It was very sad news yesterday to hear of the death of Martin Crowe, especially as we so recently lost our mate Andrew Hintz at a similar age, and both to Cancer. A whole generation of players grew wanting to be able to bat like Marty, with all the timing and the classical shots. Rest in Peace Marty.
A big thank you to all the people that came out too support our club during club day – it great to see so many kids enjoying cricket! There plenty of pictures up on our Facebook page.
This weeks Draw is available by PDF here Draw
Junior Prizegiving and Breakup is Sunday the 13th of March at 5pm at Burnside Cricket Clubrooms Food and Drink will be supplied, and Trophys will be being awarded on the night!
Senior Prizegiving is the Saturday the 19th of March at 7.30pm at the clubrooms. This club will supply some food, bar will be open and trophies will be celebrated.
Andrew Hintz Memorial Cricket game is on Sunday the 20th of March at 1pm details to follow
Peter Burke – Awarded the Sir Jack Newman Award for Community Cricket
Peter had managed to keep this entire event a secret to everyone and it was only our eagle eyed Premeir Mens skipper who saw Peter name in the NZ Cricket awards list that drew out attention to the fact he slipped to Auckland to attend the function and be presented this great award. Peter has worked tirelessly for 30 years in community, and especially junior cricket and was deserving recipient. It was great to have him back on Friday night to help organise the cricket as well club day the next day.
Thanks to all the Coaches, Managers, Scorer’s and Parent’s for supporting all our SuperStar junior players – their skills have improved out of sights in all departments since October so you guys are all doing a great job!
The Premier Men passed on a message of thanks to all the support they had from the Juniors, and especially the High 5s as they ran around the oval on their warm-up! Thanks guys.
Angus who coaches the Year 7/8 Girls writes in:
Tom Latham – Signed up for Kent County Cricket
English County Kent sign Tom Latham for 2016, you can read it about on the website here – good luck Tom! kent cricket news
David Fox – In the paper
David Fox, a long time club member and supporter managed to get published in The Press in support of Hagley Oval. It’s a timely reminder that without the efforts many people like David who took the time to attend and present at the Environment Court hearings and the support of the Mayor at the time there would have been a slim chance of having such a beautiful cricket asset in Christchurch.
You can you read his letter in The Press from 26th Febuary 2016 here
I understand that when the club finally decided to move to Burnside Park, David Fox, who is surveyor, and some helpers spent the weekend at the park with a Theodolite laying out the grounds and levels of the oval for the Waimairi District Council. You contact David Fox at http://www.foxsurvey.co.nz/