RIP – Eric White

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.

Eric White (see cricket tasks)

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.

Lest We Forget

Poppies

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
  • C.G.Harrison
  • R.J.P. McConnell
  • G.S.Overton
  • 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.

Burnside West Christchurch Cricket Club Roll of Honour

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.

Dawn Service

Saturday 25 April 2015

The dawn service will be held in Cranmer Square.

Service format:

  • 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.

Map of venue

Junior and Senior Registrations still open!

We are still keen to have new players for the upcoming season!

Juniors can register by downloading the Burnside Cricket Junior Registration Form 2014 and 15 Season. Email the completed form to burnside.cricket@gmail.com, with payment online. Or, post the form to P O Box 31102 Ilam, along with a cheque.

After that, someone from the club will be in touch with you. Junior cricket starts on 17/18 October. Otherwise, if you have any enquiries, please contact our Junior Convenor Peter Burke.

Senior players, we have a number of teams to suit you –  a T20 side, some Afternoon Grade 40- overs- a-side teams, or Morning Grade teams. Please contact our Club Captain Brett Thomson

 

 

2B and Afternoon Grade Players – Pre-Season Practices

Alex Reese, our Premier Coach, will be running Wednesday 5.30pm practices during the season for 2B players and members of our afternoon grade teams. These will be on grass, weather permitting.

These practices will start on Wednesday 24 September at 5.30pm. i.e. there will be two Wednesdays of pre-season practices. The first match of the season is on 4 October.

Any queries to burnside.cricket@gmail.com. Otherwise, see you there!

Club Golf Day A Success

Despite being postponed from a very wet 30 March, the Club’s Golf Day went off successfully on a sunny Sunday 27 April at the Weedons Country Club

A few photos are on the Club’s Facebook page

A special thanks to our Sponsors, all of whom sponsored a hole unless otherwise specified:

Pak N Save Northlands (supplied food)
L.S.D.C. Ltd. (supplied 4 x $100 meal vouchers to Baretta)
The FrontRunner (supplied sports jerseys for auction, and prizes)
Cricket Express (supplied $1000 worth of prizes)
Ravensdown
Lane Neave
Fresh Choice
Dan O’Keefe
The Brewers Arms
SB Global Logistics
Marriotts
Ericsson LG
White and Taylor
Pack & Send
Lamb and Hayward
Perennial Sport and Turf

For more information about how to support our Sponsors, please see our Sponsors webpage