Cricket Canada have finally released information, teams and a schedule for the national cricket league, two days before the opening matches. Full details can be found on the Cricket Canada web site. The squads announced show a genuine coast-to-coast range, with players from every province apart from PEI (but none of the territories). [...]
Summary of scores for game at The Commons, Halifax, Nova Scotia on July 28th, 2012
Nova Scotia 248 for four wickets (40 overs; David Campbell 72*, Tyson Joyce 53, Arslan Khan 42)
New Brunswick 104 all out (35.5 overs; Sameer Patel 44)
Result : Nova Scotia won by 144 runs.
David Campbell struck 72 not out, Tyson Joyce made 53 and Arslan Khan 42 as Nova Scotia rattled up 248 runs for the loss of four wickets in 40 overs on Saturday (July 28th) in Halifax against New Brunswick. The visitors battled away to reach 104 all out with Sameer Patel scoring 44 and Akram Khan making 20. Opening bowlers Vivek Reddy and Matt Gove each took two wickets, as did Dinesh Gaddam.
This was Nova Scotia’s third win in three games in this season’s 40 over championship and seems to guarantee a place in the final on September 1st. The matches between New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island on August 11th in Fredericton, NB, and on August 28th in Stratford, PEI, will be important in deciding the other finalist. In between those games, Nova Scotia visit Prince Edward Island for a game at Tea Hill Park, Stratford on August 18th.
Continue reading Nova Scotia still unbeaten in Martimes 40-over Championship
Nova Scotia opened the 2012 Maritimes 40-over Championship with a win by ten wickets against Prince Edward Island on June 30th at the Commons, Halifax. Prince Edward Island was bowled out for 100 in 29.2 overs, then succumbed to the opening batting partnership of Amit Joshi (73 not out) and Arslan Khan (16 not out). Nova Scotia plundered a winning 102 for four wickets in 11.5 overs against the developing Prince Edward Island team.
The second game saw Nova Scotia visit Fredericton, New Brunswick on July 22nd. Nova Scotia won the toss, batted first, scored 179 for nine wickets in 40 overs then bowled out New Brunswick for 54 in 21.4 overs.
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Two T20 Inter City games between the Edmonton & District Cricket League and the Calgary and District Cricket League are scheduled for Victoria Park, Edmonton today, Sunday July 29th, 2012. The first game is due to start at 11am and the second at 3pm (1500 hrs) after a one hour break for lunch in-between these matches.
Continue reading Intercity T20 action at Victoria Park, Edmonton today
Summary score for match played at Westwinds Cricket Ground, Calgary on July 18th, 2012
MCC 214 for eight wickets (50 overs ; Tom Webley 56, Rajiv Sharma 46, Mark Wright 45; Khurram Tahir 3 wkts for 50)
Alberta Selects 215 for six wickets (47.5 overs ; Yasoob ul Haq 50, Khurram Chohan 41 not out, Sudeepta Aurka 31)
Result : Alberta Selects won by four wickets.
The Alberta Selects beat the MCC tourists at the Westwinds Cricket Ground in Calgary by four wickets. Alberta held MCC to just over four runs an over, thanks to economic bowling from Canadian international Khurram Chohan and Farhan Malik, as well as Khurram Tahir picking up the wickets of three middle order batsmen. One of the MCC tourists had told me there was a dependence on the front five batsmen. In this match, three of the top order made between 45 and 50, with two going cheaply.
Continue reading Catch-up time: Alberta Selects beat the 2012 MCC tourists
The Starbroek News report that the Inverhaugh Cricket Club is on its first tour to Guyana and is set to play four matches against select teams in Demerara and Berbice starting tomorrow. The privately-owned Club was formed by Bart Singh and Associates in 1995 and is based in [...]
The 40-overs a side Maritimes inter-provincial championship features a match between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick this coming Saturday (July 28th, 2012) at the Commons ground, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Play is scheduled to start at 12 pm (noon).
Three matches in this championship, which also includes Prince Edward Island, are scheduled in August with a playoff [...]
