Chairman’s Welcome 2019/20 Season

Chairman’s Message

Welcome to all players to the new season. It’s great to see player numbers tracking well and strong sides named for the opening round of competition this coming weekend (5 October). Hopefully the weather plays its part…

Just a reminder around player & spectator behaviour – and specifically the Metro Cricket Code of conduct. The code is published in the Metro Handbook for the new season and these have been provided to all team captains.

Along with that I’ve spoken to each individual captain to ensure they understand the required behavioural standards – both of Metro Cricket &, just as importantly, of our Club & Committee.

Notice of 114th AGM

Notice is hereby given that the 114th Annual General Meeting of the Burnside West Christchurch University Cricket Club will be held at the Burnside Cricket Pavilion, Burnside Oval, 336 Avonhead Road on Tuesday 24th September 2019 at 7:00 p.m.


  • Apologies
  • Minutes of 113th Annual General Meeting (2018)
  • Matters Arising
  • Chairman’s Report
  • Annual Accounts and Treasurer’s Report
  • Adoption of Annual Report and Annual Accounts (2019)
  • Election of Officers
  • Subscription fees for 2019/20 season (refer to notice of motion)
  • General Business

Notice of motion: that the club levy the following levels of subscription for the 2019/20 season. The Early payment rate (where applicable), shall be available to Members up until the 30th of November 2019. U21 Members are those Senior members under 21 years of age on the 1st October 2019. Junior (Sibling) Membership rate is available for those with two or more junior members from the same household to encourage family membership. The first child is charged the junior rate, additional children in the same household qualify for the Sibling rate.

Early rate Standard rate
Senior Member$295$370
Senior Student & U21 Members$200$250
Afternoon grade 40-over teams$2,800$3,400
Afternoon grade T20 teams$1,400$1,600
Junior Member$110
Junior (Sibling) Member $90
Junior (Half season) Member$55
Social/Honorary Member$30
Jack Kerr Pride Club Member$100


Nominations for Officers should be submitted to the Burnside West Christchurch University Cricket Club via email no later than 4:00 pm on Tuesday 17th September.

Who May Vote

Life, Honorary, and Senior Members of the club are entitled to one vote per person.

Officers of the club:

Patron, Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary, Auditor, and Honorary Solicitor, and the Executive Committee.

Please Note:

When arriving, all members should sign the attendance sheet. The Annual Report will be added to this notice when it is available, and this and the minutes of last year’s AGM may be collected at the Pavilion on the night of the AGM. For your convenience the Pavilion will be open half an hour before the meeting commences.

We thank you for your support and hope to see you all there on the night.

BWC Boxing Day Test Tour

BWCUCC in association with Holland Clarke & Beatson will be taking a tour party to the 2019 Boxing Day test at the MCG.

The test between Australia and New Zealand will be the first time that the Black Caps have been invited to the MCG for the Boxing Day test in over 30 years.

The tour group will depart Christchurch on the afternoon of 25th December 2019, and includes 6 nights accommodation, flights, and tickets for the first four days of the test (entry on the 5th day is by gold coin donation).

Flight schedule:

Wed, Dec 25, 2019 Virgin AU Intl VA96
3:50 PM Depart Christchurch ECONOMY
5:45 PM Arrive Tullamarine, Melbourne Journey Time: 3:55
Tues, Dec 31, 2019 Virgin AU Intl VA99
6:35 PM Depart Tullamarine, Melbourne ECONOMY
11:55 PM Arrive Christchurch New Zealand Journey Time: 3:20

Price $725.00 return per person including taxes

HCB require a non refundable deposit of $100.00 per person to guarantee this as spaces are already limited.

Match tickets & Accommodation options

All options include Category B tickets for Days 1 through 4 of the test. Entry on Day 5 is by gold coin donation (General Admission only). We have requested B-reserve seating in either the Great Southern Stand or the Olympic Stand, which will provide excellent viewing in the middle tier from behind the bowler’s arm (left arm over), and through the slips/gully region for the right-hand batters.

