MESSAGE FROM THE CLUB MANAGER
A first from me…. a weekly update from my perspective… a short precise of what is happening at “The North” …..
As this is the first of my messages, perhaps an overview of myself, the Club and what it means to me, would be in order.
I started playing cricket at the Club in 1976 and by 1980 had, together with a bunch of cricketers, started a social soccer side, called the “Forfs” and also decided to pick up a hockey stick for the first time, playing for one of our social sides. Until I was transferred to Durban in 1989, I continued playing all three sports and after leaving, was most disappointed never to find another Club that was able to match the camaraderie and passion of “The North”. I continued my association at the Club, whenever I returned, whether it was for a drink or for the odd game that I was able to help out with. When I returned to Benoni, I rekindled my love of the North and started playing Hockey again.
So when I was appointed as Manager towards the end of last year, I was excited at the prospect of continuing my ongoing relationship with the Club, but now in a different guise. Hopefully I will have a positive influence in the running and efficient operation of the Club. If you have any suggestions or complaints, please do not hesitate to send it through to my personal email of email@example.com
Benoni is a particularly active sporting town and Benoni Northerns boasts almost two and a half thousand active junior and senior members split amongst all of the sporting codes that we offer and we are most proud of the achievements of these teams and individuals. I am always so chuffed to see the Northerns colours flying high, whether it be on television in a prestigious race, on the road, at a neighbouring town sports ground or at our glorious home sanctuary at the North.
Benoni Northerns is the premier venue for sporting events, from under 5‘s up to Provincial level on the East Rand and we currently endeavouring to improve the standards of all these fields. In this respect, we are upgrading our borehole facilities on the Southern side of the grounds to ensure that the playing surfaces of our main cricket oval and soccer fields and the grass hockey field are of the highest quality possible.
I am sure that all our members have been able to see the vast improvement in these fields over the last three months, mainly due to the efforts of Brian Buys, our new field consultant at the North. I would like to welcome Brian on board and thank him for the valuable input on the fields and the knowledge that he has already imparted to all of our employees and members, long may the association continue. We are currently mapping out our long term strategy regarding all our the fields at Benoni Northerns, which will mean that Baseball should also have improved playing surfaces in the not too distant future
To those frequenting our social bar facilities in the near future, you will find that we are implementing a new Point-of-Sale system, which will facilitate a more efficient service factor and has some added benefits that we will be able to include in the future. As there obviously may be some “teething problems”, if I could ask for your patience and understanding, these problems should be very short lived.
That is it for this week…..hopefully I will get to meet you all soon
Yours in Sport – Rod Scheepers
Friday Night Club Draw – Results: 17TH March 2017
Member Weekly Draw
2 x Cases SAB: Brenton Faulds (Baseball) – Not Present
Club Member Draw: R5 000.00: Veronica Lebona (Athletics) – Not Present
Winnings now stand at R 5 200.00
The next draw will be held at 19h30 on FRIDAY 24th March 2017
Weekly Raffle Draw
1 x Case SAB: Andy Veronneau (Social): Matts Meat Voucher: Loredana Carli (Football)
Will be entertaining us on Friday 24th March from 18h30 onwards
Joker Draw : Joker Draw Winnings was not won!!!
Philip O’Flattery drew the 10 of Diamonds
Draw now stands at R 67 994.00 !!!!
Which will be drawn at 19h30 with the last ticket being sold at 19h15 : Friday 24th March 2017
Thanks to everyone who helped organize and participated in the fundraiser on Tuesday 21st March – we managed to raise over
R24 000! It was an incredible success! It’s because of all these fabulous people that we can make a difference to
The Animal Guardians – TAG thank you!!!!
Top 5 Time Trial results for 14 March:
1. Benjamin Skhosana 12.52
2. Mosongo Mokoatsi 13.50
3. Wesley Woest 15.33
4. Jan Dries 15.47
5. Paul Rotherham 15.56
1. Mark Dingle & Matt Willis 36.34
1. Paola Bowiler 20.02
2. Michelle Scholtz 21.28
3. Cornelia Hutchinson 21.42
4. Robyn Daniel 23.04
4. Michelle Webster 23.04
5. Daniella Brown 24.28
1. Luke Spencer 8.28
2. Oliver Webster 8.48
3. Tannah Lindsey 9.36
4. Jenna Feiertag 9.50
5. Madison Fesel 10.35
1. Sarel Smith 30.00
2. Morkel Rademeyer 45.29
Junior Cricket will be hosting their prize giving on Sunday 26th March 2017 at 10H00 in the beer garden.
- Tyrone Webster took 5 wickets (Sat 1st).
- Women won by 10 wickets.
- Sumari Bornman took 5 wickets.
Results Week 20
|18 Mar ’17||Sat Firsts||CBC OB||Lost by 50 runs|
|Sat Thirds||Boksburg B||Lost by 40 runs|
|Legends (4th)||Germiston||Lost by 76 runs|
|Women||Tsakane||Won by 10 wickets|
|19 Mar ’17||Premier||Alberton||Lost by 2 wickets|
|Chairmans||Vosloorus||Won by 8 runs|
Fixtures Week 21
|25 Mar ’17||Premier||PLAY OFFS||Semi final|
|Sat Firsts||Bedfordview||A Field (home)|
|26 Mar ’17||Premier||PLAY OFFS||Final|
All other leagues complete.
Support the Prems!
The Premier team finished second on the log and qualify for the playoffs.
Come and support the boys on their quest to qualify for Club Champs. It promises to be an epic battle!
Semi Final – Saturday 25 March
Final – Sunday 26 March
T20 – BATTLE OF THE ROSES
21-23 April 2017 Sahara Park Willowmoore
Visit our website www.bncricket.co.za to view all Franchise Teams
Vets B beat Edenvale 4-0; Ladies “A” beat Alberton 2-0; Ladies “B” lost to Old Bens 1-2
BLAST FROM THE PAST
Benoni Northern’s Cricket – 1982