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… This week we preview finals weekend, with both our Premiers and 2A Men competing in their One Day competition finals. Details below…
With both the Premiers and 2A men securing victory in their home game semi-finals last Sunday (see match reports below), they are both through to the final round on Sunday.
Carl Huyser will lead the Premiers as we take on defending champions Old Boys’ Collegians at Elmwood Park, while the 2As, led by Steve McKean take on ? at ?. It would be great to see as many supporters down to the grounds as possible to fly the Burnside colours and cheer our boys on.
If you can’t make it to the grounds, the Premier match will be available live on CricHQ. Check-out the club Facebook page for a link on the day.
Finals Day Celebrations
To celebrate the achievement of having our top two teams make the Christchurch Metro Cricket one day competition final we have have teamed up with our sponsors The Avonhead Tavern and One Good Horse Restaurant to celebrate after the games.
Players and supporters are welcome back to the X-Golf area for our function, and we would be grateful of you are able to indicate if you can make it via the Facebook link so we can get the staffing level correct.
Good luck to both teams!
Prems imperious in semi win over Saints
A rough day on Saturday was washed away on Sunday with the Premiers completely dominant against Saint Albans in their one-day semi-final on Sunday. BWU set up the win with a clinical bowling display, rolling Saints for 160 after they had been 92/7 at one stage. Opener Greg Dawson was the only batsman to show any real backbone, top scoring with 64, as Saints had few answers for BWU veteran seamer Scott Inglis, who impressed with 4/40. BWU reached their target within 28 overs with JJ Naude seeing us home safely, scoring an unbeaten 30. Matt Hay, batting at six, provided a quickfire cameo, blasting 34 from 14 balls, to edge ue close to victory before he fell with only four runs required. The win sets up the final against OBC on Sunday who chased down Riccarton’s 222/5 with two wickets and 17 balls to spare.
Seconds edge into the finals
There would have been a few tense lower order batsmen in the 2A squad on Sunday with the BWU men 48 overs and 8 wickets to overtake Lancaster Parks 199. Park did well to recover from 76/6 at the 26 over mark to reach 199/9 from their 50 overs. The pick of the BWU bowlers was W. O’Brien with 4/21. In response BWU shared the runs around, with Johnston top-scoring with 61. The win secures a finals spot on Sunday against Saint Albans on Hagley Park 3.
Premiers struggling in Two-day match up
It seems like the Premiers saved up all their form and fortune for the Sunday semi-final as fortunes were somewhat reversed in the first day of the two-day match against Saint Albans on Saturday. Batting first, BWU were bowled out for 91 in their first innings (Matt Farrant 25). St Albans scored 209/10 (Matt Farrant 4/35, Will O’Brien 2/28, Josh Peake 2/52) in their first innings. BWU were left needing to bat for one over before stumps, safely negotiating their way to 4/0. The match continues this Saturday.
The Forecast is good for Saturday and Sunday!
Thanks to a bit of a break in the prevailing weather patterns this week, Burnside Park will have slightly benefitted from the 3.5mm of rainfall in the week.The current forecast predicting high temperatures into the high 20’s on Saturday and Sunday, with a chance of rain later in the day on Sunday.
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 Sumner Surfers on Burnside Park 4
- BWU Premiers hosting St. Albans on Burnside Park 1
- BWU 2B hosting Marist Harewood 2A on Burnside Park 2
- BWU Presidents Foxes hosting Hornby n Burnside Park 4
- BWU Strikers hosting Hornby on Burnside Park 3
Last week of cricket for 2017 – see you in 2018!
A reminder to all junior and senior grades across the club – this is the last weekend of cricket for 2017. Following are the start-up dates for 2018:
- Juniors – Friday Night cricket first day back on Friday 2nd February, 2018
- Juniors – Saturday Morning grades first day back on Saturday 3rd February, 2018
- Youth 1st XI – first day back on Saturday 27th January, 2018
- Seniors – all grades first day back on Saturday 13th January, 2018
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/
We are delighted to advise that official Burnside Merchandise is now available to purchase online direct from our sponsor Cricket Express. The team at Cricket Express have updated their website, and you can now order Burnside training gear and clothing online and just in time for Christmas! More items will be added after Christmas, but for now, check out the selection and show your club pride with some awesome BWCUCC kit!
Al Brown MVP Leaderboard
Two days of cricket and some solid performances for the Premiers has helped Scott Inglis reduce Dilla Smith’s lead to just over 2.5 points this week. Jackson Latham has managed to bump Matt Farrant out of the top five as the leaders jostle for position.
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…
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 editor
Well done to all players for your efforts in the first half of the season. It is exciting as a committee to see efforts at training paying off with on-field results. We look forward to watching the final weekend’s matches for 2017, especially the finals being played on Sunday. The committee wants to thank all coaches, managers and volunteers for their efforts so far this summer. We wish you all a safe and happy Christmas break, and we look forward to seeing you all in early 2018
Have a great cricketing weekend, and Merry Christmas.