2017/18 Season Newsletter #8

Welcome to our weekly newsletter, where you can find all the latest club news including match reports, draws, and the weekly Al Brown MVP update…  Of note this week, take your chance to view the ICC U19 World Cup Trophy, which will be on exhibit at Burnside Park on Sunday. Details below…

ICC U19 World Cup Trophy to visit Burnside Park

Canterbury Cricket has advised that the ICC U19 Trophy will be on display at Burnside Park this Sunday  (3rd November) from 9am – 11am during the Year 8 Rep Match that is also being played at the park. Everyone who comes down can enter the draw to win a $100 Cricket Express voucher. If you head down, keep an eye out for Black Cap Corey Anderson.

“This event plays an important role in developing the participating teenagers into international professionals,” said ICC Chief Executive David Richardson at the launch of the ICC U19 World Cup in Wellington on Thursday.

The ICC U19 World Cup is being played in New Zealand in January and February 2018, with many warm-up and tournament fixtures being held in Christchurch, and around the Canterbury region. National U19 teams have been the launch-pad for international careers of players around the world, so take the opportunity to see some world class cricket being played on our doorstep.

This article from the Stuff archives (2009) talks a bit about BWCUCC’s storied past and ties to the ICC U19 World Cup, it is well worth a read. This year, former BWU Junior (and Friday Night Junior’s coach) Mitchell Hay is in the running for a spot in the tournament team. All the best Mitchell.

Farrant heroics seals win for the Prems

Matt Farrant – File footage circa 2016

The Prems reversed their one-day form with a come-from-behind win against Riccarton at Burnside Park last Saturday. Batting first, Riccarton made 229 for 6, highlighted by Ben Rapson’s unbeaten 87. Scott Inglis (10-1-47-3) and Matt Farrant (10-0-40-2) were the pick of the BWC bowlers. At 77 for 6 at the 17 over mark it is fair to say that things were looking grim.  Joel Williams joined Farrant at the fall of the 6th wicket, and the pair enjoyed a 92 run stand to take our score to 169 before Williams fell LBW for 42 in the 39th over. This wicket brought Scott Inglis, who together with Farrant steered up home, Faz clubbing a six to secure the win in the 49th over. Matt finished unbeaten on 79 off 93 balls, and Scotty was not out 15 off 34. Video highlights from the match are below:

Ben Stokes has a trundle at Burnside

You may have already heard that England allrounder Ben Stokes has signed with Canterbury while he awaits the outcome of the police investigation into a late night assault back home. Steady-cam Young is always alert, and captured a few shots of Stokes in a light training with Sydenham CC at Burnside Park on Thursday night.

Steady-cam Young always has his spy-cam telephoto lens ready, just in case.

The Burnside bar is open on Friday night

A reminder to our Junior Friday-night families that the bar upstairs is open, and serving during the Friday Night sessions. Come on up and grab a glass of wine, or a beer and watch the future superstars do their thing out on the park. The balcony is a great spot to relax and watch cricket!

The weather is looking great, with the current forecast predicting 22 degrees at Burnside Park at 6pm (with a bit of wind to even it out).

Catch the action with the Friday Night Academy

This Weekend’s Draws

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

Playing on the home grounds this weekend…

Keep an eye out for…

  • BWU 6 Juniors hosting Sydenham
  • BWU 7 Juniors hosting Medbury School
  • BWU 8 Juniors hosting Marist Harewood
  • BWU Premier Men hosting LPW
  • BWU 2A Men hosting St Albans
  • BWU 2B Men hosting Sydenham
  • BWU Presidents Foxes hosting Merivale Papanui

Senior and Junior Player of the Day Awards

Reminder – 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.

2018 registrations now open for North-West Youth Cricket

Attention all Burnside junior players and parents of junior players heading off to high schools next year. Registrations for NWYC are now open.

To register, go to http://nwyc.co.nz/registration/

Friday Night Superstar Academy Packs

Sweeet Superstar Academy Swag

Those that braved the weather last Friday night received their Superstar Academy packs. If you missed out, come up and see Shane Young in the pavilion on Friday during the session.

Al Brown MVP Update

Dilla Smith’s form continues to impress for the Cannons as he surged in to the number one spot after a 5-wicket haul on Saturday. Also squeezing in to the top five is Gareth Gibson from the Foxes after a sneaky six wicket haul against Merivale.

1 Dilla Smith Cannons 5 16.03 28.48 5.84 50.34
2 Scott Inglis Premier Men 8 4.69 37.76 5.25 47.70
3 Jackson Latham Premier Men 8 3.22 37.84 1.25 42.31
4 Matt Farrant Premier Men 6 19.0 23.13 0.0 42.12
5 Gareth Gibson Presidents Foxes 5 3.27 34.62 3.81 41.69

Remember – MVP points in CricHQ determine the winner of the Al Brown trophy.  So get your scorecards in, make sure they are complete, and make sure all players details are captured. You get points for runs, wickets, maidens, catches, stumpings, run outs etc. The more detail you capture in your scorecards, the more points you stand to gain – especially remember to record your catches, and try to convince your opponents to fully utilize CricHQ too…

On this day…

On this day…

Nice strides, Don.

…there was little hint of what was to follow as Don Bradman made only 18 and 1 in his first Test appearance, against England in Brisbane. Bradman was only 20, but fellow new boy Bert Ironmonger was 46, Australia’s oldest Test debutant at the time. It’s not a match either man would have remembered too fondly – England won by 675 runs.

Final word from the Committee

Have you paid your subs already?

Have you still not paid your subs?

Reminder to the senior club that subs for the season are due tomorrow (1 December) if you want to pay the reduced amount (& avoid the penalty fee…). You all need to get these in if you are yet to pay!
Thanks to those who are or have made efforts to tidy up last year’s overdue ones.

Have a great cricketing weekend.

Gareth Gibson



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