Ontario and Alberta, both with three wins and no defeats played each other to determine the top province in Canadian cricket. Alberta won the toss and put Ontario in to bat, and with some tight bowling and good fielding put the Ontario bats under pressure. The first wicket fell on 41 when Ramchuchit was caught behind [...]
Alberta retained their unbeaten record with their third win of the tournament, a narrow 2 wicket win over the Prairies squad. BC put 203 on the board and ran out easy winners, bowling out Easterns for 67. tomorrow the two teams on 3-0 meet, as Alberta plays [...]
One supporter of the late East York resident, Frederick James Heather, is lobbying to make him the first cricketer inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame. Chris Redford was only two years old when his great uncle Frederick died in 1976. After searching through old scrapbooks and personal items a few years ago, Redford realized Heather was more than a branch in his family tree – he was a major factor in the early growth of Canadian cricket.
“I didn’t realize the importance he had on cricket in Canada until I went through that scrap book,” said Redford. “It’s evident when you read through it that for sure he had a passion for the game. He gave as much as he could over his entire lifetime.”
Continue reading Bid to put East York cricket legend in Canadian Sports Hall of Fame (Inside Toronto)
By NOUMAN KHALIL
The National Cricket Championships this week got underway on a puzzling and confusing note, creating disappointment for both players as well as officials in Ontario. Upsetting and frustrating scenes were witnessed when two separate Ontario teams were each set to take on the Prairies this Monday, but the venue of this inaugural match was suddenly switched to an unknown site. One Ontario team was fielded by Mike Kendall, president of Ontario Cricket Association (OCA), while the other Ontario team was brought with the support of Cricket Canada. On arriving at the Malton venue just before the start of the match, OCA’s Ontario team members came to know the venue had been shifted to an unknown place due to a wet and unfit outfield.
Continue reading National cricket tourney starts on chaotic note (South Asian Focus)
By Faraz Sarwat
For the first time since 2005, Canada’s 50 overs national cricket championship is underway in Ontario. But unfortunately the tournament is taking place amid yet another controversy. The participating teams are Alberta, B.C., Prairies, Eastern (Quebec and Maritimes) and a team called the Ontario Representative XI. It is the composition of the Ontario team that has the Ontario Cricket Association at loggerheads with Cricket Canada. Cricket Canada would not accept the squad named by OCA president Mike Kendall for the tournament and instead selected its own Ontario team. All other teams were named by the provincial governing bodies.
The problem centres on a second group, disgruntled with the OCA, claiming control of Ontario cricket. CC president Ranjit Saini said until the dispute is resolved, accepting a team named by the OCA would be tantamount to giving legitimacy to one faction over the other.
“We do not want to select the Ontario team. . . . (But) we see no party that has effective control of cricket in Ontario.”
Continue reading Ontario’s cricketers knocked for six by governing bodies (Toronto Star)
Six-a-side cricket on tap at Beacon Hill, Windsor Park- Brian Drewry
Starting this weekend there will be a definite international flavour at Beacon Hill Park in Victoria and Windsor Park in Oak Bay. The 2010 Victoria International Six-a-Side Cricket Festival runs from Saturday through Aug. 7 with teams from Australia, England, New Zealand, Italy, the United States [...]
Canada now have broken their duck at the Caribbean 20-20 competition through their match with the Leeward Islands being rained out completely. A point is meagre compensation, with the experience of playing one of the weaker teams in the competition being more important.
In the Interprovincial tournament the Ontario representative XI won for the third time, and [...]
On the second day of the interprovincial championships, the Ontario Representative XI had a convincing in over BC, making 207 from their 50 overs and dismissing BC for 133. In the other match the Prairies squad restricted Eastern to just 88and won by three [...]
On a day that saw the Ontario Cricket Association initiate legal action against Cricket Canada over team selection, the Cricket Canada selected Ontario squad got off to a good start in the Interprovincial tournament, scoring 171 and then bowling out Manitoba for 117. The match was played at Inverhaugh after Malton apparently was rendered unplayable by [...]
OCA Media Release
The Ontario Cricket Association (OCA) today instructed its solicitors to initiate legal action against Cricket Canada (CC). Among the reasons, the most prominent included a range of issues that OCA is entitled to as fully paid up member of CC. They are:
1. Team Selection for the currently on going National Championships.
OCA the representative member of CC from Ontario was not allowed to enter its team into the currently on going National Championships being held in Ontario. As a fully paid up member in good standing, the OCA, like other provincial associations, has the privilege of entering its team in the National Championships. The denial of this privilege has further accentuated reputational and cricket development challenges posed by CC and the conduct of its executives, to cricket in Ontario.
Continue reading Ontario Cricket Association Initiates Legal Action against Cricket Canada
Cricket Champions League media release
Karun Jethi led Toronto Champions as they advanced into the Semi-Finals of the Montreal Cricket Association (MCA) Day-Night T20 Championships. Toronto Champions, the representative league team of the Cricket Champions League, completed convincing wins over Montreal Jaguars and Montreal Eagles and an exciting heart-stopping last-over loss to Ottawa Royals, to advance
to the [...]
The inaugural KST-T20 hard tennis-ball cricket tournament took place July 24-25 in Mississauga.
Eight teams from across the Greater Toronto Area will gather at Huron Heights Park to compete in the tournament, which uses a hard tennis ball instead of the traditional cork-and-leather variety.
“The game is very popular in places like India and Pakistan and among South [...]
From CCA web site:-
“Canada’s cricketers go on display this week as the 50 over National Championships get underway Monday in Mississaugua. Malton Cricket Club and Iceland Cricket Club will proudly play host to 10 matches over a period of five days. An all star match of Canada’s top players will take place on July 31 [...]
In almost a carbon copy of their first game, Canada again proved uncompetitive against Jamaica. They mustered just 101/7 from their 20 overs, with Gordon contributing 25. Jamaica took just 13 overs to pass the meagre total, losing just a single wicket in the [...]