News

BWCUCC Legends of the Pride – John Fraser Thompson

John Fraser Thompson, BWCUCC life member # 20 was invited to share his thoughts on cricket. John is also a life member of Canterbury Cricket and NZ Junior Cricket, his contribution to Burnside West Christchurch University Cricket Club is outstanding: In his playing days John played second grade and then Presidents, serving on Club committees from 1966 to 2012, twice as Club President. Link to the films are below.

John Thomson, at the Burnside West Christchurch University Cricket Clubrooms during filming in 2020

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.

Hannah Beatson appointed North West Women’s Cricket Premier Coach

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.

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.

North West Women’s Cricket 2019-20 Annual Report

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.

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.