The end of the season has arrived, and following the Easter Break the wickets have been cordoned off and ground renovations are underway. The Football posts are up and marked already for the winter. If you have taken the time to complete the online survey its appreciated and the committee will be reviewing the feedback received – thanks for taking the time it makes a difference. The committee also welcomes Dan Vedder to the ranks. Dan is 2B captain and has stepped up to help out.
Once again thank you to everyone who was involved in the club this year I hope you have all enjoyed the season, and look forward to catching up over the winter.
Canterbury Cricket Awards – Wednesday 13th of April at 6pm, Russley Golf Course – We will be receiving awards for the 2a’s winning the two day competition, dubai diamond traders winning their competition in the regular season and Top 4 play-offs. The President’s Foxes who also won the Top 4 playoff for their grade.
This years senior prizegiving was held the club rooms and was well represented form the senior teams and master of ceremonies Dave “Crash” Robertson accompanied by Doug Allcock did an excellent job in the presentation accompanied by a short speech by the team captains. Thanks to Peter McInnes for delaying the arrival of your daughter and supplying the sound equipment. If you missed out on attending, here is the order of proceedings in a PDF put together with a short lead time by Paul Shackleton – BWCUCC_PrizeGiving_Ceremony 2015_2016
Matt Farrant – Winner Al Brown Best All Round Performance, AJ Hintz Trophy for best bowling performance in a match, Jubilee Cup most wickets in a match, Best Bowler – Premier Men, and MVP Premier Men. Matt is holding a ball once used by Dan Reese in a pre-war match for Canterbury against Otago
As you can see Matt Farrant has had a superb season both with the bat and ball, he has deserved place on the Honour’s Board at the club – it will be another Farrant to add to the list of great cricketer’s. For a full list of club winners please click on this link – Prizewinners 2015 and 2016
Alex Reese – leaving us a coach
Burnside bids farewell to premier coach Alex Reese, who is going overseas on his ‘OE’ in winter of this year. After several years as premier coach Alex has installed a great culture in the premier team and very nearly took the team to victory in the two day competition this year. Alex has also been instrumental in assisting with junior coaching and the Club’s other senior teams. Alex will certainly be missed by the Burnside community and we thank Alex for the service he has given to the Club both as a player and a coach. Nevertheless, we are sure that he will come home to Burnside upon his return to New Zealand. The Club is now recruiting for a new premier coach and will announce that appointment in the coming months.
AJ Hintz Memorial Game
A match was held on the Sunday following prizegiving in the memory of Andrew. It was a superb day of cricket and every emotional for all involved. A lot of memories of “Reg” were shared – thanks to those who organised the event and to Melissa and Graeme White for sharing their photos of the day.
Early Notice – Anzac Day Service
The club will be laying a wreath at the dawn service, Cranmer Square on Anzac Day, as we did last year in remembrance of our cricket club members who service and those who never returned. An email will go out prior to the service confirming the arrangements.