Burnside West Christchurch University Cricket Club is delighted to formally announce Carl Huyser as Head Coach of the Premier side for the 2021/2022 summer. He will be ably supported in his coaching team by Matt Farrant (bowling) and Steve Murdoch (batting) providing specialist resource coaching to the squad.
Carl will continue in a full-time playing capacity, while relinquishing the captaincy duties he has held for four seasons, taking the side to three finals and one championship. Matt Farrant will also feature throughout the summer to build on his comeback which started last summer and should see him bring up his 200th appearance for the club. With vast domestic experience it is very exciting to have Murdoch giving back to the grassroots game with this role being his first formal involvement with cricket since retiring at the end of the 2019/20 summer.
A post season review saw a real need from the playing group for specialist coaching advise and mentorship and as a club it is very exciting to have three men of this calibre and experience involved with our premier and championship group.
In comment to his appointment Carl said, “My vision is to provide a structured training environment and push players with the skill development and work ethic so they can become the best versions of themselves.” He added how delighted he is to have the support of Farrant & Murdoch “with the knowledge and experience Matt and Steve bring it can only help our environment and assist in taking guys to the next level, whether that be championship to premier or ‘A’ to domestic cricket.”
Matt Farrant is also thrilled to be back involved with the club “it is a pretty exciting bowling group to be working alongside with the talent at my disposal, I’m looking forward to contributing to the environment anyway I can.”
Planning for the season has already started, with pre-season to officially start next month.
As a club it is a privilege to have three club men back heavily involved and putting into the success of our “Premier Squad” and we wish them every success for the summer ahead!