Captains Osinde and Gallian toss for innings
A run-out after the successful completion of one run produced a tie which delighted the Canadian Select XI fielders on Sunday at the Toronto Cricket Club. MCC’s Harry Smallwood was run-out at the non-striker’s end in a situation where the Canadian side’s captain, Henry Osinde set a mixed field. Some fielders were left on the boundary, others were geared to stopping any run through the point to extra cover area on the off-side. Certain captains might have put all the fielders in place to stop the single and force the batsman to hit over the top. Osinde, on his day, has both powered a match winning six for Canada, and taken some fine catches in the deep. He put himself at long-off and must have swept in to field the ball, throw it to the bowler, leg-spinner Runvindu Gunasekera who dived to dislodge the bails as Smallwood dived to seek the safety of the crease.
The umpire’s finger must have gone up. The Canadian players jumped for joy, Smallwood was run out and the match ended in a tie. The spirit of cricket won the day and, perhaps, it was the lambs of the future of Canadian cricket who roared like lions. The lion shall sit with the lamb.
Continue reading MCC tie with Canada Selects
Victorious OPL squad (Eddie Norfolk)
The MCC played an OPL all-star squad in a 20-20 game at Malton, and this will be followed by the OPL final later in the afternoon. The games were streamed live on the OPL web site.
The OPL squad posted a good total of 190, thanks to Dhaliwal’s 64 from 31 balls, [...]
The Ontario XI v MCC 50-over game is taking place today (July 20th, 2012) at the Maple Leaf Cricket Club, King City, Ontario.
Ontario team: Rizwan Cheema (captain), Saad Nazar, Tristan Ali, Varun Sehdev, Sharoze Sham, Khalid Ammar, Gyles Dias, Faad Khadn , Syed Abbas, Pushjeet, Damien Holder, Nikhil Dutta.
Ontario made 200 all out in 45 overs with captain Rizwan Cheema leading the way with 76.
MCC passed the total in the 48th over with 5 wickets in hand.
A momento to remind cricket lovers visiting the Maple Leaf Cricket Club in the future that the MCC “woz ‘ere” in 2012 is presented by MCC Tour Manager Mr. Steve Salisbury (right of picture) to Rizwan Cheema (left of main trio in picture) after Friday’s game between the MCC and an Ontario XI. Leslie Soobrian (President of the Cricket Council of Ontario, and of the Canadian Commonwealth Cricket Association of Toronto). Rizwan Cheema showed his power during an innings of 76 and some other shots that show he has a good eye for the ball. His team battled away trying to defend a total of around 200, and, as he said, given a couple more chances against this MCC touring team, the Ontario XI might pull off a win.
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OPL summary score for July 19th, 2012 at Malton, Ontario
Brampton Kings 159 for 7 wkts (20 overs), Ontario Trilliuns 129 all out (16 overs)
Result: Brampton Kings won by 30 runs
The Ontario Premier League’s regular season schedule concluded on Thursday evening at the Malton Cricket Club with a 30-run win by the Brampton Kings [...]
Summary score: OPL T20 July 18th, 2012
Toronto Towers 161 for eight wickets (20 overs)
Mississauga Marines 115 all out (18 overs)
Result: Toronto Towers won by 46 runs
Gurpreet Dhillon hit a quick 27 (19 balls) for the Toronto Towers to start the innings. Pervez and Dhaliwal each made a few quick runs, then Shahid Iqbal and Junaid Siddiqui hit boundaries and reasonable scores to help carry the Towers to 161 for eight wickets. Indeed, Siddiqui hit two fours and three sixes in a brief 22-ball knock producing 37 runs.
Continue reading OPL T20 at Malton Cricket Club – Toronto Towers outgun the Marines
Rizwan Cheema led the Ontario Trilliums to a comfortable win over the Mississauga Marines in a midweek game. Cheema took three wickets and slammed 65 off 27 balls with 6 sixes. A full report can be found [...]
Alberta plays the MCC today (Wednesday July 18th, 2012) as the MCC moves eastwards after matches in Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia last weekend. Cricket Alberta named a squad for this match, which is said to be taking place at Westwinds Cricket Ground, Calgary. Canadian international all-rounder Khurram Chohan has been named captain, with [...]
Dreamcricket reports that the USA Cricket Coaches Association Inc has accepted an invitation from the Ontario Cricket Academy and Club to participate in an International Under 17’s cricket developmental tournament. The tournament was organized by Derek Perera, Chairman of The Ontario Cricket Academy and Club. The tournament runs from August 3rd to 6th