Newsletter 18, 2015/2016

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.

ANZ Cricket Awards, 25 February 2016
Sir Richard Hadlee and Peter Burke, with the Sir Jack Newman Award. Community Cricket Awards for the 2015/16 Season. Auckland, New Zealand. Thursday 25 February 2016. Copyright photo: Andrew Cornaga /

Junior Cricket

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:

“After winning the toss, the girls batted first on a lovely Burnside Oval Number Three pitch, posting 179/3 from their 26 overs. This was a great all-around team performance with four partnerships over 20 runs, including 54 runs from openers Joey Hull and Bethany Fox to the ‘first retirement’.
The girls bowled the OBC Red team out for 135 in 22.5 overs. This included a double wicket maiden over from the in-swinging left-arm pace of Bethany Fox while Men’s Premier coach Alex Reese was watching. Alex was told Beth wouldn’t be available for the Premiers just yet, or at least a rather large transfer fee would be required!
There were a number of pieces of high quality fielding, including four run-outs completed by Alysia Ono, Abby McKissock, Hannah McKay, Eliza McIntosh and keeper Joey Hull.  Abby McKissock also took a very sharp catch to complete a great caught & bowled.
This win meant the girls captured the coveted Haidee Tiffen Shield, named after the current White Ferns coach, and competed for “Ranfurly Shield’ style amongst girls y7/8 teams. Also, apparently the only Mexican Wave seen on Burnside Park this Club Day was induced by the girls’ batting!
Thanks very much to those, including the groundsman, who made it possible for the girls to play on Number Three, and special congratulations to Peter Burke on his NZ Cricket Award.”
Blake Coburn – Canterbury “A” – Tour of Australia
Our Premier Men player Blake Coburn writes in about his experience on tour on Australia with the Canterbury “A” side – thanks Blake and well done for making the side
“The tour was an amazing experience for all us lads that went. Not only on the field but off it as well. Got the chance to verse a quality opposition at quality venues like Blacktown international sport complex, Bankstown oval and Hurstville oval. Played alot of cricket on the trip including one 2 day game in which we won on first innings, against NSW Country. One 3 day game against NSW 2nd XI. Two 2020s against the Sydney Thunder Academy and Sydney Sixers Academy and then finished off with a one day game against NSW 2nd XI. There were many highlights and plenty of challenges like chasing leather in 41 degree heat which i cant say was to fun, sweated in places that i haven’t sweat in before. .. None the less was a great tour and feel like I have come out a better person and player because of it.”

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Senior Cricket
Premier Men have got the First Innings points over East Shirley have a lead of 84 heading into the second day – honours go to Scott Inglis with a 6 wicket bag bowling in tandem with Matt Farrant as we bowled first to have ES all out for 107. BWC set up 234 in reply with Sam Noster 68 and Matt Parker 69 featuring in a strong partnership to get quick runs. BWC need a win to keeps hopes alive of winning the competition.
2a’s were dissappointed to have been defaulted to in a two day fixture, and were accordingly assigned domestic duties…they will be fizzing to get back out to the middle.
The 3a Team team had an impressive win against Halswell, and it looked the Brawlers had a early shower in a match that only saw 61 runs scored.
The Foxes were too good for Hornby at home, it was very generous of the Hornby boys to switch venue to Burnside Park due to club day – a match played in great spririts.
The Ghetto Hustlers had a good win over St. Albans, with the rest of the sides not getting across the line – the Dubai Diamond Traders now have 2 loses for the session, both to the same side.
Keep up the good work guys, on a few weeks of the season left before the long winter.
In other news;


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




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