The Western Colleges cricket tournament in Victoria, BC, is not the only cricketing event or tournament this weekend on Canada’s west coast. The British Columbia Mainland Cricket League visits Beacon Hill Park to play the Victoria and District Cricket league today, Saturday, June 30th in a 50-over a side representative game. Then on Monday the British Columbia Mainland Cricket League’s Club 6-a-side tournament takes place on the Brockton cricket grounds in Vancouver’s Stanley Park (matches from 10am).
Continue reading BC updates (Eddie Norfolk)
Ron Rauch writes in the Times colonist
In 2009, Ram Meyyappan was the main organizer behind the University of Victoria Cricket Club.
“I grew up in India, and I always liked watching and playing cricket,” said Meyyappan.
Now, three years later, the UVic Cricket Club is staging the first Western Canadian Intercollegiate cricket tournament on Sunday and Monday.
Joining UVic [...]
Cricket Canada have announced Gus Logie wil be returning as national [...]
Sam Mohan is featured in the Globe and Mail’s Lives lived feature
“He was a fierce advocate for cricket, “the gentleman’s game.” Described by some as the best cricketer to come out of Trinidad, Sam played for UWO, the Forest City Cricket Club, the Southern Ontario Cricket Association and the Ontario Cricket Association.
He was president and captain [...]
18-year old national team player Nitish Kumar is having an excellent season at English public school Repton. Repton has a distinguished record of developing top-class cricketers, with 132 first-class players among the graduates, including three England captains. Kumar recently made a superb 146, described on the school web site as follows:-
“A remarkable opening stand from Kumar [...]
Both Scotland and Canada have named their squads to contest the coming Intercontinental Cup and World Cricket League matches
The Intercontinental Cup will take place at Uddingston from July 4-7, while the two World Cricket League matches will take place at the Citylets Grange, Edinburgh on July 9/11. The Scots, who will be captained by Gordon Drummond, feature contracted players Matthew Parker, Richie Berrington, Gordon Goudie, Majid Haq and Ryan Flannigan. Scotland include several players who have been plying their trade south of the border; seamer Alisdair Evans, who has been at county side Derbyshire, Preston Mommsen returns from Leicestershire, while Calum MacLeod will return from his spell at Northamptonshire. Kyle Coetzer will be available, and joins the squad for the two World Cricket League matches in Edinburgh, with Middlesex’s Josh Davey named in both squads.
Continue reading Scotland squad announced (Cricket Scotland)
Cricket Canada have selected 14 players to the U18 ICC Americas Regional tournament in Florida from July 8th – 15th. The squad, captained by Sudeepta Aurka of Alberta is dominated by Ontario players, with two from Alberta, three from BC and Trevor Manoosingh from Manitoba.
Continue reading Cricket Canada announces U18 squad
Ben Seeberan has contributed a fine tribute to Jack Kyle for the Record
“He was the last standing man of a cadre of dedicated and hard-working devotees of cricket, whose relentless and indomitable spirit is unparalleled. In past years we bade farewell to George Berridge and Peter Molyneux, and just this year to the legendary Clifford Cox. [...]
The Toronto Sun features the Mayor’s Trophy event
“Once a year, a gentleman’s game discreetly unfolds in a Toronto park. Balls are bowled, the mayor arrives, one team is declared winner, family and friends cheer them on. Few people paid attention to the centuries-old game of cricket before this year’s eighth annual CIMA Mayor’s Trophy, the official [...]
Mayor Rob Ford and City of Toronto staff today congratulated 12 youth selected for the CIMA Mayor’s Cricket Team that will participate in the fifth annual Cricket Across the Pond program.
“Congratulations to the members of the team selected to represent Toronto in England,” said Mayor Rob Ford. “You have trained hard and are promoting good sportsmanship [...]
From Cricket Canada:-
“It is with deep regrets we announce the death of Jack Kyle, former President of Cricket Canada. Jack passed away yesterday Wednesday 21 June 2012 in Vancouver. No details are available on funeral arrangements at this time.”
Eddie Norfolk has supplied some notes on this great supporter of cricket in Canada.
Continue reading RIP Jack Kyle
“As part of Cricket Canada’s survey process and as a follow-up to the Fan Engagement Survey, we are seeking input from Canadian club cricketers to help shape the future of cricket in Canada. Follow the link below to complete the short 5 minute survey and for your efforts, you could win one of four Cricket [...]
The Chilliwack Times features great progress in local women’s cricket
“They’ve been playing cricket for barely a year, but four local women will take the field at a major regional tournament this Canada Day long weekend. Jen Gafka, Esther Byers and sisters Martina and Rosalee Rhode, who began playing last year for Chilliwack’s fledgling Eastern District Women [...]
Cricket Canada is pleased to announce its squad for the upcoming tour of Scotland July 4th – 11th from Uddingston CC near Glasgow and the Grange in Edinburgh which includes an ICUP fixture and 2 ODI’s as part of the ICC World Cricket League Championship. Former Guyana captain Damodar Dasrath and Canada ‘A’ wicket keeper/batsmen Parveen Saroye will make their Canadian team debuts.
Note; you can find out more about Damodar Dasrath at Cricket Archive, where he is listed as Damodar Daesrath; he has played 16 first-class matches, averaging 22.9 with the bat with two fifties, and bowls right-arm medium pace, with his 27 wickets costing only 22.88 apiece.
Continue reading Scotland squad announced (Cricket Canada)
Journeying east from Kipling subway station with an intent to go to somewhere in downtown Toronto on Sunday (June 17th) a thought came that I was feeling a bit tired. So why not test the Sunday bus services of Mississauga transit – go MiWay, or whatever the slogan is – and try to reach the Iceland cricket ground instead for a bit of relaxation. A Toronto and District Elite Division game was due to be played there and I had not been to the ground since grass wickets had been established.
Vikings players were on their way onto the field as I arrived, so the Mississauga Ramblers were to bat first. Ravain Yusuf struck a boundary and picked up some other runs on the legside in the second over but fell to the same bowler when attempting to cut at ball and was caught at slip for 8 (11 for one wicket). Ramblers captain Sandeep Jyotti had won the toss and decided his team would bat entered the arena. But after making two runs he was caught at point and departed at 15 for two wickets. Both wickets fell to the bowling of Hardik Kotak, who gained a third wicket when opening bat Harmanjot Dhindsa drove and was caught.
Continue reading Vikings ramble to Icelandic victory