Ireland comfortably overhauled a decent Canadian total in a warm-up for the World Cricket League division 1 tournament in the Netherlands. Canada made 259, thanks to 84 from skipper Bagai, assisted by 62 from Surkari, 42 from Patel, and 40 from Dhaniram. The bowling, however did not match the batting performance and an accomplished century from [...]
By RON FANFAIR
Last year this time, Nikhail Batiste was in Jamaica preparing to migrate to Canada to start a new life.
Now, the Emery Collegiate Institute Grade 11 student is getting set to represent Toronto in the annual “Cricket Across the Pond” tour of England in August. He was one of 12 players named in the squad unveiled last week at City Hall.
“It’s amazing how things happen,” said the 16-year-old all-rounder. “There was no way that representing Canada or Toronto in cricket in another country so soon after my arrival would have crossed my mind a year ago. The priority was settling in and trying to get a good education.
“It’s a bonus to be going to England to play cricket and to be visiting Lords which is considered the sport’s Mecca. I might try to get some of that grass and frame it.”
Continue reading Young cricketers to represent Toronto in England (Share News)
Ramon Lachmansingh will be compiling standings from the various cricket leagues across Canada on a regular basis. Tabulated below are the latest from Ottawa Valley Cricket Council, Toronto & District Cricket Association, Brampton-Etobicoke & District Cricket League, Scarborough Cricket Association, Canadian Commonwealth Cricket Association of Toronto, Brampton Cricket League, Hamilton District Cricket League, Calgary & District Cricket League, British Columbia Mainland Cricket League and Victoria & District Cricket Association.
Standings for : 2010.6.29
Continue reading Standings in Canadian Cricket leagues
By RON FANFAIR
Cricket has been a feature of the two-day Guyana Independence festivities for the past 14 years.
Several former Guyana Test players have made guest appearances, including Basil Butcher, Lance Gibbs, Leonard Baichan, Clyde Butts, Joe Solomon, Colin Croft, Clive Lloyd and the late Roy Fredericks and current Test cricketers Travis Dowlin and Narsingh Deonarine.
The celebrity [...]
The TDCA Board, in conjunction with the Junior Cricket Committee, is pleased to announce the launch of our Under -15 and Under -18 Rep Teams tournament. At the end of the tournament, the top 24 players from the GTA, based on performance in the rep tournament, as well as, from performance in the TDCA league matches, would be invited to participate in a High Performance coaching program, to be conducted indoors from September to April.
The objective of this program is to prepare our youth players for participation in the 2011 Americas Cup and the Global Worldcup Qualifier. Players from this program would be recommended to the Canadian National teams.
Continue reading TDCA launches Junior Rep Team Tournament
More than 400 spectators cheered on the players at the 2010 Cricket Festival, a two-day Cricket event held recently at Centennial Park in Toronto. This was the ninth year Toronto City Cricket Club celebrated the Festival of Cricket, and its 25th anniversary of Toronto Cup competitions with St George’s Society. The highlight this year was the [...]
By NOUMAN KHALIL
Cricket Canada has decided to host the National Cricket Championships in Toronto from July 26-30.
The tournament, which Cricket Canada is claiming to be the first in five years, has been named after Ed Bracht, a Maple Leaf Cricket Club trusty.
“As an organization it is our duty to deliver a viable national championships for our players and supporters,” says Ranjit Saini, president of Cricket Canada.
“It has been five long years since we all got together in Vancouver for a 50-over competition and we will be looking for the same high quality tournament,” Saini added.
Continue reading National cricket tourney in July (South Asian Focus)
The International Cricket Council has annouced that selected matches from WCL Division 1 in The Netherlands will be streamed live on the ICC Website.
The matches from the VRA ground will be available on www.icc-cricket.com. As a result of this Canada’s ODI vs. Scotland on July 3rd and Canada’s ODI vs. Ireland on July 7th will [...]
Keep you eyes open for an opportunity to see this film documenting Afghanistan’s cricketing progress; this documentary follows the team as it attempts to qualify for the World Cup. The film premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival on June 17th. Well worth a look- check http://www.outoftheashes.tv/ for [...]
