Newsletter 2013/14 – Edition 5 – Week of 28 October 2013

Hello everyone

In this week’s edition:

Featured Sponsors
Scott Inglis becomes most capped Premier player
The unluckiest man in Christchurch
Honours Board performances from Premiers, 2As, 2Bs, Cannons, Brawlers, Presidents, Junior Premiers and Year 7 Premiers
Junior Premiers win back Derek Cockburn Shield
Coming up this weekend – Senior Cricket
Coming up this weekend – Junior Cricket
Did you know?

FEATURED SPONSORS
Our thanks to this week’s featured sponsors, who provide invaluable assistance to the club:

E2 Digital who have been instrumental in the development of this website
Lane Neave Lawyers who are the club’s legal advisers

SCOTT INGLIS BECOMES MOST CAPPED PREMIER PLAYER
This Saturday, Scott Inglis becomes the most capped Premier player in the 108 year history of our club. Scott will play his 225th match this weekend, overtaking Russell Haglund. There will be a brief ceremony in the clubrooms after the match to celebrate this remarkable achievement, and everyone is warmly invited. Congratulations Scott.

THE UNLUCKIEST MAN IN CHRISTCHURCH
Normally we don’t mind, and even actively encourage, the misfortunes of opposition players. However, on Saturday we felt nothing but sympathy for a Lancaster Park Woolston opponent. Keen to go surfing, he was talked into playing to make up the numbers. In a team soundly beaten, he was run out for a duck and dropped a catch. No doubt he was happy to leave at the end, until he found that a tree had been blown onto and through his car. Not a good day. Hopefully his Lotto numbers come in this Saturday.

Tree on car Burnside Oval 26.10.13

HONOURS BOARD PERFORMANCES FROM PREMIERS, 2As, 2Bs, CANNONS, BRAWLERS, PRESIDENTS, JUNIOR PREMIERS AND YEAR 7 PREMIERS
Lots of Junior and Senior Honours Board performances last weekend, with the highlight being captain Callum George’s 115* for the Brawlers. Have a look here to see who made the Board.

Unfortunately our Premiers (167/8) were beaten by LPW (170/4). However, all the other Senior teams had good wins. The 2As, after being about 40/5, fought back via Mike Allcock, Hugo Snape and Brett Thomson to score 211/8 and beat LPW by two wickets. The 2Bs (66/2) had a resounding win over LPW (65). The Brawlers (255/4) cruised past East Shirley (167). The Cannons (73/4) did the same to LPW (72). The Mariners (46/2) also won easily over Sydenham Goats (45). The Presidents Foxes (124/4) had a strong win over the OBC/LPW Buccaneers (122).

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The Presidents Foxes in action

More photos of Senior cricket on Saturday are on the Club’s Facebook page.

JUNIOR PREMIERS WIN BACK DEREK COCKBURN SHIELD
Continuing the winning theme, the Junior Premiers took back the Derek Cockburn Challenge Shield from their key rivals OBC and a report on the match is here. You can also read a report on the Year 7 Premiers’ (124/0) big victory over East Shirley (17/8).

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The Junior Premiers at Ilam Fields

There are some more photos from Saturday’s Junior cricket on the Club’s Facebook page.

COMING UP THIS WEEKEND – SENIOR CRICKET
Our Premiers play two matches this weekend. Also, morning grades start times are earlier on Saturday, and the afternoon grades are playing T20 matches, to allow players to more easily go to the Wizards’ T20 match at Hagley Oval.

The Senior draw is:

Premiers v St Albans, Burnside Oval 1, Saturday 10.00am
Premiers v Canterbury Under 20, Burnside Oval 1, Sunday 10.30am
2As v St Albans, Ilam Fields 4, 10:00am
2Bs v St Albans, Ilam Fields 1, 10:00am
3B Brawlers v MP DJ Hewitt Builders, Burnside Oval 2, 1:00pm
3B Cannons v Heathcote, Barnett Park 1, 1pm
3B Mariners v Marist Harewood Green, Redwood Park 2, 1.00pm
Presidents Foxes v Merivale-Papanui, Edgar MacIntosh Park 2, 1:00pm

COMING UP THIS WEEKEND – JUNIOR CRICKET
The Junior draw this weekend is:

