What a weeks it has been with passing of Jonah Lomu and the tragic events in Paris – which seem such a world away from our cricket ground in Christchurch – however when you hear from people in our cricket community who have family or friends in France our thoughts go out them this week.
We look forward to seeing all the Friday night cricketers getting back into action this week, let’s try and stay warm and hope there is no rain!
Well done to Noah James from BWU2 for earning his place on the Honours Board with 43 last Saturday, but the highlight of the weekend goes to BWU3 for picking up the ‘Peter Burke Shield’ with a nail biting 1 wicket win against Marist Harewood. Sam Forster 35 and Easton Stock 30 had a matching winning partnership for the 7th wicket helping get the team home with 1.2 overs to spare. BWU3 celebrate with the Peter Burke Shield.
Congratulations to Blake Coburn from our Premier team on being selected for Canterbury A. A couple of other players in the team came close and have certainly been training hard, I am sure their time will come. Blake is also now top of the Al Brown MVP club competition after an 83 run 10th wicket partnership with Scott Inglis who came together with the score at 58/9 to make East Shirley wait for their win.
This week our both Premier Men and 2a’s are at home at Burnside Park so please come down and support them as they face Saint Albans in the One Day competition.
Afternoon grade cricket is back on and President’s will be having their Grade day at Hospital Corner with two lucky teams having the privilege of playing on Hagley Oval. Hopefully they bring the boundaries in a bit closer, as their arms are not what they used to be as this great article discusses.
Note from the Committee
The Club committee is currently looking at ways to increase the Club’s revenue so that we can improve our facilities and strengthen the financial position of the Club, without increasing our subs. As part of the process, the Club committee intends to establish a revenue subcommittee, to brainstorm ways of increasing the Clubs revenue and ultimately to implement those ideas. We are looking for volunteers who are able to assist us with this and sit on that subcommittee. Whether you are a current senior player, a parent of a junior player or one of the Club’s alumni, we would love to have you assistance. Please send expressions of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org. No specific experience is necessary (but if you have it, it is welcomed) just a willingness to commit some time to helping the Club.
Honours Board and Al Brown MVP
The honours board has been updated from last weekend, and also a number of 2a players have been added for the last two week include Mike Allcock 65 and Ben Henderson who in his first match for the club scored a well compiled 50 in his first dig for 4 years.
Al Brown sees Blake Coburn race to the top, with the following places unchanged from last weeks non-afternoon cricket matches and Matt Farrant pushing his way into 5th. With Blake on Canterbury A duty the top spot is up for grabs.
A special mention
Congratulation to Peter McInnes who was the ‘Volunteer Coach of the Year’ for New Zealand winner the New Zealand Netball awards in Auckland. Well deserved and thanks for being such a great volunteer! Peter and Kat McInnes
Spotlight on Sponsor’s
Lane Neave are one of the largest and well respected law firms in the country and have been providing our club both with sponsorship funding and guidance with legal affairs. Several of the firms lawyers and partners are current and former players who will be willing to be of assistance to member’s needs.