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2017/18 Season Newsletter #5

It’s another big weekend at the club, and the latest newsletter has all the details including match reports, draws, and the Al Brown MVP update…

Playing on the home grounds this weekend…

Keep an eye out for…

  • BWU 5 hosting Medbury School
  • BWU 7 hosting Merivale Papanui
  • BWU 8 hosting Old Boys Collegians
  • BWU Whangaparoa Cannons Pony Club hosting Riccarton
  • BWU Boomers hosting Heathcote
  • BWU Dubai Diamond Traders hosting Riccarton
  • BWU The Believers hosting St Albans

Prems double-header: a win and a loss

The Prems had a double-header at the weekend. The first match against St Albans was part of the Boock Sharp trophy, and resulted with a sound victory for the men in maroon. Bowling first, Our lads scuttled Saints for 105 in only 31.2 overs. After a few mid-innings wobbles, our boys got the win 6 down. Check out the music-video replay below

Check out the video highlights on Facebook

In the second match, against East Shirley at Burwood Park things didn’t go quite as well. Batting first East Shirley were bowled out for 219 in 45 overs, but in reply Burnside managed only 153/10, the final wicket falling in the 43rd over. It was the first loss for the team this season. Video highlights below.

Check the video highlights of the ES batting innings on Facebook

BWU Inaugural Boock Sharp Trophy Winners

Burnside were the inaugural winners of the Boock Sharp trophy. The Trophy was presented in the club rooms and received by the premiers after their sound victory over Saints on Burnside 1. Stephen Boock was on hand at the pavilion to make the presentation and a short speech.

Stephen Boock explains the story of the Boock Sharp trophy to the club


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.


Skills Day with the Canterbury Kings

Get down to Skills Day with the Kings at Burnside Park

To all Junior club members and family members – make a note in your diary to attend Skills Day on Sunday the 19th of November. Players from the Canterbury Kings will be hosting a skills day at Burnside Park from 1:30 to 3:00 pm. Members of the Burnside senior squad will also be helping out.

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.

The Fail Bail is on the line

Some say that it was stained black after soaking for thirty days in a tub of concentrated oils from a fermenting jockstrap, and that if it caught fire it would burn for 1000 days. All we know is that it is called the Fail Bail. Every fixture between the BWU Foxes Presidents and Sydenham Cardinals there is a fight to avoid taking home this least prized of possessions. Saturday is the first of two or three encounters this summer between these two old foes, with the loser taking home the spoils. Stay tuned for next week’s newsletter and match report from skipper David “the heavy roller” Robertson.

Al Brown MVP Update

With the season a few week’s in, things are starting to take shape at the top of the leaderboard in the clubs Al Brown MVP competition. Not surprisingly the teams with the most games days are heading things up early on, but a couple of the Cannons are also rounding out the top five. The current leader is the evergreen Scott Inglis, taking out his disappointment of the NPC final on the opposition batsmen early in the summer.

Scott Al Brown Inglis leads the charge early…
1 Scott Inglis BWU 5 3.92 31.83 3.79 39.54
2 Jackson Latham BWU 5 3.04 30.79 1.25 35.08
3 JJ Naude BWU 5 18.46 8.17 5.24 31.87
4 Kieran (Footie) Foote BWU 3 26.5 0.0 1.25 27.75
5 Dilla Smith BWU 3 12.31 8.06 4.27 24.63


Who remembers this…

This day, 32 years ago (9th November 1985) was a great day for the incomparable Richard Hadlee, who demolished Australia in the first Test, in Brisbane. Hadlee returned the best innings (9 for 52) and match (15 for 123) figures for New Zealand in Tests to set up an innings victory. He might have become only the second man after Jim Laker to take all ten in an innings too, but after grabbing the first eight wickets to fall, Hadlee produced the ultimate act of selflessness, taking a running catch to give Vaughan Brown a maiden Test wicket. It’s hard to believe now, but Steve McKean’s Australia were in a real rut in the mid-1980s: this defeat came in the middle of a run of only one victory in 20 Tests.

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Richard Hadlee finished with match figures of 15 for 123

Have a great cricketing weekend.


Gareth Gibson


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