2016/2017 Season – Newsletter #11

The Black Caps have gone from a home test series win against Pakistan, to a hostile Chappell-Hadlee series loss against Australia in the space of a week. Cricket is a funny game they say…

In this edition

  • Results from last Saturday
  • Draw for the weekend
  • Senior Player Profile: AJ How
  • Al Brown Update

Match Reports and Results from the weekend

BWU Premier Men vs. Sydenham: The Premier Mens team took on Sydenham at Sydenham Park.  Burnside batted first and were dismissed in 48.2 overs for 165. Scenic Hotels C Huyser and E Wright were joint top-scorers with 33 each. For Sydenham, R Wallace was the pick of the bowlers, with the evergreen Chris Harris bowling a miserly 10 overs for 19 runs. In reply Sydenham picked off the runs in 31.2 overs with D Goldstone top-scoring with 71 at nearly a run a ball pace. Sydenham winning by 6 wickets.

BWU 2 Juniors vs Sydenham Aces (match report by Peter Smith):  BWU 2 (unbeaten for the season) played in the Year 7 section 1, top of the table clash against Sydenham Aces. Burnside won the toss and bowled which proved a good decision quickly having Sydenham in trouble at 13 for 3 after a double wicket maiden from Nick Smith in his first over backed up with tight bowling from all the boys which kept the run rate in check for the whole innings. Sydenham struggled to 89 for 5 from their 30 overs with a top score of 12. Bowling for Burnside was lead by Nick Smith 2 for 4 from 3 and McKenzie Salinger 1 for 4 from 3, with all bowlers returning economical figures. BWU 2’s batting was again lead by Noah Kember (14) and Josh Kenny (24) who are the seasons top scorers with averages of 80 and 61 respectively. William Watts played a patient innings scoring 15 valuable runs in the middle stages taking the team to the winning total with 8 overs and 4 wickets to spare. It was the teams 5th win from 5 and keeps the boys at the head of the table.

Scorecards for all matches from the weekend are visible on CricHQ, but here is a quick run-down:

  • BWU Premier Men (165/10) lost to Sydenham (167/4)
  • BWU 2A Men (214/10) beat Heathcote (167/10) by 47 runs
  • BWU 2B Men (57/8) lost to LPW (279/5)
  • BWU Cannons (88/1) beat Halswell (85/10)
  • BWU Presidents Foxes (186/6) lost to Sydenham Cardinals (189/8)
  • BWU Boomers (187/6) beat Heathcote (149/10)
  • BWU Punjab Daredevils (57/10) lost to East Shirley 3D (62/10)
  • BWU Ghetto Hustlers (179/4) lost to Hornby Rats (250/5)
  • BWU Dubai Diamond Traders (55/3) beat Southern Districts Buzz Recruitment (50/8)
  • BWU Believers (125/8) lost to New Brighton Wave Riders (129/1)
  • BWU 1 (139/7) lost to OBC 4 (by 39 runs)
  • BWU 2 (93/5) beat Sydenham Chisnall Aces (89/5)
  • BWU 3 (41/9) lost to Riccarton 2
  • BWU 5 (48/8) lost to OBC 21 (142/1)
  • BWU 4 lost to Sumber Fireballs
  • BWU 7 (103/0) lost to OBC 29
  • BWU 8 (49/1) beat Medbury School 11 (32/4)
  • BWU 9 (175/6) beat Tai Tapu Gold (44/9)
  • BWU 10 (91/7) beat St Albans Y5/6 Girls (81/8)

Draw for this weekend

This week the President’s Foxes are on Burnside #1, with the skipper Dave Robertson hoping to celebrate his golden jubilee birthday and 100th Presidents grade match with a win over East Shirley Blue, one of his favourite teams to play.

The full draw for all (Junior and Senior) Burnside teams for this weekend is on CricHQ.

The weather outlook for Burnside Park is looking pretty good, with a high of 24C and no rain to speak of on Saturday:


In the event of wet weather, 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.

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Senior Player Profile: AJ How

screen-shot-2016-12-07-at-9-06-21-pmSponsored by: Pack & Send
Nickname: Howie
Age: 24
Occupation: High School PE Teacher
Preferred Occupation: Sport Psychologist/Nuclear Physicist
How long have you played at BWC: 2 years
Funniest Player at the club: Scott Inglis
Scariest player at the club: Edward (the needle) Wright
Best Bowling : 5-42
Highest Score: 52
Favourite player: Scott Styris
Favourite BWC moment: Angus Harman BWC prize giving speech on pitch #1
Which Hollywood star would play you in a movie: Steve Buscemi
If I could be one person for a day I would be: Peter Isle

Al Brown Competition Update

As of Wednesday, Chris El Capitan Peters still has a 10 point lead on the rest of the pack with solid all-round stats (11 wickets, 108 runs, 3 catches).

Player Team Games Bat Bowl Field Tot.
1 Chris Peters Cannons 4 13.38 31.31 6.34 51.03
2 Scott Inglis Premier Men 9 1.49 31.86 7.3 40.67
3 JJ Naude Premier Men 9 27.21 10.29 1.41 38.91
4 Matt Farrant Premier Men 9 5.07 27.46 4.85 37.35
5 Cam Hawkins Premier Men 9 32.34 0.0 4.38 36.73
6 Joshua Kenny BWU 2 Juniors 5 16.08 10.94 3.76 30.77
7 Vishal Brahmbhatt Boomers 5 12.62 6.13 9.52 28.27
8 David O’Brien Boomers 2 10.74 14.11 1.28 26.13
9 Nick Smith BWU 2 Juniors 5 2.11 19.79 3.91 25.81
10 Regan Wilson Boomers 3 3.64 19.92 1.36 24.93

Good luck for the weekend everyone

Gareth Gibson

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