About

Burnside West Christchurch University Cricket Club is a proud cricket club with a rich history. The original club was formed in 1905, and has been a home for many successful Canterbury and New Zealand cricketers. Burnside prides itself on its strong club atmosphere, and provides opportunities for all cricketers.

The club has its own home ground and pavilion — Burnside Oval —located between Memorial Avenue and Avonhead Road in the heart of Burnside. The home ground has four senior blocks, three junior pitches, an artificial match pitch, a practice block with removable netting, and three artificial practice wickets. The club turf manager maintains each block.

Download an ariel shot of Burnside Oval to see the location of our numbered pitches:

Burnside Oval Pitch Map

No matter what you want out of the game—from a competitive and professional perspective, or from a more social and friendly point of view—we can find a place for you in one of our many teams. Currently the club has seven senior teams competing at every level in the Chistchurch Metro Cricket club competition, from the top men’s Premier competition, through to the Presidents grade competitions.

The club maintains close ties with Burnside and Papanui High School through North West Youth Cricket (run jointly with the schools and the Merivale Papanui Cricket Club). It also runs weekly Friday evening and Saturday morning cricket for junior (primary school) boy and girl cricketers.

There is a lot of history of the club with two books written, historical information and you can read some Biography’s for notable members by clicking BWCUCC Biographys There is also some information of interest on Wikipedia

If there is any further information require please feel free to contact the club or committee members.