Year 8/7 Premier: BWU1 v East Shirley 1, Burnside Oval 3, 12.30pm
Year 7 Premier: BWU3 v Medbury 4, Burnside Oval 6, 9:00am
Year 6 Section 2: BWU4 v OBC 12, Burnside Park 5a, 9:00am
Year 5 Section 1: BWU5 v New Brighton 1, Freeville School 1a, 9:00am
Year 5 Super 8 Section 2: BWU6 v East Shirley 12, Shirley Primary School 1a, 9:00am
Year 5 Super 8 Section 2: BWU7 v Merivale-Papanui 6, Cobham School 1a, 9:00am

A feature is the Junior Premiers playing on Burnside Oval, in line with the Junior Club day this Saturday.

DID YOU KNOW?
A few weeks ago we foreshadowed leggie Ish Sodhi’s test debut. This week we have commiserated with an unlucky visitor to Burnside Oval. Let’s combine the two themes and ask did you know about the unlucky story of Black Caps legspinner Greg Loveridge?. Read the really interesting tale here about how, on his test debut, he broke his finger before he could bowl a ball, why he never played for his country again, and what happened next.

Have a great cricketing weekend.

Regards

Paul O’Flaherty
Chairman

Newsletter 2013/14 – Edition 4 – Week of 21 October 2013

Hello everyone

In this week’s edition:

Featured Sponsors
Honours Board performances from Cornish, Moody, Stocks, Hunter, Worker, Thomson and Kinraid.
Presidents Foxes in the bar by 2.30pm
Junior Cricket gets underway
Coming up this weekend – Senior Cricket
Coming up this weekend – Junior Cricket
Did you know?

FEATURED SPONSORS
This week’s featured sponsors, whose ongoing support we very much appreciate, are two trusts who have provided us vital funding for various day-to-day spending items and also one-off projects:

The Trusts Community Foundation
The Southern Trust

HONOURS BOARD PERFORMANCES FROM DOMINIC CORNISH, CULLEN MOODY, BLAKE STOCKS, JONTY HUNTER, GEORGE WORKER, BRETT THOMSON AND CHRIS KINRAID
Players from the Premiers, 2Bs, Cannons, Junior Premiers, Year 7 Premiers and BWU4 teams made the honours board on Saturday. Check out what they did here.

PRESIDENTS FOXES IN THE BAR BY 2.30PM
The phone went in the Pavilion at 2.03pm on Saturday. It was Chris Kennedy. “Is the bar open?”, he asked, “we’ve bowled Sydenham Hospital out for 27 in an hour”. A few balls later, the Foxes were up watching the Canterbury ITM Cup team deal to Auckland in a similar fashion. Read Dave Robertson’s account of how it happened here, including some reminiscing about the NZ batsman with a 0.5 average.

A few photos of Senior Cricket at Burnside are on the Club’s Facebook page.

Elsewhere, it was not the happiest of weekends for the morning grades, with the Premiers losing to Canterbury Country, and the 2As and 2Bs going down to Riccarton. It was a different story in the afternoon grades, with the maximum possible victories. As well as the Foxes, the 3B Cannons (107/7) won the local derby against the 3B Brawlers (106/9), and the 3B Mariners (37/5) overcame Heathcote (35/8).

JUNIOR CRICKET GETS UNDERWAY
It was great to see so many players and parents at the first night of Friday night cricket.

Saturday morning kicked off too. Did you feature in the Junior Premier, Year 7 Premier and BWU4 match reports? Have a look here.

COMING UP THIS WEEKEND – SENIOR CRICKET
The Senior draw this weekend is:

Premiers v Lancaster Park-Woolston, Garrick Park 1, 10.30am
2As v Lancaster Park-Woolston, Burnside Oval 1, 10:30am
2Bs v Lancaster Park-Woolston, Burnside Oval 2, 11:00am
3B Brawlers v East Shirley, Burwood Park 3, 1:00pm
3B Cannons v LPW Crusaders, Woolston Park 1, 1pm
3B Mariners v Sydenham Goats, Burnside Oval 4, 1.00pm
Presidents Foxes v OBC/LPW Buccaneers, Burnside Oval 4, 1:00pm

