Stephen Murdoch signs for Burnside

We are thrilled to announce that former Wellington Firebird and 2018 Canterbury Cricket signing Stephen Murdoch (RH top order batsman) has been signed up to represent BWCUCC when available for club cricket duties. Murdoch has made the move to Christchurch for family reasons, and was one of 14 contracted players announced on the books for Canterbury cricket in June 2018.

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While Murdoch played for the New Zealand U19 side in 2001-02, he had to wait until 2008 before making his senior provincial debut, playing for Wellington against Northern Districts in a One-Day match.

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His First-Class debut came against the same opponents two years later, but it was in the following season that his class really began to show.

Although he only played the last half of the 2010-11 season, Murdoch hit 86 and 104* against Northern Districts, added 50s playing Canterbury and Auckland, before hitting 141 against Central Districts.

In 2014-15, he set a Wellington First-Class record, hitting 998 runs in the season and claiming the Men’s Cricketer of the Year title at the Norwood Awards.

The Firebirds are not the only Wellington side who will miss Murdoch this season, with the Karori club losing one of their stalwarts.

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Welcome to Christchurch and to the Burnside family Stephen, we are excited to have you with us, and wish you all the best this summer.

 

 

BWCUCC 113th Annual Report (2018)

We are pleased to make available the 2018 Annual Report. The Annual Report documents the performance of the club for the 2017/2018 year both on the park and financially.

The committee would like to thank our sponsors who helped make the club what it is, and also the captains and contributors to the report for your effort in providing accurate, eloquent, and entertaining reports of the past season.

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We would also like to acknowledge Paul Shackleton at Eminence Design and Dave Farrant at PMP Print. Eminence Design is a perennial supporter and contributor to the club, providing excellent design and layout services. Paul assisted with designing this year’s report and has done an exceptional job once again. PMP have printed this year’s report and physical copies will be available from the club at the AGM.

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Download the BWCUCC 113th Annual Report (2018).

BWCUCC Cricket Express Club Night 20th September – Meet Tom Latham!

All members – junior, youth, and senior are warmly invited to attend the Cricket Express Club Night.

This exclusive event for BWCUCC club members is to be held at the Cricket Express store on St Asaph Street on Thursday 20th September from 6:00-8:00 pm.

Black Caps Legend and BWCUCC member Tom Latham will be instore. This is your chance to rub shoulders with NZ cricket royalty, and maybe even get an autograph or selfie!

All members qualify for a 20% discount* on cricket merchandise purchased during the evening, so this is an excellent opportunity to stock up before the season starts. All purchases on the night also go in the draw to win a $150 gift voucher to spend on your next purchase!

This is your chance to mingle with the club before the season starts, and to check out the latest in awesome cricket gear on offer from Gareth and the team at Cricket Express.

We look forward to seeing you there.

* 20% discount offer excludes some products. See instore for details.

2018 Working Bee

Your support is requested for the 2018 Working Bee, which will be held at the club pavilion and grounds on Saturday 15th September from 9:00 AM. There is always a fair amount of tidy up work to clear away the dust and cobwebs from the long winter so as many as possible that can make it, the better.

Assistance from all club members young and old is requested – family members and supporters alike! The more help we get, the more time our committee and grounds team will have to spend on preparing other aspects of the club for a successful season ahead!

Please come along prepared for hard work. If you have tools that you can bring along to assist, it may pay to have these with you. The committee will post a task list closer to the date.

See you there!

Thanks from your BWC Committee.

