Hello everyone, and welcome to another “Top Six”:
1. Another century for Tom Latham
Club members were rapt when Tom Latham scored another century in Dubai this week – this time 137. Congratulations again Tom!
Tom Latham celebrates his second century in two weeks
2. Results from last Saturday
A young Premiers side, without some of its experienced bowling attack, performed excellently over the weekend, making the final of the Premier grade T20 tournament, which we hosted at Burnside Oval. Pool wins over Riccarton and Marist-Harewood and an exciting tie against St Albans saw our lads make Sunday’s final with East-Shirley. Unfortunately they went down to the national one day champions, but it was a creditable weekend nonetheless.
The 2As continued their strong start to the season with a 4 wicket win over Marist-Harewood, while the 2Bs went down by 8 wickets to Hornby.
The other senior sides had Show Weekend off.
The Juniors played, however, and BWU2 (Year 7) , BWU3 (Year 6) and BWU5 (Year 5) had good wins.
3. Two Senior and One Junior maker the Honours Board
Matt Farrant is one of two Premier players on this week’s Honours Board. His remarkable 52* from 20 balls pulled the side from 44/7 to an unlikely tie with St Albans.
Carl Huyser, also from the Premiers, and Nathaniel Paltridge from the Junior Premiers, also made the Honours Board. See their achievements here.
4. Seven Juniors make rep sides
It was a great week for Nathaniel because he also made the Christchurch Metro Black side to play in the South Island Primary School Tournament in Blenheim in January. He is joined by Kobe Beecroft, Theo McIntosh and Logan Roberts, in a side coached by one of BWU’s Junior Premier coaches, Angus McIntosh.
BWU’s Ryan Sheehan has been selected in the West Coast team for the same tournament.
Meanwhile, Molly Dunlop and Eliza McIntosh have been named as captains of the Satterthwaite Emerging and McGlashan Emerging sides respectively for the Junior Spring Tournament coming up in Christchurch soon.
A big congratulations to you all. We will be watching with interest.
5. Top performance from NWYC’s Jamie Hunt
A terrfiic all-round performance by Jamie Hunt of the North West Youth Cricket 1st XI on Saturday. Jamie scored 100* and took 5/20 with his off-spinners, as the boys rolled Ashburton College. Great stuff Jamie.
6. Stat of the week
Trent Boult hits one of his sixes
How’s this for a top stat, from the recently released NZ Cricket Alamanack?:
“Trent Boult has hit twelve sixes while batting number eleven for New Zealand. This equals the total hit by all other number elevens in New Zealand’s test history. Richard Collinge, Simon Doull and Johnny Hayes hit two each while Bob Blair, John Bracewell, Ian Butler, Chris Cairns, Ken Hough and Danny Morrison hit one apiece. The record for all number elevens in test cricket is sixteen by Courtney Walsh”.
Here’s hoping Boult is not needed for a while tonight and then, if he is, he adds a few more sixes to his total. In the meantime, check out a couple of his past efforts here.
Have a great cricketing weekend.
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