  • Option A:
    Cat B tickets for days 1-4 of the Boxing Day Test
    6 nights accommodation at The Crowne Plaza Melbourne
    Share twin/double (2 persons sharing) $1,650.00 pp
    Single room (1 person) $2,510.00 pp
  • Option B:
    Cat B tickets for days 1-4 of the Boxing Day Test
    6 nights accommodation at The Mercure Welcome
    Share twin/double (2 persons sharing) $1,500 pp
    Single room (1 person) $2,230.00 pp

Need a Custom Itinerary

If you won’t be travelling from Christchurch, or require any customizations to your own travel, HCB are more than happy to accommodate you, just give Jacquie a call

Tour Swag

As we get close to the time, we will also arrange some branded tour gear (e.g. shirts/hats etc.). There will be an additional cost associated with this, depending on sponsorship. Details TBD.

Payment Terms

HCB require a non refundable deposit of 30% ASAP to guarantee flights (if required), and preferred accommodation and reserved seating at the cricket, with final balance due mid August.

As you are paying 30% non refundable deposits, we recommend you taking out travel insurance at this time, which will cover you for your travel period, as well as prior with cancellation costs should you need to pull out for any unforeseen circumstance. Please come through to us with your date of birth if you would like us to obtain a quote for you. Also at this time if there are any pre existing medical conditions these would also need to be disclosed.

Prices for coach transfers to and from Melbourne airport will be worked out later and cost advised once we know how many travellers, who will be staying at which property etc.

What next?

If you are interested in attending, confirm your spot by paying a 30% deposit to Holland Clarke & Beatson as soon as possible. Final payments are due mid-August.

For more details, contact Jacquie Holland at Holland Clarke & Beatson via email or call 963 7000

Important Summer break dates

A quick reminder to all club members of the important end of 2018 dates, and 2019 resumption dates…

Friday Night Junior Cricket

  • Last round for 2018: Friday, December 14th
  • First round for 2019: Friday, February 1st

Saturday Morning Junior Cricket

  • Last round for 2018: Saturday, December 15th
  • First round for 2019: Saturday, February 2nd

Adults & Youth Cricket

  • Last round for 2018: Saturday, 15th December 2018
  • Finals day for One-day competitions: Sunday, 16th December 2018
  • Finals Day (Reserve day): Sunday, 6th January 2019
  • First round for 2019: Saturday, 12th January 2019
  • Premier Women’s T20 starts: Saturday, 19th January 2019
  • All other Women’s to start: Saturday, 26th January 2019
  • Youth 1st XI Grades to start: Saturday, 26th January 2019
  • All other Youth grades to start: Saturday, 2nd February 2019
  • Adults Twenty20 Series FInals Day: Wednesday, 6th February 2019 (Waitangi Day)
  • Morning grade double header: 16-17th February 2019
  • Last playing day of the season :  Saturday 30th March 2019


Chairman David Robertson’s interview on Newstalk ZB

After last week’s announcement that Burnside West Christchurch University Cricket had been named NZ Cricket’s 2017/18 Club of the Year, our Chairman David Robertson was interviewed on Newstalk ZB’s All Sport Breakfast show.

Listen to the recording of the interview (listen-time: 4 mins) below.


The Chairman’s Welcome

The 2018-19 season is underway with all senior teams having played a couple of rounds , and Juniors also well underway.

It is great to see the thriving mass of Junior, Youth & Senior sides out across the park at training when the weather has allowed it, and there can be considerable excitement about the season ahead.

I would like to extend my thanks to our hard working committee members for their efforts to get us up and running this summer. In particular, Shane Young who is filling the (not inconsiderable) shoes of Peter Burke as Junior Convenor has been working tirelessly to coordinate that area of our organisation.