2018/19 Season Calendar

The Christchurch Metro Cricket Association has confirmed their season calendar for the 2018/19 season, and all the important dates are locked in. The key season events are as follows:

Date Event
6 October 2018 Start of Metro Adult Men’s cricket
13 October 2018 Start of 1st XI Youth cricket
Start of Div 1 Women and Youth Women start
20 October 2018 Labour Saturday-cricket for all Adult and Youth grades
22 October 2018 No cricket other than Division 1 Men
12 November 2018 Twilight cricket starts
13 November 2018 Craig McMillan Series starts
17 November 2018
(Show Weekend)
Saturday cricket ON for all Adult Grades.
Youth 1st XI, 2nd, Year 9a grades only to play.
24 November 2018 Kirsty Bond Series starts
1 December 2018 Youth cricket finishes for 1st XI Grades, 2nd Grade and Open T20
8 December 2018 Youth cricket finishes for Year 9 and Year 10 Grades
9 December 2018 Semi-finals of One-day competitions-Morning Grades
15 December 2018 Last playing day before Christmas
16 December 2018 FINALS DAY-One-day competitions (Reserve day 6 Jan 2019)
12 January 2019 Restart of Metro Adult cricket
19 January 2019 Premier Women’s T20 starts
26 January 2019 Kirsty Bond Series, Social 8 T20 and Div 1 Women to start
26 January 2019 Youth 1st XI Grades to start
2 February 2019 All other Youth grades to re-start for 2019
6 February 2019 Finals Day – Twenty20 Series
16-17 February 2019 Double-header for Morning Adult Grades
30 March 2019 Last playing day of season for all Adult and Youth cricket. Women’s and Afternoon Men’s Grades finals day.

If you have any questions about the playing days in the calendar this season, please contact:

Mike Fisher
Christchurch Metro Cricket Operations Manager
T: (03) 281 8948 or
E: mfisher@christchurchmetrocricket.com

Notice of 113th Annual General Meeting and Special General Meeting

Notice of Annual General Meeting

The 2018 (113th) Annual General Meeting of the Burnside West Christchurch University Cricket Club is to be held on the Monday the 24th of September 2018, at 7:00pm at the Burnside Clubrooms, Burnside Park, 336 Avonhead Road.

AGM Agenda

  1. Apologies
  2. Minutes of the 112th Annual General Meeting
  3. Matters Arising
  4. Chairman’s Report
  5. Annual Accounts and Treasurer’s Report
  6. Adoption of Annual Accounts
  7. Subscriptions
  8. Election of Officers of the Club
  9. Election of Executive Committee
  10. Constitution changes
  11. General Business

The annual report will be available in digital format prior to the Annual General Meeting. All Members, Life Members, Honorary Members, Sponsors, and new members are warmly invited to attend.

Please Note: When arriving, all members should sign the attendance sheet. The Annual Report and Minutes of last year’s AGM may be collected at the Pavilion on the night of the AGM, and will also be circulated online. For your convenience the Pavilion will be open 15 minutes before the meeting commences.

We thank you for your support and hope to see you all there on the night. Apologies should be sent in advance to cricket@burnsidecricket.org.nz

Notice of Special General Meeting

A short Special General Meeting of the Burnside West Christchurch University Cricket Club, immediately follow the conclusion of the AGM, at the Burnside Clubrooms, Burnside Park, 336 Avonhead Road. This Special Meeting is to be held to discuss proposed (minor) changes to Rule 23 [General Rules] of the BWCUCC club constitution. [All changes to Rule 23 require a Special General Meeting to be held]. Details of proposed changes will be circulated by the committee in advance of the meeting.

SGM Agenda

  1. Apologies
  2. Constitutional changes to Rule 23

All Members, Life Members, Honorary Members, Sponsors, and new members are warmly invited to attend. Apologies should be sent in advance to cricket@burnsidecricket.org.nz

Summary of proposed constitutional changes

The Club Constitution was last updated in 1997. The executive committee recommends updating the constitution to bring the document in line with current realities, and to meet requirements of the Canterbury Cricket Association, its governing body for club cricket (CMCA), and requirements of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. The executive committee recommends the following amendments to the constitution:

In accordance of Rule 6(c) of the constitution, the following amendments can only take effect if a majority of not less than 75% of members present at the General Meeting are in favour of the amendment. 

Amendment to Rule 3(e) [New Membership]:
Update to wording to reflect that new members are eligible to join the club by registering/enrolling, and are not required to be formally nominated and elected as members at a club AGM.

Amendment to Rule 3(f) [Family Membership]:
For the purposes of section 60 Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012, update wording to reflect that Family members shall be Parents or Guardians of Junior Members. 