COMING UP THIS WEEKEND – JUNIOR CRICKET
The Junior draw this weekend is:

Year 8/7 Premier: BWU1 v OBC Premiers, Ilam Fields 2, 12.30pm
Year 7 Premier: BWU3 v East Shirley 4, Burnside Oval 7, 9:00am
Year 6 Section 2: BWU4 v Halswell 7, Burnside Oval 6, 9:00am
Year 5 Section 1: BWU5 v Halswell 8, Cobham School 1a, 9:00am
Year 5 Super 8 Section 2: BWU6 v Merivale-Papanui 6, Papanui High School 2a, 9:00am
Year 5 Super 8 Section 2: BWU7 v Sydenham 15, Burnside Park 5a, 9:00am

DID YOU KNOW?
….that the start of the Canterbury Wizards’ season starts very soon? They play a T20 “double header” against Central Districts and Otago on the evenings of Friday 1 November and Saturday 2 November. It’s just down the roads at Hagley Oval and the tickets are very reasonable. Get some here.

Have a great cricketing weekend.

Regards

Paul O’Flaherty
Chairman

Newsletter 2013/14 – Edition 3 – Week of 14 October 2013

Hello everyone

In this week’s edition:

Featured Sponsors
Junior Cricket underway this weekend
Junior Cricketers – finding the right ground!
BWU the only Premier team to win on Saturday
Coming up this weekend – Senior Cricket
Coming up this weekend – Junior Cricket
Did you know? – Sachin Tendulkar and NZ

FEATURED SPONSORS

This week’s featured sponsors, whose ongoing support we very much appreciate, are two trusts who have provided us for funding for grounds equipment and staffing, and for other important projects such as pre-season training for our Premier squad:

Air Rescue Services Limited
Christchurch Earthquake Recovery Trust

JUNIOR CRICKET UNDERWAY THIS WEEKEND

Junior Cricket kicks off this weekend, with Friday night players starting at 6pm. The first ball of the Saturday morning junior cricket season will be bowled at 9am.

JUNIOR CRICKETERS – FINDING THE RIGHT GROUND!

Not sure where your ground or pitch is?

If you are playing at Burnside Oval, you can download a pitch map on this page

If you are at an away venue, maps to, and maps of, the grounds are in the first lin on this page.

BWU THE ONLY PREMIER TEAM TO WIN ON SATURDAY

Mid-week rain prevented all but top grade cricket last weekend. Even then, only one result was squeezed in between downpours on Saturday. Luckily, it involved our Premiers and they were on the right side of the ledger at the end. Dismissing Riccarton for 110 (Matt Farrant and Sam Noster three wickets each), BWU was 60/4 when rain stopped play. This was enough to give them a win by six runs on calculated run rate, and jump them to an early, albeit slight, leaderboard lead after two rounds of the Premier one day competition.

COMING UP THIS WEEKEND – SENIOR CRICKET

The Senior draw this weekend is:

Premiers v Canterbury Country, Mainpower Oval 1, 10.30am
2As v Riccarton, Burnside Oval 1, 10:30am
2Bs v Riccarton, Burnside Oval 2, 11:00am
3B Brawlers v 3B Cannons, Burnside Oval 3, 1:00pm
3B Mariners v Heathcote, Hillsborough Domain, 1.00pm
Presidents Foxes v Sydenham Hospital, Burnside Oval 4, 1:00pm

COMING UP THIS WEEKEND – JUNIOR CRICKET

The Junior draw this weekend is:

Year 8/7 Premier: BWU1 v St Andrews 1, Cobham School 1a, 12.30pm
Year 8 Section 2: BWU2 v Medbury 3, Burnside Oval 7, 9:00am
Year 7 Premier: BWU3 v Sumner 1 Straits, Burnside Oval 6, 9:00am
Year 6 Section 2: BWU4 v Lancaster Park Woolston 7, Burnside Oval 8, 9:00am
Year 5 Section 1: BWU5 v East-Shirley 9, Burnside Park 5a, 9:00am
Year 5 Super 8 Section 2: BWU6 v East-Shirley 12, Marshlands School, 1a, 9:00am
Year 5 Super 8 Section 2: BWU7 v Merivale-Papanui 6, Ilam School 1a, 9:00am

DID YOU KNOW? – SACHIN TENDULKAR AND NZ

Sachin Tendulkar is in the news this week because he is retiring soon after his 200th test match. Unbelievably, he first played a test against New Zealand in February 1990. It was his fifth test and it was here is Christchurch. Have a look here at the team of long-retired Kiwis he opposed. What a strong New Zealand team too, and it had a comfortable victory, with Tendulkar scoring a duck in the first innings.

