2017/18 Season Newsletter #14

In this weeks newsletter, Premier Men qualify for the T20 semi-final, but get knocked out on Thursday by East Christchurch Shirley CC. Weather disrupts the commencement of 2 day cricket and Saturday Cricket, News and updates from CJCA and Christchurch Metro Cricket

Premier Men T20 Campaign

Last Saturday the Premier Men played two matches in their Pool against Heathcote (win by 6 wickets) and a Sydenham, which was a narrow loss, but they earned enough points to finish second in the pool and advance to the semi-final against East Christchurch Shirley CC in a match played Thursday evening at Burwood Park.

BWCUCC won the toss and elected to bat first and Tinus Huyser got us off to a flyer with 32 runs off 16 balls, 4 x 4s and 2 x 6s, a strike rate of 200. When Tinus was out caught the score was 53/2 after 4.3 overs. They took the pace off the game playing with 4 spinners and started to take regular wickets having us 74/7 after 10.3. Will O’Briens 24 runs and his Partnership with Greg Knowles showed the importance of the batting the overs and we were all out for 118, 3 balls short of batting the 20 overs.

BWC really looked sharp in the field and skipper Carl Huyser showed real skill to dive, stop a ball at full stretch one handed and through back to the keeper for a run out in the first over, with the boys have plenty of belief that they could defend this small total.

A very tough chance went to ground a few overs later as Leo Carter miscued a lofted shot over mid-on and the fielder running back was not able to grab this chance. The batting side changed their approach and Carter started to knock the ball in the gaps as they went about accumlating runs in a measured run chance that saw them pass our score in the 18th over 3 wickets down. We wish them well against Saint Albans in the T20 final.

Jackson Latham and Matt Hay – selected for Metro fixture


Jackson Latham, pictured here bowling in the one day final, and Matt Hay have both been picked to play for Metro in an upcoming match.

Both these players have work and trained hard and provided some match winning performances and we wish them all the best in this match.

CJCA – Underway Saturday the 3rd February

Saturday Morning Junior cricket is due to get underway tomorrow, subject to the weather and pitch inspection – we will keep you updated first thing tomorrow morning.

Metro Cancellations – Saturday Cricket

Metro have cancelled some cricket on uncovered grades, and moved other matches to artificials. All covered pitches are still due to be played, for full update on affected matches follow this link

CJCA Girls Red South Island Champs for 2018

Rob and Molly small

The recent South Island Girls Invitational Tournament hosted by CJCA and played at Burnside Park on 18m pitches. CJCA Girls Red managed to win a tight final.

It was terrific to see so many girls play who have played for BWCUCC as juniors in mixed and girls and who now play for North West Youth Cricket.

Molly Stagg, pictured here, now playing at NWYC, was the bowler of the tournament with 10 wickets. Accepting the award from Rob Wilkinson. You can read more about this tournament here

This weekends fixtures

At home this week we have the Premier Team vs OBC, day 1 of a two day fixture, 2a take on Saint Albans, day 1 of a 2 day fixture, and 2b take on OBC at Midday, the start of a 2 day match.

President’s who were due to play on 4 have been moved to pitch 5, on the artificial by the tennis courts.

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:

Umpires for the Golden Oldies Tournament

David Miller has asked if anyone is available to umpire at golden oldies, if anyone is keen email the club and I will forward it to David Miller – he writes:

There is a Golden Oldies Sports Celebration being held in Christchurch during April this year featuring ten sports. One of these is cricket. For obvious reasons it is being played during the first week of the month. Games are being held on Monday, (Easter Monday), 2 April, Wednesday, 4 April, and Friday, 6 April. They are likely to be of 35 overs duration per side although some teams may wish to play 40 over games.
Some 50 to 60 teams are expected to attend. 50 to 60 teams equate to 50 to 60 umpires each playing day. I have been asked by the Canterbury Regional Umpires and Scorers Association Inc to liaise with Mike Dolden from the Golden Oldies organisation with a view to supplying umpires for these games. It is beyond the scope of our organisation to supply these numbers so I am looking for assistance from the various town clubs. Anyone who enjoys umpiring, whether qualified or not, would be a welcome addition to the umpiring ranks for this tournament.
Golden Oldies cricket is all about enjoyment of the game rather than fierce competition so I am sure if you are able to umpire one or more games you will find it a very enjoyable experience.
Benefits available to the participating umpires include free attendance at the opening ceremony on Sunday, 1 April, catering on game days, a free Golden Oldies promotional tee shirt, and a Christchurch Casino goodie card pre-loaded with $100.
If anyone in your club is available to umpire during this tournament on one or more days could you please let me know as soon as possible. Could you also let me know their shirt size.

Good luck for this weekends cricket, and don’t forget to share those photos!

Shane Young



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