Eastern Canadian T20 2017

DSC_2840Cricket NL hosted the Eastern Canadian T20 Championships from July 21-23 2017. This was, as far are we able to determine, the first inter-provincial tournament ever to be held in Newfoundland. In 1898 the Wanderers team of Halifax sent a side to play two matches against St. John’s, but no true inter-provincial games are known to have taken place. It was the seventh year the tournament has taken place. 

The event was covered with live scoring, video and photographs. This page is designed to act as a permanent archive of this historic event, and also contains detailed statistics.

Team photos

Day 1:

Cricket in the Newfoundland fog

The Eastern Canadian Cricket Championships got underway on Friday in St. John’s with four matches. Hosts Newfoundland and Labrador battled New Brunswick in the early game in classic St. John’s weather of rain, drizzle and fog. The home team got off to a great start batting first thanks to a big partnership of between Rahul Vashishtha and Gurman Khurana. Khurana was out in the last over for 79, but Vashishtha batted through to the end for 100* from 56 balls with 10 fours and 6 sixes.

New Brunswick made a good start in reply, and looked well in the game after 10 overs but tight bowling from NL saw them fall behind the run rate, and NL ran out the winners by 63 runs. Anmol Zakhmi top scored with 60.

The weather improved for the second match as Nova Scotia played PEI. Nova Scotia put up a big total of 209/3 thanks to 91 from Amit Joshi, well supported by 49 from Dinesh Gaddam. PEI put up a spirited fight but fell short by 28 runs. Umang Ramani top scored with 49.

In game 3 NL took on last year’s champions, Quebec. NL batted first and made 127, with Rahul Vashisht again top scoring with 51, and Shami Khan contributing a quick 20. Malinga Wijethilaka led the bowlers with 3/24. Quebec knocked off the runs for the loss of two wickets, thanks to an excellent partnership of 93 between Shayan Ahmed and Pooran Ramkisson.

Rain hit the final match as Nova Scotia played New Brunswick. Nova Scotia made 157 in 16 overs, with Arslan Khan top-scoring with 35, and New Brunswick’s reply was cut short after just 6 overs, with them 52/3, leaving Nova Scotia winners by 11 runs (D/L).

Scorecards
Game 1: Newfoundland and Labrador beat NB by 63 runs
Game 2: Nova Scotia beat PEI by 28 runs
Game 3: Quebec beat Newfoundland and Labrador by 8 wickets
Game 4: Nova Scotia beat New Brunswick by 11 runs (D/L)

NL v NB

NS v PEI

NL v Que

NS v NB

Photos

NL-NB

NL-Que

NS-PEI

Day 2:
Hosts Newfoundland and Labrador suffered the narrowest of defeats by Nova Scotia in what was in essence a a semi final at the Eastern T20. NL batted well to post 215/4 thanks to 76 from Rskesh Negi and 70 from Rahul Vashista. They had Nova Scotia on the ropes at 136/7 with 5.2 overs to go but a brilliant innings of 50 from Arun Nag took Nova Scotia to an unlikely last over win. In other matches, Quebec beat Nova Scotia by 8 wickets in the day’s first match; New Brunswick beat PEI by 7 wickets; and in the day’s final match Quebec defeated PEI.

Scorecards:-
NS v Que
New Brunswick v PEI
NL v NS
Quebec v PEI

Video:
NS-Quebec

NB-PEI

NS – NL

 

Photos
NS-Que, NB-PEI

 

Day 3:

Nova Scotia upset Quebec in Sunday’s final- Quebec had gone through the round-robin unbeaten, wining every game easily but Nova Scotia again showed their ability to fight back from a poor position of 77/7, scoring 162 runs thanks to 72 runs from man of the match Dinesh Gaddam. Quebec made a good start and the match remained close until the final overs, but eventually Nova Scotia ran out winners by 28 runs.

Hosts Newfoundland and Labrador placed third – a win over PEI early Sunday morning secured the bronze medal. Earlier Quebec won their final round robin match over New Brunswick, led by the best score of the tournament, 107 from Shaiyan Ahmed, the tournament’s top bat.

Scorecards:
Final
NL v PEI
Que- NB

Video
NL-PEI

Que-NB

Final- NS-Que

 

Photos

NL-NS/ NL-PEI

Final and presentations

Awards

Tournament MVP – Rahul Vashishtha (NL)
Best Batsman – Shayed Ahmed (Quebec)
Best Bowler: Suresh Ramkisson (Quebec)

Final standings:
1. Nova Scotia
2. Quebec
3. Newfoundland and Labrador
4. New Brunswick
5. PEI.

Table

  P W L NR Net RR
QUE 4 4 0 0 2.80
NS 4 3 1 0 0.11
NL 4 2 2 0 0.60
NB 4 1 3 0 -4.23
PEI 4 0 4 0 -1.23
Statistics
The statistics below were compiled from electronic scorecards. If you believe there are any errors, please contact Cricket NL with corrections.
 
