2017/18 Season Newsletter #17

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…

BWU 5 vs. Halswell

Thanks Noel McIntosh from Halswell who provided these great images of our BWU 5 team which played Halswell on Burnside 5 last weekend. More images on the club Facebook page.

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Fundraiser: Trivia night Friday 9th March @ 7pm

Get your team in to win!

The club is hosting a trivia night on Friday the 9th of March.  This fundraiser is to help the club and premier team raise funds to cover some of the costs of the National One Day tournament in April.

Tables: Maximum of four per team and $15.00 per person ($60.00 per table).

Our sponsor’s will be getting on board, but if you can help to rustle up a few prizes just contact a member of the committee. We would love to see you up at the club. There is a limit of 25 tables.

To confirm a team/table just message the club Facebook page, or email cricket@burnsidecricket.org.nz thanks for your support.

Take the opportunity to see the White Ferns live at Hagley Park in March

Meet the Magicians!

This Sunday, February 25th, Canterbury Cricket are hosting the ‘Canterbury Magicians Mazda Fan Day’, 1pm start at Hagley Oval. This is a chance to meet the Canterbury Magicians, get tips from the players and participate in some fun activities on Hagley Oval.  This opportunity is for both girls and boys of all ages. For more information contact Rachel Candy at Canterbury Cricket.

Get down to watch the Magicians at Hagley Oval

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 Presidents Foxes hosting East Shirley Blue on Burnside Park 1 (@ 1:00 pm)
  • BWU Cannons hosting Richmond on Burnside Park 2 (@ 1:00 pm)
  • BWU Dubai Diamond Traders hosting OBC on Burnside Park 3 (@ 1:00 pm)
  • BWU Boomers hosting Southern Districts on Burnside Park 4 (@ 1:00 pm)
  • BWU Ghetto Hustlers hosting St Albans on Burnside Park 5 (@ 1:00 pm)

Non-selection policy notice for un-financial members

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 will now effect 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

Scott Inglis holds a 14-point lead on the chasers  as we head into the business end of the Al Brown competition. The seniors still hold all top 5 spots, but a number of afternoon graders are still within striking distance. Check out the full leaderboard here.

1 Scott Inglis Premiers 16 7.36 84.46 12.41 104.23
2 JJ Naude Premiers 19 58.94 11.63 19.89 90.47
3 Matthew Hay Premiers 18 38.83 43.7 5.57 88.08
4 Jackson Latham Premiers 17 5.41 74.81 2.5 82.72
5 Matt Farrant Premiers 17 28.04 50.37 2.5 80.89

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

Junior club

  • 2017/2018 – Leading club run-scorer Tom Turner (310, Average 44.29)
  • 2017/2018 – Leading club wicket-taker Michael Visser (12, Average 6.42, SR 11.0)
  • 2017/2018 – Leading club fieldsman Mackenzie Gilmore (8 dismissals)

Best in grade performers


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.

On this day – 20th February 2016

Brendon McCullum on his way to a 54-ball century.

Brendon McCullum said goodbye to international cricket by breaking the record for the fastest Test hundred by two balls – 54 to the 56 taken by the joint holders at the time, Viv Richards and Misbah-ul-Haq. The feat came in Christchurch against Australia, where, coming in to bat at 32 for 3 on a lively pitch, McCullum hit his second ball for four. Then with 15 minutes left for lunch, he took Mitchell Marsh for 21 runs in an over. He was caught off a no-ball on 39, and responded with a six and two fours from his next five balls. McCullum took New Zealand to 370, but centuries from Joe Burns and Usman Khawaja gave Australia a series-winning lead.

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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