Newsletter 11, 2015/2016

Last week the talk from the Ground staff was about a lack of water – the need to get the timer on the irrigation sorted…. not so much this week as the weather has played havoc with the some of the representative cricket that is in Christchurch, including the U15 tournament at Burnside Oval.

It was great to see Tom Latham get his first 100 for the Blackcaps on New Zealand soil and I am sure we are all very pleased for him.

Here is the draw for this weekend Draw for 19th December

This is the last newsletter before the holidays so have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, enjoy plenty of cricket over the break.

roller in hail

A picture from the roller of the recently rolled #3 block as the hail came through last Sunday afternoon.

Junior Cricket

Friday night cricket finished up last week with arrival of Father Xmas, a lolly scramble and sausage sizzle. It was a chilly night so thanks for all the parents and kids for coming out. It was also a chance to say thanks to the coaches! Friday Cricket is back on the 12th of February.



Last Saturday we also held a Sausage Sizzle for the Saturday Junior teams, the timing was spread out to accommodate the morning and afternoon grades. A special thanks to our Year 8 players who will be leaving our club to join their school teams or North West Youth Cricket – we wish you every success. I have posted a few photos on our Facebook page from Saturday Sausage sizzle.

This Saturday the 19th is the last week of Saturday Junior Cricket and it starts back on the 6th of February


Junior Convenor Peter Burke thanks Richard Hartshorn for his coaching and support through the years.


BWU9 team talk


Mike Dunlop reports in “BWU 9 team talk. A great team win today posting 207/5. Solid batting partnerships meant players scored well with Eliza 23 retired, Abby 24 retired and Molly 46 not out, with partner support from Beth and Zoe. Fielding was fantastic as the girls restricted Sydenham to 157/5. Wickets to Beth 3/27 of 4 and Molly 2/16 of 4. Congrats to Angus and Dawn as coaches as the girls look and play like professionals.”

Adult Cricket

This week after cricket the club is putting on a BBQ to finish of the year so if you can come back to the club and share some tales of glory.

The President’s have the honour of playing on #1 as 2a’s continue the battle againt OBC on #4, BWC 3a are on #2 and the 20/20 local derby of the Rolling Stones VS the DDT is on #3.

Seniors had an excellent first day against OBC with the two Matt’s performing very well. Matt Farrant took 6 wickets and Matt Parker is on 70* and will continue batting this week.

3a’s had a good match up against the Cannon’s and the Brawlers continued their success with Vishal and David O’Brien in the runs again to add to their MVP points.


BWCUCC Brawlers, 3b Grade, taken on Saturday 12th December from Burnside #3

Survey for Park Users

The CCC are doing a survey about the park and have the following online survey if you are able to spend a few minutes;

The Parks Unit are gathering information from the users of Christchurch City Council sports parks regarding quality, accessibility and facilities. It would be greatly appreciated if you could forward the following out to your membership/club databases (as widely as possible).

Each completed survey goes into the draw to win a Rebel Sport voucher.

Please fill in this short survey about the quality of our parks and facilities and go into the draw to win one of two $100 Rebel Sport vouchers.

The survey can be found at:

Honours Board and Al Brown MVP

The honours board has been updated, with the exception of the 1st day of the 2 day competition that can go up at the end of day 2. If you know of an achievement that is missing off the list please email through the details. Honours Board

It appears there is a disturbance in the force at CricHQ with regard to MVP points and I have an email enquiry out to them to enlighten me on what may have broken the flux capacitor, keen followers of the standings will spot the problem. Al Brown MVP


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