Have a great cricketing weekend.

Regards

Paul O’Flaherty
Chairman

Newsletter 2013/14 – Edition 2 – Week of 7 October 2013

Hello everyone

In this week’s newsletter:

Featured Sponsors
Have a drink with our Life Members
New club groundsman
Results from last week
The First Five on the Honours Board
Newsletter contributions always welcome
Junior Cricket coming soon
Senior Cricket Registrations and Subscriptions
Coming up this weekend – Senior Cricket
Test Cricket and Ish Sodhi

FEATURED SPONSORS

The Club is very grateful to its generous sponsors.

This week’s featured sponsors are three organisations that provide the club with significant amounts of funds so that we can pay coaches and groundsmen. They also fund items such as the cricket equipment, playing gear, grounds equipment and other resources needed to fund the club. Our thanks to:

The Canterbury Community Trust
The New Zealand Community Trust
The Mainland Foundation

For information about all our sponsors check out our club website

HAVE A DRINK WITH OUR LIFE MEMBERS

This Saturday evening (rain, hail or shine), our Life Members will be getting together at 6.30pm in the clubrooms. We will be combining this will a brief formal season opening. Come along and have a drink with our Life Members, and see the new season in. Everyone is most welcome.

Our Life Members are Brian Adams, Ray Burgess, Peter Burke, Derek Cockburn, Graham Dowling, Tony Feely, Brian Hastings, Reg Hintz, Paul O’Grady and John Thompson.

NEW CLUB GROUNDSMAN

Last week we told you about a new Premier Coach. This week we are very pleased to say that we have a new groundsman to work alongside John Thompson. Tom O’Carroll comes to us after many years of tending the piches at Hagley Oval. It is great to have someone of Tom’s experience and skills on board – welcome Tom.

RESULTS FROM LAST WEEK

Overall it was a good week, with 5 of our 7 teams winning, including all three morning grade sides. Results were:

Premiers 213/6 (Will Young 69, Carl Huyser 44, George Worker 35) beat Marist-Harewood 84 (George Worker 3/12, Sam Noster 3/24) by 134 runs
2As 98/6 beat East Shirley 97 by four wickets
2Bs 117/4 beat Heathcote 116 by six wickets
3B Brawlers 117/2 beat Sydenham Goats 116/8 by eight wickets
3B Cannons 85/2 beat Marist-Harewood White 81 by eight wickets
3B Mariners 53 lost to Sydenham All Stars 64/8 by 11 runs
Presidents Foxes 121 lost to Sydenham Cardinals 136 by 15 runs

The Presidents Foxes match report, featuring the tale of Bert Walker, can be found here.

THE FIRST FIVE ON OUR HONOURS BOARD

Last week, five players were the first to make the new Honours Board. Find out who they are here

NEWSLETTER CONTRIBUTIONS ALWAYS MOST WELCOME

If you have information about the achievements (on and off the field!) of players, members and friends, or any other news, please email it in to burnside.cricket@gmail.com or let us know on our Facebook page.

JUNIOR CRICKET COMING SOON

Saturday morning Junior Cricket starts at 9am on 19 October, and Friday night Junior Cricket at 6pm on 18 October.

So, it’s not too late to register, even if you missed our registration days! If you want to play, or you have friends who’d like to play, check out this page for how to register.

SENIOR CRICKET REGISTRATIONS AND SUBSCRIPTIONS

If you are a Senior Cricketer who does not play for a “closed team”, or in other words is registering as an individual, then please download a registration form from the Seniors page on our website. Thanks for getting your subs in early!