Batting
 
Top run scorers (50 or more runs)
 
 
Player Province innings runs not outs balls 4s 6s average strike rate
Shayan Ahmed. Quebec 5 307 3 224 32 10 153.50 137.05
Rahul Vashishta Newfoundland and Labrador 4 287 2 176 20 21 143.50 163.07
Dinesh Gaddam Nova Scotia 5 214 2 120 9 20 71.33 178.33
Amit Joshi Nova Scotia 5 206 0 115 26 11 41.20 179.13
Anmol Zakhmi New Brunswick 4 131 1 89 6 8 43.67 147.19
Umang Ramani Prince Edward Island 4 125 0 85 8 8 31.25 147.06
Navjot Chandi Prince Edward Island 4 116 0 64 10 9 29.00 181.25
Gurman Khurana Newfoundland and Labrador 4 110 1 75 7 5 36.67 146.67
Pooran Ramkisson. Quebec 4 98 2 90 7 2 49.00 108.89
Sajawal Osto Newfoundland and Labrador 4 97 0 92 10 2 24.25 105.43
Rakesh Negi Newfoundland and Labrador 4 96 0 77 5 8 24.00 124.68
Arslan Khan Nova Scotia 5 96 0 106 12 1 19.20 90.57
Touseef Mahmood Nova Scotia 4 90 0 56 4 7 22.50 160.71
Satwinder Singh Prince Edward Island 4 89 1 80 7 1 29.67 111.25
Umar Muhammad. Quebec 4 86 1 60 6 7 28.67 143.33
Sumit Gaur New Brunswick 4 79 0 58 10 1 19.75 136.21
Thiyagarajan Manickam New Brunswick 3 74 1 58 7 2 37.00 127.59
Arun Nag Anupindi Nova Scotia 4 72 0 53 5 2 18.00 135.85
Ihtehsham Khan Newfoundland and Labrador 4 64 1 31 5 6 21.33 206.45
Ravirajsinh Dodiya New Brunswick 3 58 5 73 1   -29.00 79.45
Manpreet Singh Prince Edward Island 4 51 3 28   6 51.00 182.14
Deepak Pabla Quebec 3 50 2 45 1 5 50.00 111.11
 
 In total 160 sixes were hit in the tournament in 11 matches. 

 Bowling (qualification, 1 wicket)

Player Province overs maidens runs wickets average Economy
Suresh Ramkisson Quebec 19   97 10 9.70 5.11
Jaipal Singh Prince Edward Island 16 2 152 6 25.33 9.50
Malinga Wijethlaka Quebec 18   129 5 25.80 7.17
Rakesh Negi Newfoundland and Labrador 16   118 5 23.60 7.38
Ravirajsinh Dodiya New Brunswick 8   73 5 14.60 9.13
Rahul Vashishta Newfoundland and Labrador 13   133 5 26.60 10.23
Shubham Verma  New Brunswick 5.4   62 5 12.40 11.48
Jaganpreet Schooch Quebec 10   61 4 15.25 6.10
Praveen Manhas Newfoundland and Labrador 13 1 81 4 20.25 6.23
Arun Nag Anupindi Nova Scotia 13   91 4 22.75 7.00
Talha Khan New Brunswick 14   110 4 27.50 7.86
Daksh Talwar Nova Scotia 10 1 79 4 19.75 7.90
Arifusalam Shaikh Newfoundland and Labrador 6   48 4 12.00 8.00
Glenroy Regis Quebec 12 1 54 3 18.00 4.50
Sunny Bhatia. Quebec 10   64 3 21.33 6.40
Dhrumit Bhatt Newfoundland and Labrador 15   111 3 37.00 7.40
John Romano Keon Quebec 9   79 3 26.33 8.78
Ankit Jain Nova Scotia 11   97 3 32.33 8.82
Naga Donavalli Nova Scotia 11   99 3 33.00 9.00
Tushar Sehgal  Nova Scotia 5   50 3 16.67 10.00
Pinal Patel. Quebec 7   73 3 24.33 10.43
Navjot Chandi Prince Edward Island 3   41 3 13.67 13.67
Varindersingh Sidhu Quebec 9   53 2 26.50 5.89
Thiyagarajan Manickam New Brunswick 11   68 2 34.00 6.18
Bradley Kersing New Brunswick 15 0 107 2 53.50 7.13
Parth Patel Prince Edward Island 9   91 2 45.50 10.11
Anmol Zakhmi , Captain New Brunswick 10   124 2 62.00 12.40
Amit Joshi Nova Scotia 4   50 2 25.00 12.50
Kapil   Choudhary New Brunswick 4   58 2 29.00 14.50
Reeze Telling Nova Scotia 8   63 1 63.00 7.88
Gurpinder Singh Prince Edward Island 2   19 1 19.00 9.50
Umang Ramani Prince Edward Island 14.1   145 1 145.00 10.28
Ihtehsham Khan Newfoundland and Labrador 6   68 1 68.00 11.33
Messam Timur Newfoundland and Labrador 4.5   63 1 63.00 14.00
Sagar Mandhan Nova Scotia 2   30 1 30.00 15.00
Saravana Kumar Newfoundland and Labrador 2   39 1 39.00 19.50
Deepak Pabla Quebec 1   20 1 20.00 20.00

In total 114 wickets fell in the tournament with a global bowling average of 28, and an average economy rate of 8.46

Support

 

We gratefully acknowledge the support of Deputy Mayor Ron Ellsworth & Danny Breen from the City of St. John’s, Mr. Rod Snow from NL Sports Centre Inc., the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Mr Ranjit Saini & BOD of Cricket Canada, Destination St. John’s, the St. John’s Airport Authority and others in making this tournament possible.