by Chris Kennedy, club stalwart and current Fox; Chris and his business partner Steve Simmons are long-term supporters of initiatives such as the club golf day.
To mark Scott’s milestone of becoming the club’s most capped Premier player ever, there was a celebration in the clubrooms after the match on Saturday. There are a few photos on the club’s Facebook page here and here. In the photo below, Scott and a club Life Member compare career statistics:
HONOURS BOARD FOR LOUIE CHAPMAN, JOSH PAUL, JONTY HUNTER, MATT FARRANT and MICHAEL AITKEN
Players from the Premiers (well batted Matt Farrant), 3B Brawlers, Junior Premiers and Year 7 Premiers made the honours board this week. You can find out here what they achieved.
WINS FOR MOST TEAMS
A repeat of last week, with the Premiers being beaten, by St Albans and then Canterbury Under 20, but everyone else coming up trumps. The 2As were in strife chasing St Albans’ 226 but another rearguard fightback saw them through by two wickets. The 2Bs (112/5 v 111) also prevailed over St Albans. The 3B Mariners (110/6, Sean Armstrong 40) beat Marist-Harewood Green (100/7). The 3B Brawlers didn’t lose a wicket in beating Merivale-Papanui as Raj Arora and Michael Aitken combined for an unbeaten 94 run opening partnership. The 3B Cannons (70/1) breezed past Heathcote (67/9). In a replay of last years final, the Presidents Foxes (108/4) conquered Merivale-Papanui (105).
Some photos of Saturdays’s Premier Cricket, including a sequence of Mike Allcock sweeping a six, are on club’s Facebook page.
The Junior Premiers had another win, this time over East Shirley, as Peter Hay recounts here. You can also read about how the Year 7 Premiers weren’t as successful against Medbury.
Some more photos from the Junior Premiers match are here on Facebook.
JUNIORS DO WELL AT CJCA TOURNAMENT
Peter Hay reports that Sunday was the start of the year 6, 7 and 8 CJCA regional tournament. All of the BWU Year 8 Premier side that trialled (9) ended up in Development teams. A number of our boys did very well. Mitchell Cullen shared an unbroken 88 run partnership, Mitchell finishing on 47* and Cullen 48* to ensure a win for their side. Cullen also took 3/17. The other Year 8 Development game was low scoring with Dominic’s, Matthew’s and Louie’s team defending a modest score of 83 runs. Louie finished with 3/2 (6 overs), Matthew 0/3 (4 overs); Dominic 1/6 (6 overs). Earlier Ryan James finished with the excellent figures of 1/2 (off 5), Tom 1/5 (off 4) and Matthias 1/8 (off 3).
COMING UP THIS WEEKEND – SENIOR CRICKET
The Senior draw is:
Premiers v Old Boys Collegians, Elmwood Park 1, 10.30am
2As v Sydenham, Burnside Oval 1, 10:30am
2Bs v Sydenham, Bradford Park, 11.00am
3B Brawlers v Sumner, Barnett Park, 1:00pm
3B Cannons v Sydenham Goats, Burnside Oval 2, 1.00pm
3B Mariners – bye
Presidents Foxes v Hornby, Burnside Oval 4, 1:00pm
COMING UP THIS WEEKEND – JUNIOR CRICKET
The Junior draw this weekend is:
Year 8/7 Premier: BWU1 v Halswell 1, Burnside Oval 1, 12.30pm
Year 7 Premier: BWU3 v Marist-Harewood 1, Burnside Oval 6, 9:00am
Year 6 Section 2: BWU4 v Halswell 6, Warren Park 3a, 9:00am
Year 5 Section 1: BWU5 v Medbury 10 Red, Burnside Primary School 1a, 9:00am
Year 5 Super 8 Section 2: BWU6 v Medbury 11, Medbury 2, 9:00am
Year 5 Super 8 Section 2: BWU7 v East Shirley 12, Marshlands School 1a, 9:00am
DID YOU KNOW……
about Reg Read? While we have longevity of club playing careers on our mind, have a look at Read’s amazing statistics, which top most lists in Christchurch club cricket history. Read played mostly for Lancaster Park, but did have a few matches early in his career for our club when it was called West Christchurch:
Senior Grade Career – 1905/6 to 1942/43
322 matches (all two day games)
55341 balls bowled, or the equivalent of 9223 six ball overs
5 wickets in an innings – 132 times
10 wickets in match – 22 times
Once took 17 wickets in a match v West Christchurch
Reg Read also played 48 matches for Canterbury between 1905 and 1938 and took 188 wickets.
Have a great cricketing weekend