Newsletter 2013/14 – Edition 11 – Week of 9 December 2013

Hello everyone

In this week’s edition:

Featured Sponsors
Last weekend of Junior Cricket for the year
Honours Board for four Juniors and six Seniors
Premiers end up 8th in One-Day competition; Top win for 2As
Good wins for both junior Premier teams
All one day finals at Burnside Oval this Sunday
Coming up this weekend – Senior Cricket
Coming up this weekend – Junior Cricket
Did you know?

FEATURED SPONSORS
The club is only able to function thanks to the support of our wonderful sponsors. So, we are very grateful for their generosity, and this week we highlight two sponsors who we encourage you to support. In both cases they are perennial suporters of our club golf day:

Pak N Save Northlands

and

http://www.harcourts.co.nz/

LAST WEEKEND OF JUNIOR CRICKET FOR THE YEAR
This weekend sees the last round of Friday night and Saturday morning Junior Cricket for 2014. We hope you enjoy a relaxing and enjoyable break until Junior Cricket resumes on 7 and 8 February 2014. If the long break from now until then causes you to forget this, all you have to remember is to have a look at the calendar on the Links page of the club website.

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Coach Angus Harman and a plethora of budding batsmen

More photos of Friday night Junior Cricket can be viewed on the Club’s Facebook page.

HONOURS BOARD FOR FOUR JUNIORS AND SIX SENIORS
Ten players grace the Honours Board this week – check out their achievements here.

PREMIERS END UP 8TH IN ONE DAY COMPETITION; TOP WIN FOR 2As
Defending 211, our Premiers went down in a dramatic finish to Marist Harewood on the last ball of the 50th over and with only one wickret to get, and therefore finished in 8th place in the competition. This despite the best efforts of Mike Allcock and skipper Matt Farrant (see Honours Board)

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Premier Captain Matt Farrant on the way to his five wickets

There are lots more photos of Saturday’s Senior Cricket from Burnside Oval on the Club’s Facebook page.

However, the 2As had a strong three wicket victory, chasing down 190. This was a great start to their two day competition. The successful chase was largely due to Matt Jefferd, who was unlucky not to score his maiden century, smoking a drive to mid-off when on 96. Earlier, Damian Corbett had taken 5/65.

There was also a win for the Cannons, but their 3Bs rivals the Brawlers and the Mariners could not replicate that result. David O’Brien scored 66 not out for the Brawlers.

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The table-topping Cannons on Burnside Oval

Nor could the Presidents prevail over St Albans, despite 63 from their skipper Dave Robertson.

GOOD WINS FOR BOTH JUNIOR PREMIER TEAMS
Our Junior Premiers had another convincing win, this time against St Andrews. Also, our Year 7 Premiers, after several close calls, notched up their first win of the season aganist Sumner. Read about both victories in the Match Reports section of the club website.

ALL ONE DAY FINALS AT BURNSIDE OVAL THIS WEEKEND
This Sunday we host the Premier, 2A, 2B and Senior A one day finals at Burnside Oval. After you’ve done the Christmas shopping, call into the pavilion for a drink and a chance to watch the best one day teams in action.

COMING UP THIS WEEKEND – SENIOR CRICKET
The Premier Two day competition kicks off this weekend. It is for seven rounds, six of which happen in the New Year.

The Senior draw this weekend is:

Premiers v Lancaster Park Woolston, day one of two day match, Burnside Oval 1, 10.30am
2As v Lancaster Park Woolston, Garrick Park 1, day one of two day match, 10:30am
2Bs v Old Boys Collegians, day one of two day match, Elmwood Park 4, 11am
3B Brawlers v LPW Crusaders, Burnside Oval 3, 1:00pm
3B Cannons v Marist Harewood White, Tullett Park 1, 1.00pm
3B Mariners v Merivale Papanui DJ Hewitt Builders, Burnside Oval 2, 1.00pm
Presidents Foxes v East Shirley Blue, Burnside Oval 4, 1.00pm

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

Year 8/7 Premier: BWU1 v Old Boys Collegians, Ilam Fields 4, 12.30pm
Year 7 Premier: BWU3 v Marist Harewood 3, Burnside Oval 6, 9:00am
Year 6 Section 1: BWU4 v Sydenham 7, Burnside Park 5a, 9:00am
Year 5 Section 1: BWU5 v Halswell 8, Cobham School 1a, 9:00am
Year 5 Super 8 Section 2: BWU6 v Merivale Papanui 6, Fendalton School 1a, 9:00am
Year 5 Super 8 Section 2: BWU7 v Parklands 4, Marshlands School 1a, 9:00am

DID YOU KNOW?
….about, or can you remember, continuing on with the West Indies theme, this stunning catch by former BWU coach Nathan Astle at AMI Stadium? . Here’s another view of it too.

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As another Saturday draws to a close – a man, his slipped chain and his bike mechanic.

Have a great cricketing weekend.

Regards

Paul O’Flaherty
Chairman

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