Intercontinental Cup: Ireland scoops first innings lead points on opening day
Report from Eddie Norfolk
ICC Intercontinental Cup at Toronto Cricket Club
Close of play scores: August 31, 2010 (first of four scheduled days):
Canada 120 all out (32 overs; Zubin Surkari 28, Trent Johnston 5 wickets for 23 runs)
Ireland 190 for 3 wickets (51 overs; Kevin O’Brien 57, Paul Stirling 45)
Ireland (6 points for 1st innings lead) leads Canada by 70 runs.
A lack of runs saw Canada dismissed for just 120 runs and end the day some 70 runs behind Ireland. Trent Johnston took three wickets within four balls to reduce Canada to 60 for six wickets in the fifteenth over, just after Kevin O’Brien had ended a promising stand of 53 between Zubin Surkari and Ashish Bagai. Surkari was lbw to O’Brien for what proved the top Canadian score of 28. Bagai was caught at the wicket for 24 to start a golden over for the Irish. Sunil Dhaniram struck some boundaries but fell for 17 and wicketkeeper Hamza Tariq made 25 not out. It was not what skipper Bagai had hoped when winning the toss and electing to bat on a hot day in Toronto.
Johnston ended with 5 wickets for 23 runs after coming on as first change in the bowling. Opening bowler Allan Eastwood ended with 3 wickets for 30 runs, including both Canadian opening batsmen in his second over. Wicketkeeper Rory McCann took four catches.
Continue reading Canada – Ireland
The Ontario Cricket Association has passed this along to Canada Cricket Online
“Ontario Cricket Association (OCA) is announcing major inititatives being undertaken in the near future, for the development of the game, at a press conference tomorrow, as follows:
Date: Wednesday, 01 Sep,2010, 10:30 AM
Biryani House 25 Wellesley St. East, Toronto
All media are welcome…Buffet [...]
Ottawa Royals won the inaugural Montreal Cricket Association T-20 Day/Night and the Inter-City Championship held in Montreal over the last few weeks. In a very hard fought semi final between Ottawa Royals and Montreal Badshahs, the Badshahs scored 109 runs in their 20 overs. In reply the Royals were cruising to an easy victory when they suffered a collapse and needed 7 runs of two remaining balls with the last pair at the wicket. Delawar Ahmedzai of Royals dispatched the 5th ball of the last over for a huge six and took a single of the last ball to seal victory for the Royals.
In the other semi final between Montreal Lions and Toronto, the Lions easily defeated the Toronto team and set up the final between themselves and the Ottawa Royals.
In the final the Montreal Lions batted first and scored 109 runs in their 20 overs. The Royals started slow and lost two early wickets but some hard hitting and sensible batting from Ayub and Zain saw Royals home with 4 overs to spare.
Continue reading Ottawa Royals win the Montreal Cricket Association T-20 Championship.
IT’S make-or-break time for Ireland, with nothing short of a maximum-points victory over Canada required in Toronto this week to keep alive any outside hopes of them retaining the InterContinental Cup.
If Ireland do beat the team lying bottom of the seven-nation qualifying table, another win against Zimbabwe in Harare next month may just give Trent Johnston and Andrew White the chance of fourth straight winner’s medal.
Even then, though, Scotland will have to visit Zimbabwe and deny them on their home turf for Ireland to reach the final in Dubai in November, but opening batsman Paul Stirling certainly hasn’t given up on another trophy.
“If the weather hadn’t intervened in the games against Kenya and Scotland we would have been in a much stronger position than this,” Stirling said.
“But all we can do is win our two remaining games and hope the other result goes our way.
“We know that at this level if we play our best cricket over four days then we should win. We go out in every game and play the same way, whether that extra pressure is on or not.”
Continue reading Ireland seek maximum points to keep ICC Cup hopes alive (Irish Independent)
Nova Scotia- Atlantic 20-20 champions
The Maritimes 20-20 tournament was hosted by Cricket New Brunswick in Fredericton, and for the first time included Newfoundland and Labrador, making this in fact the Atlantic 20-20 tournament. Nova Scotia won the tournament with a 3-0 record, with New Brunswick 2nd with two wins, PEI one win and Newfoundland and Labrador on 0 and 3.
Rohun Bandekar of New Brunswick was named the best bowler of the series. Hari from Nova Scotia was named player of the tournament and received an invitation to try out with the Canada A squad by Cricket Canada President Rainjit Saini who was in attendance.
Liam Herringshaw reports from a Newfoundland and Labrador perspective..
Continue reading Nova Scotia win Maritimes 20-20
Presenting the starting line-up (minus four) of the Newfoundland & Labrador team for the Maritimes Twenty20
I thought by now I’d be able to declare the Cricket Association of Newfoundland & Labrador officially open for business. However, for possibly the first time in cricket history, official status was denied because we possessed too few Canadians.
