2016/2017 Season – Newsletter #14

Welcome to the first BWCUCC newsletter of 2017. I hope you have all had a safe and enjoyable summer holiday. Happy New Year to you all. Senior cricket resumes this weekend, and all over Christchurch grown men have been turning up to net trainings with sparkling new pads, bats, and test bowler protection-level thigh guards, all while trying to convince team mates they weren’t a present from Nana.

In this edition:

  • Adult grade and T20 kicks off
  • Tom Bruce & George Worker selected for the Black Caps
  • NWYC Skills Camp
  • Junior cricket dates, news, and events
  • No club cricket on 21st January

Adult grade and T20 comps kicking off.

Adult grade teams are back into cricket this weekend. Competitive grades with T20 competitions (Premiers, 2A, 2B) are starting 2017 with the first round of T20 matches. Check out CricHQ for the full draw. Go big lads!

Former BWC men Tom Bruce and George Worker selected for the Black Caps

BWC is a proud to have been a home away from home for some of the greatest cricketing talent to come out of the Manawatu, Taranaki and Hawkes’ Bay regions including Tom Bruce, George Worker, Will Young, and yours truly.

In the last week, the hard work of a couple of these fine young men paid off with the selection of Tom Bruce and George Worker to the Black Caps T20 squad, and with Tom making his debut for the Black Caps.

Central Stags Ford Trophy Winners 2015
L to R: George Worker, Tom Bruce, Will Young – all former BWC players.
Tom Bruce celebrates a catch off Ben Wheeler on his Black Caps T20 debut
Tom Bruce celebrates his 50 in the second T20 at Bay Oval in Mt Maunganui

NWYC Cricket Camp and Registration

A reminder to all eligible players that Northwest Youth Cricket are holding their skills camp at Burnside Park on the 18th & 19th of January and are looking for all those entering Year 9 to register for the camp. Contact Mitch Howard on mitch@copilotdistributors.co.nz and confirm your registration for the first half of the year to help confirm team numbers. You can find the registration form and information for the camp on the following link


 Junior Cricket resumes in February.

Players and parents are advised to keep the BYC training up until the resumption of play for junior grades on 4th of February!

Junior Cricket News & Events

South Island Primary School’s Cricket Tournament (SIPST): 9th to 13th January 2017 (in Timaru). Opening ceremony Sun 10th Jan. CJCA Red and Black teams (for 2016 school year 8 players) to compete. These teams are selected from the players taking part in the previous Spring Tournament.

Mandeville Tournament Year 6: (near Rangiora) 3 – 6 January 2017 – for 2016 school year 6 players‘Development’ teams from previous Spring Tournament, teams to compete with replacements from the Emerging teams where necessary.

Mandeville Tournament Year 7: (near Rangiora) 16 – 19 January 2017 – for 2016 school year 7 players  ‘Development’ teams from previous Spring Tournament,  teams to compete with replacements from the Emerging teams where necessary.

Girls South Island Tournament – 27th to 29th January 2017 at Christchurch.

Nominations for CJCA Summer Tournament Trials – Close from 5pm Wednesday 8th February.  If you need to nominate later than this then please contact Rob Wilkinson on gm@cjca.org.nz

Trial dates: Boys – Sunday 12th February, at venues TBC, and girls – Sunday 12th February at Burnside West University Cricket Grounds.

No cricket on 22nd January for the Bangladesh Test

Players are reminded that there will be no club cricket (junior or senior) on the weekend of the Black Caps vs Bangladesh cricket test at Hagley Oval (21st January). Tickets for the test are available at Ticketek.

Have a great weekend everyone, and good luck to all teams getting back into it.

Gareth Gibson

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