COMING UP THIS WEEKEND – SENIOR CRICKET

The senior draw for the second weekend of the season is:

Premiers v Riccarton, Burnside Oval 1, 10.30am
2A v Old Boys Collegians, Elmwood Park 4, 10.30am
2B v Old Boys Collegians, Burnside Oval 2, 11.00am
3B Cannons v Marist-Harewood White, Burnside Oval 3, 1pm
3B Brawlers v OBC SCG, Burnside Park 5a, 1pm
3B Mariners v LPW Crusaders, Burnside Oval 4, 1pm
Presidents Foxes v Old Boys Collegians, Elmwood Park 3, 1pm

ISH SODHI AND TEST CRICKET

“Probably one of the most talented bowlers I’ve ever seen”. That’s what Daniel Vetttori thinks of young legspinner Ish Sodhi, who might make his test debut against Bangladesh this evening. Read more about what Vettori said here

Have a great cricketing weekend.

Regards

Paul O’Flaherty
Chairman
BWCUCC

Newsletter 2013/14 – Edition 1 – week of 30 September 2013

Hello everyone, and welcome to a brand new cricket season!

In this week’s newsletter:

Featured Sponsors
New Premier Team Coach announced
Newsletter contributions always most welcome
Burnside Cricket on Facebook
Our new website – heaps of useful information
Junior Cricket coming soon
Senior Cricket Registrations and Subscriptions
Coming up this weekend – Senior Cricket

FEATURED SPONSORS

The Club is very grateful to its generous sponsors.

This week’s featured sponsors are:

Marriotts Chartered Accountants, who provide a lot time and expertise to ensure that the Club’s finances are in order

Cricket Express, long-standing provider of much of our cricket gear.

NEW PREMIER TEAM COACH ANNOUNCED

You will have read that our current Premier coach Brendon Donkers has been appointed as the Assistant Coach of the Canterbury Wizards. Congratulations Brendon. Brendon leaves us in February.

The Club is delighted to announce that current Premier player Alex Reese has been appointed as the new Premier coach, and equally pleased to welcome Alex into the role. Alex debuted for the Premier team in the 2009/10 season and will wind up his playing commitments as he transitions into his new role in the New Year. You can learn more about Alex and his coaching background on his website.

NEWSLETTER CONTRIBUTIONS ALWAYS MOST WELCOME

If you have information about the achievements (on and off the field!) of players, members and friends, or any other news, please email it in to burnside.cricket@gmail.com or let us know on our Facebook page.

BURNSIDE CRICKET ON FACEBOOK

As well as our website, check out Burnside Cricket’s Facebook page where there will be photos and all sorts of interesting info. Post some yourself. As a member or friend, it’s your page. We’d love to see your posts!

OUR NEW WEBSITE – HEAPS OF USEFUL INFORMATION

Our new website has stacks of useful and interesting information. For example, on this page you can learn how to get to all cricket grounds in Christchurch, how to get cancellations, and when the key dates in the cricket season are.

JUNIOR CRICKET COMING SOON

Saturday morning Junior Cricket starts at 9am on 19 October, and Friday night Junior Cricket at 6pm on 18 October.

So, it’s not too late to register, even if you missed our registration days! If you want to play, or you have friends who’d like to play, check out this page for how to register.

SENIOR CRICKET REGISTRATIONS AND SUBSCRIPTIONS

If you are a Senior Cricketer who does not play for a “closed team”, or in other words is registering as an individual, then please download a registration form from the Seniors page on our website. Thanks for getting your subs in early!

COMING UP THIS WEEKEND – SENIOR CRICKET

Our Premier team kicks off its one day competition on Saturday, and is well prepared, including a pre-season playing trip to Blenheim last weekend.

The senior draw for the first weekend of the season is:

Premiers v Marist-Harewood, Redwood 1, 10.30am
2A v East-Shirley, Burwood 1, 10.30am
2B v Heathcote, Burnside Oval 1, 11.00am
3B Cannons v Merivale-Papanui, Ilam Fields 5, 1pm
3B Brawlers v Sydenham Goats, Burnside Oval 3, 1pm
3B Mariners v Sydenham All Stars, Burnside Oval 2, 1pm
Presidents Foxes v Sydenham Cardinals, Burnside Oval 4, 1pm

Have a great cricketing weekend.

Regards

Paul O’Flaherty
Chairman
BWCUCC