2017/2018 Season Newsletter #6

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 Foxes hosting President Grade Day and playing ES Blue
  • BWU 7 hosting Old Boys Collegians

Prems tipped over by Sydenham

The Prems took on Sydenham last weekend at Hagley Park. Skipper Carl Huyser top-scored for Burnside with 55, but this was the only real highlight with BWU dismissed for 177 in 48.3 overs. Sydenham got home relatively easily five down and with three overs to spare.

No Friday-night cricket this week (Show Day)

A quick reminder that there is no Friday-night junior cricket this week due to the Show Day public holiday. See you all next Friday!

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.

Juniors: Kings Skills Day this weekend!

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 this weekend 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.

The Fail Bail stays away

Some say that it is cricket’s equivalent of a Prince Rupert’s drop : able to withstand hammer blows and searing bouncers, but if handled with ungloved hands it will shatter into a million screaming shards. 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.

BWU Foxes met the Cardinals at Centennial Park 1 last weekend. Here is skipper David Robertson’s match report.

Crash demonstrates a keeping technique of sorts while Stenchy lurks in the background.

The track looked underdone & suburban (ish)… Everyone’s a winner (baby that’s the truth) with the ‘Fail Bail’ (held by the Cardinals but not making an appearance ‘coz Laughts was away & he has it) up for grabs by the loser, and the Frampton challenge shield for the winner.

We won the toss and batted losing two Allan’s (Josh and Dan) for bugger all and Martin Conway (32). to see Dicko (Grant Dickson) & I trying to play out Dave Fleming’s quality spell. We were 68/3 at drinks and thinking 150 might be a good score…

We ended up a bit better than that as Dicko, despite re-injuring a Willows “turn for 2 hammy” played positively as the pressure came off & suddenly 200 looked a chance.

We nearly got there with 196/7 but Flem’s 2/14 was assisted by Wildy shutting us down a bit (1/12 off 3) and Dave Hardy bowled better than his 2/42 off 8 suggests.

For Sydenham, Mario Williams (12) & Dave Hardy (23) weren’t separated ’til Steve “Stenchy” Twaddell came on in the 9th over and despite some genuine resistance we were able to roll the Cardinals for 108 in the 36th over.

Twaddell finished with 8-4-12-5 although he was cramping up when the last ball of his spell saw a rank full bunger clipped to backward square by Paul Bennett to gift him his 5th and he struggled with cramping calf muscles thereafter to join Roy (shoulder) and Dickson (hammy again) in the “please don’t hit the ball to me” ward…

A well under-strength Cardinals put away nicely (and I’ll take that any day). I have genuine love for this opposition side that we are very happy to beat and have a beer with. Flem & I discussed his outstanding spell at length afterwards (he likes a beer & a chat and so do I) and probably playing him out was to key move of the day…

So everyone was a winner (baby that’s no lie) as we retained the shield & Phil & Co. retained the ‘Fail Bail”.


Presidents Grade Day this weekend

BWU Presidents Foxes are hosting the annual President’s Grade Day this weekend. All afternoon matches on Burnside Oval (as well as one match on the artificial wicket) are Presidents Grade matches. Following the games, the Foxes will be hosting all teams in the pavilion to share stories of the day’s play. There will be raffles (over $2000 in prizes up for grabs) and plenty of food.

All teams are of course welcome and warmly invited to come back and enjoy the festivities.

Burnside Park BBQ Opening – 24 November @ 5pm

Come and have a free sausage on the BBQ with the Wigram Lions and members of the Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board.

Come on down to the official opening at 5pm on Friday 24th November

It is the official opening of the new BBQ at the playground at Burnside Park. This is a family friendly event and all club members and children are warmly invited to come down and fill yourselves up before Friday-night cricket!

Al Brown MVP Update

There was only a slight shuffle of the top-five after last week’s results, with most of the action and shaking happening in the 6th-20th rankings. The current leader is Jackson Latham.

1 Jackson Latham BWU 6 2.98 37.2 1.25 41.43
2 Scott Inglis BWU 6 3.88 32.13 3.79 39.80
3 Dilla Smith BWU 4 16.09 13.47 4.27 33.82
4 JJ Naude BWU 6 17.95 7.73 6.49 32.17
5 Kieran (Footie) Foote BWU 3 26.5 0.0 1.25 27.75

Have a great cricketing weekend.


Gareth Gibson


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