2016/2017 Season – Newsletter #2

Greetings to all BWCUCC players, supporters and friends of the club

The season is officially underway with Senior morning grades getting a start at the weekend. It was a tough day at the office for batters, but conditions gave the bowlers plenty to smile about. Read all about it in our weekly newsletter.

In this week’s newsletter:

  • Senior cricket round-up
  • Junior cricket update
  • Draws for this weekend
  • CMCA Annual Golf Day
  • Burnside’s Tom Latham hits 74 at Eden Gardens
  • Burnside Cricket is on Instagram
  • Al Brown MVP competition update
  • Important match dates in November

Senior cricket round-up: Premiers doing it tough

Our Senior Premier and 2A teams got their seasons underway at the weekend.

The Premiers have a fight on their hands against Riccarton after day one at Burnside Oval. After knocking Riccarton over for 120 in their first innings (Matt Farrant 4/52 off 15.4, and Scott Inglis 3/37 off 17), the mood in the changing rooms would have been fairly positive. At 52 for 2 after 16 overs Burnside were looking fairly comfortable, but the fall of third wicket signalled the start of a slippery slide with 8 wickets tumbling in the next 12 overs for only 33 runs, and Burnside capitulated to a disappointing 85 all out. In their second dig, Riccarton managed to make their way to 42 without loss at stumps, for an overall lead of 77 heading into day two.

The 2A’s played their first match against Sydenham CC, going down by 81 runs. Sydenham, batting first were bowled out for 205 from 45 overs. In reply, the 2A’s were dismissed for 124.

Junior cricket update

Coaches: Junior team coaches are reminded of the information evening on Thursday 6th August at 6:30 PM. You should have received a notification of this event already from Peter Burke.

Teams for Saturday morning cricket have been selected. Parents of Saturday morning cricketers should expect to be contacted by the team coaches over the next week. Saturday morning grades of junior cricket kick off on Saturday 15th October.

For our younger members playing Friday-night cricket, a reminder that Friday cricket begins on Friday 21st October. Children and adults should assemble at Burnside Park at 5:45 PM.

Draws for this weekend

There will be a full house at Burnside Park this weekend with Burnside’s Premiers, 2As, 2Bs, and President Foxes all playing at home. Make sure to head down to the pavilion after the close of play as there is sure to be a good crowd in.

You can view the full draw for all Burnside teams for this weekend by following this link. All morning and afternoon senior grades are expected to play this weekend.

In the event of bad weather, cancellations will be broadcast on Newstalk ZB 1098, and posted to the CMC website, and the CMC Facebook page.

CMCA Annual Golf Day


Christchurch Metro Cricket is holding its 2016 Golf Day on Friday October 14th at the picturesque Kaiapoi Golf Club. All cricket  supporters to enter a team in the competition, which will be played as an Ambrose format.  Refreshments are provided on course, as well as a meal following the round. With the CMCA subsidising the day, the cost is just $60 per four, with prizes presented to all participants.

Contact Mike Harvey or Mike Fisher for an entry form.

Tom Latham gets the runs in Kolkota

Burnside’s Tom Lathan bettered his high score of 55 in the first innings of the first test in India with a career-best (vs. India) 74 at Eden Gardens in Kolkota on Monday night.  Sadly it wasn’t enough to prevent a second successive test loss and series defeat for the Black Caps.

Tom Latham steers the ball down the ground. Copyright BCCI

Burnside Cricket is now on Instagram!

Get match day photos and videos direct from teams across the club with our new Instagram account (bwcucc). Search for Burnside Cricket in the app, or follow this link: https://www.instagram.com/burnsidecricket/.

Al Brown Memorial MVP Leaderboard


With no full scorecards entered into CricHQ at the time of writing this newsletter, no points have been recorded for the senior cricket Al Brown Memorial MVP competition yet. Check back next week to see an update and the first MVP leaderboard for the summer.

A reminder to all players and captains that performances only get recorded and contribute to MVP points when full scorecards are entered into CricHQ – either live, or at the conclusion of your matches. Get in touch with Shane Young if you need help getting up and running with CricHQ, setting up your team, or any new players into your squads.

Important Playing Dates in November

To allow everyone to plan their cricketing weekends in advance, here are some of the important dates to be aware of this November:

  • 5 & 6 November: There will be a double header weekend on 5-6 November for Premier Men, Senior A, and 2nd Grades. Afternoon grades and Youth grades will only play on Saturday 5 November.
  • Show Weekend (12 November): ALL GRADES will be playing on the Saturday of Show Weekend.
  • 19 November: Canterbury Cricket is hosting a test between the Black Caps and Pakistan at Hagley Oval on 19 November. There will be no Adult or Youth cricket that weekend.

And finally, did you know…

The third test of the Black Caps tour of India is to be played at Holkar Stadium, Indore. It will be the first ever Test match played at Holkar Stadium.

Indore is the hometown of India’s first ever Test cricket captain Colonel Cottari Kanakaiya Nayudu (31 October 1895 – 14 November 1967). Nayudu (‘CK’ to his mates) played first-class cricket regularly until 1958, and returned for one last time in 1963 at the age of 68.


Cottari Kanakaiya Nayudu (31 October 1895 – 14 November 1967)

Enjoy your cricket and have a great weekend!

Gareth Gibson


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