2017/18 Season Newsletter #15

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…  We had some significant achievements across the entire club last week. Check out the match reports and news below – including features from our roving reports from both the juniors and seniors.

600 career wickets for Scott Inglis

Eternally youthful living legend Scott Inglis reached a remarkable milestone last weekend surpassing 600 career wickets for the club. Scott holds the CMCA record for career One day scalps (176), over-taking John Pawson earlier this summer. Scott also leads the way for modern-era Two day scalps (387 and climbing) well ahead of CZ Harris (243), but light-years behind Reg Read (era unknown to the editor) who took a ridiculous 1,645 Two day wickets.

Scott Inglis leads BWC from the field after captuing his 600th career wicket for the club.

It is customary to ask centenarians what is the secret to their longevity, so it seems fitting to do the same for Scott in this instance. His* answers: “If a strange man in India offers you an ‘Elixir’, drink it. Also, always use extra virgin olive oil for rub downs”.

Scott hopes that now he has reached 600 wickets that he will be allowed to field in the slips. Awkward.

BWU 10 graduate to Saturday Cricket

Congratulations to our newest Saturday morning team “BWU 10”. This year a group of enthusiastic Year 4’s have formed a new team, and have made the leap from Friday night kiwi cricket to Saturday mornings. They opened their account with a win against Merivale Papanui! Congratulations guys! Scorecard on CricHQ is here.

BWU10 are all smiles after a win on debut against Merivale Papanui

Kids Day at Hagley Oval

This Sunday, 11 February is Kids Day at Hagley Oval! Kids under the age of 14 will get free entry to the Ford Trophy game at Hagley Oval where there will be a free BBQ, bouncy castle, face painting, giveaways, food vendors, cricket and netball activation zones for all to enjoy!

Tell your friends and family to come down to Hagley Oval throughout the day to watch your Canterbury Men’s team take on Wellington while getting involved in the activities 🏏🏐 🎨🏰

Premiers match report

The Premier Two day competition resumed last weekend. At Burnside Park the home side scored quickly against Old Boys Collegians but were ultimately bowled out for 201. Alex Heenan made his best Premier score with 92. For OBC, Morgan Jeffrey picked up 4/44 and Joe Edgerton-Till 3/66. In reply Old Boys Collegians were bowled out right on stumps for 179. Ben Ward top scored with 83. Jackson Latham continued his top recent form with 5/31 and Scott Inglis took 3/42.

BWC bowled OBC out for 179 to take a 21 run lead into day 2.

Match report: BWU 1 vs Marist Harewood 4

After a 2-year absence the club has a team back in the year 8 Premier Grade. BWU 1 had its first game in the weekend and came away with a hard-fought victory. Asked to Bat first BWU 1 put together a very competitive total of 149/4 of its 35 overs. The highlight of the innings was an excellent 50 not out from Tom Turner off only 65 balls. Tom put together a great partnership with Finn McCormack Young who scored 44. The running between the wickets for this pair was a highlight and frustrated the Marist Harewood fielders no end. Michael Visser helped complete the inning with a well complied 18 not out. Marist made a good effort with the chase, keeping wickets in hand and for most of the innings staying close to the required run rate. Needing 50 runs off the last 10 overs with 8 wickets in hand Marist looked on target for victory. However, some tight bowling in the last 10 overs particularly from Nick Smith and Xavier Bell saw Marist finish 8 runs short after completing their 35 overs. Best bowling came from Nick Smith 1 for 17 off 7 and Xavier Bell 1 for 14 off 5.

CJCA Summer Tournament

Nominations are now open for boys in Year 6 and over in 2018 and Girls from year 5 and over – the Trials are held on the 11th of February and aim to select teams to play matches on the 18th, 25 of February and the 4th of March.

Get your nominations in for CJCA Summer Tournament


Head to the CJCA website for more information. Nominations can be made online here: http://www.cjca.org.nz/net/forms/players/representative/.

Friday cricket is back!

Reminder all Friday Nighters – Superstar Academy and All-stars is back on today (9th February). Be ready to go at 6pm, we look forward to seeing everyone there!

The draw for this weekend

Check out the draw on CricHQ. 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 Premiers hosting OBC on Burnside Park 1 (Day 2 of 2 @ 10:30 am)
  • BWU 2A hosting St Albans on Burnside Park 2 (Day 2 of 2 @ 10:30 am)
  • BWU 2B hosting OBC on Burnside Park 3 (Day 2 of 2 @ 12:00 pm)
  • BWU 5 hosting Halswell on Burnside Park 5 (9:00 am)
  • BWU Strikers hosting Halswell on Burnside Park 5 (1:00 pm)

Final reminder on overdue subs

Our club is lucky to have some of the finest grounds, facilities and coaching in the Canterbury region. Our park, the immaculate outlook from the Pavilion and the quality pitches we get to play on is something that all club members collectively benefit from. But these facilities do not come for free. As a club we are dependent on players and teams doing their part by paying your annual subscriptions. Subs for the 2017/2018 season are now well overdue.

If you have not yet paid your membership for this season, or made suitable arrangements with the club, you are now in breach of your membership. For those players in morning grades failure to pay your sub or make arrangements may affect your eligibility for selection. For afternoon grade teams, failure to pay your team sub in full or to make other arrangements immediately could affect your team’s ongoing registration status until resolved, including de-registration of your team from the competition. If you have questions, talk to a member of the BWCUCC committee. 


Avonhead Tavern 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.

Burnside Merchandise

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

The Premiers have completed a march this week booking all five spots in the Al Brown top 5. In a move that I didn’t see coming, JJ Naude has leapt from outside the top 5 to first spot (a move of over 20 points) on the back of consistent run scoring in the T20 competition (221 runs from 6 innings @ 44.2 and a strike rate of 131.55 – including 2 fifties, 25 fours, and 7 sixes).

1 JJ Naude Premiers 18 55.44 11.63 19.89 86.97
2 Scott Inglis Premiers 15 6.46 62.96 12.41 81.83
3 Matthew Hay Premiers 17 31.33 43.7 4.32 79.33
4 Jackson Latham Premiers 16 4.41 66.06 2.5 72.97
5 Matt Farrant Premiers 16 26.44 43.74 2.5 72.66


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…

Stats corner

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.

Senior club

  • 2017/2018 – Leading club run-scorer JJ Naude (442, Average 27.63)
  • 2017/2018 – Leading club wicket-taker Jackson Latham (30, Average 17.33, SR 22.90)
  • 2017/2018 – Leading club fieldsman Chris (Tazer) Bradley (18 dismissals)

Junior club

  • 2017/2018 – Leading club run-scorer Tom Turner (236, Average 47.2)
  • 2017/2018 – Leading club wicket-taker Abed Khan (10, Average 5.7, SR 10.8)
  • 2017/2018 – Leading club fieldsman Mackenzie Gilmore (8 dismissals)

Best in grade performers

Save the date: Trivia night Saturday 9th March

The club will be hosting a trivia night on Saturday the 9th of March. Details will be posted on the website and the club Facebook pages. Check for more details soon!

Save the date: Senior Prize-giving Saturday 24th March

Mark your calendars – the senior club prize-giving will be held the evening of Saturday 24th of March. This is the last Saturday of senior cricket for the season, and the event is open to all senior club teams, their partners, and supporters. More details will follow soon.

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 on site repair workshop so if your old bat needs some TLC, or you want a new bat knocked in go and see them.

Written by
Gareth Gibson,


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