July 12 match

The Shamrocks A defeated the Terra Novas A by 17 runs in a low scoring match
The Terra Novas A won the toss and elected to bowl first
The Shamrocks A 49/9 in 14.3 overs & The Terra Novas A 32/10 in 15.2 overs.
MOM: Neelav Dewan (The Shamrocks A) 4-1-4-6
Scorecard: https://www.crichq.com/manage#matches/165395
Some excellent perfomrnaces:
Rakesh Negi (The Shamrocks A): 4-2-2-3
Manveer Singh (The Terra Novas A) : 4-1-6-4

July 6 match

Another exciting match in Summer League 2014….The Shamrocks A defeated the Terra Novas A by 3 runs.

The Shamrocks A won the toss and elected to bat first
The Shamrocks A 110/10 in 19.2 overs & The Terra Novas A 107/10 in 19.5 overs.
MOM: Kaivallya Kulkarni (The Shamrocks A) 24(35), 3-1-13-1 & a catch
Scorecard: https://www.crichq.com/manage#matches/163372
Some excellent perfomrnaces:
Senthil Selvamani (The Terra Novas A) : 4-0-17-3 & 14(17)
Waqas Ali (The Shamrocks A): 4-0-31-3
Manveer Singh (The Terra Novas A) : 4-0-18-2 & 13(9)

Trinity Cricket

article_largeCricket Newfoundland and Labrador were invited by Provincial Historic Sites to provide a cricket demonstration as part of Canada Day celebrations in Trinity Bight. Dave Liverman and Rakesh Negi showed an enthusiastic group of local kids the basics of the game.

The event marks the return of cricket to the area after 100 years. Trinity had an active cricket team in the 19th and early 20th Century, regularly playing matches against teams from Bonavista, Catalina, Hearts Content, Harbour Grace and St. Johns. The Trinity Museum features a photograph of the 1896 team and old cricket bats including one used in a match against St. John’s in 1910 (which Trinity won).

June 28 matches

The Terra Novas beat the Shamrocks by 10 runs in the A league match, which was followed by a 12 over B team game.
A match scorecard (Note that there are a couple of names switched – Bharat played, not Shameem, and Saqib played, not Shaifan). Man of the match Rahul Vashisht led the way for the Terra Novas with an excellent 68 (which would have been much higher on an outfield that was cut to a normal level). After the Terra Novas had lost a couple of early wickets, he and Bharat scored rapidly, Bharat hitting a couple of massive sixes.
After Bharat was bowled, Vashisht opened up, hitting six sixes. Sarawak Kumar bowled outstandingly (4-1-4-3) in the middle overs and also dismissed Vashisht with an excellent one handed catch.
Vashisht also bowled well when the Shamrocks batted, and despite no Shamrocks bat ever really getting in, the match was close thanks to 30 wides. Nadeem took two wickets, and the Shamrocks were unable to find the boundary when they needed to. Some strong fielding punished some overly ambitious running with three run outs, and the Shamrocks fell 10 runs short.

Summer league underway

An exciting start for Summer League 2014 as the Shamrocks A defeated the Terra Novas A by 2 runs. The Terra Novas A won the toss and elected to bowl first.
The Shamrocks A 86/10 in 19.3 overs & The Terra Novas A 84/7 in 20 overs.
MOM: Rahul Vashisht (The Terra Novas A) 48*(61) & 4-1-6-3.
Some excellent perfomrnaces:
Taha Sheikh (The Terra Novas A) : 2.3-0-4-4, 2 Catches & 1 runout
Rakesh Negi (The Shamrocks A): 25(36) & 4-0-12-1

Summer League teams

We will be having four teams in the Summer League selected from two clubs, competing in an A and B League. A league is competitive, B league is designed to give beginners and less skilled players more of an opportunity to play. A-league teams will be picked to be as strong as possible, B-league teams will be picked to ensure all members get the opportunity to play. A-team members can play B matches, and B players are need to make up A teams as well. The two clubs, the Terra Novas and the Shamrocks (named after the top teams in the St. John’s cricket league of the 1890s) are listed below.
The first match will be an A team match, Sunday 22 June, starting at 11 am- please be there early to help lay the pitch.

Teams follow: Continue reading Summer League teams

New board elected at AGM

A new board was elected at the Annual General Meeting of Cricket Newfoundland and Labrador.
The following were elected.
President – Senthill Selvamani
Past President – Lutfor Rahman
Vice-president – Rakesh Negi
Treasurer – Chithran Vasudev
Secretary – David Liverman
Directors at large – Shaifan Ahmed, Dhrumit Bhatt
SJCC representative – Talha Riaz
AGM Presentation from the President

Summer League

We are making plans for this year’s summer league, and require members to indicate their interest by May 30. We are looking at two levels of play, the competitive league structured as last year, with teams selected by the association to be well balanced, and a recreational league, where groups can enter their own teams, but incorporating young players, and beginners in a non-competitive environment. Match fees will be as last year, payable in advance.

Please indicate if you are interested in participating by e-mailing cricketnewfoundland@gmail.com as soon as possible. In your e-mail please indicate if you are interested in playing in the competitive or recreational league or both. Please also indicate if you would be interested in being considered for the role of captain or manager with the team, or umpiring.

We hope to start play on the weekend of June 6th, and continue through to September.

Halifax tour

Cricket NL has been invited by the Nova Scotia Cricket Association to send a team to Halifax to play a 40-over match, plus two T20 games on June 21 and 22. The team will have to be self-funded, as Cricket NL’s priorities in terms of financial support is for the Atlantic T20, to be held later in the summer in PEI.
We estimate the Halifax event will cost close to $500 – flights, two nights accommodation, plus other expenses. NSCA may be able to help with some meals.
If you can commit to playing in this tournament, please let us know by the end of this week by e-mailing cricketnewfoundland@gmail.com by the end of this week. Our first step is to see if we can put together a team – if more than 11 are interested we will look at selection procedures.

Take It Easy wins Winter League

Take It Easy won the toss and elected to bowl first
Nomads 56/5 in 8 overs & Take It Easy 57/2 in 7.5 overs.
MOM: Rahul Vashisht (Nomads) 32(16), 3-0-8-1 & a catch.
Thank you everyone for making Winter League- 2014 a success. Special thanks to team captains/managers, umpires & volunteers.