2017/18 Season Newsletter #18

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…


Trivia night Friday 9th March @ 7pm (Last Chance!)

Get your team in to win!

There are only a handful of tables left – we have been really pleased with the response so far, and this promises to be a fun event.

Reminder: Table are for up to four people per team,  and entry is $15.00 per person (i.e. $60.00 per table). 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.

Can you help with prizes and a Projector?

We are still looking to loan a projector and screen for the quiz night. If you can help, please email cricket@burnsidecricket.org.nz

Our sponsor’s are on board with some good prizes, but if you can help to rustle up a few more just contact a member of the committee, email the club email cricket@burnsidecricket.org.nz, or contact Greg Knowles on 021323057.

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

Bring  a brother or sister to Friday Night cricket!

Friday night cricket runs through to the 23rd of March. If you have a younger (or older) brother or sister who you want to bring along to get a taste of cricket at Burnside, we warmly invite you to bring them along for the remainder of the season to get a taste of Kiwi and Allstar Academy cricket which caters from Year 1 to Year 4/5

Saturday Morning Juniors Prizegiving

The junior club prizegiving for Saturday junior players for 2017/18 will be held at the pavilion on Saturday the 17th of March at 5.30pm. The reason for holding the prizegiving on a Saturday evening this year (rather than our usual Sunday lunchtime slot), is due to scheduling conflicts with other sporting events. Sunday 18th March has multiple CJCA fixtures, the Christchurch City to Surf, and a lot of winter codes are having trials as well. We apologise for the change, and hope as many as you as possible can still make it!

Junior Cricket In-School Helper

We have an itinerant coach available to provide some in-school coaching a couple of hours a week during school hours at local primary schools. The sessions will be most successful if are additional hands  to help while the coach does the coaching… if you are interested, contact Shane Young 021771392 or email the club cricket@burnsidecricket.org.nz.

Junior Hoodies available now!

Cricket Express now has Burnside Cricket hoodies available for sale via their website. Show your club colours with pride! AVailable in kids sizes 6-16, for $55.00. Head to Cricket Express to buy online today!
Junior Hoodie – Available in store and online at Cricket Express.

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 6 hosting Sydenham on Burnside Park 5 (@ 9:00 am)
  • BWU Premier Men hosting Marist Harewood  on Burnside Park 1 (Day 1 of 2 @10:30 am)
  • BWU 2A Men hosting Sydenham  on Burnside Park 2 (Day 1 of 2 @10:30 am)
  • BWU 2B Men hosting Sydenham  on Burnside Park 3 (Day 1 of 2 @12:00 am)
  • BWU Presidents Foxes hosting Merivale Papanui Accessman on Burnside Park 4 (@ 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

It’s fair to say things are close-ish at the top of the Al Brown leaderboard with only 20 points separating the top 5. Scott Inglis’ lead has been slashed to 8 by Matt Hay, and Dilla Smith from the Whangaparoa Cannons has smashed the door down to break back into the top 5, shunting Jackson Latham and Matt Farrant out of the way. Check out the full leaderboard here.

1 Scott Inglis Premiers 17 7.36 88.59 12.41 108.36
2 Matthew Hay Premiers 19 39.73 55.08 5.57 100.36
3 JJ Naude Premiers 20 66.64 11.63 19.89 98.17
4 Dilla Smith Cannons 13 30.39 49.17 8.59 88.15
5 Matt Farrant Premiers 18 29.04 55.75 2.5 87.27

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.

Special note this week to Tom Turner from the junior club who has broken into the top 5 run scorers for the whole club this year. Well done Tom!

Senior club

  • 2017/2018 – Leading run-scorer JJ Naude (455479, Average 29.16)
  • 2017/2018 – Leading wicket-taker Jackson Latham (36, Average 17.97, SR 21.28)
  • 2017/2018 – Leading fieldsman Angus Harman (22 dismissals)

Junior club

  • 2017/2018 – Leading club run-scorer Tom Turner (353, Average 44.13)
  • 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

Check out all the grade leaderboards here.

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 – 1st March 1958 (Niiiice Garry).

Garry Sobers broke a Test batting record that stood for 20 years

It was a record-breaking day for 21-year-old Garry Sobers, who turned his maiden Test century into a stunning 365 not out at Sabina Park – beating by one run the previous highest score in Tests, Len Hutton’s 364 against Australia in 1938. It remained a Test record until 1994, when Sobers was in Antigua to witness Brian Lara move the bar up 10 runs. Sobers batted for 10 hours and 14 minutes, and added 446 for the second wicket with Conrad Hunte, who himself made 260. West Indies ended day three on 504 for 1. With Pakistan bowlers dropping like flies – only two of them finished uninjured, and they bowled 85.2 and 54 overs apiece – West Indies went on to a mighty 790 for 3, their highest total and the fourth-highest in Test history. Unsurprisingly, they won the match by an innings.

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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