Win an autographed Black Cap biography!
Have a look at this bowling action:
It belongs to Gary Bartlett, possibly the fastest bowler to have played for New Zealand. Gary also played 33 Premier matches for our club.
Be in the draw to win one of two autographed copies of his new autobiography “Meteor over Marlborough”, worth $50!
Email your name, contact number and the answers to the following six questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, by 5pm Wednesday 22 October. Winners announced in the newsletter later that week. (Clue: All answers are on our club website).
1. Who is our Club Captain?
2. Who scored 115* for our club on 26 October 2013?
3. What are the two cricket programmes that our Year 1 to Year 4 Junior cricketers take part in on a Friday night?
4. What senior teams have a grass net practice on a Wednesday evening?
5. Name three of our club sponsors
6. What is the Club for Year 9 to Year 13 players that Burnside Cricket is a parent of?
Junior Cricket starts next weekend!
Only a week until Junior Cricket kicks off! The Friday night players start at 6pm at Burnside Oval, followed by the Saturday morning teams, beginning at 9am the following day. If your coach hasn’t been in touch, they will be soon.
Great start to the Senior season
An icy reception for the players and umpires
It was a chilly start to season, with ice on the covers and surrounds, but things warmed up quickly for the Premiers in their first two day match against Marist-Harewood. Put in to bat, we scored 299/3 in our first innings sixty overs allocation (well done to our grounds staff!). Carl Huyser hit 5 sixes in a quick fire 52 off an attack that included Matt Henry. Tom Latham (78) and new skipper Sam Noster (80*) were other major contributors. We then quickly dismissed the opposition for 91. Following on, they were 11/0 at stumps.
In other morning grade matches, the 2As are 141/3 chasing 195 for a first innings lead over Marist-Harewood. The 2Bs are in an equally tight tussle with Hornby.
It was a great afternoon for our other teams,w ith 4 out of 5 winning. The Presidents Foxes, Brawlers, Cannons and Mariners were all victorious. Only our new T20 team, the Dubai Diamond Traders, missed out in their first time up.
Marist-Harewood following on, and surrounded
Seven On The Honours Board
A magnificent seven this week.
A highlight was birthday boy Matt Farrant’s 5/17 for the Premiers, easily a career best.
Also of note was Jeff Roy hitting 101 for the Presidents Foxes; it’s not every season we get a first day hundred.
See who else made the board here on our website
Matt Farrant (jersey) in a fielding drill, ahead of his career best bowling performance
Landon Neal takes early Al Brown lead
It’s extremely early days, but Landon Neal of the Brawlers had a great day, scoring 98 and taking 2/26, and sits atop the Al Brown leaderboard after week one.
See who else is leading the way here
Senior Matches this weekend
The Premiers look to polish off Marist-Harewood at Burnside Oval, alongside the 2Bs resuming battle against Hornby. Over at Redwood Park, the 2As line up for day two against Marist-Harewood.
Check out our Facebook page tomorrow morning from 10.30 am to follow the Premiers’ progress LIVE
Live scoring of our Premiers match tomorrow, on our Facebook page, via CricHQ
The Presidents Foxes are at home on #4 against Merivale-Papanui. There is a local derby in the 3B grade on #3 , with the Brawlers and the Cannons squaring off.
Over on the #5 home pitch, the Dubai Diamond Traders take on Heathcote.
The 3B Mariners are at Barnett Park.
Did you know?
….that Gary Bartlett took a career best 6/38 in test against India in 1968. In the same match, won by New Zealand, BWU’s current Patron Graham Dowling, then the New Zealand captain, scored 239.
Have a great cricketing weekend!