Changes at Victoria and District CA

23 January 2004

There has been a changing of the guard in the Victoria and District Cricket Association. Allan Carter gave the V.D.C.A. four years of sterling service as President, and has left the Association in a healthy financial state. At the recent AGM of the V.D.C.A. the following executive members were elected: President John Wenman: 1st Vice-President Wayne Beckham: 2nd Vice President: Tony Cox: Secretary Rick Fletcher: Treasurer Robin Scutt.

The 2004 VDCA competition winners were Albion CC in the Weekend Knockout and Cowichan-Nanaimo in the Weekend League. The Midweek Knockout champions were Metchosin, with Sticky Wicket taking the Midweek League. Each of the tournaments is thriving and attracting new players.

The recently elected President John Wenman has advised that the VDCA is intent on raising the profile and standard of the game. To this end there is a commitment to enlarge the Junior Development Programme under Head Coach, Tony Cordle.

The cricket headquarters on Vancouver Island is in Victoria, at Beacon Hill Park. Other grounds are located at Windsor Park in Oak Bay, St. Michaels University School, Metchosin, Stelly's School, Iroquois Park in Sidney, Shawnigan Lake and Nanaimo.

The Victoria and District Cricket Association is looking forward to the visit of the MCC in the fall. The Association will be hosting one of the matches against British Columbia at Beacon Hill Park. The date of the MCC vs. BC match is provisionally scheduled for Thursday September 29th, 2005. has learned that the M.C.C. will miss the excellent luncheon which is regularly served on the last Friday of each month by the Beacon Hill Pavilion Society, unless they can arrange to catch a later flight from Vancouver. If that could be arranged the MCC players might be able to meet some of the young cricketers from the local schools.

In addition to the Friday lunch, the 'Society' is also mandated to maintain the excellent pavilion. (see the first photograph on the home page). (Jon Harris with files from John Wenman).