The misty drizzle shrouded Burnside oval early on Saturday – dark & gloomy clouds hanging low in the sky and threatening a 2nd successive wash-out for most cricket to start the season.
But that hadn’t stopped Bussy from making the bike ride from Buchanans Road and chatting excitedly about the rugby league season and which way the boundary flags should point to make them the most difficult to see from the field.
The Burnside West Presidents Foxes wrapped up the 1st silverware of the Summer, in the form of the Joe’s Garage Grade Championship – backing up from the same result last season.
Going in to the last game of the double round-robin competition they were 1st equal with St Albans and needed to beat the Merivale Papanui side they were drawn against to at least share the championship.
They did so and
then the news came in that Saints had lost their match across town – so the
Trophy is returning to Avonhead Road for the winter.
Fresh off his
122 in Nelson’s Hawke Cup victory over Southland – new Club recruit Thomas
Zohrab was straight into the action for our Premier team against East Shirley,
at Burwood Park, in the weekend.
University of Canterbury student took an early wicket at 1st-change,
but it would be with the bat that he would really make an impact on debut.
Easts batted fairly well through the morning and past lunch – declaring at
257/9. Inglis & Latham each claimed 3 wickets.
In reply Zohrab
struck 98 off 126 balls (including 13 fours and 1 six) – providing the perfect
foil to Tinus Huyser (62 from 49 balls) as the pair added 108 for the 1st
wicket from just 16.2 overs. He then
paired with Liam Winn (50) to add a further 109 for the 2nd wicket,
and he himself wasn’t dismissed until the 41st over with the score
The Premiers will resume next week with a decision required around their approach with the 1st innings scores tied on a very good batting wicket.
An excellent week for our Club with the top 3 grades all registering Outright wins in 2-day action over the weekend – none more deserved than our Div 1 (3rd’s) guys who had an action packed couple of Sundays…
But 1st up in Junior space the BWU 6 team have had a couple of exciting weeks! Last week’s action saw an outstanding performance by Jacob Robertson – grabbing 4/7 off just 3 overs (including a hatrick) as they rolled OBC. He also snared a run out and notched up 22 runs as they cruised home…
It’s been a busy week for BWCUCC players and teams – with some quite remarkable results and individual performances to report on.
1st up saw T20 Semi final action on Wednesday night for both our Premiers and Division 1 (3rd’s) men.
At Hagley 5 a small but enthusiastic bunch of supporters watched on as the premiers took on St Albans for a spot in the final. After being asked to bat Saints started positively to be 32/0 in the 5th over before Burnside grabbed the 1st wicket, via Matt Hay.