Under sunny skies, with gusting winds and a blistering 8 degrees, Emery played their second match against a combined Universities team. This time, the Universities team boasted a combination of York, University of Toronto and McMaster.
Emery winning the toss, chose to field. They were strengthened by the availability of all rounder Karan Bhatti and batsman Japjit Singh. Karan bowled without much help from the Astroturf wicket, but still managed some turn and bounce, bowling a respectable 4 overs, 2 wickets and garnering only 15 runs. The combined Universities batting managed to reach 72 runs with Mohit Punjabi top scoring with 14 runs followed by Sahil Kesar who contributed 11 runs. Overall, Emery bowling seemed to be on target with only 13 extras. Chasing 73 runs for victory, Emery set about their task in high spirits. Japjit Singh made 16 runs followed by Karan Bhatti’s 11. Some creative batting by Riday ‘Bangla Babu’ Sarkar who stayed in the wicket with Hummad Khan. Hummad decisively struck a well placed boundary that raced past the long off fieldsman to secure the win. This time around, with some good field placing and kept the extras down forced a well deserved 3 wicket victory.
Full marks go to both teams for playing in the spirit of the game and a positive attitude. A special mention goes to McMaster’s Amit Bhandari, with only one arm fielded better than most people with 2 who and kept his team’s morale high. Photos and tournament summary will follow.
The final match is slated for Tuesday 1st May 2012. Keep playing with a straight bat!
Continue reading Weston and Finch Cricket Project Day 2
By Nouman Khalil
A colourful ‘Crazy for Cricket’ evening, an RBC sponsored community event to raise funds for the Valley Park GO Green Cricket Field, is taking place in Toronto on May 6. The field is going to be Canada’s first-ever green cricket field designed to have its own harvesting and rainwater irrigation system. Surrounded by ecological amenities, it is situated in the lush green Don Valley area.
The purpose of the event is not only to raise funds, but also to celebrate the construction of the field, which will begin on Canada Day (July 1). The first half of the event will take place on Sunday (May 6) at 1-4pm at Toronto Cricket Club (141 Wilson Ave) where a T20 match between RBC and local All-Star team of youth is schedule to be played.
The match will be followed by a musical and dinner programs from 6-10pm at Valley Park Middle School (130 Overlea Blvd., Toronto).
Continue reading Toronto to go ‘cricket crazy’ (South Asian Focus)
Aaron Lawton reporting for Fairfax News in New Zealand talked to Jacob Oram about the scheduled all-star match.
Allrounder Oram confirmed last night he’d been approached and said he was “99.99 per cent” sure the one-off T20 would go ahead.
“I don’t have my flights and logistical stuff sorted out yet,” he said. “But basically, it’s a [...]
All three matches were washed out on the last day (April 28) of the ICC Americas Women’s the T20 championships in George Town, Grand Cayman,. So the battle for first place between Canada and the USA, featuring the two unbeaten sides, did not take place. Late Saturday night (Toronto time) there did not seem to be official confirmation on the ICC’s website, nor on the Cricket Canada site.
However, without using any fancy calculators or spreadsheets to calculate net run rates, it would seem that Canada would seem to be ahead of the USA on net run rate.
Update: the ICC have confirmed to us that Canada have won the tournament and will go to the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Qualifiers. As per the playing conditions, with the last day a wash-out, it meant Canada qualified by virtue of topping the table with a superior net run-rate to the USA.
Continue reading Last day washout should leave Canadian Women as ICC Americas T20 champions
The ICC Americas Women’s T20 Championship concludes today (Saturday, April 28) with unbeaten Canada (4/0) and the USA (4/0) going head-to-head to decide the tournament in George Town, Grand Cayman. Canada beat Argentina by 11 runs on Friday in a game reduced to five overs per side at the Smith Road ground. Canada made 35 for four wickets (including six extras, or sundries as some call them) then held Argentina to 24 for six wickets. The USA (152 for 3wkts, 20 ov) beat Bermuda (66 for 7 wkts ,20 ov) by 86 runs.
