2017/18 Season Newsletter #9

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 our Premiers and 2A Men are both hosting home semi-final games in their respective one-day competitions. Come down on Sunday to support the club. The pavilion will be open all day, and the bar will open at 4pm. Details below…

Home semi-finals for Premiers and 2A Men

Hard-work in the pre-season and solid performances October and November from the Premiers and 2As has seen both teams secure top-two finishing spots in their respective one-day grades, and with that a home semi-final. Both games are being played on Sunday at Burnside Park – from 10:30 am.

BWU premier squad members at the preseason fitness sessions

The Premiers will face off against St. Albans (who they are also playing in the first day of a two-day match on Saturday on the same block), while 2As are playing Lancaster Park.

In the round-robin encounter back in November, the Premiers had a comfortable win over Saints, scoring 106/6 to run-down Saint’s 105/10.

The 2As will be looking to avenge a heavy loss to Lancaster Park in the round-robin, where they were bundled out for only 155 chasing a Park’s 265/9.

If you are at a loose end on Sunday, head down to Burnside Park to show your support. Good luck to both teams!


Prems seal semi-final berth by thrashing Lancaster Park

It was a bowler’s morning at Burnside Park on Saturday, and despite the heat BWU Premiers made short work of Lancaster Park in the final match of the CMCA Premier one-day competition.  Burnside won the toss and elected to bowl, and soon had LP in trouble; the first three wickets fell in the 1st, 4th, and 10th overs, then Josh Peake took three wickets in the 12th to rip the heart out of the visitors innings. LP were eventually bowled out for 88 in only 30 overs.

In reply, BWU made short work of the chase, reaching the target three down in only 20 overs.

Man-of-the match for BWU Matt Hay finished not out on 34 (off 19), which rounded out a successful outing where he also took two catches, and two wickets.

Video highlights of the match courtesy of CMCA below:

It’s going to get HOT this weekend!

Don’t forget your water and sunscreen this weekend. It is going be a scorcher on Saturday, with the current forecast predicting high temperatures into the low 30s depending on where you look

And 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 on a balmy Friday evening (27°C predicted at 6PM).

Send in your BWC photos

Send us your photos if you want them featured in the weekly newsletter…

Do you have photos from your games that you want to share with the club? Post them on the club Facebook page (and match reports are great too!), or send them to cricket@burnsidecricket.org.nz. If we get some good ones we’ll start sharing them in the weekly newsletter.

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  on Saturday for…

  • BWU 1 Juniors hosting East Shirley Korimakos on Burnside Park 5
  • BWU 7 Juniors hosting St Andrews College STAC 6 on Burnside Park 6
  • BWU 8 Juniors hosting Riccarton 4 on Burnside Park 7
  • BWU Premiers hosting St. Albans on Burnside Park 1
  • BWU 2B hosting Marist Harewood 2A on Burnside Park 2
  • BWU Cannons hosting Marist Harewood 3A on Burnside Park 4
  • BWU Boomers hosting East Shirley 3B on Burnside Park 3
  • BWU Strikers hosting Riccarton 3C on Burnside Park 5

And on Sunday…

  • BWU Premiers hosting St. Albans on Burnside Park 1 (One-day Semi-final)
  • BWU 2A hosting Lancaster Park on Burnside Park 2 (One-day Semi-final)

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/

Junior Hoodies – Order now!

Burnside is the best side

Show your club pride with the 2017/2018 Junior Club Hoodie. Available in standard kids sizing, these hoodies are available from the club – order before Christmas for January delivery. We will take orders on a team-by-team basis. Talk to your team manager to place an order. $55 each, payable in advance.

Junior team photos – Monday 11th December

A reminder to junior teams that team photos are being taken on . Check with your team manager for your team’s allocated timeslot. Make sure to wear your uniforms!

Al Brown MVP Leaderboard

Dilla Smith’s continues to edge away from the pack, opening up a 8-point lead on Scott Inglis in second place courtesy of another consistent performance (22 runs in quick time, 2 cheap wickets, and 1 catch).

Editors note: Cannons and Premiers are doing well in the competition partly due to their complete score cards … remember: you get points for efficiency, so make sure to score balls faced (for batsmen), record maidens and runs conceded (for bowlers), and record all contributions to field dismissals (catches, stumpings, and run outs assists) to maximise your points accrual.

1 Dilla Smith Cannons 6 18.28 33.27 7.28 58.82
2 Scott Inglis Premiers 9 4.69 40.81 5.25 50.75
3 Gareth Gibson Presidents 6 3.27 43.65 3.81 50.72
4 Matthew Hay Premiers 8 19.05 24.55 4.32 47.90
5 Matt Farrant Premiers 7 19.0 26.45 0.0 45.44

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…

CricHQ Leaderboards

All scores and statistics are kept on CricHQ for the club. Go to the BWCUCC club page on CricHQ, claim your profile, and check out your season stats. Current leaders:

Senior club

Most runs Carl Huyser (270, Average 27.0)
Most wickets Jackson Latham (19, Average 19.95, SR 27.53)
Most fielding dismissals Chris Bradley (13)

Junior club

Most runs Adam Robertson (144, Average 48.0)
Most wickets Michael Visser (8, Average 4.38, SR 8.25)
Most fielding dismissals Mackenzie Gilmore (7)

A word from our sponsors

We are very fortunate for the support of our main sponsors Fox and Associates, and Cricket Express.

Fox and Associates are Christchurch’s leading land surveying and land development firm. They are the experts in transforming land into vibrant, functional spaces for communities to live and work.  Their specialties cover everything  from traditional surveying and land development, through to UAV aerial mapping and 3D scanning. If you want to know about the sub-division process, Fox and Associates are the place to start. Call them at 0800 369 787 (0800 FOXSURVEY), or email info@foxsurvey.co.nz if you have any land or property related queries.

Cricket Express are Christchurch’s cricket supply experts. Visit their store and see our friendly and knowledgeable cricket staff or shop online from home 24/7 on their website. We also offer a full onsite repair workshop so if your old bat needs some TLC, or you want a new bat knocked in go and see them.

A final word from the Committee

Subs are now overdue. Those club members who are still to pay subs for the season will soon receive an overdue invoice from the club. This is the first step in our accounts receivable escalation process. Please pay your unpaid subs as soon as possible. If you have a problem with paying, talk to one of the committee to make alternative arrangements.

Subs for 2017/2018 are now overdue.

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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