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2015 season done and dusted

Club manager Niki Wallace and coaching director Javeed Ali.

Club manager Niki Wallace and coaching director Javeed Ali.

2014-2015 Message from the club chairman

  Club Changes

It’s been a season of change at Birkenhead City Cricket Club as it entered a rebuilding phase,    so thank you for all your patience. While we lost the services of Sue Woods as Club Manager, we were lucky enough to gain the services of Niki Wallace. Niki has fitted in really well and we’re looking forward to having her back next season.

On-field Successes
A huge congratulations goes to the Under 12 Girls who won their grade – well done to all the players, coach Kevin Nicholas and his assistants and supporters, especially as it was a first season for a number of the girls. Molly Moxley topped the MVP leaderboard for the whole grade! Congratulations Molly. Five Birkenhead players rounded out the top 10.

Molly

Molly Moxley topped the MVP leaderboard for the Under 12 girls

It was also a very successful season for the Prems. They came a very close third in the Premier Two Day competition known as the Hedley Howarth Trophy, the most prestigious club competition in Auckland Cricket. This is the best result from the club for a very long time, since at least the mid-90s. As well, two players from the Premier Men’s side were also selected for an Auckland As match – Ullrich Boshoff and Dylan Steyn. Well done to all the players and new coach Neil Fletcher.

Aaron Jeavons

Aaron Jeavons of the Premier Men’s side.

 

Prizegivings  UPDATED DATE

Senior prizegiving is Friday May 1 at 7pm.
Midget prizegiving is Sunday May 3 at 1 pm.
Junior prizegiving is Sunday May 3 at 3pm.

 

Your Assistance

The success of the BlackCaps has given us the perfect opportunity to help bolster the junior playing numbers at the club. To help get as many kids as possible playing cricket, the game we love, next season, we really need your help. Currently we’re looking to fill the Midget (Years 1 to 4) and  Junior (Years 5 to 8) Convenor roles and would love to hear from any keen volunteers. There will be a lot of support from the Board and Niki so you won’t be left in the dark. And you can also grab a little group of volunteers and do the job together. If you’re interested, please get in touch with club chairman Andrew Gale office@birkenheadcricket.co.nz or send us a message on Facebook.

Our club AGM is usually held in July and we vote in the board members then. So you have a couple months to think about whether you’re up for the job. We expect to have a lot more interest next season and we do need more volunteers so if your child loved playing cricket last season and you could lend a hand please let us know.

Thank You

Coaches Steve Ruffell and Shaf Asif

Coaches Steve Ruffell and Shaf Asif

We’d like to take this chance to thank all the coaches who have put in so much effort over the season. They are all assisted of course by managers and scorers every week without whom the games could not happen.

Stephen Lynch – HAG Ridge
Aaron Croll – HAG Evans
Craig Panther – HAG Glynn
Cody Fiddes – Kiwi Botadra
Guy Caro and Chris Beck – Kiwi Jeavons
Garry Whale – Kiwi Christian
Craig Hazeldine and Warren Carter – Year 5 Tulloch
Matt Godward and Bernard Leary – Year 5 Curtling
Steve Ruffell and Shaf Asif – Year 6 prems McConnochie
Dan Faulkner and Vivek Menezes – Year 6 prems Steyn
Peter Escott – Year 7 prems
Andrew Gale – Year 8 pre-Xmas
Kevin Nicholas – Under 12 Girls
Steve Nobilo (Kumeu) – Under 14B girls (combined side with SNL and Kumeu)

Finally, congratulations to Craig and Kate Hazeldine who were recently awarded volunteers of the month by Harbour Sport. Craig and Kate have given years of fantastic service to BCCC so it was great to see them recognised.

Online

If you’d like to relive the season, please check out our website birkenheadcricket.co.nz and Facebook page facebook.com/birkenheadcricketnz. We also have a Twitter account that keeps you up to date and if you want people to know how your games are going next season simply tweet to @theheadcricket and we can retweet. A huge thank you to Denise Montgomery, a long-time supporter and volunteer at the club, who has done a great job on the content and photos.

On that note, if you would like to send a season wrap of your team’s effort please send it to montywrites@vodafone.co.nz . We’d love to have something about all teams to round off the year.

Thanks to all, Have a great winter and see you at enrolments in September.

Andrew Gale, Chairman Birkenhead City Cricket Club on behalf of the BCCC Board