Still, as we resolve this minor glitch, we move on to a different form of history-making, and Newfoundland & Labrador’s debut as a cricketing entity. The 2010 Maritimes Twenty20 tournament is the stage, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick our opponents, and by the time this postcard is published, it will be well underway.
Continue reading Seven men against a real ball (CricInfo)
The touring First Citizens Clarke Street United team from Trinidad and Tobago won both T20 games last Saturday (August 21st) in Montreal. The visitors beat a Quebec Cricket Federation (QCF) side by 7 wickets and followed with a nine wicket success against a Caribbean Combined XI, drawn from the Montreal-based QCF. Both games were played at Jarry Park.
Continue reading FC Clarke Street United tour sees success in Montreal
The Bermuda Cricket Board has named the team for the Cricket Canada Summer Festival, which will take place in Toronto from September 7-18, 2010. National Coach David Moore said that “Injuries have precluded Stephen Outerbridge, Justin Pitcher, Stefan Kelly and Janeiro Tucker from selection. Irving Romaine, Dwayne Leverock and Staphen Dill are unavailable due to work commitments while OJ Pitcher has not been considered due to educational commitments in the US. The coaching and medical staff made the decision to rest young fast bowler Jordan De Silva as a preventative measure as he has had an extremely high workload throughout the season.”
Continue reading Bermuda name squad for Canada Festival (Bernews)
The Cricket Champions League, will donate 500 food packets to the flood victims in Pakistan. Cricket Champions League will be cutting back its Cricket commitments in 2010 and allocate funds, previously ear-marked for upcoming tournaments, to send aid to the people affected by this great deluge.
The crisis is still escalating and could take longer than expected [...]
By Ron Fanfair
A rejuvenated Ashish Bagai is back from his honeymoon and injury and ready to lead Canada in Intercontinental Cup and One-Day Internationals against Ireland at Toronto Cricket Club ground, starting next week. For the past seven months, the reliable wicketkeeper/batsman has been hobbled by patella femoral syndrome, a common knee injury among active athletes [...]
By Ron Fanfair
The message was clear and painful when Sunil Dhaniram’s phone calls to senior selection committee chair Chris James and Cricket Canada’s first vice-president and High Performance Manager Ravin Moorthy were not returned. Dhaniram, who turns 42 in October, wanted to know why he was left out of the national side to face Ireland in a four-day Intercontinental Cup fixture, starting on August 31. The only other Cricket Canada official he had telephoned, second vice-president Vimal Hardat, returned his call and informed the veteran all-rounder that he was no longer in the selectors plans for the World Cup. “That was very hard to swallow and I was very shocked and depressed,” Dhaniram told Share this week. “It reached the point where I had to sit down with my wife and she assured me that everything would be fine despite the shabby treatment. It’s hard to understand how I am not in their plans now when the World Cup is just months away. I have given a lot to Canadian cricket in the past decade and I felt as if I deserved to be treated better. Anyhow that’s that and it’s over.”
Continue reading Snubbed by selectors, Dhaniram retires (Share News)
The 2010 Maritimes 20-20 tournament takes place Saturday August 28 and Sunday August 29 at College Field, Queen’s Square Park, Fredericton, NB. Teams from Nova Scotia, PEI and Newfoundland and Labrador join the hosts to play a round-robin series to determine an Atlantic Canada champion! The tournament kicks off at 9:30 am with NB playing [...]
The Cricket Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization dedicated to promote and develop the game of cricket in the United States, inducting local and international cricket Heroes for their contribution to the game of cricket and to make a difference in the community through charities, in the true spirit of the game.
“At this year’s annual Induction Ceremony, the Cricket Hall of Fame will be introducing a “Golden Age Award,” which is set to honor pioneers of the sport of cricket in the U.S. and Canada.
The first recipient will be Frederick James Heather, who will be recognized for a lifetime of outstanding contributions to the sport in Canada.
Continue reading Frederick Heather recognised by “Cricket Hall of Fame”
By Fiona Isaacson
In 1899, The Examiner reported how the “enthusiasm” of then-Peterborough Cricket Club members “will doubtless have a great advantage to the grand old game this season.” One of those enthusiastic members was Richard B. Rogers who designed the Peterborough Lift Lock. Fast-forward more than 100 years and there’s a new enthusiasm amongst a small group of cricket players hoping to revive the sport and find a permanent playing field in the city. Pradeep Naik’s eyes sparkle when he talks about his love for the game. As the president of the three-year-old Peterborough Cricket Association demonstrated the game in his backyard Sunday, it’s clear he takes it seriously. According to Trent University archives, cricket in Peterborough dates back to at least 1855. Cricket was the first organized sport in Peterborough and games were played at Nicholls Oval, Naik said.
But somewhere around the 1960s it stopped being a popular sport in the city.
The association is aiming to create interest in the sport by focusing on schools. Last year a demonstration was held at Keith Wightman Public School and the group plans to visit more schools.
Continue reading Cricket revival in full swing (Peterborough Examiner)