Hi there all
Onto edition number two and the North was buzzing again this weekend…as the winter approaches, we have the athletes gearing up for their big challenges of Two Oceans and Comrades, whilst our soccer, hockey and baseball members are all getting themselves going and fit for the oncoming season. With Cricket winding down for their rest period, the first side was battling it out in their finals on Sunday, while their junior members were being honoured at their annual prize-giving. We have masses of talent at the Club and need to maintain and nurture these young sports fellows, as the success of our Club in time to come will depend on the skills and loyalty of our youth.
Sunday saw the return of our first hockey side to the Northern’s grounds, in an epic battle for East Rand supremacy with CBCOB, honors ending even at 2 all at the conclusion. It was truly wonderful to see the Northerns first team at home for the first time in many years….And as the summer months draw to a close, our soccer boys will also be returning to the North this weekend, after being successful in their first two league encounters of the new campaign.
We recently hosted a fantastic St Patrick’s celebration and party which was enjoyed by all whom attended, we will most definitely continue with this type of themed evenings…keep reading “the Scimitar” for further details.
Members are reminded of the Joker draw we have every Friday night at the club at 19h30 and the prize money is now fast approaching the R70 000 level. Come along and try your luck at the jackpot, tickets are only R5 each…buy as many as you wish to increase your chances….we also have a live band every Friday night in the Scimitar and weather permitting, the band plays outside and the mood is most festive, sing-a-long or even dance the night away with us.
This Friday evening the 31st (and every last Friday of the month) we host the night market, which is held just outside the beer garden at the top of the main Hockey field. There will be a variety of food and craft stalls available, bring along the family to enjoy the tasty treats and browse through the various stalls and their wares. As I have previously mentioned, we have live music, a vibrant young band with thename of Boycott Ballad starting at 17h00…so pop in on Friday, grab a bite to eat from the variety of food stalls available and come and experience this vibrant open air event…
Last week Benoni Northern’s football grounds hosted the Annual Rynfield Drapers Cup…. what a great sight to see all the local schools vying to win their particular age category. There were a myriad of the different colours displayed, representing the schools on show and with all the vocal support of pupils and parents the atmosphere was quite electric. The success of this competition augers well for the future of soccer in Benoni. Well done to all the organisers, administrators and players….
There is an 8-a-side hockey tournament up on the Astro all day Saturday, whilst on Sunday, Wanderers from Australia are playing against some of our local sides. It should be most festive, with some great talent on show, please support our players and thereafter, join us in the beer garden, for the inevitable post-mortems.
There are still courses being run on how to play bridge…anyone wanting to join up, whether you are a novice or at an advanced level, please contact Glenda or I in the office to forward the numbers of the relevant persons for you to con
Baseball hosted their Junior section’s prize-giving and the clubhouse was abuzz with all our achievers at the baseball Club… brilliant to see so many parents and grandparents present too….Congratulations to all the players on their achievements and a special thank you to the coaches, without whom none of these festivities would have been possible.
I have experienced an amazing opening 6 months at the club, I thank you all for the support that I have received, it has been most heart warming and encouraging. The executive committee is constantly looking at ways of improving the club for all of our collective benefit and we are still in for some exciting upgrades and changes that will transform the club even further….I am really looking forward to the exciting times that await us…..
If you believe there is anything that could contribute to further the success of the Club, or is possibly holding us back, please do not hesitate to send it through to my personal email email@example.com
Yours in Sport
BLAST FROM THE PAST – 1982
Friday Night Club Draw Results: 24th March 2017
Member Weekly Draw: 2 x Cases SAB: Tshepiso Mashile (Softball) – Not Present
Club Member Draw: R5 200.00: Gabby Rademeyer (Athletics) – Not Present
Winnings now stand at R 5 400.00
The next draw will be held at 19h30 on FRIDAY 31st March 2017
Weekly Raffle Draw
1 x Case SAB: Deon Breedt (Social): Matts Meat Voucher: Ted Jarvis (Social)
Joker Draw: Winnings was not won!!!
