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.
At your last AGM we were able to to acknowledge David Fox who was made a life member of the club, you can read more about David’s association with the club which started back in 1960 here: David Fox – Player Cap #272
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.
No long to go now and we can confirm some pre-season training dates and clothing for the coming season, all the information you need is here.
We would like to thank everyone involved in the North West Women’s Cricket 2019 -20 season and now as we reflect on the season we can do so with the help of this annual report. Thanks to our Convenor Ross Hastings and all the contributors to the annual report which covers all aspects from our juniors and our U19 sides.
The committee is delighted to announce that Burnside West Christchurch University Cricket Club has been awarded the title “2017/18 Cricket Club of the Year” by New Zealand Cricket as part of the NZC Community Cricket Awards.
Summer is just around the corner and there has already been a lot of work in preparation for the new season
- Player Registration is NOW OPEN – Junior Registration Dates confirmed
- Premier Men pre-season getting underway
- Website refresh, and important dates for your diary
- CMC draw is out for Premier Men and 2a
The new 2015/16 season start dates are:
New players are always very welcome!
Seniors please email firstname.lastname@example.org with an enquiry, or contact our Club Captain and Senior Cricket Convenor, Brett Thomson.
Juniors – see here for how to register
Good luck for the summer!
It was with sadness that club members heard on Friday that long-term club member and identity Eric White passed away peacefully at Christchurch Hospital.
Eric was a second grade and Presidents grade stalwart and took approximately 2000 wickets between the early 1970s and the mid-to-late 2000s with his left arm spin and command of line and length.
This Presidents photo was taken in 2007. Eric is in the blue tracksuit.
The club offers its sincerest condolences to Eric’s family.
Eric’s funeral service is to held on Tuesday at 11am at Academy Funeral Home on Main South Road.
On the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing, we remember those club members who fell defending our country in World War I:
- Rev. G.S. Bryan-Brown
- D Godfrey
- R.J.P. McConnell
- C Young
Read the research that club member Shane Young has done to uncover the stories of these fellow club members, and names of other club members who fought alongside them.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them
Shane is leading a group of club members who are laying a wreath and a club cap at tomorrrow’s dawn service in Christchurch. Please join the group if you can.
Saturday 25 April 2015
The dawn service will be held in Cranmer Square.
- From 6am–6.15am: the people gather
- 6.15am: the parade begins
- 6.30am: the service begins centred around the memorial cenotaph
- 7.15am: the service concludes with wreath-laying
Organised by the Canterbury Branch of the Malayan Veterans Association in conjunction with the Christchurch Branch of the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services Association (RSA) and Christchurch City Council.
Mayor Lianne Dalziel will lay a wreath on behalf of the citizens of Christchurch.