Welcome to the latest BWCUCC newsletter.
In this edition:
- Senior cricket round-up
- Junior cricket restarts
- Scott Inglis 551 wickets
- Latham stars behind the stumps for Black Caps
- Latham re-signs for Durham
- Al Brown MVP update
- Senior Player Profile: Tinus Huyser
Senior cricket round-up
The weather played its part on the weekend and despite a howling gale, games were played across all senior grades last weekend, with the continuation of the T20 competition for morning grades. A summary of the weekends results is below:
- Premiers (T20) 65/9 lost to LPW 132/4 by 67 runs
- Premiers (T20) 163/7 lost to Sydenham 164/5 by 5 wickets
- 2A (T20) 140/8 lost to Riccarton 141/3 by 7 wickets
- 2A(T20) 148/6 beat OBC 138/6 by 10 runs
- 2B (T20) 59/9) lost to Sydenham (60/3) by 7 wickets
- 2B (T20) 142/7 lost to Halswell Red Vets 158/4 by 16 runs
- Presidents 169/9 lost to Merivale Papanui 180/6 by 11 runs
- Cannons 180/2 beat Sumner 3A 179/7 by 8 wickets
- Boomers 83/9 beat Halswell 81/10 by 1 wicket
- Punjab Daredevils 75/10 lost to Marist Harewood 76/2 by 8 wickets
- Strikers 142/8 lost to Halswell 158/4 by 16 runs
Saturday morning junior cricket re-starts this weekend.
Saturday morning junior cricket resumes for the year this weekend. Be sure for check CricHQ for the draw!
Friday night cricket starts next week.
The first evening of Friday night cricket will be next Friday (10th February). See you there!
Scott Inglis 551*
Premier stalwart Scott Inglis achieved an incredible milestone last weekend, becoming the clubs all-time leading wicket-taker across all formats. Inglis, who debuted for the Premiers in 1999-2000, reached 551 senior wickets on Saturday courtesy of his 1/21 in a T20 match against LPW. Scott lifts the crown from the Canterbury offspinner, cricket administrator and commentator Peter Sharp (1939- 2012) who represented the BWU Premiers between 1962 and 1980. With the next nearest active premier bowler tallying in the low 100’s, Inglis’ record is likely to stand for many years. Congratulations Scott on your amazing performance and thank you for your immense contribution to the club.
Tom Latham stars for the Black Caps
Tom Latham continues a prolific summer for the Black Caps in the opening Chappell Hadlee ODI match vs. Australia at Eden Park. Although Latham didn’t really come off with the bat, he starred in the field capturing five dismissals behind the stumps, a record for a New Zealand wicket-keeper in ODIs.
It was a game of freakish stats and facts. Here are my two favourites:
- 11 – Stoinis’ sixes in his 146 – the second most in an innings for Australia and joint second while chasing in an ODI. Stoinis’ 11 were the most sixes by a batsman in defeat.
- 0 – The number of runs scored by Hazlewood in his 54 run stand with Stoinis for the tenth wicket. Batted Josh.
Latham re-signs for Durham
In another exciting day for the Tom Latham news desk, English county side Durham have announced that Tom has signed to return for the second-half of the English summer in 2017. Latham will head to England at the conclusion of the Champions Trophy ODI tournament.
Al Brown MVP Update
The Cannons’ Kyle Knowles continues his charge up the Al Brown leaderboard having taken 18 wickets at 9.31 so far this year. Premier allrounder Matt Farrant retains a tight grip on the trophy but his lead has been halved to less than 9 points, and the chasing pack are now in striking distance.
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 Shanezx, Arun, or Gareth).
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Senior Player Profile: Tinus Huyser
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Occupation: Service Manager
Preferred Occupation: “Pro”
Seasons at BWCUCC: 7
Funniest Player: Matt Hay
Scariest Player: Scott Inglis
Best Bowling: 5/20
Highest Score: 222
Favourite Players: AB de Villiers
Favourite BWC Moment: Scoring 222 and winning the 2A one day comp
Which Hollywood Star would play you in a movie: Denzel Washington
If I could be one person for a day I would be: AB de Villiers