CLYDE HOARE DREW THE KING OF CLUBS
Draw now stands at R 69 746.00 !!!!
Which will be drawn at 19h30 with the last ticket being sold at 19h15 on: Friday 31st March 2017
“SCIMITAR BAR” AND BEER GARDEN OPENING FROM 12H00 ON FRIDAYS SERVING PUB LUNCHES
Robor Scaffolding Marathon – Sunday 23rd April 2017
Color Run – 21st May 2017
Cheyenne U12 plate winners
Senior Prize Giving: Starts 6:00 for 6:30: Bring and braai – please support the bar: Dress code :black shorts and playing shirts
Visit our website www.bnsc.co.za to view the teams
Runner up: Mathew Bromley: Bat 11 games 176 runs AV 44 Bowl 25 overs 10w, 6 maidens 51 runs AV 2.04
Player of the season: Aiden Reyneke Bat: 9 Games 231 runs Avr 77 runs Bowl: 19 overs 7w, 3 maidens 60 runs ER 3.16
Runner up: Ethan Meiring – 22 overs 12 wicket 47 runs ER 2.14
Player of the season: Kodi Fourie- 8 games 286 runs AV 40.86.
Runner up: Marthius Van Vreden- 25 over 10 wickets 6 Maidens 51 runs ER 2.04
Player of the season: Evan Fouche-8 games 203 runs AV 40.6
Kerri Wilson Award – U12A squad 4th March
On Saturday morning 4th March 2017, we played Springs Old Boys as U12A. We had had to call up 6 boys from the U12B team to assist us with our game on Saturday. (the list of the boys is below).
As our game ended on Saturday, our boys went to line up to shake hands with the opposing team, their coach came over to Leon and the boys, congratulated us on the win, and asked if we would mind very much if he put his 12th man on for a bat. This is a new boy on their team, and he is hard of hearing. Our boys did not hesitate, and invited the boy onto the field. Leon then informed me that they would be letting the boy have a bat, and we should keep his run tally, but not actually score.
On his first ball, he was bowled out. To which our boys responded, “Coach, please call it a no ball” and proceeded to put the bails back on the stumps, and give the boy another go. In the meantime, a group of boys had surrounded him, and were “coaching him”. Explaining where his bat should go, how he should stand, and where the ball would pitch. And our bowler proceeded to pitch it exactly where he was supposed to. Allowing the boy to make some runs, and our boys were loving every minute of this impromtu “extra” The last ball hit him on his hand, and almost instantly he had a group of our boys surrounding him, making sure he was OK, and then among themselves, decided that they didn’t want to hurt him again, and they decided it was enough.
I can’t tell you how proud I am of the boys mentioned below. They showed true passion, compassion, and caring for their fellow player, even if he was from another team.
The following boys were on our team for the day:
Alistair Coupland, Nathan Rothman, Jarod Miller, Ryan Deetlefs, Ruben Wilken, Jeff Coppin, Tyler Campling, Aiden McAllistair,
Jordan Mc Allistair, Michael Koch and Jacques Koch
Best Wicket Keeper
Junior Player of the Year.
Aiden Rayneke U8A– 9 games 231 runs AV 77 runs, Bowling 19 overs 7 wickets 3 maidens 60 runs ER 3.16.
On Sunday the 2nd April from 9am to 12pm there will be 2 ladies and 1 men’s game been played against the Australian touring side on the EGHA Astro. Please come down and Support the teams from 14H00 to 15H00
All Ladies that would like a chance to represent EGHA at the 2017 SACDs tournament to come down and be part of the training squad of which the final team will be selected. Cost R30 per player
Vets 2nd beat CBC 6-2: Ladies A lost to Old Bens 2-1.
Premier 1st beat Germiston 5-0; Premier 2nd beat Germiston 6-1