2016/2017 Season – Newsletter #20

Welcome to the weekly BWCUCC newsletter.

In this edition:

  • Seniors playing for the two-day championship
  • Cricket round-up
  • Prizegiving details
  • Last game dates
  • Draws for the weekend
  • Al Brown MVP update

Seniors playing for the two-day championship

Burnside West Christchurch University celebrate a wicket in their two-day victory over Old Boys Collegians on Saturday.

The final round of the Christchurch Metro premier two-day competition begins on Saturday, and BWU are in the hunt for the silverware.

Our men are currently placed second, and kept our title chances alive on the weekend by toppling leaders Old Boys Collegians by six wickets before the rain arrived on Saturday afternoon.  Should OBC (who hold a 12 point lead) stumble against St Albans in the final round, we will be ready to pounce.

Led by a five-wicket bag in the second innings from Scott Inglis, OBC were rolled for just 100 inside 33.2 overs. OBC lost their last eight wickets for 53 runs as the reliable pace attack of Inglis and Matt Farrant rolled through their line-up. Inglis recorded the outstanding match figures of 9-70.

Needing 107 to win, BWCU beat the impending wet weather with Cam Hawkins, who hit an unbeaten 50 from 46 balls, guiding them home.

Canterbury quick Ed Nuttall made his first appearance from a shoulder injury suffered in early January, taking 2-41 from nine overs for OBC.


Senior & Junior cricket round-up

A summary of matches from the weekend is available on CricHQ.

Senior prizegiving – Saturday 25th March @ 7pm

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All senior club members and supporters are invited to the end of season prizegiving, to be held at the Burnside clubrooms on the last Saturday of the season – Saturday March 25th from 7pm to 11pm. More details to follow soon. Come and celebrate the season with your club, and look back on the season’s successes. It is sure to be a big night.

Junior prizegiving – Sunday 19th March @ 4pm

All junior club members, parents, coaches and supporters are warmly invited to the Junior club prizegiving,  to be held at the Burnside clubrooms on Sunday 19th March at 4pm. Food and light refreshments will be provided, and trophies for teams and players will be awarded.

Junior team photos

A photographer will be at the junior team prizegiving, and team photos will be available. Check with your coach for your team’s timeslot for a team photo; team photos will be taken the prizegiving (between 3.10 and 3.45pm) . Team photos will be available to order ($20 each, optional).

Last game dates

The final playing days for the BWU 2016/2017 season are as follows.

  • Senior cricket: Saturday 25th March
  • Junior Saturday morning cricket: Saturday 25th March
  • Junior Friday night cricket: Friday 24th March

Draws for this weekend:

The full draw for all Burnside junior and senior teams for this weekend is also available on CricHQ. Check it out!

Al Brown MVP Update

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 Young, Arun, or Gareth).

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

Gareth Gibson

Thanks to our awesome sponsors for their generous support this season:

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