Burnside Cricket – Newsletter 1, 2014/15 Season

Burnside Oval
The hallowed turf at Burnside Park

Hello all and welcome to a brand new cricket season! The really dodgy weather forecast has vastly improved and we are itching to get on with things tomorrow.

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Junior Cricket nearly here
Only a fortnight to go until our Junior Cricket programme starts! Friday night cricket kicks off at 6pm on 17 October and Saturday morning matches begin the next day at 9am. It’s not too late to join the fun – tell you friends to check out the details here.


Tom Latham playing for Premiers this weekend
We are lucky to have Tom playing for us over the next two weeks, at home against Marist-Harewood – come down and see him bat.

Tom Latham

And, who is the Premiers player that our new Premier captain Sam Noster is predicting will make an impact? See the answer here

Welcome to our newest team
This season we have our first senior T20 team – the Dubai Diamond Traders. A big welcome to Sam Kennedy, Brook Skates and the boys. Great to have you on board.

And welcome to our new staff
Arun Kumar has joined us a our Premier team scorer and Lee Cotham is on board as our Groundsman. Welcome to you both guys!

Draws for Saturday
All our draws, scores, leaderboards and stats are on the CricHQ website this season. Check out this week’s senior draws here

Al Brown
Al Brown was a Club Life Member who is remembered through the Club’s Most Valuable Player competition. All our senior players from any grade are eligible to win this title. CricHQ now allows us to produce a weekly leaderboard. Read all about it here

New Sponsor
We are very pleased to have Lone Star Riccarton as a new sponsor. They have donated a $20 voucher for each player of the day in all senior grades, so look out for those at the after-match speeches.

Lone Star

Did you know?
…….that Burnside Cricket was once home to the man they say was New Zealand’s fastest ever bowler, Gary Bartlett? Gary has a book that is being launched today.

Gary Bartlett

Win an autographed copy of Gary Bartlett’s book
Keep reading this newsletter for a chance to win one of two autographed copies of Gary’s biography.

Have a great cricketing weekend!

Burnside Cricket

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