2016/2017 Season – Newsletter #6

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

The pattern of rain on a Thursday and Friday continued this week. Despite the rain, Cricket Live’s CLD2016 was able to go ahead on the reserve day on Sunday. Read all about the wins and the weather in this week’s newsletter…

In this week’s newsletter:

  • #CLD2016
  • Senior cricket round up
  • Honours Board performances
  • Draw for this weekend and Burnside weather report
  • BWCUCC 111th AGM
  • BWCUCC Fundraising raffle reminder
  • Get your official BWCUCC player and supporter merchandise
  • Al Brown MVP competition update
  • Speaking of rain…



Rain forced the use of the reserve day (Sunday) for Cricket Live Foundation’s CLD2016 event. We had four men’s premier matches being played on Burnside Park which was spectacular.  Cricket Live is a charitable organisation that aims to improve the lives of young crickets living without the opportunities than we take for granted in New Zealand. Former Burnside premier coach Alex Reece leads the foundation, and has been instrumental in its growth.


You can find out more about Cricket Live at this link.

Overall the day was a great success with all four matches played in good spirits, on dry wickets (thanks groundsmen), and under sunny skies.

The main objective of CLD2016 was to raise funds for the Criket Live Foundation. To assist with that Burnside has set up a Givealittle fundraising page. It’s not too late to donate, just click the image below to go to the official page and make your pledge (not matter how small) before 5th November.


Senior cricket round up:

Burnside Premiers took on Marist Harewood at Burnside Oval in their CLD2016 One-day encounter. Marist struggled to 155 all out, with Matt Hay securing an excellent five wicket haul (5 for 21), in a 10 over spell that also included 4 maidens. Burnside checked off the runs steadily, and despite losing 3 wickets for 15 runs towards the end of the chase came home comfortably to win by five wickets (154/5), with JJ Naude finishing unbeaten on 48. The player of the match was Matt Hay, picking up 15.74 points.

2As were the only other team to play this weekend. Their (rain shortened) game ended in a somewhat perplexing losing draw to Heathcote with Burnside finishing on 67/0 in their chase for 124.

All Senior results from the weekend:

  • BWU Premiers (154/5) beat Marist Harewood (155/10) by 5 wickets
  • BWU 2A (67/0 from 20.0)  had a losing draw to Heathcote (116/8 from 24.0)

Honours Board performances:

Congratulations to these players for their outstanding individual efforts this weekend:

  • Matt Hay 5 for 21 off 10.0 overs for BWU Premier Men vs. Marist Harewood

For the full-season Honours Board listing, click here.

Draw for this weekend:

You can view the full draw for all (Junior and Senior) Burnside teams for this weekend by following this link.

The weather outlook for Burnside Park is showing more rain through the remainder of the week, and mostly clear conditions on Saturday:


Cancellations will be broadcast on Newstalk ZB 1098, posted to the CJCA website, the CMC website, and on the CMC Facebook page. Keep an eye out for mid-week ground closures and any draw or ground changes on the Burnside Cricket Facebook page.

BWCUCC AGM – 31st October 2016

The 111th AGM of Burnside West Christchurch University Cricket Club was held on Monday 31 October at the Burnside Pavilion. Thanks to all who took the time to attend, and also those who contributed to the meeting.

A special thank you must go to Paul Shackleton for his work in designing and publishing the 111th Annual Report for the club, which is downloadable here. It is a fantastic summary of the previous season, and sets a new benchmark for Annual Reports for the club.

Draft minutes of the 111th AGM are available to view at this link.

BWCUCC Fundraising Raffle:

A reminder to all club members to sell your raffle tickets. Ticket books have been distributed (contact your team manager or captain if you have not received a ticket booklet to sell). All stubs and proceeds need to be returned to the club by the 11th November 2016. It is expected that all club members attempt to sell at least one full booklet each.

With a total prize pool valued at over $2,500, there are some great prizes up for grabs; we  want thank our generous sponsors for their contributions:

For more information contact Dan Vedder.

Get your official BWCUCC player and supporter merchandise

You can now get your hands on some fantastic BWCUCC player and supporter gear to really get behind the club. In association with one of our major sponsors Cricket Express, we are pleased to offer Club T-Shirts ($19.90), Hoodies ($59.90), and Short-sleeved Gray Nicholls playing vests ($55.00). Both childrens and adults sizes are available. Pre-orders can be taken over the bar at the pavilion (or talk to Dan Vedder), or can be purchased directly from Cricket Express. Payment for pre-orders is required up front.


Al Brown MVP competition update:


With only a couple of matches played in the weekend and a couple of key performances on the field, the Premier Men continue to dominate the leaderboard, and we have a new overall MVP points leader.

The goal for everyone at this stage is simply getting on the park to get an opportunity to accrue some points, and the Premier men having had six days of cricket (compared to some teams who have played only one) have a bit of a head start on the chasing pack. How long can they hold on? Time will tell.

  1. JJ Naude (19.12)
  2. Cam Hawkins (17.83)
  3. Scott Inglis (17.77)
  4. Matt Farrant (17.40)
  5. Molly Stagg (16.06) – Junior

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

Speaking of rain (from the YouTube archives)…

With rain on the horizon (hopefully it doesn’t get this wet on Saturday) – check out this classic clip from 1987/88 of a one day match between New Zealand and Australia at the Gabba. Make sure to watch right to the end for some classic BWCUCC-style slip’n’sliding.

Enjoy your cricket and have a great weekend!

Gareth Gibson

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