2016/2017 Season – Newsletter #3

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

Another rain disrupted week forced most of the lower grades to be cancelled last weekend with only the Premiers and 2As getting games in. The Premier’s lower order managed to hold out for a tough draw, while the 2As had their first win. Read all about it more in this week’s Newsletter.

In this week’s newsletter:

  • Senior cricket round up
  • Junior cricket starts this weekend
  • Draw for this weekend
  • Notice of BWCUCC AGM – 31 October 2016
  • Player Sponsorship opportunities
  • Cam Hawkins selected to trial for Canterbury
  • Givealittle campaign for Arun Kumar’s brother
  • Tinus Huyser (#555) receives his cap
  • Al Brown MVP competition update

Senior cricket round up: Premiers hold out for a draw, 2As win

Riccarton opener Liam Bartholomeusz achieved the first century of the summer, clubbing 120 not out against Burnside West Christchurch University.  It wasn’t quite enough to earn Riccarton an outright, with Burnside finishing nine wickets down and holding on for a draw.  Cam Hawkins hit a useful 45 for Burnside, but no-one was able to kick on and stick around long enough in support in the chase of 265, and after a tense final half hour, Burnside finished on 142/9 at stumps.

Riccarton crowd the bat with BWC nine down in the final over before stumps.

The 2As took on Marist Harewood, and after bowling Marist out cheaply for 120, came home with a comfortable 4 wicket win finishing on 122/6. Will O’Brien starred with the ball taking 4/26, and in the run chase Josh Jones stamped his mark on the match, finishing unbeaten on 66*.

All other senior cricket was cancelled due to wet grounds.

Junior cricket update

Pre-season registration was a huge success with 10 Saturday morning teams and 60+ Friday night cricketers ready to go!  Saturday morning Junior cricket begins this weekend at 9 AM. All players should have been contacted by your coaches already.

Friday night cricket starts next Friday (21st October). We will be helped out on Fridays with coaching support from the Senior club with William Kennedy, Matthew Hay, JJ Naude, Tom Dunlop and Isaac Garner lending a hand.

If you have any questions, contact Peter Burke via email: burkepnd@xtra.co.nz.

Draw for this weekend (Last updated Friday 14th)

**Note all T20 Cavaliers Grade cricket has been cancelled this weekend.**

You can view the full draw for all Burnside teams for this weekend by following this link. After a weeks delay, afternoon grades are all expected to play this weekend.

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

Notice of BWCUCC AGM – 31st October 2016


The 111th AGM of Burnside West Christchurch University Cricket Club will be held at the Burnside Cricket Club Pavilion, 336 Avonhead Read, at 7:00pm on Monday 31 October.

All members, life members, honorary members, sponsors, friends of the club are warmy invited to attend. A copy of the 111th Annual Report, as well as a full agenda for the AGM is available here.

Apologies can be passed on via email, or by notifying a member of the BWCUCC committee.

Player Sponsorship Opportunities

The club still has a few player sponsorships available for this season for our Premier and 2A squad members. Individual Player Sponsorship is a great opportunity for businesses from all sectors to engage with their local community through BWCUCC. In return we offer sponsors  a valuable range of advertising, promotional and networking opportunities throughout the season.

From as little as $250+GST, and providing over $500 value in signage, promotion, and partner rewards (including tickets to all home Canterbury Kings matches* and BWCUCC supporter gear) our Player Partner program offers extreme value.

Download our Player Partner Program flyer, and contact Dan Vedder on 021-222-7766 or danv@efsix.co.nz for more information.

*Excludes Finals & Sydney Thunder matches.

Cam Hawkins selected to trial for Canterbury XI

BWC Premiers captain and opening batsman Cam Hawkins was selected for a Canterbury XI to take on an Otago XI at MainPower Oval this week.  Read the article on Cam’s selection in the Christchurch Press (7th October) here.

Givealittle campaign for Arun Kumar – Help Raam Kumar Pursue His Dream


We are very fortunate to have the services of Arun Kumar as scorer and statistician for the BWCUCC Premiers. Arun travels with the Premiers to every fixture and scores the matches live in CricHQ. Scoring is a tiring and thankless task, but now is your opportunity to payback some of Arun’s loyalty to the club.

Arun’s younger brother Raam has been accepted into the University of Canterbury Faculty of Engineering, to study Electrical and Electronic Engineering. As an overseas student, Raam’s cost of tuition is estimated at $40,000 NZD.

To help make Raam’s dream of studying in Christchurch a reality, Arun has set up a givealittle campaign with a goal of raising $20,000 by November.

We would like to encourage all club members, supported and friends of the club to contribute to this worthy cause to help Arun bring his brother to New Zealand. Even if you can’t donate, we encourage you to share this campaign with friends and colleagues.

Click here to view Arun’s Givealittle campaign.

Tinus Huyser (#555) receives his cap

Craig Kerr presents Tinus Huyser his cap. Click through to video.

Martinus (Tinus) Huyser is the 555th player in the history of the club as incorporated in 1905, to be awarded a Premier cap for his 15th 2-day match appearance. Tinus’ cap presentation took place before play on Saturday outside the Burnside Pavilion, and was awarded by Premier coach and former Premier grade player Craig Kerr (#404). 

Al Brown MVP competition update


With the first Premier round complete, the Al Brown MVP competition table is officially underway.  Josh Jones’ 66* for the 2As has propelled him to the top of the leaderboard. 

Current Top 5:

  1. Josh Jones (9.91)
  2. Matt Hay (8.50)
  3. Matt Farrant (7.90)
  4. Scott Inglis (7.45)
  5. Cam Hawkins (5.00)

Click here to view the current Al Brown Top 10, or head to CricHQ for a detailed points table for the entire club.

Enjoy your cricket and have a great weekend!

Gareth Gibson

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