2016/2017 Season – Newsletter #15

Welcome to the latest BWCUCC newsletter.

In this edition:

  • Results from the weekend
  • Tom Latham stars for the Black Caps
  • Black Caps playing at Hagley Oval (no club cricket this weekend)
  • NWYC Cricket Camp
  • Al Brown MVP update
  • Senior Player Profile: JJ Naude

Results from the weekend

Adult grade teams were back in action with mostly T20 games at the weekend. The Premiers had a dominant weekend with two good victories against OBC and Heathcote CC.

Summary scorecards from all Burnside teams:

  • Premiers (119/7) beat OBC (117/7) by 3 wickets
  • Premiers (173/3) beat Heathcote CC (136/7) by 37 runs
  • BWC 2A (110/10) lost to Lancaster Park CC (160/9) by 50 runs
  • BWC 2B (122/10) lost to Marist Harewood (175/6) by 53 runs
  • BWC 2B (103/10) lost to OBC (161/6) by 58 runs
  • BWC Cannons (117/10) lost to Richmond CC (128/10) by 11 runs
  • BWC Believers (100/6) lost to Southern Districts (138/4) by 38 runs
  • BWC DDT (121/5) beat Richmond (120/6) by 5 wickets
  • BWC Strikers (122/7) beat Heathcote Bangers (121/8)  by 3 wickets
  • BWC Presidents Foxes (203/7) lost to East Shirley Gold (206/7) by 3 wickets
  • BWC Punjab Daredevils (83/10) lost to New Brighton (139/9) by 56 runs
  • BWC Boomers (125/10) beat Hornby (95/10) by 30 runs
  • BWC TMF (184/8) beat New Brighton (118/8) by 66 runs

Full results from the weekend are available at CricHQ.

Tom Latham stars for the Black Caps

Burnside’s Tom Latham played a starring role in the incredible come-from-behind  victory against Bangladesh at the Basin Reserve in Wellington.

Tom Latham taps one behind square on day three of the first test against Bangladesh at the Basin Reserve.

After scoring 595-8 in their first innings, Bangladesh suffered the embarrassment of becoming the team to score the highest first innings total to result in a defeat in the history of test cricket. It was Tom’s man-of-the match winning 177 in NZ’s first innings that turned the tide of the test. The previous highest was Australia’s 586 vs England at SCG In 1894-95!

Black Caps at Hagley Oval this weekend

The Black Caps are in Christchurch this weekend for the second test against Bangladesh, and hoping (weather permitting) for a home series sweep. Tickets for the test are available at Ticketek. Remember – no club cricket on Saturday, so get down to the oval to support Tom Latham and his mates!

The Black Caps slippers getting in some last minute fielding drills on Thursday.

NWYC Cricket Camp

Despite the threat of rain from the weather bomb this week, the NWYC Cricket Camp went ahead under mostly sunny skies. Thanks to all the players and coaches and helpers involved.

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The sun was shining at Burnside Oval for the NWYC Cricket Camp

Al Brown MVP Update

There has been a bit of movement outside the top ten in the Al Brown competition with Premiers in top 10 spots starting to coming under fire as the rest of the club gathers momentum (and game time). A string of regular contributions from the Presidents Foxes’ Jeff Roy has seen him climb four spots into 6th. Newcomers from the Boomers’ Regan Wilson and Cannons’ Kyle Knowles round out the top 10. Premier allrounder Matt Farrant has a tight grip on the trophy at the season half-way point with his bowling performances alone enough to fend off the chasing pack.

Player Team Games Bat Bowl Field Total
1 Matt Farrant Premiers 13 10.31 67.93 7.35 85.56
2 JJ Naude Premiers 13 38.06 25.39 4.16 67.61
3 Cam Hawkins Premiers 13 57.21 0.0 5.76 62.98
4 Chris Peters Cannons 7 14.71 40.06 7.94 62.71
5 Scott Inglis Premiers 13 3.29 48.7 8.55 60.56
6 Jeff Roy Presidents 6 14.94 22.21 2.55 39.71
7 Tinus Huyser Premiers 12 25.98 4.9 6.5 37.38
8 V Brahmbhatt Boomers 8 16.67 10.7 9.52 36.89
9 Kyle Knowles Cannons 6 -0.3 35.88 1.25 36.82
10 Regan Wilson Boomers 6 8.33 26.45 1.36 36.15

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).


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Senior Player Profile: JJ  Naude

Name: JJ Naude
Sponsored by: Avonhead Tavern
Nickname: Naudie
Age: 26
Occupation: Coach and Personal Trainer
Preferred Occupation: Professional Cricketer
Seasons at BWCUCC: 1 (this is my first summer)
Funniest Player: Matt Hay
Scariest Player: Tinus Huyser
Best Bowling: 3/32
Favourite Players: Scott Inglis
Favourite BWC Moment: Karaoke Night with Shane Young
Which Hollywood Star would play you in a movie: If he was still alive, Paul Walker
If I could be one person for a day I would be: David Hasselhoff in an episode of Knight Rider…

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

Gareth Gibson

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