Continue reading Canada and USA Women set for last day championship decider in Grand Cayman
Clive Dheenshaw writes:-
Cricket is suddenly hotter than a pepper-packed samosa….Women’s cricket, too, is making inroads.
And there are plenty of Island connections to that rise with Kim Coulter and Joanna White of Victoria part of the Canadian national team that defeated Argentina on Friday to qualify for today’s final at the Americas regional qualifier in the Cayman [...]
Garrick Kozier writes:-
Put your hand up if you knew the Canadian women’s cricket team was playing in the ICC America’s Division 1 Championships in the Cayman Islands this week. Keep that hand up if you knew two of the team’s players are from Winnipeg. If your hand is still up, congratulations. You know your cricket.
Hi all, I’d like you to recall the early days of canadacricket.com when the founder of this site, Mr Jon Harris and a young fellow by the name of Colin Mohammed tried to procure match reports and columns to help spread the word across the country. Jon has since passed the responsibility onwards to capable hands and was instrumental in guiding me along to my chosen career. I am now a Police Officer attached to 31 Division, Toronto Police Service. Currently, I am a School Resource Officer (SRO) posted at Emery Collegiate Institute in the Weston and Finch community; I have been in this position for the past year and a half. The school has about 1200 full time students and also houses an Adult Learning Centre with approximately the same number of continuing education students. Earlier this month, I was approached by a former Emery student who was a member of the Boys team competing in the Toronto and District Schools tournament. I had previously coached the team last year, but unfortunately the season was rained out. This student, Sahil Kesar, is now studying at York University. He came to me with the idea that we should organize a tournament between students from York and the Emery Boys team. A few emails later, Sahil and I reached an agreement that we can make this an event with a Challenge shield to be permanently housed at Emery Collegiate.
Continue reading The Weston and Finch Cricket Project (Colin Mohammed)
On the latest show, situation vacant, Michael Dighton quits as coach of Canada, so where does the national team turn now for its next leader? Also this week, the ICC meets to discuss the Wolfe Report, the talking will continue, but will the game’s rulers embrace any meaningfull change in the way the game is run? [...]
Neil Davidson writes in the Globe and Mail:-
Less than seven months after hiring its last coach, Cricket Canada is once again looking for someone to take the national team to the next level. Canada’s cricket journey will likely stall somewhat in the short-term as the sport’s governing body looks to replace Australian Michael Dighton, whose surprise [...]
Michael Dighton has resigned as Canada’s coach after being in charge of the side for eight months. Dighton accompanied the team on a preparation camp for the World T20 Qualifier to Sri Lanka, the World T20 Qualifier in UAE and Canada’s tour of Namibia during his tenure.
Cricket Canada Vice-President Vimal Hardat said he was disappointed to [...]
The Ontario Cricket Association held its Annual General Body Meeting on Sunday the 22nd April, 2012, at the Bombay Palace Restaurant. The meeting was very well attended by the members as well as visitors. After an Executive meeting, the AGM was convened by the President Mike Kendall. The
roll call of all the delegates was taken that was followed by the items on the agenda. A very healthy and vibrant discussion took place and many new initiatives were looked upon and weighed, in the light of their viability and available finances.
The current executive was dissolved and the elections for a new executive were undertaken. The following were elected and/or appointed to various positions available on the board.
Continue reading Ontario Cricket Association AGM
Chris Roberts writes in The Telegram:-
Bring up the sport of cricket with the average Newfoundlander and you’re likely to hear sounds made by the insect of the same name. Cricket was once a popular summer sport in Newfoundland, but that was over a century ago.
Today, it is simply known as the game played on the [...]
Ron Fanfair in Share News
Just after being re-elected general secretary of Cricket Canada at its annual general meeting in British Columbia late last month, Calvin Clarke received a congratulatory e-mail from former president Jack Kyle. Clarke also learned from the digital message that he is now the national body’s longest serving executive member in one position, [...]
The national women’s cricket team is in the Cayman Islands preparing for next week’s Americas Division One Twenty/20 tournament. With no playing time together since losing to the Americans in the regional World Cup qualifier two years ago, coach George Codrington welcomed Cricket Canada’s decision to send the squad early to the British Overseas Territory for [...]