2017/18 Season Newsletter #4

It’s another big weekend at the club… The latest newsletter has all the details. For junior club members, its Club Day this Saturday, so make sure you come down to the Pavilion for a barbeque and a can of fizz. For the senior club, as well as being a double-header weekend, Saturday is the inaugural Boock Sharp Trophy, a celebration of the rivalry between St. Albans cricket and Burnside West as well as a recognition of the contributions of a couple of local legends of the game.

Playing on the home grounds this weekend…

Keep an eye out for…

  • BWU 5 hosting Sydenham
  • BWU 6 hosting Marist Harewood
  • BWU 8 hosting Merivale Papanui
  • BWU 7 hosting New Brighton
  • BWU Premier Men hosting St Albans (Boock-Sharp Trophy fixture)
  • BWU 2A Men hosting St Albans (Boock-Sharp Trophy fixture)
  • BWU 2B Men hosting Southern Districts
  • BWU Presidents Foxes hosting Lancaster Park
  • BWU T20 Ghetto Hustlers hosting Heathcote
  • BWU 2A Men hosting Riccarton (Sunday)


Naude Scores Ton

Playing for the Premiers in last weekends match against Marist Harewood, JJ Naude scored his maiden century (101)  for the club.  Congratulations JJ.  It was a vital knock for the Prems, with Burnside eventually setting Marist 166 to win. The bowlers came to the party to knock Marist-Harewood over for 77 (Hay 4/20, Inglis 2/8, Peake 2/33). Well played to JJ and the whole team.

JJ Naude (pictured) after scoring 101 for the Premiers.

Boock Sharp Trophy

The Boock Sharp Trophy will be contested for the first time this summer. The trophy will be an annual ‘contest within the competition’ between BWCUCC and Saint Albans. It recognises the contributions of Stephen Boock and  the late Peter Sharp at all levels of New Zealand cricket, (club, provincial, and national, and international) as players,  administrators, and media personalities, as well as the significant contributions made by both to our respective clubs.

Games contributing to the trophy this weekend are the Premiers and 2As, both hosting St Albans at Burnside Park.

This weekend’s draws

CricHQ is back up and running. All draws for senior and junior teams are available online in the Burnside West Christchurch upcoming fixtures page on CricHQ.

Don’t forget: Senior and Junior Player of the Day Awards

And remember – all teams that return to the pavilion (both Junior and Senior teams) are eligible to nominate a player of the day award.

Our club sponsors at One Good Horse Restaurant and The Avonhead Tavern have kindly provided the club with these Player of the Days awards. It is fantastic to have great supporters of club cricket and being local we hope you take up the opportunity to spend some time at the club house as well as making use of the prizes.

Junior Club Day – This Saturday

Come on down to Junior Club Day!

Make sure you come down to the pavilion after your match –  all the junior teams are invited back to the clubrooms for a sausage sizzle and an opportunity to get to know their club as well as giving some teams a chance to play at home. Make sure you come back to the club even if you are not playing at home. The Premiers are playing on #1, so take the chance to sit on the balcony in the sun and take in some quality competitive cricket – something for all the junior players to aspire to.

Skills Day with the Canterbury Kings

Hang out with some of the Canterbury Kings at Burnside Park…

To Junior club members – keep your diaries clear on Sunday the 19th of November. Players from the Canterbury Kings will be hosting a skills day at Burnside Park. Timing TBD, so stay tuned for more details in next week’s newsletter.

Canterbury Kings Fan Day

The Canterbury Kings are also hosting a Fan Day at hagley Oval on Sunday 12th of November.  For more details, on the Fan Day check out the Canterbury Kings website.

Senior team cricket balls

A reminder to all adult-grade captains – if you are in need of cricket balls or gear, your point of contact is Brett Thomson. Hit Brett up by text or facebook to arrange to meet at the pavilion on a Saturday morning to distribute cricket balls for your matches.

Respect our facilities

The mess (pictured) was left on the northern boundary fence last Saturday following a T20 game. There is a rubbish bin about 30 metres from this pile. Please respect our club & our oval. The club is liable for the condition we leave the park in, so do the right thing, and put it in the bin. Enough said.

Don’t be a litter bug.

Heroes and Villains party

Thanks to everyone who made an effort to attend the Heroes and Villain party last weekend – especially for the vocal talents of Nyree Huyser, and to Shane Young for coordinating the event. The photos from the night indicate a fun time was had by all.

Shane Young (a.k.a. Leader of the Droogs) shadowing the Bat Signal…

Did you know…

… With Burnside’s own Tom Latham in action in the sub-continent this last week, the Black Caps are tussling with difficult touring conditions in India.  Did you know that Wednesday night’s result was the first time that India have ever beaten the Black Caps in a T20 international . Here are their all-time stats against all T20I nations.

Tom Latham in India

Have a great cricketing weekend.


Gareth Gibson


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