Addition of Rule 3(h) [Social Membership]:
For the purposes of section 60 Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012, addition of “Social Members” as non-playing adult members associated with the club.

Addition of Rule 3(i) [Affiliated Membership]:
For the purposes of section 60 Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012, addition of “Affiliated Members” being a member of any club affiliated to the CMCA or affiliated to any District or Major Association recognised by New Zealand Cricket (Incorporated).

Amendment to Rule 5(b) [Termination of Membership due to monies owed to the Club]:
Update wording to allow the temporary suspension of a club Member from playing until subscription/monies owed to the club are paid (without needing to resort full termination of membership).

Amendment to Rule 7 [Annual General Meeting]:
Update wording to reflect established use modern methods of communication – including email, social media, and other electronic communication methods for notification to Members of scheduling of Annual General Meetings.

Amendment to Rule 10(c) [Voting at General Meetings]:
Update wording to reflect that New Members are required to register and pay a subscription as New Members to be entitled to vote at General Meetings rather than being elected as New Members in a General Meeting, in accordance with proposed changes to Rule 3(e), above.

Amendment to Rule 12 [Officers of the Club]:
Removal of reference to Suburban Cricket Association (which no longer exists) as a driver for definition of required Officers of the Club.

Amendment to Rule 13(c4) [Monies received/spent by the Club]:
Update wording to reflect standard use of secure modern electronic payment methods by Members and by the Executive Committee for payments to Vendors and Suppliers for payment of outgoing expenses.

Amendment to Rule 16(c) [Discounting of Subscription Fees for Adult Playing Members who are Tertiary Students]
Update wording to be inclusive of other Tertiary institutions instead of being limited to University of Canterbury students only.

Amendment to Rule 17(e), 17(f), & 17(g) [Terms of Subscription Payments New Members of the club]
Update wording to clarify that New Members are required to register/enrol, and are not required to be nominated and elected at a General Meeting, pursuant to amendment to Rule 3(e).

Amendment to Rule 19 [Minute Book]
Update of wording to reflect use of securely backed up digital record keeping methods rather than a physical paper minute book for meetings of the executive committee and at general meetings.

Amendment to Rule 21 [Complaints Procedures]
Update of wording to reflect the permitted use of electronic communication method (email) in addition to printed letter for the submission of complaints to the Executive Committee, and clarification of a requirement to submit the complaint within an appropriate timeframe (30 days) of the alleged activity or incident. Formalise the introduction of the Club’s Code of Conduct as a means of investigating the violation. (See Draft Code of Conduct, appended to this document).

Amendment to Rule 22 [Affiliation to UCSA]
Update of wording to reflect lack of grants made available to the Club through affiliation and relationship to the UCSA.

Amendment to Rule 23(c) [General Rules – Financial Year Dates]
Update wording to correct the definition of the Financial Year of the Club to match that which is currently being used for accounting purposes: from 1st May, and expiring on 30th April of the following year.

In accordance of Rule 6(a) of the constitution, the following amendment can only take effect if a majority of not less than 90% of members present at a General Meeting specially convened for that purpose are in favour of the amendment. 

Amendment to Rule 23(a) [General Rules – Cricket Organising Body Affiliation]
Update wording to reflect that the Christchurch Suburban Cricket Association no longer exists.

In accordance of Rule 6(b) of the constitution, the following amendment can only take effect if a majority of not less than 75% of members present at a General Meeting specially convened for that purpose are in favour of the amendment.

Amendment to Rule 23(b) [General Rules – Preparation and allocation of pitches at Burnside Oval]
Update wording to reflect that the Christchurch Suburban Cricket Association no longer exists. Clarification of wording around the Club’s accountabilities to the CMCA in preparing wickets.

Registrations are OPEN for 2018 /2019

Registrations are OPEN for 2018 /2019, you can now register for all ages for junior and senior cricket, just head over to the registration page for info on how to register online and to download registration forms.

Registrations

Junior Registration days are being held at Burnside Oval at the Club between 10am and 12pm on the following Saturday’s : 8th,15th, 22nd, and 29th of September