The Chennai Connection – Arun Kumar Manickavasagam

Cricket has been my passion since childhood days. No matter which team played, I would sit for hours in front of the television set listening to commentary intently and watching the gentleman’s game. I loved all formats of the game. With time, my love for cricket grew so much that I wouldn’t even change uniforms and go play tennis ball cricket right after school with my street friends.

1994 book “Burnside Park, It’s History, People and Sport”

Shane Young has been able to locate a copy of Arthur Grayburn’s 1994 book “Burnside Park, It’s History, People and Sport” which provides a record of both the history of the park, but also that of the sports clubs associated with the park.

BWCUCC Legends of the Pride – John Fraser Thompson

John Fraser Thompson, BWCUCC life member # 20 was invited to share his thoughts on cricket. John is also a life member of Canterbury Cricket and NZ Junior Cricket, his contribution to Burnside West Christchurch University Cricket Club is outstanding: In his playing days John played second grade and then Presidents, serving on Club committees from 1966 to 2012, twice as Club President. Link to the films are below.

John Thomson, at the Burnside West Christchurch University Cricket Clubrooms during filming in 2020

Notice of 115th AGM of BWCUCC

Notice is hereby given that the 115th 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 29th September 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

At the conclusion of the AGM, the bar will be opened and we warmly welcome all club members, and parents of junior members to attend and socialise with your BWCUCC family as we prepare for summer ahead.

Hannah Beatson appointed North West Women’s Cricket Premier Coach

We are very pleased to announce that Hannah Beatson has been appointed Premier Women’s coach for our inaugural season in Premier Women’s Cricket. Hannah, a former Northern Districts Spirit player, will be assisted by Nigel Marsh who has a coach development role at BWCUCC.

KVS signs on as Junior Club Sponsor

Burnside West Christchurch University Cricket Club are delighted to announce a new sponsorship partnership with Kendal Vehicle Services (KVS) Limited. Carol and the team at KVS have agreed to come on board as a key sponsor for the Junior club for the next two seasons. Their support will help ensure our junior players are looking sharp in their KVS & BWCUCC branded uniforms, with proceeds from the KVS deal already earmarked for Friday Night Superstar and Kiwi Cricket.

Kendal Vehicle Services Logo

Cricket Express Signs on as Official BWC Cricket Equipment & Clothing Supplier

The club is delighted to announce that Gareth Greenfield and the team at Cricket Express have signed on until 2022 as a key club sponsor and will become the Official BWC Cricket Equipment & Clothing Supplier. Through our relationship with Cricket Express, the club continues to have premium access to best of breed cricket equipment, training kit, and clothing for our players at junior, men’s, women’s (NWWC) levels.

Through the agreement, Cricket Express has agreed to provide a FULL club clothing service – including the design and sourcing of a range of club playing, training, and supporters gear. CE will also provide the option to stock certain items for those who wish to purchase their own gear, including the very popular club hoodies, which are available to purchase today via the Cricket Express online shop.