2016/2017 Season – Newsletter #9

Welcome to this weeks newsletter from Burnside Park. It has been an eventful week with lots of earthquakes, sensational bowling display from the Black Caps to secure a victory in the first test against Pakistan at Burnside Oval, and planning for Club Day on Saturday in full swing.

Here are the highlights for this edition:

  • BWCUCC club day on the 26th November
  • Burnside players selected for CJCA Rep teams
  • Black Caps action at Hagley Oval.
  • Play resumes for all teams this weekend
  • Raffle to be drawn this weekend
  • BWU2 to be the Guard of Honour at T20 Super Smash game
  • Club merchandise

BWCUCC Club Day on the 26th November

This Saturday is Club Day. Club Day is our annual event where the whole club plays at or near Burnside Oval, and we get together to celebrate and socialize as a club. For the junior club – all teams are playing at or near Burnside Park. Make sure to come back to the pavilion after the game for a sausage sizzle and a can of fizz.

The club will be proudly hosting our generous club sponsors, Jack Kerr Pride club and honourary club members for a pre-Christmas luncheon at 12:00 noon.

The Premier Men will be playing on the number 1 deck, and players, partners and families will be sharing lunch in the pavilion at the innings break. Expected to be from 12:30.

Caribbean Party at the Club Rooms!

For senior club members and supporters  – to close out the festivities of Club Day keep an eye on Facebook for details of the annual pre-Christmas BWCUCC party. This year’s theme is ‘a night in the Caribbean’. All welcome (18+ age limit).


Burnside players selected for CJCA rep teams

Congratulations to the following junior club members, recently selected in CJCA representative sides. Amazing effort everyone! If we have left anyone out, please let us know so that you can be recognised properly in next week’s newsletter.

  • Beth Fox – CJCA Red (SIPS Girls Tournament)
  • Joey Hull – CJCA Black (SIPS Girls Tournament)
  • Abby McKissock – CJCA Black (SIPS Girls Tournament)
  • Abigail Hotton – CJCA Red (SIPS Girls Tournament)
  • Molly Stagg – CJCA Red (SIPS Girls Tournament)
  • Eliza McIntosh – CJCA Black (SIPS Girls Tournament)
  • Molly Dunlop – CJCA Red (SIPS Girls Tournament)
  • Nick Smith -CJCA Green Y6 rep team

Black Caps action at Hagley Oval

New Zealand 200 (Raval 55, Rahat 4-62) and 108 for 2 (Williamson 61) beat Pakistan 133 (Misbah 31, de Grandhomme 6-41) and 171 (Sohail 40, Wagner 3-34, Boult 3-37) by eight wickets.

Colin de Grandhomme puts a query before the umpire, New Zealand v Pakistan, 1st Test, Christchurch, 3rd day, November 19, 2016


What a way to start the NZ Black Caps Summer of Cricket! Despite losing one day to rain, the Black Caps dominated a low scoring test match that only lasted three days. The two debutants did immensely well in their first test and Neil Wagner became the second fastest New Zealand bowler (behind R J Hadlee) to reach 100 test wickets. Burnside’s Tom Latham had a pretty quiet game in what can be described as seamer friendly conditions – scoring 1 and 9, and taking a catch in each Pakistan innings.

All teams back in action this weekend

After a weekend off for the test match at Hagley Oval, all teams return to action this weekend. Check out your draw on CricHQ, or at the links below:

Draws for all teams 

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

The Saturday weather outlook for Burnside Park is showing cooling conditions through the remainder of the week, and mostly clear conditions on Saturday, with a high of 19:


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.

Raffle drawn this weekend


Thanks to all who helped sell tickets in the fundraising raffle. The draw will be taking place this Saturday at 7PM, and results will be posted in the Newsletter. Keep your tickets safe, and stay tuned!

BWU2 get to be the Guard of Honour at T20 SuperSmash game


Congratulations to BWU2 who got the most Likes on their photo last week and won the priviledge to form the Canterbury Kings Peter Fulton Guard of Honour competition. These awesome guys will line the tunnel as well as receive family passes to the McDonalds T20 Supersmash game between the Auckland Aces and the Canterbury Kings on December 5th. Well done guys!

Get your official BWCUCC player and supporter merchandise

Don’t forget you can now get your hands on some fantastic BWCUCC player and supporter gear to really get behind the club. 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.


That’s all for this week. Have a great cricketing weekend everyone, and see you at Club Day!

Gareth Gibson


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