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.

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.

North West Women’s Cricket – Premier Women’s Coach

North West Women’s Cricket are seeking expression’s of interest for the position of Premier Women’s Coach for the 2020 – 21 Season. This is an exciting opportunity for someone to shape the future talent of Women’s Cricket in Christchurch.

UC Sport Scholarship

The University of Canterbury is an important part of BWCUCC, with many of our current and former club members being educated on the Ilam Campus. In recent years we have had Black Caps Tom Bruce and Will Young play their cricket for BWCUCC while studying at UC. We are pleased to share the Sports Scholarship application on the Universities behalf to any prospective first year students.

Welcome to Bussy’s back-yard

Club supporter Peter “Bus Driver” Isle was back for the new season – bending the ear of anyone he came across… Is that a double brown in his hand??!!

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.

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.

Stove catches Fire and Presidents light up the Oval…

What a weekend of action for Burnside West cricketers and teams – with some remarkable events, performances and results across our club.

Following the horrific events of the previous Friday most of us just sought a touch of normality – and the opportunity to get out on the park and get into some action.

My actual Hero “Stove” Murdoch was signing autographs at Junior prizegiving on Friday and pumping boundaries for our Premier team the next day.. #clubman

Presidents go back to back and Fireworks at Sumner & Burwood.

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.

Both Hasto & a rather large dog got in the winner’s photo after Saturday’s game – neither has taken the field for the Foxes this summer…

Read the match report further down the page.