Hello everyone and welcome to this week’s “Top Six”
1. 100 matches for Matt Farrant
Congratulations to Matt Farrant who played his 100th game for our Premiers last Saturday. Many of these matches were as Premiers captain, before Matt handed over to Sam Noster this season. Matt’s achievement completes a double for the Farrant family; his father David played 160 matches for the club. Matt’s uncle Tony made 87 appearances. Well done Matt, and here’s to many more.
2. Welcome to Brendon Diamanti
Welcome to Canterbury and Kings all-rounder Brendon Diamanti who has joined our Premiers side for at least the next few weeks. It’s great to have you on board Brendon.
3. Important dates for your diaries
Here’s some dates to tuck away for the rest of the season:
- Friday 12 December – last day of Friday night Junior Cricket for 2014
- Saturday 20 December – last day of Saturday morning Junior Cricket, and Senior Cricket for 2014
- Saturday 10 January – first day of Senior Cricket for 2015
- Saturday 7 February – first day of Saturday morning Junior Cricket for 2015
- Friday 13 February – first day of Friday night Junior Cricket for 2015
- Sunday 22 March, 4pm – Junior Prizegiving
- Friday 27 March – last day of Friday night Junior Cricket
- Saturday 28 March – last day of Saturday morning Junior Cricket, and Senior Cricket
- Saturday 28 March, 7pm – Senior Prizegiving
4. Junior and Senior results
Last Saturday, our Presidents Foxes enjoyed the first of two Presidents grade events for the season. All ten Presidents teams were hosted by Sydenham club and gathered afterwards for some post-match analysis and celebration. Our team had an exciting win over LPW, to add to the day. We will be hosting the second Presidents day in the New Year.
BWU skipper David Robertson enthrals the crowd at the Presidents day after-match
Elsewhere, our Premiers were no match on the day for LPW, and Andrew Ellis in particular. The 2As remain unbeaten for the season after a good win over OBC, but the 2Bs went down to Heathcote. It was a completely dry day for our three 3B sides, but the Dubai Diamond Traders impressed again in their debut season, with a comfortable win over St Albans. They now sit second on the competition ladder.
A tribute from our Premiers and LPW Premiers for Phillip Hughes
In the Junior grades, BWU2 had a good win over Heathcote. The match report can be read here and includes good performances from Blake Stocks, Thomas James, Janula Fernando and Brandon Gray. Well done lads.
BWU4 (Year 5 Super 8s) and BWU5 (Year 5 Section 2) also had good wins.
5. Rob Gillespie leads Al Brown
A series of consistent wicket-taking performances has seen the Cannons’ Rob Gillespie steal a march on the rest of the Al Brown field . Is it temporary or can he stave off the challengers?
There is one other Cannon, one Brawler, one 2A player, one Presidents Fox and five Premiers in the top ten. Who are they? See the leaderboard here
6. Three make the Honours Board
Abhaya Paudel stood out on the 2B scorecard on Saturday, as did Chris McCracken for the Brawlers. In the Junior grades, the consistent Blake Stocks from BWU2 made the board for the fourth time this season. Check out their achievements here.
7. And one extra for good luck……Did you know….
….that fifty years ago, the most one-sided first class match in history took place. And it was really one-sided – a win by an innings and 851 runs!
Have a great cricketing weekend.