CIMA Mayor’s Trophy and Asian Community Games in pipeline
On Sunday (June 20) at L’Amoreaux Park in Scarborough (Ontario), cricket fans can gather for a cricket festival that includes a Guyana side plus three select teams from local leagues in 20-20 matches. These form part of the weekend’s Guyana 44th Independence Festival at the park and L’Amoreaux Community Centre. (Both venues are at the intersection of Kennedy Road and McNicholl in Scarborough.) The cricket tournament begins with a celebrity match at 9 am, according to the schedule, then will feature two semi-final matches and a final for the four representative teams. Joining the visiting team from Guyana will be sides representing the Toronto and District Cricket Association, the Scarborough District Cricket League and the Canadian Commonwealth Cricket Association of Toronto.
Continue reading Guyana Independence cricket festival on Sunday (June 20)
By David Grossman High School Sports Reporter
Twice before, Muhammad Hassan came close to being picked for the Cricket Across the Pond team that played a summer series of games in England. So, when the telephone call came earlier this month, the 17-year old again figured he had missed out yet again and would get encouragement to try the following year. This time, the message was different. Hassan was picked, told his dream had come true and to start planning for the trip to the prestigious Chessington Cricket Club in Surrey. “That call, it was unbelievable for me,” said Hassan, who graduates later this month from Toronto’s North Albion Collegiate and will study bio-medical sciences in the fall at York University.“I was so happy, I lost control and I kissed my sister. Just danced around the house. This is an experience of a lifetime. Not many people get to go to such a famous cricket place, learn and then play games — and not pay for anything.”
Continue reading Third time’s a charm for North Albion cricketer Hassan (Toronto Star)
Welcome to St John’s, Newfoundland, inaugural outpost of the British Empire and self-proclaimed oldest city in North America. The Union Jack still flutters on flagpoles, the pubs serve pints, and there’s a fish-n-chip shop on every street, so colonial expats like me should feel right at home. Come June, however, and it quickly becomes apparent that something is missing. There’s no cricket.
In some ways, this is unsurprising. Not without good reason is Newfoundland known as The Rock. The glaciers of the last ice age scraped off most of the island’s soil and dumped it in the Atlantic, so flat, grassy areas are scarcer than non-Etonians at an English prime ministerial reunion.
Continue reading Newfoundland’s cricket revival (CricInfo)
Cricket Canada news release
For the first time since 2005 Cricket Canada will host a 50 over national championships. The 5 team tournament to be held July 26-30 in Toronto will see teams from British Columbia, Alberta, Prairies, Ontario, and Eastern Canada compete for the Ed Bracht trophy.
Regional playdowns for the Prairies team will get underway this weekend and Saskatchewan travels to Winnipeg to take on Manitoba in a two game series. The July long weekend will see Nova Scotia visit Quebec in the Eastern Canada regionals.
Continue reading Cricket Canada National Championships
by Tom Kennedy
If you drive past Waterworks Park on any given Sunday in the summer months, don’t be surprised if you witness something a little unfamiliar. Don’t worry, it isn’t some new extreme version of baseball. It’s cricket, a sport played in more than 100 countries worldwide. The first game of cricket played in Brantford took place in 1834, but the Brantford Cricket Club has slipped under the radar despite a rich history of competition.
“It is a sport that is being passed down to the next generations,” Brantford Cricket Club vice president Mujtaba Malik said. “Cricket is a very friendly game. You have no violence in cricket. It’s basically a gentleman’s game.”
Continue reading Brantford’s cricket tradition (Brantnews.com)
By NOUMAN KHALIL
Without going through a bidding process, Cricket Canada has picked an official consultant for transparently revamping the system by developing a strategic road map for the promotion of cricket in Canada.
While announcing the appointment of Howard Petrook, former 1st vice president of Cricket Canada, in a press release issued in Toronto last week, Cricket Canada invited the general public, stakeholders, provincial associations and all associated or interested individuals to send their input and suggestions by Wednesday, June 30, 2010.
‘Ridiculous’ says Ahuja
Commenting on the issue, president of Champions Cricket League, Atul Ahuja, said: “I’m surprised to see that he (Petrook) has been chosen to collect this input. To change the system, we need to bring best of the best people and not those who have failed in the past and done nothing except damage the sport,” said Ahuja.
Continue reading Consultant picked to revitalize cricket in Canada (South Asian Focus)