The club is in good heart – and we are pleased to welcome the addition of a new T20 team in the Men’s Cavaliers Section 3 with BWCUCC “Holstein’s Boys” playing their 1st game for us out on the No: 4 pitch last weekend. Their team name tips a proverbial cap to the Headmaster of their former seat of higher learning down the road at Burnside High. Welcome guys!

Save for a few grass windrow issues, as a result of the usual spring growth challenging the council contractor, the Oval is in excellent condition & the pitches in tremendous nick.

Can I ask that all members respect the facilities we have by ensuring all rubbish is removed from the park and training equipment put away appropriately after use. If you are having a quiet beer side-line with your team after games, just remember to take your empties away with you when you go, and do not stack them in or around the CCC rubbish bins.

Let’s also “set the standard” for clubs across Christchurch in terms of our on-field behaviour & sportsmanship. Be respectful of your opponents and gracious in both victory & defeat.

Good luck to all teams competing across the grades this Saturday.

Dave Robertson
Your Chairman

Movember Challenge 2018

November arrives tomorrow and that means it’s time to grow a mane in support of Movember. Movember is a charity to raise awareness around men’s health. Many of you will have been affected either directly or indirectly by this issue. BWC has taken the initiative to get in behind the foundation and we need you to help!

What you need to do:

  1. Set up a profile by clicking here.
  2. After you have set up a profile, search for and join the Burnside Manes group here.
  3. Shave on Thursday 1st November.
  4. Don’t shave your grill again until Club Night.
  5. Convince your girlfriend and your mum to sponsor you with cold hard cash or credit card donations on the Movember website.


  • Support men’s health. Most of you are guys, or know at least one guy, and healthy guys are better than unhealthy ones.


  • Movember starts tomorrow (Thursday 1st November).
  • Shave Off by the 1st.
  • All participants must submit a pre and post mugshot.


  • The club will be going up against St Albans who have been personally affected by this issue in a competition to raise the most funds.
  • There will be a competition for best/worst Mo’s of the club.
  • December 1st: Club night with prizes drawn for various categories (more details to come).

Get a proper shave to get started:

  • If you need help with the shave: On Friday you can get shaved at 12:30pm 7 Ash street by a Barkers groomer. Bacon Brothers will be providing burgers and there will free Karma Cola’s (limited supply). More details here.

If you have any questions get in touch with Angus Harman.

Friday Night Cricket starts this Friday!

Friday Night cricket starts this Friday for all of our younger club members. The coaches are all ready and pumped to be getting into again this summer!

For those new to the Friday Night crowd, and as a reminder for returning families, here is the park layout and best places to park:

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What do you need to do?

If you have registered already, just turn up! The sessions start at 6pm sharp, and on the first night we’ll split the groups in to the Super Star Academy and the Kiwi Cricketers as below.

If you haven’t registered yet?

No problem – jsut show up and let one of the coaches know you are a new member. They’ll help get you in the right place, and introduce you to our Junior Convenor. If you want to register now, you still can by filling out this registration form, and making an online payment as per the details on the form, and returning the completed form to

Superstar Academy – (formerly Have a Go)

For our youngest players (School years 1 & 2), there is a focus on participation, skill development, and confidence building through cricket-focussed ball play in the Superstar Academy program. This was previously known as ‘Have-a-go’. Boys & Girls play together with trained junior coaches in a fun and friendly environment.

Kiwi Cricket

For advanced Year 2s, Year 3’s & Year 4’s. This is still mostly skill and play based and gradually works up to short gameplay towards the end of each sessions. Boys and Girls play together. Some of our more advanced Year 4 players will then have the option to play after the Christmas Holiday’s in CJCA’s T20 Year 4 North Zone cricket, on Saturday mornings.

What happens after Friday Night Cricket?

As players head into Year 5, they move into more traditional cricket through junior T20 style matches and will play for Burnside in one of our Saturday morning sides.