Board meeting

The board of Cricket NL met Sunday, September 18. The main topics discussed were that of recruitment, schools cricket, summer and fall leagues and facilities. The main points that came out of the meeting were:-
- we will have a recruitment drive over the next two weeks leading to an exhibition match/ open day on 27 September
- The Summer League is operating at a substantial loss due to many participants not paying membership or game fees.
- Fall league will start October 10, with team registration deadline a week before

Shamrocks win league

In the final league match of the summer, Shamrocks batted first and scored 65 all out and Terra Novas fell 25 runs short.
Some excellent performances: Rishi 18 with two excellent catches. Sentill took 4 wickets. Rahul and Dhrumit complete bowled well once again for Terranovas. Sarvanna  took 3 and Talha took two wickets for Shamrocks.
Man of the Match M- Rakesh Negi with 17 and 3 wickets.

Shamrocks won the best of 11 series 6-2 and are the 2014 League Champions.

August 30 match

The match was reduced to 15 overs each side
Shamrocks batted first and scored 95. Asim-28, Amit 23, Negi 21 (not out).
Terra Novas 65 all out,  Gurman 31, Kangai and  Purvi 3 wickets each.
MOM- Amit for his all round performance for 23 and 1 wicket.

Atlantic T20- statistics

Data extracted from Cricketarchive scorecards.

The statistics show a true all-round team performance with 9 players bowling, all with a degree of success. The team was led by all-round performances from Rakesh Negi , Rahul Vashisht and Hari Raghuraman. Rakesh contributed over 100 runs in 4 innings, and led wicket takers with five, Hari topped run socring with 232 at an average of 77.33, and also took three wickets at a good economy rate. Rahul Vashisht also took three wickets and made 142 runs. Saravana had impressive figures with the ball, taking three wickets and conceding only 3.2 runs/ over. Continue reading Atlantic T20- statistics

Cricket NL place third at Atlantic T20

Cricket Newfoundland and Labrador returned from the Atlantic T20 tournament in PEI with a third place finish, with wins over PEI and New Brunswick, and losses to Quebec (the eventual champions) and Nova Scotia. Injuries and work commitments meant the original squad was depleted, but the late addition of Hari Raghumaran (former Nova Scotia team captain) proved beneficial as he made a major contribution to the team’s success. He and Rahul Vashist led the batting and both also made useful contributions with the ball. Team captain Rakesh Negi also made runs and took wickets.
The team got off to a good start on Friday with a comprehensive win over hosts PEI, putting up a provincial record total of 242/5, Rakesh Negi, Rahul Vashisht and Hari Raghuraman all making half-centuries. PEI were bowled out for 127 in 19.3 overs, Hummam taking 3 wickets, Saravana Kumar and Rahul Vashisht taking two each.
The team battled hard against a strong Quebec squad in Friday’s second match, just failing to chase down Quebec’s 179/4 total. Vashisht and Raghuraman again contributed half centuries but in difficult conditions and failing light, the team fell twenty runs short.
Saturday saw the team lose by the closest of margins to last year’s champions, Nova Scotia. Hari Raghumaran made 68 as Newfoundland and Labrador made 166/5. They looked to have the match all but won as Nova Scotia lost 5 of their top batsmen for only fifty runs. They were unable to press home their advantage and Nova Scotia hit the winning runs of the fifth ball of the last over.
The tournament concluded on Sunday against New Brunswick where after restricting New Brunswick to 133/6 the team chased down the total with four wickets in hand. Quebec were crowned champions, winning all their games, nova scotia placed second and Newfoundland and Labrador a strong third.
Overall the team were pleased with a strong performance, showing they can compete with the best in eastern Canada, running both Quebec and Nova Scotia close in their matches, despite playing in unfamiliar conditions and with a less than full strength squad.
Nova Scotia – NL

Atlantic T20 – Day 2

Newfoundland and Labrador came within a whisker of recording their first win over Nova Scotia but a great recovery by the Nova Scotians took them to a win off the penultimate ball. NL posted 165/5 from their twenty overs, and then Nova Scotia lost two wickets in their first over. They were 51/5 with 9 overs to go but a fine performance by the lower order took them to victory in the last over.Newfoundland conclude the tournament tomorrow against New Brunswick, hoping to secure third place.

Atlantic T20 Day 1

Cricket NL got off to a great start at the Atlantic T20 with a big win over PEI. NL won the toss and batted and put up a huge total of 242/5 in 20 overs. Rakesh Negi, Rahul Vashisht and Hari Raghuraman all made half-centuries. PEI were bowled out for 127 in 19.3 overs, Hummam taking 3 wickets, Saravana Kumar and Rahul Vashisht taking two each.

Hari drives against Quebec

The second match was a narrow loss to Quebec, as NL just failed to chase down a big target in difficult conditions as the light failed.
Game 3: N&L v Quebec
Quebec 179-4 (20 overs) Shayad Ahmed (batted #2 ) 64, Jason Gulab (#4) 26 not out and Suraj Ramkissoon made 49 batting at #5 .
N&L 157-9 (20 overs) Rahul Vashist 52, Hari Raguraman 59

More photos from PEI match – thanks to Eddie Norfolk for these.


Cricket in Trinity Bight (The Packet)

Jonathan Parsons writes:-
Up until now the only connection between Trinity Bight and the sport of cricket was during the filming of The Grand Seduction in the area last summer.
The film, adapted from the original French version, told the story of a community that tries to entice a doctor to stay in their community by accommodating all of his interests — including cricket. The people of Port Rexton and Trinity may have been just as unfamiliar with the sport as the hapless characters in the movie until July 1 when Cricket NL held a special demonstration on the sport, organized along with Provincial Historic Sites.
Dave Liverman is the secretary of Cricket NL and was also a consultant on the film. He told The Packet there is also a strong historical connection to cricket in the area, one that most people probably don’t know about.
“If you were speaking to somebody from the Bonavista peninsula in 1890 or 1900, they would know about cricket, it would have been played in their community,” he said. “But the game has died out pretty much completely. I think probably it didn’t survive the First World War.”
Continue reading Cricket in Trinity Bight (The Packet)

Atlantic T20

The following players will represent the province at the Atlantic t20 tournament, to be held in PEI August 1-3.

Rakesh Negi*, Kaivalya Kulkarni, Sentill Selvamani, Rahul Vashishtha, Hummam Bin Saif, Gurman Khurana, Kranthi Kumar+, Taha Rasul, Zain Wasim, Manveer Singh Khural, Kavish Srivatsava, Saad Jahangir, Saravana Kumar

Cricket Newfoundland and Labrador is sending a competitive team to participate at the Atlantic T20 tournament being held next weekend in PEI. Thirteen players are traveling to Charlottetown, led by captain Rakesh Negi. They will play a round-robin against hosts PEI, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Québec.

This is the team’s fifth Atlantic T20 tournament following the establishment of Cricket Newfoundland and Labrador in 2010. Last year they finished third, and Rakesh Negi believes the team has the potential to improve this year.
Continue reading Atlantic T20

July 27 match

The Shamrocks recorded the first chasing victory of Summer League 2014.
The Terra Novas A won the toss and elected to bat first
The Terra Novas A 95/8 in 20 overs & The Shamrocks A 96/8 in 15.5 overs.
MOM: Rakesh Negi (The Shamrocks A) 37(26) & 4-0-17-2
Some excellent performances:
Taha R Sheikh (The Terra Novas A): 18(38)
Neelav Dewan (The Shamrocks A): 15(20) & 4-1-11-0
Kankayaliyan (The Shamrocks A): 12(7)