Newsletter 20, 2015/2016

What a privilege it was to have able to have Blackcap Tom Latham attend our Junior Prizegiving last Sunday and help award the prizes to the players – the juniors were almost as excited as the adults.  You could really see the ‘capturing that love of the game that you had as a kid growing up’ philosophy which Tom explained was something the Blackcaps strive for in their approach to playing cricket

When Tom mentioned how he remembered sitting on the floor of the clubrooms for his junior prizegiving, it just reminded everyone that you can make your dreams come true. Some members of the club were very lucky to be presented with some of Tom personal BlackCaps gear, and the club has received a Test Shirt and ODI shirt which will be mounted in the club. Tom also signed a heap of autographs and got asked for plenty of photos and managed to survive a couple of questions from the audience. Thanks Tom Latham for making yourself available for the club  – we are so proud of you.

Tom is off to Kent, to play in the English County Championship and we wish him every success.

Murray Hawes was presented with the Junior Merit Award for his work with Juniors for the season – Murray was a bit disappointed he couldn’t take the silverware with him, but we will be getting something for his mantle piece this Saturday – Well done Murray for all your hard work.

Thanks also to Glyn from m4photography who, in addition to doing the team photos at short notice, stayed and provided the club with some great pictures of the prizegiving. The premier team also came to see the junior prizegiving and Angus reminded them on how the whole club looked up to them.  We are all very grateful for the efforts that the Parents, Coaches, Ground Staff and especially the hours of work that Peter Burke has put into to organising junior cricket at BWCUCC.

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This weeks draw is available Here

Club Survey – We really want to hear what you think about our Cricket Club with this simple online survey that only takes about 3mins to complete – we would really appreciate it if you could take the time to fill it out and share your thoughts – we need to get plenty of responses to make it worthwhile –  BWCUCC Online Survey

Juniors –

We are into the last week, with Friday night and Saturday Morning cricket finishing this week on the 19th, let’s hope the weather clears up – and make sure you keep warm!

A list of all the prizewinners will be up on this website shortly, and please let us know how the team photos went!

Senior Prizegiving

Senior Prizegiving is the Saturday the 19th March at Burnside Cricket Club from 7pm. The club will be provide some pizza and snacks, but it may pay to eat first!

Uber has decided that they would provide free transport for the event, so no excuses in getting to and from the venue!

Senior Cricket

The Premier team were invited to bat by Sydenham who made the best of the conditions bowling BWCUCC all out for 115. Gus Harman who opened with 44 and Liam Winn 39 put up the resistance. Sydenham reached 249/8 declared with Scott Inglis the pick of the bowlers with 16.4 overs 5 maidens 3/51. Both teams are conscious that an outright win is what’s needed to be assured of winning the competition.

2a’s are in command with their game at Sydenham Park, having batted first to get 136 they had Sydenham all out for 63 with Alex McDuff getting 8/36 from his 14 overs on the trot. BWC currently has a lead of 174 with 6 wickets in hand.


Alex McDuff – 8 Wickets for 2a vs Sydenham

The mighty Whangaparoa Cannons Pony Club proved too powerful for the BWCUCC 3a men wrapping the match earlier than expected, with Chris Peters producing 4/22 off his 4.4 overs.

Both the Brawlers and Mariners were not able to produce winning matches this week and will be looking to get back in the winning column for the last match of the season. Vishal from the Brawlers has cracked 500 runs for the season and it looks like the afternoon batting award is between him and Marty Conway of the Foxes, both of whom are playing at Burnside on Saturday.

The President’s Fox were able to secure another win at the weekend over Sydenham Cardinals as the silver fox, Chris Kennedy top scored with a classy 63 not out! The Foxes came second in the main round robin, but are the top of the top 4 split and are playing this weekend to win that part of the competition.

The Dubai Diamond Traders have produced another with with a well polished performance against Sydenham.

A.J Hintz Memorial Match

Hamish Kember, and fellow BWC members are playing in a memorial match for Andrew Hintz this Sunday the 20th, Starting at 1pm. Come down for a bit of a look and a bit of a catch up with some of great names of the club playing – Hawker, Bateman, Jeffery, Haglund, Philpott, Everest etc, etc will be taking the field. The bar will be open.

One last thing…

Thanks for jumping on our facebook page and getting involved in the club this season, we have managed to get to almost 500 likes – which would a great milestone for the club and the promotion of cricket in our community….so if you haven’t already, like and share BWCUCC on Facebook




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