North Region updates and a deer on the Western front
Woburn CI maintained an impressive track record in Toronto outdoor schools cricket in plundering 148 runs in the Toronto District School Board East Region final on Wednesday (May 30th) at L’Amoreaux Park. This impressive total put great pressure on the Agincourt batters, and the Woburn bowlers capitalized. Agincourt was reduced to 37 all out. My understanding is that both East Region finalists – Woburn CI and Agincourt CI – advance to the City Playoffs that begin next Tuesday (June 5th). The West Region finalists from Wednesday’s playoffs at Eglinton Flats – North Albion CI and West Humber CI – also move forward to the City quarter-finals.
Continue reading Powerhouse Woburn CI repeats as TDSB East Region Champions
North Albion with trophy
North Albion CI (NACI) beat West Humber CI by nine wickets in the Toronto District School Board Boys outdoor cricket West Region Final on Wednesday afternoon at Eglinton Flats. West Humber was all out for 70 runs in 19.1 overs. North Albion replied with 75 for one wicket in 14 [...]
Saturday, 26th May, 2012: It was a perfect day and a great setting for Cricket…Beautiful sunshine, a very light breeze the temperature in mid 20′s and a cricket pitch in the heart of the city with picture perfect surroundings of Waterloo Park. Excitement arose as the bus pulled into the Park with NYPD as well as Toronto Police cricket teams and accompanying families on board. After the customary greetings and hand shakes,everyone got down to business at hand. The two Captains, the two Umpires and Mike Kendall of the OCA conducted the coin toss and the tournament was on. After very competitive round robin matches, the Toronto PD and the NYPD teams made it to the final.
Continue reading First Annual North American Police Championship concludes
Woburn CI and Agincourt CI qualified for the Toronto District School Board East Region Final on Monday. SATEC made 79 runs and Woburn 80 in one semi-final. Agincourt hit 123 and David and Mary Thomson “A” team made 122 in the other semi-final. There was probably some good cricket in these two games at the Percy Cummins ground, but details are not at hand. I had to decide to take care of myself by not going seeking the heat and humidity that arrived later in the day. The East Region final is due to be played at L’Amoureaux Park cricket ground on Wednesday (May 28th) at 12. 30 pm.
Continue reading Woburn and Agincourt reach Toronto Schools East Region Final
The boys East Region semi-finals in the Toronto District School Board outdoor cricket championships are scheduled today (Monday, May 28th) at the Percival B. Cummins Memorial cricket grounds in Scarborough, Ontario. Woburn CI are due to play SATEC at 9.30 am, followed by Agincourt CI against David and Mary Thomson CI “A” team at 12.30pm.
Those who do not relish cricket in hot, humid conditions might do best to heed the weather warnings and steer clear of watching cricket, as some humidex factor in the high 30′s was mentioned in a weather report. Some hints of the odd storm might even keep some of the faithful away from the ground. It may come as a surprise, but not every cricket lover appreciates the game being played in conditions that give a hint of what life is like as a grain of rice in a boil-in-the-bag packet of rice as the fire burns and the cooking cauldron begins to bubble. It can also be tough on the players.
Continue reading TDSB Boys Outdoor Cricket Championships ticking along
Ron Fanfair writes for Share News:-
It’s too late for a push to be made for the sport to be part of the 2015 Games in the Golden Horseshoe and Greater Toronto Area regions, says ICC Americas regional development manager, Martin Vieira.
” …when we go to PASO, we have to convince them that at least 20 of [...]
CIMA Canada is pleased to announce that CIBC, the financial lead sponsor of the CIMA Mayor’s School Cricket Tournament, has invited tournament finalists to a clinic and motivational talk with international cricket star Sanath Jayasuriya.
“We are delighted with the opportunity to work with CIBC and Sanath Jayasuriya and present this opportunity to aspiring young cricketers,” said Amal Ratnayake, Chair, CIMA Canada. “The strength of our partnership with CIBC and the inspiration and motivation from Sanath Jayasuriya will help shape the cricket careers of the rising stars amongst us.”
Continue reading Sanath Jayasuriya to meet CIBC Trophy Finalists
The quarter-finals of the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) Eastern Region outdoor cricket took place on Thursday (May 24th) at the L’Amoreaux and Percival B. Cummins cricket grounds. As a result, the semi-finals this coming Monday at the Percival B. Cummins ground will see Woburn CI meet SATEC (9.30am) followed by Agincourt CI against David and Mary Thomson CI (12.30pm). The winners then meet in the final on Wednesday at L’Amoreaux Cricket Ground (12.30pm).
Fifteen teams from fourteen schools took part in three divisions of round-robin matches. The top two teams in each division plus the two with the best records of the rest advanced to the quarter-finals. Mary and David Thomson CI fielded two teams (A and B). One participating school, Cardinal Newman, is a member of the Toronto Catholic District School Board, but a welcome participant on the sporting field with the TDSB at cricket.
Continue reading Toronto District School Board – East Region Quarter-final winners
The Region of Peel Senior Schools indoor cricket championships concluded in the course of the last two weeks. Stephen Lewis won the Senior Boys Senior section (Tier I), Father Goetz won the Girls event and North Park won the Junior Boys section. Rick Hansen won the Tier II Senior Boys playoff, involving the third-placed schools from the four senior boys groups. The Senior Boys Tier I playoffs, by contrast, involved the top two schools from each of the four groups.
Continue reading Peel Senior Schools Indoor Cricket Champions for 2011-2012
Rizwaan Zahid writes about cricket in Canada for TSN
While Canadian cricket has taken off on an international stage, around the Toronto area, there are many cricket pitches available for use as well as various local leagues. Many members of Canada’s team take part in these leagues and point to it as evidence of the development for [...]
South Asian Focus reports that developer John Cutruzzola will present his vision of a combination baseball/cricket stadium for downtown Brampton to council today.
“Cricket Canada has agreed to contribute “a good chunk” of the estimated $35 to $40 million needed to build the facility on Rosalea Park in downtown Brampton, Cutruzzola said.”
Cricket Canada CEO Doug Hannum [...]
It was an intimate affair for those who enjoyed the pleasant Victoria Day evening at Toronto Cricket Club to attend a special event co-presentation of “An Evening with Haroon Lorgat” by Cricket Canada and World Cricket [...]
Peter Della Penna reports for Dream Cricket
Five USA players have been named to an ICC Americas U-19 Development team which will take part in the West Indies Cricket Board Regional U-19 tournament this August in Barbados. USA’s five players were the second most from any one country for the 16-player squad with Canada taking six spots [...]
The West Toronto Region has not disappeared from the original Toronto District School Board outdoor cricket championships, contrary to my notes at the weekend, which is good news. Now that the intense CIMA Mayors Trophy qualifiers have been played, the TDSB schedule for the Toronto West Region outdoor season has appeared, as have the dates for the TDSB City quarter-finals (Tuesday June 5th) plus the semi-finals and finals (Wednesday June 6th) .
Continue reading “Old” TDSB West Division and Toronto City Finals still alive!
Stuff.co.nz talks to Jacob Oram about the Rogers T20
“I’m not pulling my hair out but I’m extremely disappointed,” Oram said. “The way things played out over there, the financial side of things is very much an annoyance. We were kind of sucked into playing this match; [it was] about playing cricket in Canada. But we were [...]