2016/2017 Season – Newsletter #13

Welcome to the final BWCUCC newsletter of 2017.

In this edition:

  • Match reports and results from the weekend
  • Senior Player Profile: Matt Hay
  • Al Brown Update

Match reports from last weekend
There were some big results in the final weekend of cricket for 2017 for the senior club:

Premier Men win outright and Matt Farrant takes a hatty…
Our Premier men played out the second day of their two day match against St. Albans. After being bowled out on day 1 for 116, Matt Farrant took a fantastic 6-wicket haul to claim 6/38, and was ably backed up by Scott Inglis with 4/34. Saints were bowled out only 5 runs ahead. In our second innings, BWU delared 9 down for 178 (Cam Hawkins 63), setting Saints 174 to win. What followed couldn’t have been predicted with Burnside bowling Saints out for 76. Matt Farrant took a further 5 wickets including a hat-trick to claim 5/25 and finish up with eleven wickets for the match.

And another outright win for the 2As…
Our 2A men continued the winning vibe with an excellent outright win against Merivale Papanui. MP batted first and scored 193. In reply BWU scored 172/10 (War Machine McKean 56), conceding a 21 run first innings deficit. In their second innings, MP could only manage 85 with the wickets shared around. Burnside raced to victory scoring the required runs in only 16 overs. Well played to Steve McKean and his men.

Two tons for 2Bs vs. CBHS…
In a friendly match between BWU 2Bs and CBHS there were some big scores. Captain for the day Geoff Fosbender reports…

We played CBHS in a friendly match since they defaulted to us last week for the two day match that was meant to happen. BWU lost the toss and got put into bat. We lost an early wicket to be 5 for 1, bringing together Will Kennedy and Tom Dunlop for the partnership of the season with both young men scoring a century. BWCUCC finished the innings 246 for 5, taking full advantage of the short boundaries. CBHS came out and backed themselves to chase the score down  and batted aggressively, with a couple half centuries for their top order. Our bowlers chipped away, and with a final flurry of wickets we were able to put the final nail in the coffin – bowling CBHS out for 187.
Tom Dunlop holds the scorebook after  smashing 105* in a friendly match against CBHS.



Senior Player Profile: Matt Hay

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Name: Matt Hay

Nickname: Matai
Age: 19
Occupation: Student
Preferred Occupation: Sports Broadcaster
Seasons at BWCUCC: Since age 5
Funniest Player: Scott Inglis
Scariest Player: Tinus Huyser
Best Bowling: 5/21
Best Batting: 32
Favourite Players: Ross Taylor
Favourite BWC Moment: Shane Young Slip ‘n Slide
Which Hollywood Star would play you in a movie: Leonardo DiCaprio
If I could be one person for a day I would be: Matt Farrant (He’s perfect)

Al Brown Competition Update

Plenty of movement this week with some big results form two day games coming in as well as consistent performers starting to make their way into the top 10. The biggest mover was Matt Farrant making his way past Chris Peters to Number 1 spot. In the junior cricket scene Molly Stagg has bounced back into contention, and for the Pressies, the mercurial Jeff Roy has edged his way into the top 10 after battling away for a few weeks.

Player Team Matches Bat Bowl Field Total
1 Matt Farrant Premiers 10 9.87 58.46 4.85 73.15
2 Chris Peters Cannons 6 13.51 38.56 6.34 58.41
3 Scott Inglis Premiers 10 3.29 42.74 7.3 53.35
4 Cam Hawkins Premiers 10 39.44 0.0 4.38 43.83
5 JJ Naude Premiers 10 27.91 10.29 1.41 39.61
6 Joshua Kenny BWU 2 7 19.7 10.55 3.76 34.01
7 Vishal Brahmbhatt Boomers 7 15.57 8.14 9.52 33.23
8 Molly Stagg BWU 9 6 0.03 25.44 7.52 32.98
9 Anthony How Premiers 10 4.78 20.47 7.0 32.28
10 Jeff Roy Presidents 5 13.94 16.4 1.3 31.65

View this season’s complete Al Brown points table here. If you are not in list, make sure you captain (or the person designated by your captain) is filling a full scorecard on CricHQ each weekend. No scorecard = No points = No questions. If you are not sure please ask Shane , Arun , or Gareth).

No cricket this weekend.

No cricket this weekend folks. Spend time with your families and see you in January! Have a Merry Christmas and a safe holiday.

Gareth Gibson

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